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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’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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Volbeat Taking Anthrax + Crobot on 2015 Tour

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There's an early contender for best tour of the spring, as Volbeat will be hitting the road with Anthrax and Crobot in 2015.

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Slipknot’s Corey Taylor on Nearly Joining Anthrax: ‘I Wanted It So Bad’

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Corey Taylor tells 'Talk Is Jericho' host Chris Jericho about the time he nearly joined Anthrax.

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Anthrax’s Scott Ian Fields Band for Mother Superior Covers Collection

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Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian and his wife Pearl Aday lead a lineup of musicians recording a Mother Superior covers collection.

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Scott Ian Recalls Time When Metallica Discussed Firing Lars Ulrich

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Scott Ian's autobiography, 'I'm the Man,' just hit store shelves, and one of the most interesting passages comes where the Anthrax guitarist recalls a time when Metallica had discussed firing drummer Lars Ulrich.

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Anthrax’s Scott Ian Pulls Back the Curtain During ‘Speaking Words’ Performance in L.A.

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Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian shared some of his favorite stories during a 'Speaking Words' performance at Los Angeles' Largo at the Coronet.

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Ex-Anthrax Singer Neil Turbin Calls Out Scott Ian for ‘Fabricating Lies’ in Autobiography

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Neil Turbin has called out Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian for fabricating lies about him in his 'I'm the Man' autobiography.

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Scott Ian Shares ‘The Worst Moment for Me in the History of Anthrax’

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From the guitarist's upcoming memoir, Scott Ian details Dan Lilker's firing from Anthrax at the hands of Neil Turbin.

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Motorboat Day 4: Metal Allegiance, Motorhead, Anthrax, High on Fire + More Close Out Cruise

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Motorhead’s Motorboat Cruise was one boat ride that both metal fans and bands will never forget!

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