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  • Frank Bello: Next Anthrax Album Will Be Heaviest Ever

    Frank Bello: Next Anthrax Album Will Be Heaviest Ever

    Anthrax’s Frank Bello promises their next album will be their heaviest yet. In an interview with The Salt Lake Tribune, he revealed that the veteran metalheads will begin writing sessions for their twelfth studio album in January 2019. “We’re gonna go heavy — heavier than ever, I think,” he said. “That’s just the vibe. There’s... »

  • Anthrax Releases “Kings Among Scotland” Live DVD/CD

    Anthrax Releases “Kings Among Scotland” Live DVD/CD

    An Anthrax concert is one of the highest energy live shows you’ll ever see. Now one of their performances has been released on a new DVD called Kings of Scotland. The February 2017 show was captured at the Barrowland Ballroom in Glasgow where bassist Frank Bello says they always have a good time. “Playing for... »

  • Midwest Rhythm Summit Set for April 20-22

    Midwest Rhythm Summit Set for April 20-22

    The Midwest Rhythm Summit is returning for 2018 on April 20th through the 22nd! The instructional three-day event, which focuses on drum and bass, was started by Rhythm Intensive – the duo made up of John Anthony Martinez and session ace Chuck Rainey. They will present sessions for bassists and drummers alongside a host of... »

  • Slayer Announces Final World Tour

    Slayer Announces Final World Tour

    After 35 years of producing some of the most brutal music ever written, Slayer has announced they’ll be making their exit after one more world tour. The legendary thrash band made the announcement with a YouTube video: While the news was a surprise, it may not be a shock to fans who have been keeping... »

  • ESP Unveils New Frank Bello Signature Model Basses

    ESP Unveils New Frank Bello Signature Model Basses

    Anthrax’s Frank Bello teamed up with ESP again this year to create a new signature bass, resulting in the custom shop Frank Bello J-4 and the LTD Series FB-J4. Each bass is a take on a classic P/J design in a sleek black color scheme with red accents. The custom shop version is crafted one... »

  • Anthrax Releases 11th Studio Album

    Anthrax Releases 11th Studio Album

    Anthrax, one of the “Big Four” of thrash metal with Metallica, Megadeth, and Slayer, has released its 11th studio album, For All Kings. Featuring longtime bassist Frank Bello, the album is also the band’s first studio release with guitarist Jonathan Donais, who joined the band in 2013. “For anybody who’s ever liked Anthrax, and maybe... »

  • Anthrax Announces Fall Tour

    Anthrax Announces Fall Tour

    Thrash metal band Anthrax, known to many for its early songs like “Bring the Noise” and “I’m the Man,” is still playing (a followup to 2011’s Worship Music is expected later this year or in 2016) and plans to hit the road this fall. With Frank Bello on bass — he’s been handling the low... »

  • Anthrax: Caught In A Mosh, Live

    Anthrax: Caught In A Mosh, Live

    Thrash metal legend Frank Bello‘s birthday is today, and we’re celebrating with his band Anthrax’s “Caught In A Mosh”. The clip is taken from The Big 4 concert in Sofia, Bulgaria in 2010. The song, originally heard on 1987’s Among the Living, is a shining example of the bassist’s style. After the intro, Bello sets... »

  • This Boat’s Big on Bass: ShipRocked Prepares for 6th Annual Voyage

    This Boat’s Big on Bass: ShipRocked Prepares for 6th Annual Voyage

    A boatload of rock and metal bass awaits anyone taking the 6th annual ShipRocked cruise in February. The cruise features a host of bass heavyweights performing as part of the Metal Allegiance supergroup: Rex Brown (Kill Devil Hill/ex-Pantera), Frank Bello (Anthrax), David Ellefson (Megadeth), and Troy Sanders (Mastodon). Bands performing during the Feb. 2-6 cruise... »

  • Anthrax Bassist Admits Playing Improved Courtesy of a Stint with Helmet

    Anthrax Bassist Admits Playing Improved Courtesy of a Stint with Helmet

    You can still learn something new or grow as a bassist, even if you’ve developed a certain style over the course of a couple of decades with one band. At least that’s the lesson one can take from a recent admission by Anthrax bassist Frank Bello. Back in 2004, Bello left Anthrax after 20 years... »