Anthrax’s ‘For All Kings’ Limited 7-Inch Box Set to Include White Stripes + Kansas Covers
Vinyl is on pace to become a billion dollar industry this year as the format has seen a remarkable resurgence in recent years. Whether you actually play your records, just collect them and show them off or a combination of both, you’ve likely noticed that the packaging for these items has become quite slick. One example is the lavish For All Kings 7-inch box set arriving March 24 from legendary New York thrashers Anthrax.
The set will contain 10 7-inch vinyl records, featuring each one of the For All Kings tracks as well as demo version of select songs and an additional song, “Vice of the People,” which had only previously been available as a Japanese bonus track. Also included will be two new cover songs, “Carry On” by Kansas and “Black Math” from the White Stripes. The full track details can be seen below along with an image depicting everything in the set.
Each disc will come packaged in double-sided, four color artwork, which was designed by Douglas Heusser with Stephen Thompson provided additional art. For those who love colored vinyl, you’re in luck as these discs will come in red, green, blue, maroon and/or orange, most of them sporting a two-color swirl design.
“Doing a box set edition of For All Kings was something that we’ve always wanted to do,” commented drummer Charlie Benante, who worked closely with both Heusser and Thompson on the art. “We wanted to do something special, something that was so much more than the original release, and have it be fun for our audience when they open it up, just be floored by the different colored vinyl, the artwork, everything that’s inside. And we think we’ve done that.”
Anthrax will hit the road with Killswitch Engage this spring, dubbed the ‘KillThrax’ tour as the groups will rotate headlining spots throughout the trek. The Devil Wears Prada will serve as support for the entire run with Jasta and Code Orange playing select dates. Get all the details at our 2017 Guide to Rock + Metal Tours.
Anthrax, For All Kings 7-Inch Box Set Details:
“Breathing Lightning” (album version)
“Breathing Lightning” (demo)
“Monster at the End” (album version)
“Monster at the End” (demo)
“Suzerain” (album version)
“Black Math” (White Stripes cover)
“Carry On” (Kansas cover)
“You Gotta Believe” (album version)
“For All Kings” (album version)
“Evil Twin” (album version)
“This Battle Chose Us” (album version)
“All of Them Thieves” (album version)
“Vice of the People” (previously unreleased in North America)
“Zero Tolerance” (album version)
“Zero Tolerance” (demo)
“Blood Eagle Wings” (album version)
“Blood Eagle Wings” (demo)
“Defend Avenge” (album version)
“Defend Avenge” (demo)
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