Anthrax have just released a triumphant and in-depth video about their road from nearly calling it quits to gaining a Grammy nomination for 'I'm Alive.' The New York thrash masters have completed an incredible journey in the past few years, and according to the video, we all owe Lars Ulrich of Metallica a great debt.

The introspective video begins with the story of how the very first 'Big 4' show was finally concocted. The video begins: "April 3, 2009: Challenges have brought Anthrax to the brink of an uncertain future… Charlie Benante, Scott Ian and Lars Ulrich are having a drink at a Cleveland bar just prior to Metallica's being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Lars suggests the idea of The Big 4: Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax in concert. It's just the kick in the ass that Charlie and Scott need…"

From there onward, the video documents vocalist Joey Belladonna rejoining the band on May 10, 2010, the recording of 'Worship Music,' the various 'Big 4' shows that were performed, the declaration of 'Anthrax Day' in the Bronx and even the fact that Anthrax became the first metal band in history to have their music played on Mars.

Anthrax are now enjoying one of the peaks of their career and are now awaiting the 55th Annual Grammy Awards, where they will face formidable competition in the Best Hard Rock / Metal Performance category.

Check out the story of Anthrax's resurgence in the video below.

Anthrax 'I'm Alive' Grammy Nomination Video