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Anthrax Invited Back For Gigantour 2006

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Ryan Ogle of Live 4 Metal recently conducted an interview with ANTHRAX singer Joey Belladonna. A few excerpts from the chat follow:

Live 4 Metal: You guys toured with MEGADETH last summer.

Joey Belladonna: "Yeah we did, the Gigantour, we did five shows."

Live 4 Metal: How was that for you?

Joey Belladonna: "Awesome. We're going to do it again next year"

Live 4 Metal: Really?

Joey Belladonna: "Well, we have been asked. It depends on what we're doing"

Live 4 Metal: How would you compare the metal scene of today versus the way it was in your heyday?

Joey Belladonna: "Well, there's a whole lot of music going on now so it's hard to say it's the same, but it's pretty damn close. I still see everyone being very animated, with the excitement of being here and seeing the band and liking the music and everything. There is so much, with the Internet and stuff. Things have changed. There are a lot of new bands and a lot of new styles. But again, we stand on our own, we have our own niche, our own style. So it gives people a chance to come see a different type of band. But overall I see a lot of similarities"

Live 4 Metal: I'm sure a day doesn't go by that someone doesn't ask you this. I read recently that Scott, Frankie and Charlie have been working on new material. Have they asked you to be a part of that yet?

Joey Belladonna: "I haven't had a chance to be a part of it yet. What happened was they all met up in Chicago, for different engagements, whatever it was it was all good because they finally had time to do it because we've been busy. So for us to be able to have time to do it, it's awesome."

Live 4 Metal: So is that the plan, for this lineup to record again?

Joey Belladonna: "I hope so. I mean that's like a baby step from point A. You write, you finish. And then you think about, 'Okay, what is the song going to be, you put vocals on it. Where are you going to record it? When are you going to record it and when will you be done with it?' And then you gotta think about when you'll put it out. You can sit on a record for five months because of delays in the label or the band isn't ready to release it because of whatever. But hopefully it will be sooner and hopefully it will come into play. For me to say yes and not know for sureā€¦ It looks good. It's only a matter of time before we should do something. I'd hate to sit around and do old stuff forever. We could because we haven't really played that much."

Live 4 Metal: What would you say is your favorite ANTHRAX album?

Joey Belladonna: "I'd have to go with those first two, 'Spreading' and 'Among', because there's something about those two records. It was in the beginning, I had a chance just to do what I was gonna do and make it happen. Nobody had any idea what was going to happen. The second one comes out, really good songs. Bang, it was tight. Those were two statement records. Even thought 'Spreading' wasn't as big, but what are you gonna do. When you get songs like that are so good, I can't refuse those records. There's some other good stuff. 'State Of Euphoria' [nods to a fan waiting to get said record autographed] talk about a record. A good record, a strange record. We had some time off and we came back in and the songs weren't quite the songs we were looking for, but it was real cool. Then you have 'Persistence of Time', which was totally dark. And I liked the position we were in at that time. Of course then it was done. It was over."

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. ghost writes:

yes
i also herd overkill might play
overkill
anthrax
megadeth

seems to be the best line up for a festival in the usa since clash of the titans

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2. slayerdisciple writes:

dude overkill? thats f***in badass

# Feb 5, 2006 @ 9:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. greg king writes:

dave mustaine rules, but why anthrax???

# Feb 17, 2006 @ 5:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. One Bullet Left writes:

anyone thinking about dropping a little note in CHris Barnes' ears about gigantour?

# Feb 20, 2006 @ 6:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. slayerdisciple writes:

anthrax is sweet greg wats wrong with anthrax? still f*** ozzfest gigantour and sounds of the underground r the tours to go to

# Feb 20, 2006 @ 10:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Intestine_Destroyer writes:

If i have to see anthrax play one more show, i am seriously going to sh** bricks.
THEY ARE SO INCREDIBLY GAY!!

# Feb 28, 2006 @ 11:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. War Ensemble writes:

Overkill!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anthrax!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Megadeth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

f*ck yea this is going kill, I f*ckin goin to this tour!!!!!

thrash 'til death!

# Mar 1, 2006 @ 7:11 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. BodomFan writes:

f*ck ya. sounds like a badass show. Anthrax f*ckin rules

# Mar 1, 2006 @ 12:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. evilcl0ne writes:

Could do with a decent old skool thrash/speed tour hittin the UK.... my ultimate would be: Anthrax/Megadeth/Testament/Slayer n Sepultura (as they were before Roots - yeah, dream on I know) with a bit of Entombed chucked in for good measure....we can but dream

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10. ivimaiden writes:

I swear i would even sell my house if Iron Maiden And Dream Theater are gonna perform in the Gigantour 2006. I don't care if i have to gather money to leave Miami and go to the nearest state or city in which the Gigantour will go. OMG, why this people is so stupid here in Miami, the huge majority doesn't know metal.
Crap!!
I love DT and Iron Maiden

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