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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.

 
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Anthrax Unveil ‘Zero Tolerance’ Lyric Video, Reflect on 35 Years as a Band

Get a look at the new lyric video for Anthrax's 'Zero Tolerance' and see what Scott Ian has to say about 35 years of being in Anthrax.

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Anthrax’s Charlie Benante: ‘This May Be Our Last Record’ [Update]

After two successive successful albums, Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante ponders whether the band will record another disc beyond 'For All Kings.'

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YouTube: Nerdist

Watch Anthrax’s Scott Ian Get Turned Into a White Walker for ‘Game of Thrones’

Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian was transformed into a White Walker on the HBO series 'Game of Thrones.'

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Rock’N Derby 2016 – Day 2: A Day To Remember, Halestorm, Anthrax + More

See our photos and a recap of the second day of the 2016 Rock'N Derby festival.

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John Bush
Metal Blade

John Bush: Songs on Anthrax’s ‘The Greater of Two Evils’ Didn’t Need to Be Re-Recorded

Armored Saint singer John Bush recently opened up on the re-recorded Anthrax classics on 'The Greater of Two Evils,' saying it did not need to happen.

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images / Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com / Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Slayer, Anthrax, Death Angel to Embark on Fall 2016 North American Tour

Thrashers gets ready because Slayer, Anthrax and Death Angel have teamed up for a 2016 North American Fall tour.

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Loudwire
Loudwire

Anthrax Albums Ranked

See how we ranked Anthrax's studio albums from weakest to strongest.

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Anthrax’s Scott Ian on AC/DC: ‘They Should Just Stop’ Without Brian Johnson

Anthrax guitarist and huge AC/DC fan Scott Ian thinks the band 'should just stop' if they can't continue with Brian Johnson as the singer.

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Aaron Poole Images / Adam Bettcher
Aaron Poole Images / Adam Bettcher

Anthrax, ‘The Devil You Know’ vs. Disturbed, ‘Down With the Sickness’ – March Metal Madness 2016, Round 2

Anthrax take on Disturbed in Round 2 of March Metal Madness to determine the Best Metal Song of the 21st Century.

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Megaforce Records
Megaforce Records

Anthrax’s ‘For All Kings’ Cracks the Top 10 of Billboard Album Chart

'For All Kings' landed at No. 9, giving Anthrax its highest chart position in over two decades.

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