Scott Ian PokerANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian graces the cover of the August issue of Decibel magazine. For the magazine’s first gatefold in five years, the editors enlisted the talents of “Henry & Glenn Forever” co-creator Tom Neely  to (literally) illustrate the flourishing bond between extreme music and extreme underground comics. As the movement’s best-known face — and certainly metal’s best-known chin — Scott discusses his work for DC Comics, his take on the current graphic arts scene, and how it all fits together with ANTHRAX and metal in general.

The issue, on newsstands now, is also available for direct purchase at this location.

“Worship Music”, the long-awaited new album from ANTHRAX, is due in the U.S. on September 13 via Megaforce Records (one day earlier in Europe through Nuclear Blast Records). The band’s first studio release in eight years marks the return of vocalist Joey Belladonna, whose last studio work with the group was 1990’s “Persistence Of Time”.

SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser will fill in for Scott Ian at 11 ANTHRAX shows in July while Ian spends time with his family following the birth of his first child.

The first shows that Scott will play with ANTHRAX after his “paternity leave” will be the July 23 Heavy T.O. festival in Toronto, Ontario and July 24 Heavy MTL festival in Montreal, Quebec (both in Canada).

Ian and Pearl Aday, welcomed a son on June 19 at 10:19 a.m. Revel Young Ian, who came into the world three weeks early, weighed in at six pounds, nine ounces.

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