ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante has teamed up with ANTHRAX bassist Frank Bello and DEATH ANGEL singer Mark Osegueda to report a canopy model of U2‘s “Metropolis Of Blinding Lights”, filmed whereas they have been in quarantine.
Benante uploaded a video of the efficiency to his YouTube channel, writing in an accompanying message: “There was a station in NY referred to as WLIR, one of many first ‘various’ stations and that is the place I first heard @U2 . The track I all the time keep in mind listening to first was 11 O’clock tick tock. I keep in mind sitting on my again porch within the Bronx, bringing out audio system and listening to the radio.
“I might Take heed to WLIR and attempt to get a ok sign for WSOU too. WLIR uncovered me to not solely @u2 however the @thecure, @depechemode and extra.
“The factor about @U2 was how their songs would hit you on an emotional stage, each musically and lyrically. Til this present day after I hear the opening of ‘the place the streets don’t have any title’, I nonetheless get this bizarre feeling; I do not know if it is completely satisfied or unhappy but it surely’s positively one thing!
“When ANTHRAX signed to Island information in 1985, we’d be labelmates with @u2 (thrilling). I liked the individuals at Island! The publicity division had such an important and devoted crew and I might develop into pleasant with lots of them.
“We have been about to go to Japan for the primary time and had an extended flight forward…I used to be given a complicated copy of ‘the Joshua Tree’ album and I listened to it time and again. After I acquired off the aircraft I knew it just like the again of my hand. I nonetheless cannot imagine what number of wonderful songs are on that Album, it is flawless.
“You’ll suppose if I used to be going to do a U2 track it might be one thing from Joshua tree or older however NO! One in all my favourite songs is ‘metropolis of blinding lights’, one other certainly one of their songs that makes me emotional after I hear it.
“I requested 2 different die onerous U2 Followers to be an element as a result of I knew they might ‘NAIL’ it. My Nephew and I might all the time play u2 songs throughout sound checks and backstage. We each had a kinship to their music. I knew he would Play the bass elements nice, however I additionally knew he would sing the ‘edge‘ elements equally nice.
“Mark O and I all the time bonded by Music, u2 being one of many first. I all the time heard a ‘bono‘ factor in marks voice and I knew he would Deliver that Vibe to this.
“All of us play a type of music that may be very Totally different than what U2 play, however we now have the identical ardour and dedication to the music we play.
“It could appear odd that we selected this track but it surely’s actually not…it is MUSIC! it is the factor that makes you progress, the factor that will get you thru the day, week, month and so forth.
“because of –Bono, Edge, Larry and Adam for making music that also stands the check of time.
“Hope ya dig this
“Sing it to your Girlfriend, spouse or whoever you are feeling Seems Lovely!”
Benante has been utilizing his coronavirus downtime to attach nearly with different metallic musicians and share movies of them protecting varied pop, rock and metallic tracks, together with these by RUSH, IRON MAIDEN, Billie Eilish and Tom Petty.
ANTHRAX has spent many of the final 4 years touring in assist of its newest album, “For All Kings”, which was launched in February 2016. A follow-up effort is anticipated in 2021.
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