|ANTHRAX LETS LOOSE WITH “THE WALKING DEAD’S”
NORMAN REEDUS AFTER BEING PRESENTED WITH THE
“INNOVATOR AWARD” AT LAST NIGHT’S EPIPHONE REVOLVER
LOS ANGELES, CA – Wednesday, December 14, 2016 — OK, Anthrax – it’s Tuesday, December 13 and you’ve just been presented with the first-ever Epiphone/Revolver Music Awards “Innovator Award” that recognizes your 35 years of contributions and innovations that helped shape rock music and influence up-and-coming musicians. And it that wasn’t enough, you received the award from your good buddy, “The Walking Dead’s” Norman Reedus.
So, what are you gonna do next?
Well, of course, you all go backstage to celebrate and boldly flip off Jeffrey Dean Morgan whose “The Walking Dead” character Negan is the nemisis of Reedus’ charcter Daryl. And why not? Negan has made this a brutal season for Daryl.
So, congratulations to both of you, Anthrax and Norman Reedus!! And eff-you Negan.
As part of the band’s 35th anniversary year, Anthrax released one of 2016’s most-anticipated metal/thrash albums, For All Kings (February 26/Megaforce in North America/Nuclear Blast internationally), that debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Hard Rock Chart, and #9 on the Top 200, becoming Anthrax’s highest-charting album in more than two decades. Written by drummer Charlie Benante, bassist Frank Bello and guitarist Scott Ian, the dynamic triumvirate whose unique composition chemistry is, in part, what sets Anthrax’s music apart from other bands’ in the same genre, combined with Joey Belladonna’s breathtaking vocals and the searing guitar leads by newest member Jonathan Donais, it’s no wonder the album and the band’s live shows have consistently received tremendous reviews.han Donais, it’s no wonder the album and the band’s live shows have consistently received tremendous reviews.
Over its 35-year career, Anthrax has been a pioneering band with its unique style, sound and heavy brand of thrash metal, and, as Metallica’s Kirk Hammett put it, “one can hear their influence on any number of up and coming bands.” Anthrax has sold in excess of 10-million units, received multiple Gold and Platinum certifications, six Grammy nominations and a host of other accolades from the media, industry and fans. From the race and genre barriers Anthrax helped break down in 1988 when they collaborated with Public Enemy on “Bring The Noise,” to becoming a card-carrying member of The Big Four – with Metallica, Slayer and Megadeth – as one of the four bands that defined the speed/thrash metal genre, to being the first metal band to have its music heard on Mars when NASA played “Got The Time” to wake up the Mars Rover, Anthrax continues to break ground and innovate.