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ANTHRAX's FRANK BELLO is 'still writing' music for his upcoming solo album

23-11-2021

In a new interview with the “Highway 81 Revisited” podcast, ANTHRAX bassist Frank Bello, who is currently promoting his memoir, “Fathers, Brothers, And Sons: Surviving Anguish, Abandonment, And Anthrax”, spoke about his plans to release a solo album.

He said: “Doing the book thing now, I’ve written some music, I’ve actually recorded some music that I didn’t know what I was gonna do with — if I was gonna put it out with the book or after the book. ‘Cause after this, going through this cathartic thing with the book, it opened up a lot of things in my mind. So I started writing during it, and it was really helpful with the book. So I’ve recorded these songs in a studio and all that — I have some great musicians on it. And yeah, eventually I’m gonna release some solo stuff. And if people like the ALTITUDES & ATTITUDE thing that I did with former MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, it’s probably like a continuation of that; it could be on those records. So it’s kind of like a continuation of that. And I look forward to putting it out at the right time. I don’t know when. And I’m still writing right now.”

Bello’s solo LP is expected to be issued via Megaforce, which released ALTITUDES & ATTITUDE’s debut album, “Get It Out”, in January 2019.

Born and raised in the Bronx, Bello started playing when he was 12, learning bass parts on guitar; idolizing bass heroes such as Geddy LeeSteve Harris and Geezer Butler; and frequently jamming with his uncle, ANTHRAX drummer Charlie BenanteBello joined ANTHRAX in time for 1985’s “Spreading The Disease” album, and fans loved his high-energy stage presence and deftly inventive bass style. Since that time, ANTHRAX quickly reached the upper echelons of metal stardom with a series of classic punk/speed metal albums fueled by Bello’s ferociously riffing bass work. On stage and off, Bello is a veritable bass ambassador who doesn’t pull any musical punches.

ANTHRAX is working on material for its next studio album, tentatively due in 2022. The follow-up to 2016’s “For All Kings” will be ANTHRAX’s third full-length release since the 2010 return of singer Joey Belladonna, who came back into the fold for the “Big Four” shows with METALLICASLAYER and MEGADETH, in the process helping inspire a new wave of creativity.

Source: Blabbermouth

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