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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

Drummer Charlie Benante to Miss First Few Weeks of Anthrax’s Spring Tour

Charlie Benante of Anthrax
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Anthrax are about to embark on a spring North American tour, but they'll be without their drummer Charlie Benante for the first few weeks of the trek.

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Scott Ian Talks Tenacious D’s Grammy Win + Anthrax’s ‘Game of Thrones’ Mixtape Track

Anthrax featured Scott Ian

Scott Ian talks about Anthrax's recent Grammy loss in the Best Metal Performance category to comedy duo Tenacious D.

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Anthrax Offer New Album Update, Work Out New Tour Setlists

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Anthrax are speaking about their upcoming studio album and revealing some details about their forthcoming tour.

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Motorhead’s Motorboat Cruise 2015 to Set Sail With Slayer, Motorhead, Anthrax + More

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Motorhead will hit the high seas with Slayer, Anthrax and more for the second annual Motorhead Motorboat Cruise.

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Anthrax’s Not Man vs. Overkill’s Chaly – March Metal Mascot Madness, Round 1

Anthrax vs. Overkill
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Not Man or Chaly? Cast your vote now!

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‘Catch the Throne, Volume 2′ Mixtape, Featuring Anthrax + More, Available for Free on iTunes

Jo Hale, Getty Images / Atom Splitter PR
Jo Hale, Getty Images / Atom Splitter PR

The 'Catch the Throne, Volume 2' mixtape featuring Anthrax, Killswitch Engage, Mastodon and Mushroomhead is now available for free download on iTunes.

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Anthrax Offer First Vocal Listen of Upcoming Album in New Studio Video

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Anthrax give you another glimpse inside the studio while they work on a new album, and they reveal the dates for their spring tour with Volbeat.

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Watch Anthrax’s Scott Ian Get Killed on ‘The Walking Dead’

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Anthrax legend Scott Ian finally got his moment of undead glory on The Walking Dead.

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Anthrax Members, Testament’s Alex Skolnick Visit VH1 Classic’s ‘That Metal Show’ [Sneak Peek]

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Anthrax's members and Testament shredder Alex Skolnick are the guest on Saturday's edition of VH1 Classic's 'That Metal Show.'

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Anthrax’s Scott Ian to Appear on ‘Talking Dead’ Following ‘Walking Dead’ Cameo

AMC / Twitter: Scott Ian
AMC / Twitter: Scott Ian

In addition to his cameo as a zombie on The Walking Dead, Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian will appear on the after-show Talking Dead.

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