April 22, 2011 13:53

Anthrax dedicate new track to Judas Priest

Thrash veterans pay tribute to Rob Halford's band

Anthrax dedicate new track to Judas Priest

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Anthrax have written a new song dedicated to Judas Priest for their forthcoming new album 'Worship Music'.

Drummer Charlie Benante explained that the thrash veterans want to show their respect for Rob Halford's group, who are due to kick off their final world tour in June.

"There's a song called 'Judas Priest' – it may change, but we like that title, because Judas Priest has called it quits, and it's going to be the last hurrah for them," he told Rolling Stone.



Although Judas Priest have said they don't plan to split after their final world tour, they announced that founding member KK Downing had quit the band earlier this week (April 20).

Benante also confirmed that that singer Joey Belladonna will remain with Anthrax after rejoining them for their summer tour last year.

The band have had a troubled time with vocalists down the years, going through a total of eight so far. Belladonna is on his third stint in the band, having quit in 1995 and 2007, only to return last year.

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