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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

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

Remembering Dimebag: Frank Bello, David Ellefson + Chris Broderick
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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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Anthrax Officially Start New Album, Toast the Memory of Dimebag Darrell

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Anthrax raise a glass to the late Dimebag Darrell on the 10th anniversary of his death and confirm they've started their new album.

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Motorhead, Slipknot, Mastodon Anthrax + Tenacious D Earn Grammy Nominations for Best Metal Performance

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The nominees for the 57th annual Grammy Awards were announced Friday, with Anthrax, Mastodon, Motorhead, Slipknot and Tenacious D earning metal nods.

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Frank Bello, David Ellefson + Chris Broderick Talk Metal Allegiance

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Like true buddies and metal brethren, the trio tossed around jokes and jabs while speaking with ornate passion about all things music.

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Remembering ‘Dimebag’ Darrell: Anthrax’s Scott Ian Shares ‘Black Tooth Grin’ Moments

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In this clip, the Anthrax legend speaks of "always looking forward" to spending time with Dime.

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Anthrax’s Scott Ian Transforms Into Zombie for Upcoming ‘Walking Dead’ Episode

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In a video posted by Nerdist, the entire process of turning Scott Ian into a cannibalistic member of the bitten is documented.

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Knotfest 2014: Slipknot, Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat + More Crush California

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Knotfest 2014 is an event metal fans will never forget.

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