Charlie Benante releases covers album

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Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante announced his brand new album “Silver Linings”, which will be released via Megaforce on May 14, and will feature all the covers he recorded during lockdown.

The 14 songs, that were uploaded on YouTube as the “quarantine jam” series, feature a load of special guests.

“Back in February of last year, with COVID and all the other B.S. that was going on, I was glued to the 24-hour news cycle on the TV and my phone, and I started to get really depressed. My girlfriend said I needed to turn off the news and suggested I do something creative, whether it was art or drumming or writing new songs, and she was right.”

“I knew a lot of my musician friends were going through the same thing I had been, so I started asking them if they wanted to get involved, play some songs with me, maybe make a video. That’s how it all started.”

Benante worked with his bandmates in Anthrax, Frank Bello, Scott Ian, his girlfriend Carla Harvey (Butcher Babies), Corey Taylor (Slipknot), Ra Diaz (Suicidal Tendencies), Mark Osegueda (Death Angel), John 5 (Rob Zombie) and Alex Skolnick (Testament).

The songs on the album vary from Rush and Tom Petty to Beastie Boys, Stormtroopers Of Death, Massive Attack, U2 and Billie Eilish…

“Silver Linings” track listing:

* “City of Blinding Lights” (U2)

Frank Bello
Mark Osegueda
Charlie Benante

* “Chloe Dancer / Crown of Horns” (MOTHER LOVE BONE)

Mark Menghi
Mark Osegueda
Charlie Benante

* “Teardrop” (MASSIVE ATTACK)

Carla Harvey
Ra Diaz
Charlie Benante

* “Run DMC” (Run-DMC)

Darryl “DMC” McDaniels
Rob Caggiano
Ra Diaz
Charlie Benante

* “Rhiannon” (FLEETWOOD MAC)

Mark Menghi
Jennifer Cella
Randy McStine
Charlie Benante

* “Yer So Bad” (Tom Petty)

Carla Harvey
Ra Diaz
Charlie Benante

* “Transylvania” (IRON MAIDEN)

Dave “Snake” Sabo
Frank Bello
Jon Donias
Charlie Benante

* “Presto Vivace” (U.K.)

Ra Diaz
Alex Skolnick
Jordan Rudess
Charlie Benante

* “Bad Guy” (Billie Eilish)

Ra Diaz
Charlie Benante

* “Jimmy James” (BEASTIE BOYS)

Ra Diaz
Charlie Benante

* “All The Way” (KISS)

PJ Farley
Joe McGinness
John 5
Charlie Benante

* “Mr Speed” (KISS)

Joe McGinness
PJ Farley
Charlie Benante

* “Public Image” (PUBLIC IMAGE)

Hank Von Hell
Dave Brownsound
Jason “Cone” McCaslin
Charlie Benante

* “Funny Vibe” (LIVING COLOUR)

Ra Diaz
Corey Glover
Henry Flury
Charlie Benante

Photo credit: Jimmy Hubbard