[DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL] Interview with Frank Bello (Anthrax)

L-R: Charlie Benante, Frank Bello, Scott Ian, Joey Belladonna, Jon Donais

On the massive DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL announcement that Anthrax will be gracing our shores alongside some of the greats of the heavy music industry. Casper sat down with FRANK BELLO to have what turned out to be a brutally honest chat about Final Tours, The BIG 4,  Download Festival and Scott Ian!


It’s rare that a career gets a second shot, let alone a whole second act, but then Anthrax isn’t your average band. Formed in New York in 1981, the group that would go on to sell over ten million records and become the living embodiment of America’s hi-top wearing, riff-spitting, ear-thrashing answer to the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal has undergone not one, but two complete eras – but that isn’t their real achievement. More than the group who let a fledgling Metallica crash on their studio floor in 1983, who became a lightning rod for geekdom by immortalizing Judge Dredd with “I Am The Law” in 1987, who enthusiastically raised a middle finger to the critics and unimaginative fans alike by collaborating with rappers Public Enemy in 1991, and who – in 2011 with the release of ‘Worship Music’ – proved that classic albums aren’t a bygone concept, the story of Anthrax is one of gritty determination in the face of outrageous odds, and one of the Big Four alongside Slayer, Megadeth, and Metallica!

2018 saw the Australian debut of the world’s premier rock and metal festival Download! 30,000 heavy music fans descended on Flemington christening Melbourne into the Download family alongside Donington UK, (the spiritual home of rock), Paris France, Madrid Spain. In 2019, Download returns to Melbourne and will head north to serve up a mammoth line up of sonic brutality and great times to Sydneysiders for the very first time!

So, which heavyweight heroes will be powering the mosh pits in 2019… you better be sitting down…

Kicking off with a lash of bittersweetness… Ozzy Osbourne and Slayer will be joining Download for the Australian legs of their final ever world tours, we know you all will rise and give them the send-off they both deserve….

TICKETS TO DOWNLOAD
downloadfestival.com.au/tickets 

Max tickets per transaction – 10
Payment methods – VISA and MasterCard
downloadfestival.com.au/tickets

Ticket prices:
GA $189 + BFs


RIP VIEWING PLATFORM EXPERIENCE: MELBOURNE – $379 + BFs
Take your Download 2019 experience up a few notches. Forget VIP, you can RIP!

  • Event ticket to Download Festival Melbourne
  • Entry via dedicated RIP Express Lanes
  • Dedicated RIP Viewing Platform right next to the Black/Red (Main) stages which includes –
    • Dedicated RIP Cloak Room
    • An exclusive bar and food offering
    • Your own Download official merchandise stand with some limited-edition items
    • Exclusive Download Festival RIP laminate
    • Re-usable souvenir Download Festival Cup plus complimentary drink
    • Your very own plush RIP dunnies
    • Complimentary wifi and phone charging stations
    • Shade and seating areas

RIP FESTIVAL BAR EXPERIENCE: SYDNEY – $299 + BFs
Take your Download 2019 experience up a few notches. Forget VIP, you can RIP!

  • Event ticket to Download Festival Sydney
  • Entry via dedicated RIP Express Lanes
  • Dedicated RIP Zone which includes –
    • Dedicated RIP Cloak Room
    • An exclusive bar and food offering
    • Your own Download official merchandise stand with some limited-edition items
    • Exclusive Download Festival RIP laminate
    • Re-usable souvenir Download Festival Cup plus complimentary drink
    • Your very own plush RIP dunnies
    • Complimentary wifi and phone charging stations
    • Shade and seating areas

DOUBLE DOWN(LOAD) TICKET: $360 + BFs 
Want more Ozzy? Need more Slayer? Then why not double down on your Download experience with the Double Down(load) ticket.

With a Double Down(load) ticket you won’t have to miss a thing with discounted general admission entry to both Download Sydney on Saturday 9 March 2019 AND Download Melbourne on Monday 11 March 2019 (Labour Day Public Holiday). It’s a long weekend after all, so why not make the most of Download 2019!

Exclusive pre-sale for Optus customers, thanks to Optus Perks from 9am, Friday September 21 until 12am Saturday September 22. For more information on how to purchase, visit optusperks.com.au or download My Optus App today.


OZZY OSBOURNE
SLAYER | JUDAS PRIEST | ALICE IN CHAINS

 GHOST | RISE AGAINST | THE AMITY AFFLICTION | ANTHRAX
HALESTORM | BEHEMOTH | ME FIRST AND THE GIMME GIMMES
I PREVAIL | CONVERGE | FRENZAL RHOMB | LUCA BRASI
CODE ORANGE | ANDY BLACK | THE FEVER 333
WAR ON WOMEN | HIGH TENSION | OUTRIGHT
RUINS | ALIEN WEAPONRY
PLUS LOADS MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!