Rob Caggiano, the lead guitarist for legendary thrasher’s Anthrax, has given a track-by-track rundown of the bands upcoming album, ‘Worship Music,’ in a recent interview with Guitar World.
You can check out Caggiano’s take on the first five tracks below.
‘Earth On Hell’
“That’s one of the most aggressive tunes on the record. It features a lot of blast beat drumming and the riff is really aggressive. It’s got more of that thrashy element to it.”
‘The Devil You Know’
“That song’s kind of a cross between ‘Caught in a Mosh’ and an AC/DC song, like ‘Whole Lotta Rosie.’ It’s got that thrashy rock ‘n’ roll vibe to it, which I love.”Rob Caggiano, the lead guitarist for legendary thrashers Anthrax, has given a track-by-track rundown of the bands upcoming album, ‘Worship Music,’ in a recent interview with Guitar World.
‘Fight ‘Em Til You Can’t’
“That was kind of the first song we started playing as a band, even in the rehearsal room. It was one of the first songs that got finished, so we started playing it a lot. It’s a song that’s got all the elements of what the band is about; it’s got the thrashy vibe, it’s got melody, it’s got a groove, it’s got a lot of over-the-top playing in it.”
“That’s probably my favorite solo on the record. I really, really tried to push myself to make that as interesting as it could be. I was really happy with the way it came out. It probably took me a full day to nail down that lead. It started off in one direction and I wasn’t really digging it so I tried some other things. The way I do solos, it’s not planned out at all. I start out with a very improv approach. I’ll jam to a track a few times, come up with some ideas and then start to connect the dots.”
‘In the End’
“That song was originally called ‘Down Goes the Sun,’ from the first round. It was one of the ones that got re-recorded and it actually went through probably three or four renditions before it ended up how it is now. It’s one of my favorite tracks on the album; it’s pretty epic. It’s got almost a Zeppelin kind of vibe to it with the chords in the chorus.
At one point that riff was gone and I called up Charlie and said, ‘Dude, we have to put that riff back in.’ So he went back in and re-did the drums and the song came out awesome. I love it.”
‘Worship Music’ will be the first studio album released by Anthrax since 03′s ‘We’ve Come For You All’, and the first with vocalist Joey Belladonna, in over twenty years. Belladonna featured on some of the band’s most notable albums, including, 87′s ‘Among the Living’ and 90′s ‘Persistence of Time.’
‘Worship Music’ track listing:
01. Worship (intro)
02. Earth On Hell
03. The Devil You Know
04. Fight ‘Em Til You Can’t
05. I’m Alive
06. Hymn 1
07. In The End
08. The Giant
09. Hymn 2
10. Judas Priest
12. The Constant
13. Revolution Screams