On October 24, 1995, Anthrax released their seventh studio album, Stomp 442. The album did moderately well in a few countries. It came in at 47 here in the US, 49 in Australia, 36 in Finland, 77 in Australia, and 81 in Canada. It does not yet have any certifications, but who knows, maybe that's still possible for them.
The only two singles for the album were "Fueled" and "Nothing", released consecutively.
"Fueled" seems to be about advancing in life and seeing how much you've progressed over time, while acknowledging that you're just getting stronger. You may not know why you are where you are now, but you're there and its an amazing feeling. This song expresses that very well, and is a great way to introduce your album to the world. Its actually the second track on the album, but given the fact that its the fist single, its perfect.
A track I wanted to mention was the first song on the album, "Random Acts of Senseless Violence." While the song itself, lyrically does not really speak to me at all, I feel like this is one of those songs made to be performed live. I just really feel like this one would hype up a crowd very well, and would more than likely inspire several mosh pits.
Though, its quite possible that the entire album will do that. We're going to hopefully be seeing Anthrax at Fort Rock, and you just may be able to see them as well! Not only are they going to be at Fort Rock, but they also will be performing at Welcome To Rockville, Carolina Rebellion, and the Rock N' Derby. They also are booked for Rock Im Revier, Rockavaria Festival, Rock In Vienna, Sonisphere all around Europe. For further information, please go on over to Anthrax's website because they have everything you need to know!
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