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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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Evil Robb Photography

Anthrax Film Show From Long Awaited U.K. Headlining Tour for Upcoming DVD

It's been over a decade since Anthrax headlined U.K. dates and they're using the occasion to shoot a new concert DVD.

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise 2017: Days 1 and 2 – Death Angel, Arch Enemy, Anthrax, Carcass, More

Check out our recap and photo gallery of Days 1 and 2 of the 2017 70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise.

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Photo by Nick Durcholz
Photo by Nick Durcholz

Anthrax’s ‘For All Kings’ Limited 7-Inch Box Set to Include White Stripes + Kansas Covers

Anthrax have unveiled a lavish 'For All Kings' box set containing 10 7-inch vinyl records, including two new cover songs and more.

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Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com (2)

Jasta + Code Orange Added to Anthrax + Killswitch Engage Co-Headlining Tour

Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta will take his solo outfit on the road opening select dates on the 'Killthrax' tour and Code Orange will finish the run.

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Butternuts Beer & Ale Brewery

Anthrax Announce First-Ever Signature Beer ‘Wardance’

Anthrax are the latest metal band to release their own signature beer, naming it after a line from the fan-favorite song 'Indians.'

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Jo Hale, Getty Images / Atom Splitter PR
Jo Hale, Getty Images / Atom Splitter PR

Anthrax + Killswitch Engage Announce ‘Killthrax’ 2017 North American Tour

Oh, boy! Another killer 2017 tour has just been announced, with Anthrax and Killswitch Engage leading the way.

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Anthrax to Play ‘Among the Living’ In Full on 2017 U.K. Tour; Joey Belladonna Sings Bon Jovi Cover

Next year marks the 30th anniversary of Anthrax's signature album Among the Living. To celebrate, the band will be playing the disc in its entirety on next year's UK tour...

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Anthrax’s Joey Belladonna Welcomed Back to Sing National Anthem for Chicago Bulls

Anthrax's Joey Belladonna returned to the United Center in Chicago to sing the National Anthem for the Chicago Bulls.

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YouTube: KLAQ

Anthrax Perform Acoustic Version of ‘Breathing Lightning’ [Watch]

Legendary New York thrashers Anthrax swung by KLAQ in El Paso, Texas and performed an acoustic version of the 'For All Kings' track 'Breathing Lightning.'

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Music for Nations

31 Years Ago: Anthrax Start ‘Spreading the Disease’

Anthrax's landmark release, 'Spreading the Disease,' had a lot of turmoil surrounding it. Left without a singer at one point, this album almost wound up radically different.

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