(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Lead Journalist/Writer, RiffRelevant.com)
April 27, 2018 will see the official release of the long-awaited, live-in-concert DVD “Kings Among Scotland” from thrash metal legends Anthrax. Arriving via Megaforce Records, the band was captured last February 15 at the band’s sold-out concert at Glasgow’s historic venue, Barrowland Ballroom. The two-hour “Kings Among Scotland“ incorporates the band’s entire live show along with interviews, behind-the-scenes footage and other B-roll shot on the band’s tour bus, backstage, in hotels and elsewhere. The DVD will also include a “gear rundown” from each of the band members.
The show contained on the film itself is one of incredible content as part one finds Anthrax performing the “favorites” that had been voted on pre-show by the band’s fans. They include gems like “Madhouse“, “Be All, End All“, “Breathing Lightning” and “A.I.R.” and then the band augmented the stage production for part two, with ramps and staircases and other production changes while they tore into their classic 1987 album “Among The Living”, performing it in full including such classics as “Caught In A Mosh“, “I Am The Law“, “Indians“, “Eflinikufesin (N.F.L.)” and more.
“Kings Among Scotland“ was produced, directed, filmed and edited for Film24 Productions by Paul M. Green (Opeth, The Damned, etc), with the sound mixed by Anthrax studio producer Jay Ruston. For the filming, Green utilized 17 cameras, including a crane and several mobile and stationery Go-Pros.
Check out the fantastic, seemingly KISS “Rock ‘N Roll Over“-inspired artwork created by Steve Thompson (Iron Maiden, Slayer, Motörhead). Pre-orders for Anthrax‘s “Kings Among Scotland” are active now at: www.anthrax.com