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Over the course of their career, New York’s Anthrax have proven to be one of metal’s most versatile bands; but they will always be most closely associated with the ‘80s thrash metal movement, which they helped pioneer as one of the so-called Big Four, alongside West Coast counterparts Metallica, Slayer and Megadeth. Originally founded in 1981 by rhythm guitarist Scott Ian and bassist Danny Lilker, who were joined by singer Neil Turbin, lead guitarist Dan Spitz and drummer Charlie Benante, Anthrax were among the first bands across the thrash metal threshold thanks to their 1984 debut LP, ‘Fistful of Metal.’ But it wasn’t until Joey Belladonna and Frank Bello replaced Turbin and Bello, respectively, that the quintet found the perfect lineup with which to rampage through the ‘80s, armed with seminal albums like ‘Spreading the Disease,’ ‘Among the Living,’ and their pioneering rap-metal single, ‘I’m the Man,’ which led to an even more groundbreaking fusion with Public Enemy and ‘Bring the Noise.’ The band shifted creative gears during the 1990s, swapping Belladonna for ex-Armored Saint singer John Bush, and their commercial fortunes steadily waned. But with renewed interest building in the third millennium, a classic lineup reunion and numerous Big Four concerts reenergized the Anthrax band, which remains strong today.

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Rock on the Range: Day 3 Main Stage – Linkin Park, Rise Against, Volbeat, Halestorm, Anthrax + More

On the last day of Rock on the Range 2015, the festival’s Main Stage saw some heavy hitters all throughout the day like Linkin Park, Rise Against and Volbeat.

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Scott Ian: Anthrax Continue To Write Songs For New Album

Anthrax have been working on songs for the follow-up to 2011's Worship Music for a while, and guitarist Scott Ian says the band continues to write and record.

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Godsmack, Stone Temple Pilots + Anthrax Lead 2015 Shindig Festival

Godsmack, Stone Temple Pilots and Anthrax lead the lineup for Baltimore's Shindig Festival.

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Volbeat, Anthrax + Crobot Forced to Cancel Show Due to Inadequate Building Infrastructure

Volbeat and Anthrax were forced to cancel their gig Sunday night (May 3) in Calgary, Canada, after a building engineer determined the Calgary Stampede Corral’s infrastructure was not strong enough.

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Drummer Charlie Benante to Miss First Few Weeks of Anthrax’s Spring Tour

Anthrax are about to embark on a spring North American tour, but they'll be without their drummer Charlie Benante for the first few weeks of the trek.

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Scott Ian Talks Tenacious D’s Grammy Win + Anthrax’s ‘Game of Thrones’ Mixtape Track

Scott Ian talks about Anthrax's recent Grammy loss in the Best Metal Performance category to comedy duo Tenacious D.

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Anthrax Offer New Album Update, Work Out New Tour Setlists

Anthrax are speaking about their upcoming studio album and revealing some details about their forthcoming tour.

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Motorhead’s Motorboat Cruise 2015 to Set Sail With Slayer, Motorhead, Anthrax + More

Motorhead will hit the high seas with Slayer, Anthrax and more for the second annual Motorhead Motorboat Cruise.

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Anthrax vs. Overkill

Anthrax’s Not Man vs. Overkill’s Chaly – March Metal Mascot Madness, Round 1

Not Man or Chaly? Cast your vote now!

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Jo Hale, Getty Images / Atom Splitter PR

‘Catch the Throne, Volume 2′ Mixtape, Featuring Anthrax + More, Available for Free on iTunes

The 'Catch the Throne, Volume 2' mixtape featuring Anthrax, Killswitch Engage, Mastodon and Mushroomhead is now available for free download on iTunes.

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