The clock struck midnight and roadies began to load tons of Anthrax gear into the very small Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn on Saturday night (Sept. 17). The band performed in Connecticut earlier in the day and burned the midnight oil in New York City for their second show in one day.

It was also their second consecutive sold out show at Saint Vitus and for a good cause. All the proceeds went to benefit Gilda's Club NYC, an organization that supports, educates and empowers cancer patients and their families. The second benefit show was a late one and even though the members were visibly tired, they squeezed every ounce of strength they could into the intimate set.

With no opener needed the hometown band kicked off the night with the anthem “I Am the Law” and played a rare song “Lone Justice.” Another treat for fans was Anthrax unleashing “Aftershock,” before the first Saint Vitus show, they haven’t played it since 2006.

Despite battering eardrums in the wee hours of the morning, the energy from the fans and the band as a whole was unrelenting. Sweat soaked bodies continued to stomp around especially during “Caught in a Mosh.”

Anthrax released their new album, For All Kings, earlier this year and cranked out fresh tunes “Monster at the End” and “Breathing Lightning.” The night concluded with “I’m the Man” and everyone “War Danced!” to the set ending “Indians.”

The thrash metalers are on the road this fall as part of one hell of a tour with Slayer and Death Angel. Go here for a full list of tour dates.

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