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Iron Maiden, Megadeth, Anthrax + More Emerge Victorious at 2013 Battle of San Bernardino

Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com
Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com

For one night, the California city of San Bernardino was the center of the metal universe as Iron Maiden, Megadeth, Anthrax, Testament and Sabaton headed up the Battle of San Bernardino at the San Manuel Amphitheatre.

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Charlie Benante vs. Vinnie Paul – Greatest Metal Drummer, Quarterfinals

Matthew Rodgers, HERFitz PR / Donald Bowers, Getty Images
Matthew Rodgers, HERFitz PR / Donald Bowers, Getty Images

In this quarterfinal matchup of our Greatest Metal Drummer tournament, Anthrax stickman Charlie Benante takes on Pantera / Hellyeah skin-basher Vinnie Paul.

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Rob Caggiano Talks Leaving Anthrax, Joining Volbeat, Rock Allegiance Tour + More

Rob Caggiano
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In the world of metal, the first big story of 2013 was the announcement that guitarist Rob Caggiano had left Anthrax. No longer attaining happiness from his time with the legendary thrash band, Caggiano left and began to focus on producing records. Caggiano's first project since his Anthrax departure was to man to board for Volbeat's newest album, 'Outlaw Gentleman & Shady Ladies,' but he also ended up joining Volbeat as a full-time member.

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Scott Ian: ‘As Far as I’m Concerned, Jon Donais Is the Guitar Player in Anthrax’

Scott Ian of Anthrax
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

After the departure of Rob Caggiano in January, Anthrax were left without a lead guitarist, but the band quickly tapped Shadows Fall axeman Jonathan Donais to fill the void. Now, after a successful trek headlining the 2013 Metal Alliance tour and a bunch of international shows, Anthrax's Scott Ian has publicly stated that Donais is the new full-time shredder for the band.

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Anthrax Drummer Charlie Benante Undergoes Surgery for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Anthrax Charlie Benante
Paul Hawthorne, Getty Images

Being a heavy metal drummer is a very physically demanding job. There's a lot of wear and tear on the body, and at age 50,  drummer  has been doing this for a while, and he's got the bandages to prove it.

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Anthrax’s Scott Ian Shares His Iron Maiden Tribute Speech From Recent Kerrang! Awards

Scott Ian of Anthrax
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

If you were to ask any given metalhead who they thought the greatest metal band of all time is, the answer would often be Black Sabbath or Metallica. However, in the very valid opinion of Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian, that distinction goes to Iron Maiden, who were recently presented with the Inspiration Award at the 2013 Kerrang! Music Awards. Ian was given the honor of passing on the award to Maiden and the bearded Anthrax strummer just shared a transcribed version of his passionate speech from the awards ceremony.

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No. 25: Anthrax, ‘Fistful of Metal’ – Best Debut Metal Albums

Chuck Schuldiner / Ozzy Osbourne / James Hetfield

Anthrax's debut album, 'Fistful of Metal,' isn't only the first piece of the band's legendary career, it's the album which birthed the term "thrash metal."

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Anthrax’s Scott Ian Goes ‘Major League’ With 2013 Topps Archives Heavy Metal Autographs Card

Scott Ian
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

For years, Anthrax guitar great Scott Ian has been approached for autographs by fans with collectibles from an old card series he was part of in the '80s, but the rocker may see some new cards coming his way soon as he's one of the rockers on board for the 2013 Topps Archives Heavy Metal Autographs series.

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Anthrax to Shoot Concert DVD in Santiago, Chile

Anthrax
Photo by Matthew Rodgers

Anthrax are currently on the latter portion of touring behind their 'Worship Music' album and 'Anthems' cover EP and they've decided to capture the live experience while the band members are definitely clicking on all cylinders. The group revealed via their Facebook page that a new concert DVD will be filmed during their upcoming stop in Santiago, Chile.

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Anthrax Rock 2013 Revolver Golden Gods With Pantera’s Philip Anselmo + Rex Brown

Anthrax
Frazer Harrison, Getty Images

Anthrax kicked off the 2013 Revolver Golden Gods last night (May 2) with a set that included blistering performances of 'Caught in a Mosh' and 'Fight 'Em Till You Can't,' before the band welcomed the night's first surprise guests -- Pantera's Phil Anselmo and Rex Brown -- for a performance of Pantera

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