Anthrax’s drummer Charlie Benante has hinted at the musical direction of the band’s next studio album.
The thrash veterans are currently working on ideas for the follow-up to 2016’s For All Kings as they prepare to head out on tour across the UK and Europe with Slayer.
And, speaking with the Heavy Music Interviews show, Benante says: “This next record is definitely going to be a little more extreme and a little more angry in places, because I just think that's where I am at this point in the world.
“Right now I'm very angry with a couple of things that have happened – and I’m also very happy. So I think it's going to be a really good blend of anger and happy."
Benante was also asked if he could describe Anthrax’s contribution to the metal scene, to which he replies: “I think that we were one of the bands that really broke down some boundaries of traditional heavy metal.
“We were one of the bands who embraced a different form of music and incorporated it into our style of music.
“We also took that and just wanted to play a form of music that came from outside of heavy metal, but we did it in a very New York-type of sound and style – we didn’t look or sound like other bands."
Anthrax's live shows with Slayer will get under way at Dublin’s 3Arena on November 1 – find a full list of their planned shows.
Earlier this month, Anthrax issued their 1988 album State Of Euphoria to celebrate its 30th anniversary.
It launched via Island Records/UMC on 2CD, 2LP and limited edition red and yellow vinyl. The package also includes the original remastered album and bonus tracks, while a second disc features nine studio demos from Benante’s personal archive.