Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante will release his new album this spring.
Silver Linings is scheduled for release May 14 through Megaforce Records. While the record sees Benante as the primary figure in its presentation, he stressed during a recent interview, that the album is not a solo record.
“This isn’t a solo album,” Charlie said, “This is a record of my favorite songs done with some of my friends during a very dark time. We found a shining light and this is the result of that light. I was really happy that my musician friends came on board and helped make this record what it is. I appreciate all of them, and they all did such a fantastic job. Despite all of the darkness we’ve experienced this past year, there are ‘silver linings,’ that’s why I chose that title for the album.”
He added, the album’s creation came about through the advice of someone close to himself.
“Back in February of last year, with COVID and all the other B.S. that was going on, I was glued to the 24-hour news cycle on the TV and my phone, and I started to get really depressed,” he said. My girlfriend said I needed to turn off the news and suggested I do something creative, whether it was art or drumming or writing new songs, and she was right.”
According to information provided about the 14-song record, it will feature an all-star cast of guest musicians and performers, such as guitarist John 5 (Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson), Alex Skolnick (Testament), and Corey Taylor (Slipknot).
Also featured on the new record are Run DMC member Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, Rob Caggiano (Volbeat), and Ra Diaz (Suicidal Tendencies). The group recorded the song “Run-DMC Medley,’ which is one the songs featured in the album. The group premiered the song’s quarantine video in June 2020.
The whole of Silver Linings‘ track listing is noted below:
* “City of Blinding Lights”/U2 – Frank Bello, Mark Osegueda, Charlie Benante
* “Chloe Dancer / Crown of Horns”/Mother Love Bone – Mark Menghi, Mark Osegueda, Charlie Benante
* “Teardrop”/Massive Attack – Carla Harvey, Ra Diaz, Charlie Benante
* “Run DMC”/Run DMC – DMC, Rob Caggiano, Ra Diaz, Charlie Benante
* “Rhiannon”/Fleetwood Mac – Mark Menghi, Jennifer Cella, Randy McStine, Charlie Benante
* “Yer So Bad”/Tom Petty – Carla Harvey, Ra Diaz, Charlie Benante
* “Transylvania”/Iron Maiden – Snake Sabo, Frank Bello, Jon Donias, Charlie Benante
* “Presto Vivace”/U.K. – Ra Diaz, Alex Skolnick, Jordan Rudess, Charlie Benante
* “Bad Guy”/Billie Eilish – Ra Diaz, Charlie Benante
* “Jimmy James”/The Beastie Boys – Ra Diaz, Charlie Benante
* “All The Way”/KISS – PJ Farley, Joe McGinness, John 5, Charlie Benante
* “Mr Speed”/KISS – Joe McGinness, PJ Farley, Charlie Benante
* “Public Image”/Public Image – Hank Von Hell, Dave Brownsound, Jason “Cone” McCaslin, Charlie Benante
* “Funny Vibe”/Living Color – Ra Diaz, Corey Glover, Henry Flury, Charlie Benante
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