In an interview with Overdrive, Anthrax’s drummer Charlie Benante, talked about his band’s favorite album cover and some more. Check it out:
“Oh man, that’s a hard question. [Laughs] From the classic stuff, I’d say [1987’s] ‘Among the Living’ as it still to this day, freaks me out a little bit.
“From the more present-day releases, I’d have to go with [2016’s] ‘For All Kings’ as it just has so much depth and I’m a huge fan of the artist, Alex Ross. I really cherish that album cover.”
On giving his opinion on politics:
“Just because other people happen to work in an office or work construction and in no way shape or form, do what I do, or understand that playing music is also a job.
“I get the same shit that other musicians or actors get for expressing their opinions and I think it’s really unfair. It’s like they think we should just shut up and play our music or whatever like it’s not a real job.
“The feeling from this people is like, ‘We don’t want to hear your views, just play music!’.
“The whole thing that they misunderstand is that I’m not trying to bash anyone in the political field, I just have my own opinion on things and if they keep an open mind it may open some new ideas or thoughts of which they haven’t thought of before.
“Just like when I listen, watch or read some other person’s opinion, it makes me think and assess my own feelings.
“Don’t get me wrong, I’ll say shit about Democrats just as much as I’ll say things about Republicans and at the end of the day, that’s my opinion.
“Those other people that can’t handle any other opinions but their own are just ignorant. These are the same people that don’t own a passport! They don’t travel abroad and have just one very close-minded view on life.
“That’s just so depressing when you think about it. How are they going to understand the world or other cultures if they have never traveled anywhere? It’s just bizarre.”