Anthrax’s Charlie Benante discusses Kings Amongst Scotland

Multi-Grammy nominated thrash icons ANTHRAX will see ‘Kings Among Scotland’ the band’s long-awaited live-in-concert DVD, arrive in stores and online on April 27th 2018. Captured last February 15th at the band’s sold-out concert at Glasgow‘s historic venue the Barrowland Ballroom, the two-hour‘Kings Among Scotland’ incorporates the band’s entire live show along with interviews, behind-the-scenes footage and other B-roll shot on the band’s tour bus, backstage, in hotels and elsewhere. The DVD will also include a “gear rundown” from each of the band members. You can check out a performance of the classic, Caught In A Mosh below.

‘Kings Among Scotland’ can be pre-ordered below:




“Playing for our friends at the Barrowlands has always been very special,” said ANTHRAX‘s Frank Bello“We all know we’re going to get together and have an insanely great time, and we think that incredible interaction and energy really comes through on this video.”

With packaging art created by Steve Thompson (SLAYERMOTÖRHEADIRON MAIDEN), the DVD’s concert is presented in two parts. For part one,ANTHRAX performed the “favourites” that had been voted on, pre-show, by the band’s fans which includes gems like ‘Madhouse,’ ‘Be All, End All,’‘Breathing Lightning,’ and ‘A.I.R.’ The band augmented the stage production for part two, with ramps and staircases and other production values while they tore into their classic 1987 album ‘Among The Living’, performing ‘Caught In A Mosh,’ ‘I Am The Law,’ ‘Indians,’ ‘Eflinikufesin (N.F.L.),’ and more.

“It was a pretty intense show,” added guitarist Scott Ian“especially when the crowd was so insane, the floor actually started moving up and down.”

“It was a challenge for all of us to play ‘Among The Living’ live,” admits Charlie Benante“We’ve played a number of that album’s songs in our shows over the years, but not all of them, and playing a song in a recording studio is not the same as playing it live on stage. So we put in a lot of time to get all of the tracks down perfectly. And I’ll tell you, after we finished that set, as arduous as it was, we all felt a sense of exhilaration, like we could go out and do it again.”

‘Kings Among Scotland’ was produced, directed, filmed and edited for Film24Productions by Paul M. Green (OPETHTHE DAMNEDTHE LEVELLERS), with the sound mixed by ANTHRAX studio producer Jay Ruston. For the filming, Green utilised 17 cameras, including a crane and several mobile and stationery Go-Pros.

Of course, if you would like to know what it was like attending this show as a fan, you can simply read our concert review below. We were on the barrier for this Godly event.

Read the review here!

Anthrax – Kings Amongst Scotland Track List:

  1. A.I.R.
  2. Madhouse
  3. Evil Twin
  4. Medusa
  5. Blood Eagle Wings
  6. Fight ‘Em ‘Til You Can’t
  7. Be All End All
  8. Breathing Lightning

Disc 2:

  1. Among the Living
  2. Caught in a Mosh
  3. One World
  4. I Am the Law
  5. Skeletons in the Closet
  6. Efilgnikcufecin (N.F.L.)
  7. A.D.I./Horror of it All
  8. Indians
  9. Imitation of Life
  10. Antisocial