Earlier this month, we brought you news that Anthrax had recorded a handful of covers. The only question was what they were going to be used for. Thankfully, the guys at Loudwire have dome some detective work (aka interviewed drummer Charlie Benante) and discovered that they’ll be releasing an EP of covers to coincide with the first anniversary of Worship Music.
“To commemorate the first year of ‘Worship Music’ being out, we’re putting together a little companion EP with some fun s–t on it,” he told them. “It started out as what I call ‘The ’70s EP.’ It’s made up of some cover songs from our favorite bands — consisting of Rush, Thin Lizzy, Boston, Journey … We’re still working on it now, but I think it’s gonna be really cool.”
If you have a short memory or can’t read the drum head, the band recorded Rush’s “Anthem,” Boston’s “Smokin,'” AC/DC’s “TNT” and Journey’s “Keep On Runnin,'” which was technically released in the ’80s, so there. They also recorded Black Sabbaths’ “Neon Knights” (also an ’80s song!) for a forthcoming Black Sabbath tribute album. No word on what Thin Lizzy song they’ve covered, so guess you’ll have to wait until September to find out. At least they’re not doing anything outside of their comfort zone, like a Radiohead or Refused cover.