ALTITUDES & ATTITUDES Debut Out January 18

Friday, January 18, 2019
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ALTITUDES & ATTITUDE featuring ANTHRAX bassist Frank Bello and MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, will release it's debut album, "Get It Out", on January 18, 2019 via Megaforce. The follow-up to ALTITUDES & ATTITUDE's 2014 self-titled EP was once again produced by Jay Ruston (ANTHRAXSTEEL PANTHERSTONE SOUR), with Jeff Friedl (A PERFECT CIRCLEASHES DIVIDE) returning behind the kit.
The official lyric video for the first single, "Out Here", made by by Melody Myers of Designed By Melody, can be viewed here:

The track features a guest appearance by ANTHRAX guitarist Jon Donais.

A kind of rock 'n' roll primal-scream therapy, "Get It Out" is the result of nearly four years of writing and recording sessions — and decades of touring, searching, striving and liiving. "I've learned that writing songs is very cathartic," says Bello, who has long made songwriting a daily practice. When ANTHRAX is off the road, he tries out new material at open mics around New York City. "A lot of these lyrics are about the inner struggles of my life, and about the rage that has built up from my life experiences — my brother's murder; my father abandoninng my family when we were young, leaving us with no funds to pay the bills," he says. "The ups and downs of life in general. I've always had an anger inside that music really helps me deal with."
"The album has the perfect title," Ellefson adds. "This is music that has been living inside of us for so long. There's a big musical part of each of us that doesn't get heard anywhere else."
Boasting a deep bench of guest stars, including Ace Frehley (ex-KISS; the track "Late"), Gus G. (OZZY OSBOURNEFIREWIND), Nita Strauss (ALICE COOPER), Christian Martucci(STONE SOUR) and Satchel (STEEL PANTHER), the record also represents the fulfillment of a lifelong but little-known ambition for two uniquely gifted artists. As Bello puts it, "All I ever wanted to do was write good songs. I've always been a melody guy. I love hooks; I love catchy songs with a good riff."
The ALTITUDES & ATTITUDE story begins in 2010, when Bello and Ellefson started touring together to lead bass clinics for the amp manufacturer Hartke. In need of backing tracks to support their demonstrations, they embarked upon some writing sessions and discovered their chemistry.
Bello and Ellefson debuted ALTITUDES & ATTITUDE in early 2014, with a self-titled three-song EP that earned the duo airplay on SiriusXM and an appearance on VH1 Classic's "That Metal Show". Those tracks — p;"Booze and Cigarettes""Tell the World""Here Again" — are includedd on "Get It Out" as bonus cuts, in remixed and remastered form.
Ellefson explains that "ALTITUDES & ATTITUDE could have only happened at this moment in time" — when the titans of thrash metal's "Big Fouur" are older, wiser, kinder and more open creatively. "When you're still climbing up the hill," he says, "there's no room for friendly competition. But once you've been to the top of the hill and you've seen the view — which all of the 'Big Four' have — it's okay to breakeak bread, hang out, have a drink." Or, in the case of ALTITUDES & ATTITUDE, delve into hard-rock songwriting in a profound way. "To hear other sides of us as artists — not just as muusicians and performers, but as artists."
ALTITUDES & ATTITUDE has several shows booked in early 2019, including on the ShipRocked cruise in late January.
Tour dates 2019:
Jan. 26-31 - ShipRocked Cruise
Feb. 07 - Nottingham, U.K. - Rescue Rooms
Feb. 09 - Manchester, U.K. - Academy 3
Feb. 10 - London, U.K. - Underworld
Feb. 12 - Norwich, U.K. - The Waterfront

Nuclear Blast Signs ANTHRAX 'For All Kings' For AU/NZ

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After signing to Nuclear Blast for Europe for their New album 'FOR ALL KINGS' ANTHRAX have now signed for AUSTRALIA and NEW ZEALAND!
'FOR ALL KINGS' will be released on 26th February in several formats.
Nuclear Blast Australia & New Zealand's John Howarth says 'I am so proud to continue a long standing relationship with ANTHRAX. The album is their crowning glory. It is a true masterpiece. This album will add another decade to their career and will open the doors to a whole new fanbase''

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian states ''For All Kings is the MOST METAL Anthrax album ever. Fitting for all our most metal friends in Australia and New Zealand. I can't wait for you all to hear this and headbang your brains out. See you all soon! #earboners''

2 Tracks have been released so far: ''EVIL TWIN'' & ''BREATHING LIGHTNING''
Cover Art: Says ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante: "The cover art for this record is again done by Alex Ross, who is probably one of the greatest artists living. And he did our previous covers."

He continues: "My idea for this one was to show this hall and these huge statues of these kings - who, of course, are us - and trying to tie in the last album cover with these creatures who are drawn into this room with our ANTHRAX 'A.' This one, you'll see those creatures in this hall kind of trying to reach up at these kings. We tried to tie in the last two album covers with this album cover. And when you see it, it's beautiful. It's grandiose. It just has this beautiful look to it. And, yeah, it's gonna be a great album cover."
View: ANTHRAX - For All Kings Artwork (OFFICIAL TRAILER)

''For All Kings' represents one of the best ANTHRAX records with Joey Belladonna on lead vocals. Twisted and complicated riffs, warped drumming, powerful vocals and a lot of raging guitar solo describes perfectly their excellent health status. A must have.' METALITALIA.COM
''For All Kings' is the album any ANTHRAX fan would have wanted after Among the Living. Fierce, Catchy, fast and focused' ROLLING STONE (IT)
''For All Kings' is a punch in the face! Vicious guitars, growling bass, explosive drums, powerful vocals... ANTHRAX to the top and beyond!' GUITAR CLUB (IT)

Many more details to come!

One On One With Mitch Lafon - JOHN BUSH (Armored Saint) & ANTHRAX

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ARMORED SAINT's John Bush and ANTHRAX's Frank Bello guest on Episode 149 of One On One With Mitch Lafon.

John discusses the fantastic new Armored Saint album Win Hands Down, his time in Anthrax, his current relationship with the members of Anthrax, the possibility of a John Bush solo album, voiceover work and much more.
Quotes from the interview:
On the band's rate of releasing new albums: "When you think you think of 15 years and three records; certainly that is not a rapid pace by any standard."
On Anthrax not playing his era songs live: "I get it coming from Joey Belladonna's place. I mean, why would he? There are a couple of songs I wish they would play, but I understand why they don't. I don't think it makes me sad, but I do think that we made some really cool records."
Frank talks about the new Anthrax album making it to the mixing stage, his recent car accident, having Fire In The Belly, their upcoming tours with Motörhead and later this year with Slayer, the John Bush era of the band and much more.
Quotes from the interview:
The new album: "We just want to make sure we have the right record and we think we do now."
The recent car crash: "I played Denver last week and I was definitely hurting on stage because this accident I had definitely screwed up my back."
"I was helping a friend of mine and was standing between two parked cars. Somebody crashed into one of the parked cars, right into me and I was crushed between them."

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