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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.

 
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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Anthrax to Play ‘Among the Living’ In Full on 2017 U.K. Tour; Joey Belladonna Sings Bon Jovi Cover

Next year marks the 30th anniversary of Anthrax's signature album Among the Living. To celebrate, the band will be playing the disc in its entirety on next year's UK tour...

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Anthrax’s Joey Belladonna Welcomed Back to Sing National Anthem for Chicago Bulls

Anthrax's Joey Belladonna returned to the United Center in Chicago to sing the National Anthem for the Chicago Bulls.

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YouTube: KLAQ
YouTube: KLAQ

Anthrax Perform Acoustic Version of ‘Breathing Lightning’ [Watch]

Legendary New York thrashers Anthrax swung by KLAQ in El Paso, Texas and performed an acoustic version of the 'For All Kings' track 'Breathing Lightning.'

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Music for Nations
Music for Nations

31 Years Ago: Anthrax Start ‘Spreading the Disease’

Anthrax's landmark release, 'Spreading the Disease,' had a lot of turmoil surrounding it. Left without a singer at one point, this album almost wound up radically different.

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Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Revisits Almost Singing for Anthrax Following Joey Belladonna’s 2007 Exit

According to Corey Taylor, the only things that halted the Anthrax collaboration were management and record label reps, who wanted a new Slipknot album.

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Youtube: Charles Lail

‘The Walking Dead’ Star Norman Reedus Joins Anthrax Onstage to Play Bass on ‘Indians’

At Anthrax’s recent show in Atlanta, the 'Walking Dead' star picked up a bass to join the thrashers onstage for their performance of 'Indians.'

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Ian Gavan, Getty Images / Brad Barket, Getty Images

Anthrax’s Scott Ian to Host ‘Never Meet Your Heroes’ SiriusXM Talk Show, Corey Taylor Booked as First Guest

Scott Ian will be hosting the new SiriusXM talk show 'Never Meet Your Heroes,' which will feature Corey Taylor as the first guest.

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Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com

Ozzfest Meets Knotfest – Day 2 (Knotfest): Slipknot, Slayer, Amon Amarth, Anthrax + More [Photos + Recap]

Check out our recap and photo gallery from the Knotfest day of Ozzfest Meets Knotfest, featuring Slipknot, Slayer, Amon Amarth, Anthrax and more.

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Ethan Miller, Getty Images

Anthrax’s Joey Belladonna Sings National Anthem at Chicago Cubs Game

Watch Anthrax vocalist Joey Belladonna sing the National Anthem at a Chicago Cubs game.

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Fans Get ‘Caught in a Mosh’ With Anthrax at Intimate Brooklyn Benefit Show

The clock struck midnight and roadies began to load tons of Anthrax gear into the very small Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn on Saturday night (Sept. 17).

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