ANTHRAX has announced a new alliance with Puck Hcky, the Michigan-based, premium hockey apparel brand. Beginning immediately, Puck Hcky is making available a series of high-quality, small batch hockey jerseys and streetwear that pull visual inspiration from the band's rich catalog of album, EP, single, and t-shirt artwork, including ANTHRAX's instantly-recognizable logo and its longtime mascot, "Not-Man." You can check it all out on the Puck Hcky web site.
"We're huge fans of ANTHRAX so we reached out to their manager to propose a collaboration celebrating this iconic group that reflects our other passion, hockey," said Matt Marini, Puck Hcky's CEO. "We worked closely with the band's Scott Ian, as well as Charlie Benante, who is personally involved with all of ANTHRAX's visual imaging, to fashion five-star, hockey-themed merchandise for its fans. One of our collaborating artists, Jon Gregory (of Garbage Pail Kids artwork fame), created a sick goalie mask design incorporating instantly recognizable ANTHRAX visuals."
For this series of ANTHRAX jerseys, Puck Hcky started with its pro-weight hockey jerseys, incorporating four different ANTHRAX designs, and finished them with customized detailing, such as embroidered patches and custom-made logo hem tags. Currently, there are hockey jerseys, hoodies, flannels, 3/4 sleeve raglan baseball shirts, and t-shirts featuring four different ANTHRAX designs available on Puck Hcky's web site, with plans to introduce additional designs and apparel.
"On behalf of ANTHRAX," said Benante, "I can honestly say that we are so excited to be joining forces with Puck Hcky. The clothing is next level, and the designs are a sports and music fans' dream."
ANTHRAX is continuing to tour in support of its latest album, "For All Kings", which was released in February 2016. A follow-up effort is expected in 2020.