Anthrax

The Greater Of Two Evils

Released on: 29.11.2004

ANTHRAX GIVES THE POWER TO THE PEOPLE!

Throughout their infamous 20 year career, the mighty ANTHRAX have always prided themselves on being a band of the people, for the people and by the people. This being said and with 2004 being an election year, ANTHRAX have taken that ideal one step further with their upcoming release, "The Greater Of Two Evils", an all out assault on their history with each song being voted on by their fans via the internet.

Covering their history from 1984-1990, "The Greater Of Two Evils" is made up of fourteen classic ANTHRAX songs the fans demanded by way of the thousands of votes from all over the world received on the band’s official website, anthrax.com. Based on those votes, the band entered Avatar studios in NYC one cold and snowy weekend last winter and took a trip back in time to revisit songs from their formative releases "Fistful Of Metal" (1984), "Spreading The Disease" (1985), "Among The Living" (1987), "State Of Euphoria" (1988), and "Persistence Of Time" (1990).

All the artwork for "The Greater Of Two Evils" was done by Shepard Fairey, the subterranean legend best known for his Andre The Giant inspired OBEY graphics. “We wanted something different this time out,” says Benante who serves not only as drummer and songwriter but as the resident art director as well. “Our last two releases we used famed painter Alex Ross who did two unbelievable covers for us (2003’s critically acclaimed 'We’ve Come For You All' and their live DVD/CD 'Music Of Mass Destruction' which was released earlier this year.), and we wanted to go in a slightly different direction."

ANTHRAX hopes that "The Greater Of Two Evils" serves as a history lesson and a starting off point for the whole new generation of fans who were turned onto the band over the course of the last couple of years, something that was quite evident during their never-ending 2003-04 MUSIC OF MASS DESTRUCTION World Tour. On that tour, which took them to virtually every continent on the planet including shows in Russia, the Czech Republic, Poland, and Hungary, the members of ANTHRAX were noticing that their crowds were being made up of kids who were not old enough to be around when the previously mentioned "Among The Living" was released some years ago. “It's weird,” says Benante, “when I talk to our fans I find myself amazed that we have made such an impact for all these years. When we first started we were kids with nothing to do who just wanted to play. The fact that we have been around for a generation and continue to play to thousands of kids all around the world 9 months out of the year, I would have never have believed it. I think this album brings it back full circle.”

Tracklist

 1 - Deathrider

 2 - Metal Thrashing Mad

 3 - Caught In A Mosh

 4 - A.I.R.

 5 - Among The Living

 6 - Keep It In The Family

 7 - Indians

 8 - Madhouse

 9 - Panic

 10 - I Am The Law

 11 - Belly Of The Beast

 12 - N.F.L.

 13 - Be All End All

 14 - Gung-Ho

 15 - Anthrax (digi bonus)

 16 - Lone Justice (digi bonus)

 17 - In My World (digi bonus)

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