Anthrax to release new album ‘Worship Music’ on September 12

'Music is something worth worshipping' say the band

Anthrax have completed work on their new album ‘Worship Music’ and have revealed a UK release date of September 12, 2011.

The long-awaited album marks the return of vocalist Joey Belladonna and features 11 tracks produced by Anthrax, guitarist Rob Caggiano and Jay Ruston. The record is Anthrax‘s first studio release in eight years.

“I get goosebumps listening to the new music,” drummer Charlie Benante says in an official press release. “Scott [Ian] and Rob’s guitars are absolutely on fire, Frankie [Bello] kicks butt on bass, and hearing Joey sing, well, the band sounds like AnthraxJoey’s back and it’s great.”

The album was recorded over a four-year period at studios in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. “It took everything in us as people to make this record and it shows,” says Ian. “We went back to square one and did it for the same reason we did it back then, because we worshipped music and we still do. Music is something worth worshipping.”

‘Worship Music’ track-titles include ‘Judas Priest’, ‘I’m Alive’, ‘Crawl’, ‘Fight ‘Em ‘Til You Can’t’, ‘Earth On Hell’, ‘The Devil You Know’ and ‘In The End’. The album will be released through Megaforce Records. Anthrax will play the UK’s Sonisphere Festival in July.