Anthrax are again joined by fans’ favourite Joey Belladonna, out front for the third time in the band’s career, ready for their 10th album, Worship Music. They got a heroes’ welcome and opened with new cuts Earth On Hell and Fight ’Em ’Til You Can’t, before the familiar, manic Caught In A Mosh and the Trust cover they’ve made their own, the anthemic Anti-Social.
Another new number, The Devil You Know, got the crowd going, followed by 80s hit, Indians. The chemistry between Belladonna and Scott Ian gave the impression that they’re now best friends, as per the storming Deathrider. Medusa was a head-banger’s dream, with its crunching riffs, and a five-song encore included the frenzied Madhouse and I Am The Law, featuring endless powerhouse drumming from Charlie Benante.