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Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes stand behind mental illness with new single “Anxiety”



Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes have dropped a new single with a title too many of us are familiar with: “Anxiety”, from upcoming May 3rd album End of Suffering via International Death Cult.

Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes continue to show their special connection to human issues through a mixture of melancholic rhythms and a triumphant gestures on this special single. With winding vocal runs that come down with the echoed guitar like rain, Carter sings “so, sing this song with me/raise your hands and stamp your feet/if you have got what you believe is a life full of anxiety/then I’ll tell you that it’s okay/cause it doesn’t have to stay this way/and there’s a better place for you and me/where we can be happy”.

“Whatever life is throwing at you right now, it will pass,” says Carter. “Choose to let it hit you, or duck and watch it fly past much faster and off into your history, of which there have been many obstacles thrown your way and you have overcome them all.”

Besides soft encouragement to keep going through anxious moments, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes recently announced the launch of #abetterplaceforyouandme, an online initiative in conjunction with UK charity CALM (, to provide a safe forum for people to discuss ways of overcoming and living with anxiety.

“Anxiety” is the latest taste of the forthcoming album, recorded with Cam Blackwood (George Ezra/Jack Savoretti) at the helm and legendary mixer Alan Moulder (Nine Inch Nails/Queens Of The Stone Age) sprinkling sonic stardust.
The album also features Tom Morello as a guest guitarist on “Tyrant Lizard King.” The two re-connected after many years at Resurrection Festival in Spain last summer, where Frank infamously sang the Rage classic “Killing In The Name” to a 40,000 strong crowd.
The band previously shared the song/video for “Crowbar” (
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