ANTHRAX DVD Producer / director discusses intensity of the bands live show.

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ANTHRAX’s forthcoming live release ‘Kings Among Scotland’ is due to hit shelves on April 27th. The new release showcases the band’s live performance of their legendary album ‘Among The Living’, as well as a mixed live set including a raft of ANTHRAX classics.

L-R: Charlie Benante, Frank Bello, Scott Ian, Joey Belladonna, Jon Donais

L-R: Charlie Benante, Frank Bello, Scott Ian, Joey Belladonna, Jon Donais

Today the DVD’s producer and director, Film24Productions’ Paul M. Green (OPETH, THE DAMNED, THE LEVELLERS) talks about the intensity of the audience and how that presented a challenge when it came to directing to his camera operators:

I’ve been in this for sixteen years,” said Green, “and I can honestly say I don’t think I’ve ever felt such power at a concert in my life. We had these noise reduction headsets so we could communicate with each other and it was so noisy, even with all that technology, people were not quite hearing what I was saying. The power of it was unbelievable. And I was at the back of the auditorium, so god knows what it would have been like in front of the speakers. ANTHRAX are legends, what more can you say?


Pre-order the album on CD, DVD, Vinyl and as part of a Limited Edition bundle, here.

The two-hour long live DVD was filmed February 15, 2017, at the band’s sold out show at the historic venue Barrowland Ballroom in Glasgow. The release incorporates the band’s entire live show – which includes gems like ‘Madhouse,’ ‘I Am The Law,’ ‘Breathing Lightning’ and ‘Indians‘ – as well as interviews, behind-the-scenes footage and other B-roll shot on the band’s tour bus, backstage hotels etc. There is also a gear rundown with each of the band members.

Kings Among Scotland was produced, directed, filmed and edited for Film24Productions by Paul M. Green (OPETH, THE DAMNED, THE LEVELLERS), with the sound mixed by ANTHRAX studio producer Jay Ruston.

Watch the band’s 1987 classic ‘Caught In A Mosh’ below;

Over the band’s 35-year career, ANTHRAX have sold in excess of 10-million units, received multiple Gold and Platinum awards, six Grammy nominations and a host of other accolades from the media, industry and fans. In 1991, their music helped break down race and genre barriers when they collaborated with PUBLIC ENEMY on ‘Bring The Noise‘. And, of course, along with METALLICA, SLAYER and MEGADETH, ANTHRAX helped pioneer the thrash/metal genre as a member of The Big Four.

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Oran O’Beirne 2018