Earlier this year Monster Energy’s thrash heroes Anthrax and metalcore mainstays Killswitch Engage co-headlined one of the most talked about metal tours of all time…The KillThrax tour. It seems as though both band’s had such a great time touring together, they’ve decided to do it all over again in 2018, and the best part? They’re hitting many places which missed out the first time around. The KillThrax II tour is a thrash-metal whirlwind which is going to take over 29 cities across the United States and Canada in January of next year with support from Havok.
"'Evil Dead II.' 'Dawn of the Dead.' 'The Godfather: Part 2.' 'The Empire Strikes Back.' All sequels that are better than the original. Add 'KillThrax II' to that list. Back by popular demand, KillThrax is coming at ya again my friends." -- Scott Ian, Anthrax
After our recent interview with Anthrax bassist Frank Bello, he exclaims of the tour "After playing so many amazing shows last year with our friends Killswitch Engage, I'm psyched for round two of KillThrax, and we're adding Havok to the heaviness!!" Added drummer Charlie Benante, "The shows were great, the audiences were great, and we all felt great about the whole thing, so why not do it again?"
"We are looking forward to the next leg of the 'KillThrax' tour," said KsE singer Jesse Leach. "We had a blast on the first one and we enjoyed sharing the stage with the humble legends Anthrax! There is such a synergy between the two bands and a certain unity that is infectious, so it was a no brainer to put this package back together and hit the road. It's an honor and we are excited for these shows, the fans, and the good times! KillThrax is gearing up for round two, so let's keep the party rolling!"
Just as they did with the initial KillThrax tour, Anthrax and Killswitch Engage will rotate the headlining slot for which band closes the show on KillThrax II. Fans can expect an incredible night of intense metal ferocity on an incredible night of live heavy metal music provided by the biggest heavy hitters in the industry.