Anthrax drafts indie-metal groups for new round of dates
by Rob Evans
June 27, 2003 09:46 AM - Anthrax hits the road with a group of up-and-coming metal bands in July and August as they continue to support their new release "We've Come for You All."
The New York-based group's latest is their first album of new material since 1998's "Volume 8: the Threat is Real." The set features guest appearances from The Who's Roger Daltrey and Pantera's Dimebag Darrell.
Anthrax--singer John Bush, guitarist Scott Ian, bassist Frank Bello, drummer Charlie Benante and new guitarist Rob Caggiano--recorded "We've Come for You All" at Caggiano's Scrap 60 Productions studio in New York.
The video for the album's single "Safe Home," which features a cameo appearance by actor Keanu Reeves, is currently getting airplay on MTV.
According to a press release, "support on this tour will be split among bands that Anthrax feels are the crux of a new wave of heavy metal." The first leg (July 29- Aug. 13) will feature Lamb of God and E Town Concrete, and the second (Aug. 14- 29) will feature Lacuna Coil and E Town Concrete.
Most of the dates for the tour's second leg weren't confirmed at press time; dates confirmed by the group's publicist can be found in the itinerary below.