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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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Rockabilia

Anthrax Sued for $1 Million Over Ugly Hanukkah Sweater

A lawsuit for $1 million has been filed against Anthrax and two other companies over copyright infringement on the band's ugly Hanukkah sweater.

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Jo Hale / Frazer Harrison, Getty Images

Anthrax’s Scott Ian Suggests Philip Anselmo Donate to Center That Confronts Racism

Scott Ian has suggested Philip Anselmo donate to the Simon Wiesenthal Center, an organization and network of museums that confront racism in America and teach lessons of the Holocaust.

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Music for Nations
Music for Nations

Anthrax Profiled in Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of American History

In an ongoing interactive series, 'Places of Invention,' Anthrax have been profiled by the Smithsonian Institute's National Museum of American History.

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Loudwire

Anthrax Play ‘Rob Halford’s Rapid Fire’

The Metal God imparts his questions upon Scott Ian, Charlie Benante and Frank Bello of Anthrax.

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Lamb of God and Anthrax Heat Up Snow-Filled New York City

After being snowed out on Saturday, Lamb of God and Anthrax rocked their rescheduled show on Monday with a vengeance!

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Loudwire

Anthrax Talk Last Tour With Motorhead, Share Stories of Lemmy Kilmister

Anthrax toured with Motorhead on their last U.S. tour and shared their thoughts on Lemmy Kilmister's health and some stories from the road.

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Ethan Miller / Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Lamb of God + Anthrax Members Unite for Stormtroopers of Death Cover

Lamb of God invited Anthrax's Scott Ian and Charlie Benante up to take on Stormtroopers of Death's 'United Forces.'

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Megaforce / Photo by Ignacio Galvez
Megaforce / Photo by Ignacio Galvez

Anthrax Stream New Track ‘Breathing Lightning’

Anthrax have just made the brand new track 'Breathing Lightning' available for streaming.

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YouTube: Joe Dolan

Iron Maiden’s Adrian Smith Jams With Former Anthrax Singer Neil Turbin at California Pub

Iron Maiden guitarist Adrian Smith recently gave Malibu, Calif. a treat when he led a jam session with former Anthrax vocalist Neil Turbin and Made N' America.

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Rick Diamond, Getty Images
Rick Diamond, Getty Images

Anthrax, Testament, Exodus Members + More To Play on Brian Posehn’s New Comedy Metal Album

Exodus / Slayer guitarist Gary Holt, Testament shredder Alex Skolnick, Soundgarden's Kim Thayil and others will guest on Posehn's latest comedy / metal release.

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