Got The Time, from the bandâ€™s 1990 Gold-certified Persistence of Time, was one of several songs on NASAâ€™s wake-up playlist for the Mars Rover, Curiosity, that touched down on the Red Planet August 5. â€œGot The Timeâ€ woke Curiosity up on Day Six, along with â€œEchelonâ€ by 30 Seconds to Mars. Since Curiosityâ€™s Mars landing, the playlist has also included The Beatlesâ€™ â€œGood Morning Good Morning,â€ the theme from â€œStar Wars,â€ and Wagnerâ€™s â€œThe Ride of the Valkyries.â€
As Anthraxâ€™s Scott Ian put it, â€œYes, there will be moshing on Mars.â€
Next on Anthraxâ€™s Planet Earth agenda is a Fall co-headline tour with Testament, with Death Angel supporting. This will be Leg Three of the Anthrax/Testament/Death Angel hat-trick, and will mark Anthraxâ€™s first tour of Canada in support of the bandâ€™s most recent release, Worship Music, called the Metal Album of the Year by an abundance of journalists.
Added Ian, â€œWith Testament and Death Angel before, we played sold-out shows, raging crowds and EPIC war dances, and we canâ€™t wait to do it again, especially for our Canadian fans who have been waiting a long to time â€˜worship musicâ€™ with us.â€