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1) Anthrax are an American, New York City-based thrash metal band, who released their first full-length album in 1984. The band was one of the most popular bands of the 80s thrash metal scene and are notable for combining metal with rap and hardcore music early on. The band has sold over 10 million albums worldwide, and are classified as one of the ‘’big four’’ of thrash metal bands alongside Metallica, Slayer, and Megadeth. Anthrax were formed in 1981 by guitarists Scott Ian and bassist Danny Lilker. They found the band’s name in a biology textbook and claimed it because it sounded sufficiently evil to them. Nowadays Anthrax consists of these members: Joey Belladonna on lead vocals, Charlie Benante on drums, guitarists Scott Ian and Jonathan Donais, and Frank Bello playing the bass.

In 1985 Joey Belladonna joined Anthrax, and in the same year, the band released their second studio album Spreading The Disease (which included the hit Madhouse). In 1987, Anthrax released their third album, Among the Living. This album began a lyrical trend that focused on movies, comic books, and Stephen King novels. For example, the song I Am the Law is a tribute to comic book hero Judge Dredd.

In 1990, Anthrax released the more serious Persistence Of Time to even greater success than State of Euphoria. The album was considerably darker but much more technical and progressive than Anthrax’s previous work. This made it a hit with metalheads who were afraid to embrace the band because of their “silly” side.


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  • jessyrocker

    Just Great

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  • jessyrocker

    Love it

    14 Apr 3:43pm Reply
  • Maco097

    Bush easily.

    12 Apr 10:08pm Reply
  • thompsonjohn

    More like John Bush, Joey, Neil Turbin or Dan Nelson? :) Who knows maybe next time Joey drops out instead of calling in John Bush they get Brian Fair and turn the band into half Anthrax half Shadows Fall, considering Shadows Fall are done.

    7 Apr 11:48pm Reply
  • Ughel1

    john bush or joey belladonna ?? can anybody even ask question like that

    6 Apr 2:13pm Reply
  • ThrasherGirl13

    Лучшая группа из Четверки и вообще одна из лучших групп треш-метала

    3 Mar 7:38am Reply
  • endstilleblackk

    My first favorite band

    1 Mar 10:41pm Reply
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  • mailman27

    Just found "One Last Drop" by Anthrax(uk), great stuff, punk as it should sound and only £3.50 at Bandcamp!

    26 Feb 4:11pm Reply
  • Lord_Levi

    лучшая группа в четвёрке. кто с этим не согласен - хуесос простой

    24 Feb 7:42pm Reply
  • stasson

    Песенок 20 хороших можно наскребсти, остальное - большая нескончаемая хреновина.

    13 Feb 8:56am Reply
  • Guardian342

    Belladonna is great!

    12 Feb 5:56pm Reply
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  • samvel-3

    john bush or joey belladonna ??

    26 Jan 8:07pm Reply
  • AlexiAce

    i like this fuckin band. =) Thrash rules. =)

    11 Jan 12:06am Reply
  • martinisettlin

    What a great band this is.

    29 Dec 2014 Reply
  • William_Douglas

    O "metal extremo" das crianças.

    29 Dec 2014 Reply
  • metal-thrashing

    Metal Thrashing Mad !!!

    5 Dec 2014 Reply
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    Medusa ♥ [2]

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