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Anthrax releasing 40th anniversary streaming show as live album, concert film

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Anthrax is releasing the band’s 40th anniversary streaming show as a live album and concert film titled Anthrax XL.

The performance, which premiered last July, featured two hours of ripping renditions of songs from throughout the thrash icons’ 40-year discography.

“Forty years doesn’t feel like 40 years,” says drummer Charlie Benante. “Sometimes, I have to remind myself about how long this strange trip has been. I enjoy playing these songs, they’re such a huge part of my life, and I know for a lot of our fans, they play a big part in theirs, as well.”

Anthrax XL will be released July 15. It includes the entirety of the streaming performance, as well as bonus footage of rehearsals and guitarist Scott Ian‘s “walking tour” of important Anthrax landmarks in New York City.

For a preview, you can watch the Anthrax XL rendition of the song “Aftershock” streaming now on YouTube.

If you want to see Anthrax in person, they’re launching a co-headlining U.S. tour with Black Label Society in July.

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