Anthrax: For All Kings 12"

Megaforce Records


For All Kings is the band's first studio album in over three years following their 2011 Grammy-nominated effort Worship Music. The talents of Jay Ruston, who first worked with the band on the final stages of Worship Music, was enlisted as producer for the new album. "He's become an intregal part of our process, that's for sure," said Scott Ian. "It's cliche, but he really has become a sixth member." The unique chemistry shared by Anthrax's main songwriters Charlie Benante, Frank Bello and Ian, is, in part, what sets the band's music apart from other bands' in the same genre. Drummer Benante comes up with copious amounts of foundation riffs and ideas for the music, bassist Bello writes the songs' melodies, tailoring them to Joey Belladonna's soaring vocals, and rhythm guitarist Ian has a very particular way of incorporating his intense lyrical ideas into the band's music. The three together build the songs' arrangements during writing sessions, and everyone contributes his own ideas and suggestions to pretty much every song. In the end, the trio brings it all together to create what can only be described as Anthrax music.
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