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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.

Selected Discography: ‘Among the Living’ (1987), ‘Sound of White Noise’ (1993), ‘Worship Music’ (2011) Related Artists: Scott Ian, Charlie Benante, Joey Belladonna, Frank Bello, Dan Spitz, Danny Lilker, John Bush Further Reading: 10 Best Anthrax Songs

‘The Big Four’ 8-Bit Video Game Featuring Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax

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For this original clip, we teamed up with the Filthy Frackers to create an 8-bit game trailer for 'The Big Four.'

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Anthrax’s Scott Ian: AC/DC’s Malcolm Young Is the ‘Greatest Rhythm Guitar Player Ever’

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Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian is one of the biggest AC/DC fans out there, so when he stopped by our studio to discuss his new book, 'I'm the Man,' we were compelled to ask him about AC/DC's decision to co

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Anthrax’s Scott Ian + Killswitch Engage’s Jesse Leach Share ‘Game of Thrones’ Mixtape Details

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Jo Hale, Getty Images / Atom Splitter PR

Anthrax actually pulled a demo they had tracked for their follow-up to ‘Worship Music,’ while Killswitch Engage wrote a entirely new song for the compilation.

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Frank Bello: New Anthrax Music ‘A Bit Heavier’ and Full of ‘Energy’

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Anthrax bassist Frank Bello has offered some insight on the band's upcoming album.

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Anthrax Offer Glimpse Inside Studio With Wealth of Footage + Photos

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Anthrax are letting fans peek inside the studio by posting both video and photos from their recent tracking sessions.

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Anthrax Apparently To Appear on ‘Game of Thrones’ Mixtape

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Anthrax have been posting photos from the studio recently on their Facebook page with the hashtag #CatchTheThrone.

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Anthrax Guitarist Scott Ian Talks ‘I’m the Man,’ Mother’s Reaction to Book, ’70s New York + More

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Scott Ian recently stopped by our studio to chat about his new book 'I'm the Man: The Story of That Guy From Anthrax.'

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Anthrax Unveil Own Brand of Bourbon

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Anthrax can now toast their accomplishments with their own brand of bourbon called 'Indians.'

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Anthrax Tease Recording of New Studio Album

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Anthrax have offered up a new video teasing the fact that they've begun recording their eleventh studio album.

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Remembering Dimebag Darrell: Frank Bello, David Ellefson + Chris Broderick Share Stories

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We sat down with three of thrash's biggest heavyweights -- Anthrax's Frank Bello, Megadeth's David Ellefson and former Megadeth guitarist Chris Broderick.

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