Anthrax Plays Rush’s Anthem
Thrash metal pioneers Anthrax is releasing a cover album called Anthems. Appropriately enough, one of the covers is Rush’s “Anthem.” Here’s a YouTube video with the “Anthem” cover on it. It’s pretty good.
You can tell Anthrax tried to remain true to the original, paying tribute to the way Rush originally recorded the piece, and I think that speaks well of the band. The Anthrax album releases March 19 and will retail for $8.99 on Amazon.
The Antrax album is just one of several coming out that pay tibute to Rush songs. Other bands, including Omnium Gatherum and Local H, are also paying tribute to Rush pieces in new albums. Read earlier coverage of that.
Thanks to Rush is a Band for the head’s up.