However, according to their guitarist Scott Ian, the band is not working on a covers album at all. He explains to VH1 Radio Network:
It’s not at all what we’re doing. [laughs] We just always record cover songs. They just happen when we’re in the studio or when we’re touring, we get bored of jamming on our own songs at soundcheck, so you end up jamming on cover songs and eventually we’ll end up recording them and eventually, somehow, they end up getting released in some way, shape or form as B-sides, but we’re definitely not working on a covers album.
Ian also commented on the possibility of writing and recording another album:
We do already have two or three things kind of in the works as far as new music goes, so it’s just a case of if you can get into that mode to start working on them. I can’t even explain why or how it happens, but sometimes you’ll just get into a mode and you’re able to create and you’re able to work on stuff and move stuff forward, new stuff, but sometimes you just can’t. Sometimes you’re on tour and there’s just no spark, it’s just not there, it’s just all about what you’re doing in the moment, playing those shows.
ANTHRAX – “Sad But True” (METALLICA cover):
ANTHRAX – “Welcome Home (Sanitarium)” (METALLICA cover):
ANTHRAX – “She” (KISS cover):