For All Kings
Limited colored vinyl LP pressing. For All Kings is Anthrax's first studio album in over three years following their 2011 Grammy-nominated effort Worship Music. Jay Ruston, who first worked with the band on the final stages of Worship Music, was enlisted as producer for the new album. "He's become an intregal part of our process, that's for sure," said Scott Ian. "It's cliche, but he really has become a sixth member." The unique chemistry shared by Anthrax's main songwriters Charlie Benante, Frank Bello and Ian, is, in part, what sets the band's music apart from other bands' in the same genre. Drummer Benante comes up with copious amounts of foundation riffs and ideas for the music, bassist Bello writes the songs' melodies, tailoring them to Joey Belladonna's soaring vocals, and rhythm guitarist Ian has a very particular way of incorporating his intense lyrical ideas into the band's music.