Anthrax to release new studio album in 2023 according to Scott Ian

Author Arto Mäenpää - 19.5.2022

US thrash metal legends Anthrax will be releasing their highly anticipated 12th studio album most likely in 2023 according to band’s guitarist Scott Ian. Ian has revealed about the band’s future plans in a brand new interview with Kyle Meredith and said the following about the future touring and album release (as transcribed by

“We didn’t get to tour [for our actual 40th anniversary in 2021], so we’re doing the 40th-anniversary tour in our 41st year. [Laughs] Obviously, we couldn’t go out last year and do it when we wanted to, so we’ve got this summer run coming up with BLACK LABEL [SOCIETY] and HATEBREED. And we’re calling that part of our 40th anniversary. We’ve got 40th-anniversary dates in Europe after that, in the fall. And who knows? I like to think this U.S. run with BLACK LABEL is gonna do pretty well, and maybe we get to do a second run of those dates at some point early next year. And then I’m sure next year at some point there should be a [new ANTHRAX] record, depending on when we get in the studio.

“So, yeah, it’s all starting to ramp up again,” he continued. “Fingers crossed it all doesn’t get thrown in the garbage. But I’m being very optimistic that things are moving forward and everyone can go back to work — meaning we get to go play shows again. And I’m very excited about that.”

You can watch the entire video interview below: