“I saw the band on this tour in the summer of ’87. Metal Church were opening, and to be honest, that’s who I was going to see – I was a little behind the times and didn’t know about the New York thrash kings yet. My friends were all like, ‘Oh, man, you gotta see the drummer in Anthrax. He’s amazing!’ And from the first song, Among The Living, I was blown away. I just thought, ‘All right, we’ve got somebody who’s faster than Dave Lombardo!’
“This is a very special record to me. What makes it doubly special is that I got to play these songs with Anthrax when I filled in for Charlie Benante. There was the first time I filled in for him back in 2006, and then I played with them again on the reunion tour that had the lineup for this album.
“It was a lifetime achievement for me to go out and play these songs with the Anthrax. For Charlie to have so much confidence in me, and for him to invite me back, it’s just the most incredible feeling. He’s my favorite thrash drummer and always will be.”