Sunday, August 12, 2012
ANTHRAX: Joey Belladonna Talks About "Mayhem Fest", 'Worship Music' & The Unity Of The Band!
Last Sunday (August 5th), the fifth edition of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival came to a conclusion in Hartford, Connecticut. As it is typical, the New England Metallers know how to have a good time and never let anything (specially bad weather) get in the way of their appointment with Heavy Music. It was really cool to see so many generations of music both on and off stage, gathered together in unity! This is ultimately what Mayhem Fest represents.
Headlining the Jägermeister stage was New York's own ANTHRAX, who were introduced by SLIPKNOT's singer Corey Taylor. Taylor also joined the band during their last song "I Am The Law".
ANTHRAX's set list for the last "Mayhem Fest" show in Hartford, CT:
1) Caught In A Mosh
2) Got The Time (Joe Jackson Cover)
3) Fight 'Em Till You Can't
4) Antisocial (Trust Cover)
6) I Am The Law (starring: Corey Taylor from SLIPKNOT)
Ever since the return of Joey Belladonna to ANTHRAX, the band has finally found the revitalization they desperately needed. Prove of this is the bands first release in eight years: the magnificent album 'Worship Music' (considered the best album of 2011 by various media outlets). Add this to the extensive touring cycle that the band has been undergone ever since the summer of 2011 and ANTHRAX is finally catching a "break".
One factor that has helped ANTHRAX as a band, is the fact that working with Joey has brought back the vibes and sounds of 1990's 'Persistence of Time'. It is safe to say that Joey's signature harmonies, combined with the excellent guitar riffs of Scott Ian and Rob Caggiano, and great grooves by Charlie Benante and Frankie Bello, make ANTHRAX a lethal band within the Heavy Music world!
Prior to ANTHRAX's last set at "Mayhem Fest", we had the chance to chat with Joey about the bands experience at the festival, their latest album 'Worship Music', the unity of the band and everything ANTHRAX. Check it out and spread the word!
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Video by: Zulie Alvarez (www.zuliephotographierocks.com/)
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