Charlie Benante & Friends

Silver Linings


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Limited LP: Silver/Red Splatter Vinyl

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With a little help from his friends, Anthrax’s Charlie Benante releases ‘Silver Linings’.  

Featuring an all-star cast of “who’s who” in the thrash, metal, and rock worlds, ‘Silver Linings’ is 14 tracks culled from Benante’s acclaimed quarantine jam video series.  

Benante collaborated on jams with fellow Anthrax bandmates Frank Bello, Scott Ian and Jon Donais, 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), among many more.  

Some of Charlie’s favorite songs by Rush, Tom Petty, The Beastie Boys, Stormtroopers of Death, Kings X, Run DMC, Massive Attack, U2, Fugazi, The Chemical Brothers and Billie Eilish were covered.  

For the album’s cover art, Charlie recruited his friend, artist Brian Ewing, whose art he’s always loved. “I think he did a great job,” said Charlie, “and the package’s artwork ties in my fascination with horror.”  

“This isn’t a solo album,” Charlie added, “this is a record of my favourite songs done with some of my friends during a time that was very dark. We found a shining light and this is the result of that light. I was really happy that my musician friends came onboard and helped make this record what it is. I appreciate all of them, and they all did such a fantastic job. Despite all of the darkness we’ve experienced this past year, there are silver linings; that’s why I chose that title for the album.”  

Benante has earmarked a portion of the Silver Lining proceeds for the Neal Casal Music Foundation, an organization that provides musical instruments and lessons to students and makes donations to much-needed mental health organizations that support musicians in need. 

Tracklist

City Of Blinding Lights (feat. Frank Bello & Mark Osegudea) / Chloe Dancer / Crown Of Thorns (feat. Mark Menghi & Mark Osegueda) / Teardrop (feat. Carla Harvey & Ra Diaz) / Run DMC Medley (feat. DMC, Rob Caggiano & Ra Diaz) / Rhiannon (Mark Menghi, Randy McStine & Jennifer Cella) / Yer So Bad (feat. Carla Harvey & Ra Diaz) / Transylvannia (Snake Sabo, Frank Bello &  Jon Donais) / Presto Vivace (feat. Ra Diaz, Alex Skolnick & Jordan Rudes) / Bad Guy (feat, Ra Diaz) / Jimmy James Jam (feat. Ra Diaz) / All The Way (feat. PJ Farley, Joe McGinness & John 5) / Mr. Speed (feat. Joe McGinness & PJ Farley) / Public Image (feat. Hank Von Hell, Dave Brownsound & Cone McAslin) / Funny Vibe (feat. Ra Diaz, Corey Taylor & Henry Flurry)