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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.

 
Kevin RC Wilson, Loudwire
Kevin RC Wilson, Loudwire

Charlie Benante Has Begun Writing New Anthrax Material

While Anthrax continue to tour behind 2016's 'For All Kings,' drummer Charlie Benante has already started working on the band's next album.

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Megaforce
Megaforce

27 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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Jake Giles Netter / Megaforce / Century Media / Better Noise / Steve Gullick / Josh Andrade

Anthrax + Nothing More Added to 2017 Loudwire Music Awards Performance Lineup

Anthrax and Nothing More join Judas Priest's Rob Halford, Halestorm, Body Count, Starset and Power Trip as live performers at the 2017 Loudwire Music Awards.

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Best Bassist

Vote for the Best Bassist – 2017 Loudwire Music Awards

Six worthy musicians battle it out for Best Bassist, presented by Hotel Indigo, in the Loudwire Music Awards.

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Kevin RC Wilson, Loudwire

Anthrax’s Joey Belladonna Sings National Anthem at NFL Pre-Season Game

Before the Bills and Vikings took the field, Anthrax's Joey Belladonna had the honor of singing the National Anthem.

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Kevin Winter / Rick Diamond, Getty Images

Anthrax’s Charlie Benante ‘Would Love to Do Something With Jack White’

The Anthrax drummer explains why he wants to collaborate with Jack White.

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Evil Robb Photography, Loudwire

KISS, Rob Zombie, Megadeth, Anthrax, Meshuggah + More Crush Day 1 of Chicago Open Air [Photos]

See our exclusive photos of the Day 1 lineup at 2017 Chicago Open Air festival.

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Metal Blade

John Bush Is ‘More Open’ to Revisiting Anthrax Material on Tour Than Ever

John Bush hasn't gone all-in on playing material from his Anthrax days on tour, but is warming up to the idea more than he ever has.

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Knotfest
Knotfest

A Perfect Circle, Korn, Anthrax, Stone Sour + More to Crush Knotfest Mexico

Even without Slipknot on the bill, Knotfest Mexico has a stacked lineup.

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Ethan Miller / Frazer Harrison, Getty Images

Scott Ian: Anthrax ‘Would Certainly Love’ to Collaborate With Lady Gaga

Uncertain if Metallica and Lady Gaga will work together again, Scott Ian has expressed he has long admired the pop singer's voice & would like to work with her.

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