Anthrax have announced plans to release an EP of covers in September.
The news was confirmed by Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante in a recent interview with Loudwire. The EP will pay tribute to some of Anthrax’s favorite bands — especially bands from the '70s.
“To commemorate the first year of Worship Music being out, we’re putting together a little companion EP with some fun shit on it,” Benante said. “It started out as what I call ‘The ’70s EP.’ It’s made up of some cover songs from our favorite bands — consisting of Rush, Thin Lizzy, Boston, Journey … We’re still working on it now, but I think it’s gonna be really cool.”
Anthrax have covered various '70s tunes in the past, including KISS' "Love Her All I Can" and the Sex Pistols' "God Save the Queen."
Worship Music was released last September 13.
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