Anthrax has unleashed their cover of AC/DC's 'T.N.T.,' as featured on 'Anthems,' an collection of classic rock cover songs due March 19.

Ultimate Classic Rock sister site Loudwire has the exclusive premiere of the track (and we're doing our best not to be a jealous older brother.)

As drummer Charlie Benante explains, “Back in the day, when we would do encores we would play AC/DC’s ‘Whole Lotta Rosie.’ We never recorded it back then, but when we were in the studio making ‘Worship Music,’ we decided we wanted to. But [singer] Joey [Belladonna] really wanted to do ‘T.N.T.’ He felt it was more in his style, and he knew the song backwards and forwards, so we recorded that, and it’s great.”

“We recorded the track in Chicago and in Los Angeles [and] the sessions were really easy, felt really good. The thing about ‘T.N.T.’ for me is that there’s not a lot of drumming on it. So the challenge for me was to not go crazy with fills, but to pay tribute to the original recording, and keep it AC/DC.”

In addition to AC/DC, 'Anthems' has Anthrax taking on other classic acts including Cheap Trick, Boston, Rush and Thin Lizzy. Their version of 'T.N.T.' definitely helps build anticipation for the rest of 'Anthems'. But rather than take our word for it, why don't you check it out for yourself?

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