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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.

 
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Ethan Miller, Getty Images

Anthrax’s Joey Belladonna Sings National Anthem at Chicago Cubs Game

Watch Anthrax vocalist Joey Belladonna sing the National Anthem at a Chicago Cubs game.

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Fans Get ‘Caught in a Mosh’ With Anthrax at Intimate Brooklyn Benefit Show

The clock struck midnight and roadies began to load tons of Anthrax gear into the very small Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn on Saturday night (Sept. 17).

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Slayer’s Kerry King No Fan of Anthrax’s ‘Bring the Noise’ Collaboration With Public Enemy

Slayer guitarist Kerry King reveals his feelings about tourmates Anthrax's collaboration with Public Enemy on 'Bring the Noise.'

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Photo: Travis Shinn

Anthrax to Play Intimate Brooklyn Show to Raise Funds For Cancer Support Group Gilda’s Club NYC [Update]

Anthrax will be playing a special gig at Brooklyn’s St. Vitus club to raise money for Gilda’s Club NYC, a cancer support group.

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire (2)

Watch Slayer + Anthrax Members Jam Bryan Adams’ ‘Summer of ’69’ at Soundcheck

During a soundcheck in Canada, members of Slayer and Anthrax jammed on a cover of Bryan Adams' 'Summer of '69.' Check out the video inside.

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YouTube: AnthraxVEVO

Anthrax Unleash ‘Monster at the End’ Music Video

Anthrax have released a comic book themed music video for the single 'Monster at the End' off their 11th studio album, 'For All Kings.'

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Photo Courtesy of Charlie Benante
Photo Courtesy of Charlie Benante

Anthrax Perform on ‘Late Night With Seth Meyers,’ Meet Robert De Niro

Anthrax performed their single 'Monster at the End' on 'Late Night With Seth Meyers' and had the chance to hang out with legendary actor Robert De Niro.

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26 Years Ago: Anthrax Release ‘Persistence of Time’

On Aug. 21, 1990, Anthrax released their 'Persistence of Time' album with a lot of drama surrounding them.

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Anthrax to Perform on ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’

Mark your calendars! Anthrax will perform their song 'Monster at the End' during an appearance on 'Late Night With Seth Meyers' on Aug. 24.

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Anthrax’s Frank Bello Talks ‘For All Kings,’ Creative Process, Facing Adversity + More

Anthrax bassist Frank Bello was the guest on Full Metal Jackie's weekend radio show, discussing 'For All Kings,' the creative process, facing adversity & more.

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