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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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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Anthrax’s Frank Bello on New Album: ‘We Just Want to Make Sure It’s the Right Record’

Anthrax have taken their time with their new album, but Frank Bello insists it's nearly ready and that they just wanted to get it right.

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25 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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Anthrax’s Scott Ian + Charlie Benante Talk ‘The Walking Dead’ + Online Story Conspiracy

In this interview, Scott Ian and Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante go full-on fanboy on The Walking Dead and discuss and interesting online conspiracy.

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Anthrax Help Say Goodbye to House of Blues on Sunset Strip With Memorable Show

On Wednesday in West Hollywood, Anthrax played one of the final shows ever at the House of Blues. See photos and check out our recap.

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Anthrax Plan ‘Spreading the Disease’ 30th Anniversary Edition, Eye 2016 for New Album

October will mark 30 years since Anthrax's second album Spreading the Disease was released.

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Anthrax to Play Final Metal Show at Hollywood’s Sunset Strip House of Blues

The Sunset Strip House of Blues in West Hollywood is set to shutter its doors, but not before Anthrax gets in the venue's final metal show.

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Iron Maiden vs. Anthrax – Best Live Band, Round 1

Vote for either Iron Maiden or Anthrax in this Best Live Band competition.

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Joey Belladonna on His ’90s Ouster From Anthrax: ‘It Sucks That We Had to Spend 13 Years’ Apart

Joey Belladonna has been back in Anthrax for several years now, and the band has been riding a renewed wave of success, but the singer thinks his 13-year ouster from the band was unfortunate.

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Photo by Stephanie Cabral

Anthrax to Release ‘The Devil You Know’ Bourbon

Anthrax are getting back in the bourbon game with a new small batch offering called 'The Devil You Know.'

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Motorhead to Invade North America for 2015 Tour With Saxon + Anthrax

Motorhead have revealed a batch of tour dates with Saxon and Anthrax beginning Aug. 19 in Riverside, Calif. and finishing at the Orlando, Fla. House of Blues.

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