The band has been putting the finishing touches on Worship Music, their first new studio album in six years. The album marks the studio debut of new singer Dan Nelson who joins longtime members Scott Ian (rhythm guitar), Frank Bello (bass), Charlie Benante (drums), and Rob Caggiano (lead guitar). A return to Anthrax's heaviest best, confirmed tracks include "Vampires," "Crawl," "The Devil You Know," "The Giant," "Fight 'em 'Til You Can't" and "Earth On Hell." The album was produced by Caggiano and Anthrax.
Said Charlie Benante, "NEW SONGS, NEW VOICE, NEW ENERGY! Here we go, back in the metal saddle again. I am happy to be a part of all the festivals this year. We've been away and I know you've missed us. It is time to worship the music that we all love, ANTHRAX METAL!"
"I can't wait to get to Europe and play shows," added Scott Ian. "It's been far too long and I miss our insane friends all over the continent. I'm especially excited about all the festivals we're playing. I expect nothing less than complete and utter insanity!"
13 Rabarock Festival, Talinn, Estonia
17 Rockhal, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
18 La Locomotive, Paris, France
19 Hellfest, Clisson, France
20 Kobetasonik, Bilboa, Spain
22 Sottotetto, Bologna, Italy
23 Schuur, Lucerne, Switzerland
25 T-Mobile In Music Festival, Zagreb, Croatia
26 Noc Plna Hvezd, Trinec, Czech Republic
27 Serengeti Festival, Schloss Holte-Stukenbrock, Germany
28 Devilside Open Air, Duisburg, Germany
28 Graspop, Dessel, Belgium
30 Paard, Den Haag, Netherlands
1 Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands
3 Reload Festival, Twistringen, Germany
4 Sonisphere, Hockenheim, Germany
18 Sonisphere, Hultsfred, Sweden
25 Sonisphere, Pori, Finland