Anthrax has released a teaser from their upcoming EP Anthems. This disk will be a tribute to the music the New York thrash band grew up on in the 70’s. Anthems is a surprising mix of classic rock retools including Boston and Journey…. wait – what!
This isn’t the first time Anthrax has taken up the role of coverband. 2007 release Srevocnikufesin NFC contained 29 cover version tracks of famous rock and heavy metal bands. No Boston or Journey songs made the cut in 2007, I am excited to hear what the boys from NYC do with these classic arena rock staples in 2013.
Anthems will be released in North America March 19 by MRI/Megaforce. The EP includes covers of Rush’s “Anthem,” Thin Lizzy’s “Jailbreak,” “TNT” by AC/DC, Boston’s “Smokin’,” “Big Eyes” by Cheap Trick, Journey’s “Keep on Runnin,” plus the album version and a special remix of Anthrax’s “Crawl” from the band’s 2011 album, Worship Music.
Cover of Cheap Trick’s “Big Eyes” from New EP “Anthems”
UPDATE: Cover of Boston’s “Smokin'” from New EP “Anthems”