A post on the official Web site of Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian claims the band’s written seven songs thus far for its next record.
I am actually excited for the next Anthrax, as I am curious how Shadows Falls’ Jon Donais addition to the band will influence their sound.
Drummer Charlie Benante, bassist Frank Bello and Ian are “working hard” on material for the next album, says Scott.
He writes: “We’ve had a couple of writing sessions and things are moving along well — fast for us, actually. We’ve got seven songs arranged musically and we’re getting together again in a week and a half.
“The new stuff is aggressive, fast, even riffier than the last record and some of it is difficult to play. Nothing like writing parts that are above my ability as a guitar player! When that happens, the drill sergeant in my brain yells, ‘PRACTICE, YOU LAZY FUCK!’ So I do. And I nail that shit.
“I’m just getting into lyrics, songtitles, nothing to talk about yet.”
I hope they actually let Jon write some stuff for the album. Otherwise, why make him a permanent member?