What they’re saying
We gave Anterior bassist, James Britton, a shout to find out what the Devil is taking them so long to get their second album out:
“At the moment, we are still holed up writing for our second record due out in 2010 on Metal Blade Records. We have been working on the album for awhile and we are really happy with the way its sounding and cannot wait for people to hear it. As soon as we get out of the studio we are looking to get back on tour as soon as we can. Playing live is such a big part of who we are and we are desperate to play some new songs and hit new countries.
“After so many set backs with line-ups, medical problems and all of the other shit we have had to deal with since releasing This Age of Silence in 2007 we are back with new members, new songs and more drive than ever to deliver a great live show and grab every opportunity we can. It is great to be able to say that we will be back in full swing in 2010 with new everything and we can’t wait to see you all on the road.
“We will be issuing updates within the coming weeks about the new album and everything happening in the Anteriorworld so keep checking our MySpace and Facebook pages. We love you all and we will see you soon, happy new year you sexy bastards!”
It’s official – we’re sexy bastards. A Welsh man said so!
Watch Hugh…experience Anterior at Bloodstock Open Air 2009
Thrash Hits verdict
People throw the term “long-awaited” around far too readily these days, but for Anterior it’s well deserved. It looks as though it will be nearly three years after their debut that Anterior will get their second album out – and for a “young” band, that’s almost forever.
Luckily for Anterior though, they have earned the right to make us wait. With The Age Of Silence they managed to combine the kind of riff-crush you expect from the Swedish melodic death metal, with guitar harmonies and solos the likes of which you’d be hard-pressed to find better British examples of this side of the NWOBHM. Were it not for their tumultuous last couple of years, we have no doubt they’d be topping bills by now, instead of threatening to out-shine everyone from the deceptive safety of support slots. We fully expect their new album to be more than worth the wait.