Listen to “Evil Twin,” The First New Anthrax Song in Four Years!


No longer are we limited to 14-second song snippets and explanations for why the next Anthrax album has taken so long to make: new music is finally here!

Anthrax released a new song called “Evil Twin” at midnight last night along with a lyric video, and it’s a thrasher! Fans who were happy with the heavier tracks on 2011’s Worship Music and who always wish to hear the Anthrax of yore should be quite happy with it. It’s angry, too: the track’s lyrics “point the finger at those who have contributed to today’s religious and political barbaric extremism.” Says guitarist Scott Rosenfeld:

I was very affected by the Charlie Hebdo massacre as I have been with all of the shootings that have taken place at schools and movie theatres. I can’t figure out what would cause someone to think that was the right thing to do.  ‘I’ll show the world, I’ll make my God happy.’  It’s just such bullshit.  I’m not bagging on religion, that’s not my intent, but people who go to that extreme, who feel they have become judge, jury and executioner over their fellow man because you or I don’t believe the same thing they do, I think that’s the ‘Evil Twin’ of humanity.  Writing words about that is my only catharsis.”

“Evil Twin” also has a killer solo from ex-/sort-of-current Shadows Fall guitarist Jon Donais, who makes his recorded debut with Anthrax here.

Check it below. No release date or title for the album has been set yet, although a first quarter 2016 release is promised.

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