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May 15, 2016

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GRAMMY Pro are hosting a Twitter Q&A w/Charlie Benante Tuesday 05/17/2016 3:00 PM PST #GProSessions


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April 03, 2016

Talking Coffee with Charlie Benante: Episode #2


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March 04, 2016

Talking Coffee with Charlie Benante


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February 10, 2016

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February 02, 2016

On the cover of the March 2016 DRUM! Magazine

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November 17, 2015

ANTHRAX will release its long-awaited new album, "For All Kings", on February 26, 2016 via Megaforce in North America and Nuclear Blast in Europe.

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."

For All Kings Album Art

November 02, 2015

ANTHRAX will release its long-awaited new album, "For All Kings", on February 26, 2016 via Megaforce in North America and Nuclear Blast in Europe.


For All Kings 2016

October 23, 2015

"Evil Twin," the first new song from Anthrax's long-awaited album set for a first quarter 2016 worldwide release (Megaforce/North America * Nuclear Blast/Europe, UK), debuts today. Also released today is the "Evil Twin" lyric video, a compelling barrage of places, victims, actions, and some of the infamous zealots and others who have perpetrated violent extremism on innocents around the world, aptly exemplifying the song's powerful message. The video can be viewed HERE. "Evil Twin" is now available digitally, and can be purchased via iTunes.

Musically, "Evil Twin" is a full-on thrash-metal tune that blasts off with a raging guitar riff, accelerates expeditiously and is completely uncontrollable. "Yeah, that opening riff is really evil," laughed the band's Charlie Benante. "We had done a lot of touring with Death Angel and Exodus, so I was in a really thrashy state of mind when I starting writing the riffs for that song. I think along with Scott's lyrics and Frank's melodies, we came up with a really great, old school thrash metal feel."


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Coffee

“I started drinking it very early on,” he told me on the phone one afternoon, adding that it wasn’t even a stretch to say he had coffee in his baby bottle. “When my (now 9 year old) daughter was 2, if I left a coffee laying around, she’d drink it. She’s a coffee fan. It’s funny, because I mentioned it to the doctor, and he’s like, don’t give her a lot of it, but it helps them focus.”

Charlie grew up in a large Italian family, where food was always present and relatives would gather for meals on a regular basis. “We still do that stuff,” he told me. “And I remember the weirdest thing for me, when I was little, we’d go over to my aunt’s house and it would be like f*cking two in the afternoon, and I’d be like, why the hell am I eating so early? But yeah, we used to always have dessert and the demitasse. For me, coffee was always around. My sister used to have a salon, and right next door was an Italian coffee house, and you could get coffee and desserts there, so I would always be there getting a cappuccino or whatever. So for me, coffee has always been in my life, and a part of my lifestyle.”

“I feel like I’ve been in the coffee business for a long time – I give all my money to Starbucks anyway,” he told me.

This is actually Benante’s second foray into the world of coffee. Years ago, he joined up with Dave Mustaine for a line of coffee and coffee products. “I’ve learned so much since then,” says Charlie, “especially about selecting and blending the right beans, and how important roasting is. It’s always been in my mind. So I thought, I’m going to do it again, but I’ll do it my own way – the way I want to run it. I met some people and got pointed in the right direction, and really worked on it really hard, and came up with the best type of coffee I wanted to make – and that’s exactly what I did.”

Charlie’s coffee is available in two varieties – the dark ‘Be All End All’ blend, which Charlie says has a real kick, and the milder ‘Forever Metal’ blend.

“I love coffee so much,” Charlie says, “if I could make it a cologne, I would wear it.”

Be All End All
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Bio

NAME: Charlie Benante
NICKNAME(S): Chief, Char, Chuck
BIRTH DATE: 11-27
BIRTHPLACE: Bronx, NY
HOMETOWN: Throgs Neck, NY
CURRENT RESIDENCE: Illinois
CHILDREN: Mia, stepson Gregory
BANDS YOU'VE BEEN IN: a few...
HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Art, collecting toys, coffee achiever, gadgets
ACTIVISM/CAUSES: SlaveToTheMetal.org, Gun Control
MUSICAL INFLUENCES: Beatles, Led Zep, KISS, Sabbath, Sex Pistols, Van Halen, Discharge and a shit load more
FAVORITE BANDS: All the above plus another shit load more
FAVORITE ALBUMS: Too many, thank God for my 160 GB iPod
FAVORITE SONGS: Every Beatles song, even the ones that Ringo sings
FAVORITE MUSICIANS: Jimmy Page
FAVORITE ANTHRAX ALBUM: JOEY:Among BUSH:WCFYA
FAVORITE ANTHRAX SONG: Inside Out, it features one of my favorite DIMEBAG leads
FAVORITE ANTHRAX SONG TO PLAY LIVE: Caught In A Mosh, Only
FAVORITE VENUES: The ones with clean bathrooms
FAVORITE ANTHRAX ART (COVERS/SHIRTS): I love the Spreading cover. I had a lot of fun designing that cover and I think from idea to finished art, it all worked
BEST ANTHRAX MOMENT: "Married With Children" stands out as a high for me
WORST ANTHRAX MOMENT: 1995-99, great time for our music but bad time to be in the business
MOST "SPINAL TAP" MOMENT: I broke my nose on stage in Japan. I also had this terrible flu/ food poisoning in Japan and had to leave the stage 2 times... I will never forget that
BEST THING ABOUT BEING IN ANTHRAX: Being creative is one of the greatest things an artist can be. I get to do that 24/7. Making people happy and at times and getting them through some bad shit is a great thing . Whenever someone comes to me and tells me that... it makes me feel like what I do is all worth it
WORST THING ABOUT BEING IN ANTHRAX: The stress level can sometimes be too much and you need to get away from the circus. The schedule can be very hard at times
MOST MEMORABLE ANTHRAX SHOWS/TOURS: Some shows are going to be great and some are going to be ehhhh... not so good. I try to make each one as good as I possibly can but sometimes it doesn't always go that way
FAVORITE BANDS TO TOUR WITH: I can make friends with anyone
YOUR HEROES ARE: Salvador Dali, the cast of JAWS, The Beatles, Jimmy Page, John Bonham, Walt Disney and Howard Schultz (Starbucks Creator)
BOXERS OR BRIEFS: Boxers and the other
FAVORITE COLOR: Black and Purple
FAVORITE FOOD: Pizza
FAVORITE BEVERAGE: COFFEE
FAVORITE CLOTHING/BRANDS: Levis, Calvin Klein, Vans, Converse
FAVORITE TV SHOWS: The Simpsons, Larry Sanders, Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm, LOST, Heroes
FAVORITE VIDEO GAME: Resident Evil, Silent Hill and House of the Dead
FAVORITE MOVIES: Jaws, Goodfellas, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Ferris Bueller's Day Off and tons more
FAVORITE TEAMS: Michael Jordan
FAVORITE PLACES/LOCALS: Japan, Italy and NYC
FAVORITE BOOKS: The Idiots Guide to Heavy Metal
FAVORITE QUOTE: "We're gonna need a bigger boat" - Roy Scheider
FAVORITE TECHNOLOGY/GADGET: The Internet
FAVORITE COMICS: I am into the Marvel Zombies series
FAVORITE COMIC CHARACTER: The Joker
FAVORITE WEB SITES: OH NO YOU DIDN'T, ebay.com
HOW'D YOU GET INTO METAL/MAKING MUSIC?: I was born to do this. I started taking drum lessons when I was 5 and never stopped reaching for my dream

Discography

w/Anthrax
For All Kings For All Kings - 2016

1. You Gotta Believe 2. Monster at the End 3. For All Kings 4. Breathing Lightning 5. Suzerain 6. Evil Twin 7. Blood Eagle Wings 8. Defend/Avenge 9. All of Them Thieves 10. This Battle Chose Us! 11. Zero Tolerance
Anthems Anthems - 2013

01. Anthem 02. T.N.T. 03. Smokin' 04. Keep On Runnin' 05. Big Eyes 06. Jailbreak 1 07. Crawl 08. Crawl (Remix)
Worship Music Worship Music - 2011

01. Worship (intro) 02. Earth On Hell 03. The Devil You Know 04. Fight 'Em Til You Can't 05. I’m Alive 06. Hymn 1 07. In The End 08. The Giant 09. Hymn 2 10. Judas Priest 11. Crawl 12. The Constant 13. Revolution Screams
Fight'em till you can't Fight'em 'Til You Can't - 2011

1. Fight'em 'Til You Can't
Big4 The Big 4: Live From Sofia, Bulgaria - 2010

1. Caught in a Mosh 2. Got the Time 3. Madhouse 4. Be All, End All 5. Antisocial 6. Indians/Heaven and Hell 7. Medusa 8. Only 9. Metal Thrashing Mad 10. I Am The Law
Caught In A Mosh - BBC Live In Concert Caught In A Mosh - BBC Live In Concert - 2009

Disc 1: - Hammersmith Odeon 15/2/87 1. A.I.R. 2. Metal Thrashing Mad 3. Panic 4. The Enemy 5. I Am The Law 6. Madhouse 7. Howling Furies 8. Medusa 9. Armed And Dangerous 10. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath 11. God Save The Queen 12. Gung-Ho

Disc 2: Donington Festival 22/8/87 1. Among The Living 2. Caught In A Mosh 3. Madhouse 4. I Am The Law 5. Medusa 6. Indians 7. God Save The Queen 8. A.I.R. 9. I'm The Man
The Greater Of Two Evils The Greater Of Two Evils - 2004

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
Music of Mass Destruction Music of Mass Destruction - 2004

1. What Doesn't Die 2. Got the Time 3. Caught in a Mosh 4. Safe Home 5. Room for One More 6. Antisocial 7. Nobody Knows Anything 8. Fueled 9. Inside Out 10. Refuse to Be Denied 11. I Am the Law 12. Only
We've Come For You All We've Come For You All - 2003

1. Contact 2. What Doesn't Die 3. Superhero 4. Refuse To Be Denied 5. Safe Home 6. Any Place But Here 7. Nobody Knows Anything 8. Strap It On 9. Black Dahlia 10. Cadillac Rock Box 11. Taking The Music Back 12. Crash 13. Think About An End 14. W.C.F.Y.A.
Volume 8 Volume 8: The Threat Is Real - 1998

1. Crush 2. Catharsis 3. Inside Out 4. P & V 5. 604 6. Toast to the Extras 7. Born Again Idiot 8. Killing Box 9. Harms Way 10. Hog Tied 11. Big Fat 12. Cupajoe 13. Alpha Male 14. Stealing From A Thief
Stomp 442 Stomp 442 - 1995

1. Random Acts of Senseless Violence 2. Fueled 3. King Size 4. Riding Shotgun 5. In a Zone 6. Nothing 7. American Pompeii 8. Drop the Ball 9. Tester 10. Bare
Live: The Island Years Live: The Island Years - 1994

1. (Efilnikufesin) N.F.L. 2. A.I.R. 3. Parasite 4. Keep It In The Family 5. Caught In A Mosh 6. Indians 7. Antisocial 8. Bring The Noise 9. I Am The Law 10. Metal Thrashing Mad 11. In My World 12. Now It's Dark
Sound Of White Noise Sound Of White Noise - 1993

1. Potters Field 2. Only 3. Room For One More 4. Packaged Rebellion 5. Hy Pro Glo 6. Invisible 7. 1000 Points Of Hate 8. Black Lodge 9. C11 H17 N2 O2 S Na 10. Burst 11. In My World 12. This Is Not An Exit
Attack Of The Killer B's Attack Of The Killer B's - 1991

1. Milk 2. Bring The Noise 3. Keep It In The Family 4. Startin' Up A Posse 5. Protest And Survive 6. Chromatic Death 7. I'm The Man '91 8. Parasite 9. Pipeline 10. Sects 11. Belly Of The Beast 12. N.F.B.
Persistence of Time Persistence of Time - 1990

1. Time 2. Blood 3. Keep It In The Family 4. In My World 5. Gridlock 6. Intro To Reality 7. Belly Of The Beast 8. Got The Time 9. H8 Red 10. One Man Stands 11. Discharge
State Of Euphoria State Of Euphoria - 1988

1. Be All, End All 2. Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind 3. Make Me Laugh 4. Antisocial 5. Who Cares Wins 6. Now It's Dark 7. Schism 8. Misery Loves Company 9. 13 10. Finale
I'm The Man I'm The Man - 1987

1. I'm The Man (Censored Radio Version) 2. I'm The Man (Def Uncensored Version) 3. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath 4. I'm The Man (Extremely Def Ill Uncensored Version) 5. Caught In A Mosh 6. I Am The Law
Among The Living Among The Living - 1987

1. Among The Living 2. Caught In A Mosh 3. I Am The Law 4. Efilnikufesin (N.F.L.) 5. A Skeleton In The Closet 6. Indians 7. One World 8. A.D.I. / Horror Of It All 9. Imitation Of Life
Spreading The Diease Spreading The Diease - 1985

1. A.I.R. 2. Lone Justice 3. Madhouse 4. S.S.C. / Stand Or Fall 5. The Enemy 6. Aftershock 7. Armed And Dangerous 8. Medusa 9. Gung-Ho
Armed And Dangerous Armed And Dangerous - 1985

1. Armed And Dangerous (Studio) 2. Raise Hell (Studio) 3. God Save The Queen 4. Metal Thrashing Mad (Live) 5. Panic (Live) 6. Soldiers Of Metal (Collector's Rare Track) 7. owling Furies (Collector's Rare Track)
Fistful of Metal Fistful of Metal - 1984

1. Deathrider 2. Metal Thrashing Mad 3. I'm Eighteen 4. Panic 5. Subjugator 6. Soldiers of Metal 7. Death from Above 8. Anthrax 9. Across the River 10. Howling Furies
w/S.O.D.
Rise of the Infidels Rise of the Infidels - 2007

STUDIOTRACKS:1. Stand Up And Fight 2. Java Amigo 3. United And Strong 4. Ready To Fight LIVETRACKS:- Live At The Fenix - 5. Ballad Of Nirvana/March Of The S.O.D. 6. Sgt. 'D'. And The S.O.D. 7. Kill Yourself 8. Milano Mosh 9. Speak English Or Die 10. Fuck The Middle East 11. Douche Crew 12. Ballad Of Jimi Hendrix 13. Ballad Of Jim Morrison 14. Ballad Of INXS 15. Ballad Of Frank Sinatra 16. Ballad Of Nirvana 17. Ballad Of Freddie Mercury 18. Chromatic Death 19. Fist Banging Mania 20. No Turning Back/6 Songs In 9 Seconds 21. Milk 22. Pussywhipped 23. Freddy Krueger 24. United Forces
Seasoning The Obese Seasoning The Obese - 2000

1. Seasoning The Obese 2. Raise Your Sword
Bigger Than the Devil Bigger Than the Devil - 1999

1. Bigger Than The Devil 2. The Crackhead Song 3. Kill The Assholes 4. Monkeys Rule 5. Skool Bus 6. King At The King / Evil Is In 7. Black War 8. Celtic Frosted Flakes 9. Charlie Don't Cheat 10. The Song That Don't Go Fast 11. Shenanigans 12. Dog On The Tracks 13. Xerox 14. Make Room, Make Room 15. Free Dirty Needles 16. Fugu 17. Noise That's What 18. We All Bleed Red 19. Frankenstein And His Horse 20. Every Tiny Molecule 21. Aren't You Hungry? 22. L.A.T.K.C.H. 23. Ballad Of Michael H. 24. Ballad Of Phil H. 25. Moment Of Truth
Live at Budokan Live at Budokan - 1992

1. March Of The S.O.D. 2. Sargent 'D' And The S.O.D. 3. Kill Yourself 4. Momo 5. Pi Alpa Nu 6. Milano Mosh 7. Speak English Or Die! 8. Chromatic Death 9. Fist Banging Mania 10. The Camel Boy 11. No Turning Back 12. Milk 13. Vitality 14. Fuck The Middle East 15. Douche Crew 16. Get A Real Job 17. The Ballad Of Jimi Hendrix 18. Livin' In The City 19. Pussy Whipped 20. Stigmata 21. Thieves 22. Freddy Krueger 23. Territorial Pissings 24. United Forces
Speak English or Die Speak English or Die - 1985

1. March of the S.O.D. 2. Sargent D and the S.O.D. 3. Kill Yourself 4. Milano Mosh 5. Speak English or Die 6. United Forces 7. Chromatic Death 8. Pi Alpha Nu 9. Anti-Procrastination Song 10. What's that Noise 11. Freddy Krueger 12. Milk 13. Pre-Menstrual Princess Blues 14. Pussy Whipped 15. Fist Banging Mania 16. No Turning Back 17. Fuck the Middle East 18. Douche Crew 19. Hey Gordy! 20. Ballad of Jimi Hendrix 21. Diamonds and Rust" (Extended Version)

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