ANTHRAX is off touring and recently made a stop in Bogota, Columbia. Guitarist Scott Ian has been having a crazy time, rockin' out day and night! Scott Ian stated about the shows and his experience that, "Everything was five-star. I guess I didn't expect the white-glove treatment in Bogota. Everyone treated us great and we really felt the vibe of how stoked people were that we were there! You could feel it in the air. Thousands of people were camping in line for a week waiting to get a good spot up front for our show! Seriously dedicated, these Colombians." He went on to say, "Our show was amazing! 45,000 strong, the Bogota metal heads went fuckin' nuts! They sang every word. It was our first time there and it won't be our last, I haven't felt that kind of energy from a crowd in a while. It really felt like the whole thing could at any second just completely dissolve into chaos. And that's a good thing.
"IRON MAIDEN and their crew treated us as usual, fabulously. We have been playing shows together since 1988 and they have always been by far the best band we've ever played with. Their attitude has always been about giving people the best show they've ever seen and that includes letting the support bands shine. They've never had that attitude where they would sandbag an opening act to make themselves look better. MAIDEN and their organization, from Rod Smallwood to Squid, the monitor tech, are all consummate professionals and it's a fucking honor and a privilege to share a stage with them."
Video footage of ANTHRAX's March 7, 2009 performance in Bogota, Colombia as the support act for IRON MAIDEN can be viewed below. ANTHRAX will release their first studio album in six years in June 2009! The album will be titled: "Worship Music" and will be released via Megaforce Records. The CD marks the studio debut of new singer Dan Nelson who joins longtime members Scott Ian (rhythm guitar), Frank Bello (bass), Charlie Benante (drums), and Rob Caggiano (lead guitar).
Anthrax Bogota 2009
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