ANTHRAX‘s Scott Ian has praised QUEEN, saying that the British rockers’ music sounds “even better” now, more than four decades after he was first introduced to the iconic band.

The guitarist took to his Instagram on Thursday to post a picture of him with his wife Pearl Aday and QUEEN legend Brian May, and included the following message: “I’ve been listening to QUEEN since 1975, you could say I’m a big fan. Our son got into them heavily about 6 months ago and their catalog has been playing 24/7 in our house. Getting to experience them through my son’s ears has been an amazing experience, delving deeper than I ever have into their records, their arrangements, their completely original sound. It’s like hearing them for the first time 43 years later and they sound even better, just utterly fantastic. And if that’s not enough, check out this super-cool piece that Brian just did as a tribute for a recent NASA mission. In case you didn’t know, Brian (Dr. May) is also an astrophysicist.”

Ian previously called QUEEN ‘the most original rock band in my lifetime,” adding: “There was no QUEEN before QUEEN. And Freddie [Mercury] was the greatest frontman of all time.”

ANTHRAX‘s latest album, “For All Kings”, was released in February 2016. Its arrival followed a five-year period during which the band experienced a rebirth of sorts, beginning with ANTHRAX‘s inclusion on the 2010 “Big Four” tour with METALLICA, SLAYER and MEGADETH, and continuing with the 2011 release of comeback LP “Worship Music”.

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I’ve been listening to Queen since 1975, you could say I’m a big fan. Our son got into them heavily about 6 months ago and their catalog has been playing 24/7 in our house. Getting to experience them through my son’s ears has been an amazing experience, delving deeper than I ever have into their records, their arrangements, their completely original sound. It’s like hearing them for the first time 43 years later and they sound even better, just utterly fantastic. And if that’s not enough, check out this super-cool piece that Brian just did as a tribute for a recent NASA mission. In case you didn’t know, Brian (Dr. May) is also an astrophysicist. Here’s the link: https://gizmodo.com/brian-mays-anthem-for-the-new-horizons-probe-is-really-1831428899 @pearlcaliforniacountry @brianmayforreal @officialqueenmusic @nasa #tbt

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Source: Blabbermouth