Origin: New York, New York, USA  
Genres: Thrash Metal
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Anthrax

As one of the so-called Big Four of 80's thrash metal (alongside Metallica, Slayer, and Megadeth), Anthrax enjoyed massive success in the 80's and still command a strong presence to this day. The group debuted with the raw, Metallica-ish Fistful Of Metal (the two bands being early signings to the Megaforce label), but it was the arrival of distinctive vocalist Joey Belladonna that coincided with the band taking off, with albums such as Spreading The Disease and Among The Living being bonafide thrash classics. By the end of the decade, however, relations between Belladonna and the others soured, resulting in his less-than-amicable departure. With new vocalist John Bush from Armored Saint in tow, Anthrax embarked on the second phase of their career. Despite good albums and Bush's unquestionable talent, Anthrax's popularity waned somewhat during the nineties, the band still holding on to their large fan base but not at the metal forefront as in years past.

The new millennium has seen the trials and tribulations of Anthrax reach almost soap-opera proportions. A reunion with Belladonna and old guitarist Dan Spitz led to a rejuvenated band and tour, and all seemed right with the world. But of course it couldn't last, and so out went Belladonna and Spitz, replaced by the unknown Dan Nelson and erstwhile guitarist Rob Caggiano. More drama ensued when Nelson was unceremoniously dumped from the band on the eve of a major tour, delaying the release of their already-recorded new album. And didn't we all see this coming? Joey Belladonna is back in the band as of May 2010, set to re-record vocals for the new album as well as tour. That new album, Worship Music, was released a year later.

Current Members

Joey Belladonna

vocals

Jon Donais

guitars

Scott Ian

guitars (Motor Sister, ex-Stormtroopers Of Death)

Frank Bello

bass (ex-Helmet)

Charlie Benante

drums (ex-Stormtroopers Of Death)

Former Members/Guests

Neil Turbin

vocals

John Bush

vocals (Armored Saint)

Dan Spitz

guitars

Rob Caggiano

guitars (Volbeat)

Danny Lilker

bass (Brutal Truth, ex-Holy Moses, Nuclear Assault, ex-The Ravenous, ex-Stormtroopers Of Death)



Discography



Fistful Of Metal  
1984 Megaforce
  1. Deathrider
  2. I'm Eighteen
  3. Subjagator
  4. Howling Furies
  5. Death From Above
  6. Across The River
  7. Metal Thrashing Mad
  8. Panic
  9. Soldiers Of Metal
  10. Anthrax
  • Neil Turbin
  • Dan Spitz
  • Scott Ian
  • Danny Lilker
  • Charlie Benante



Armed And Dangerous  
1985 Megaforce
  1. Armed And Dangerous
  2. Raise Hell
  3. God Save The Queen
  4. Metal Thrashing Mad
  5. Panic
  • Joey Belladonna
  • Dan Spitz
  • Scott Ian
  • Frank Bello
  • Charlie Benante



Spreading The Disease  
1985 Island
  1. A.I.R
  2. Lone Justice
  3. Madhouse
  4. S.S.C./Stand or Fall
  5. The Enemy
  6. Aftershock
  7. Armed and Dangerous
  8. Medusa
  9. Gung-Ho
  • Joey Belladonna
  • Dan Spitz
  • Scott Ian
  • Frank Bello
  • Charlie Benante
1985 Readers' Album #6




Among The Living  
1987 Island
  1. The Living
  2. Caught in A Mosh
  3. I Am The Law
  4. Efinkufsin (N.F.L.)
  5. Skeleton In The Closet
  6. Indians
  7. One World
  8. ADI Horror Of It All
  9. Imitation Of Life
  • Joey Belladonna
  • Dan Spitz
  • Scott Ian
  • Frank Bello
  • Charlie Benante
1987 Readers' Album #2




I'm The Man  EP
1987 Island
  1. I'm The Man (Censored Version)
  2. I'm The Man (Def uncensored version)
  3. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
  4. I'm The Man (Live & Extremely Def II uncensored version)
  5. Caught In A Mosh (Live)
  6. I Am The Law (Live)
  • Joey Belladonna
  • Dan Spitz
  • Scott Ian
  • Frank Bello
  • Charlie Benante



State Of Euphoria  
1988 Island
  1. All, End All
  2. Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind
  3. Make Me Laugh
  4. Antisocial
  5. Who Cares Wins
  6. Now it's Dark
  7. Schism
  8. Misery Loves Company
  9. 13
  10. Finale
  • Joey Belladonna
  • Dan Spitz
  • Scott Ian
  • Frank Bello
  • Charlie Benante



Persistence Of Time  
1990 Island
  1. Time
  2. Blood
  3. Keep It In The Family
  4. In My World
  5. Gridlock
  6. Intro To Reality
  7. Belly Of The Beast
  8. Got The Time
  9. H8 Red
  10. One Man Stands
  11. Discharge
  • Joey Belladonna
  • Dan Spitz
  • Scott Ian
  • Frank Bello
  • Charlie Benante
1990 Readers' Album #5




Attack Of The Killer B's  
1991 Island
  1. Milk (Ode To Billy)
  2. Bring The Noise
  3. Keep It In The Family (Live)
  4. Startin' Up A Posse
  5. Protest And Survive
  6. Chromatic Death
  7. I'm The Man '91
  8. Parasite
  9. Pipeline
  10. Sects
  11. Belly Of The Beast (Live)
  12. NFB (Dallabnikufesin)
  • Joey Belladonna
  • Dan Spitz
  • Scott Ian
  • Frank Bello
  • Charlie Benante
1991 Readers' Album #48




Sound Of White Noise  
1993 Elektra
  1. Potters Field
  2. Only
  3. Room For One More
  4. Packaged Rebellion
  5. Hy Pro Glo
  6. Invisible
  7. 1000 Points Of Hate
  8. Black Lodge
  9. C11 H17
  10. Burst
  11. This Is Not An Exit
  • John Bush
  • Dan Spitz
  • Scott Ian
  • Frank Bello
  • Charlie Benante
1993 Readers' Album #6




Stomp 442  
1995 Elektra
  1. Acts Of Senseless Violence
  2. Fueled
  3. King Size
  4. Riding Shotgun
  5. Perpetual Motion
  6. In A Zone
  7. Nothing
  8. American Pompeii
  9. Drop The Ball
  10. Tester
  11. Bare
  • John Bush
  • Scott Ian
  • Frank Bello
  • Charlie Benante
1995 Readers' Album #6




Return Of The Killer A's  COMPILATION
1999 Spitfire
  1. Bring The Noise
  2. Only
  3. Potters Field (HypoLuxa / HermesPan remix)
  4. Ball Of Confusion
  5. Crush
  6. Room For One More
  7. Inside Out
  8. Hy Pro Glo (Hy Pro Luxa mix)
  9. Fueled
  10. Among The Living
  11. Got The Time
  12. Indians
  13. Antisocial
  14. I'm The Man (edited version)
  15. Madhouse
  16. I Am The Law



Volume 8 -- The Threat Is Real  
1999 Ignition
  1. Crush
  2. Catharsis
  3. Inside Out
  4. Piss & Vinegar
  5. 604
  6. Toast
  7. Born Again Idiot
  8. Killing Box
  9. Harm's Way
  10. Hog Tied
  11. Big Fat
  12. Cupajoe
  13. Alpha Male
  14. Stealing From A Thief
  15. Pieces
  • John Bush
  • Scott Ian
  • Frank Bello
  • Charlie Benante



Madhouse: The Very Best Of Anthrax  COMPILATION
2001 Island
  1. Madhouse
  2. A.I.R.
  3. Armed and Dangerous
  4. I am the Law
  5. Indians
  6. Caught in a Mosh
  7. I'm the Man
  8. Antisocial
  9. Belly of the Beast
  10. Got the Time
  11. Keep it in the Family
  12. Bring the Noise



The Collection  COMPILATION
2002 Universal
  1. A.I.R.
  2. Armed and Dangerous
  3. Bring the Noise
  4. Anti-Social (Trust cover)
  5. Metal Thrashing Mad (live)
  6. Efilnikufesin (N.F.L.) (live)
  7. Parasite (Kiss cover)
  8. Gung-Ho
  9. Misery Loves Company
  10. Out of Sight, Out of Mind
  11. Make Me Laugh
  12. Keep It in the Family
  13. In My World
  14. Got the Time (Joe Jackson cover)
  15. I'm the Man '91
  16. Madhouse



We've Come For You All  
2003 Nuclear Blast
  1. Contact
  2. What Doesn't Die
  3. Superhero
  4. Refuse To Be Denied
  5. Safe Home
  6. Anyplace But Here
  7. Nobody Knows Anything
  8. Strap It On
  9. Black Dahlia
  10. Cadillac Rock Box
  11. Taking The Music Back
  12. Crash
  13. Think About An End
  14. W.C.F.Y.A.
  15. We're A Happy Family
  • John Bush
  • Rob Caggiano
  • Scott Ian
  • Frank Bello
  • Charlie Benante
2003 Readers' Album #7




Music Of Mass Destruction  LIVE
2004 Sanctuary
  1. What Doesn't Die
  2. Got The Time
  3. Caught In A Mosh
  4. Safe Home
  5. Antisocial
  6. Nobody Knows Anything
  7. Belly Of The Beast
  8. Inside Out
  9. Refuse To Be Denied
  10. I Am The Law
  11. Only
  12. Fueled
  13. Metal Thrashing Mad
  • John Bush
  • Rob Caggiano
  • Scott Ian
  • Charlie Benante
2004 Readers' Album #12




The Greater Of Two Evils  
2004 Sanctuary
  1. Deathrider
  2. Metal Thrashing Mad
  3. Caught In A Mosh
  4. A.I.R.
  5. Among The Living
  6. Keep It In The Family
  7. Indians
  8. Madhouse
  9. Panic
  10. I Am The Law
  11. Belly Of The Beast
  12. N.F.L.
  13. Be All End All
  14. Gung-Ho
  • John Bush
  • Rob Caggiano
  • Scott Ian
  • Frank Bello
  • Charlie Benante



Anthrology: No Hit Wonders  COMPILATION
2005 Universal
  1. A.I.R.
  2. Lone Justice
  3. Madhouse
  4. The Enemy
  5. Armed and Dangerous
  6. Medusa
  7. Gung-Ho
  8. Among the Living
  9. Caught in a Mosh
  10. I Am the Law
  11. Efilnikufesin (N.F.L.)
  12. A Skeleton in the Closet
  13. Indians
  14. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (Black Sabbath cover)
  15. I'm the Man (Def Uncensored Radio Version)
  16. Be All, End All
  17. Make Me Laugh
  18. Antisocial (Trust cover)
  19. Who Cares Wins
  20. Now It's Dark
  21. Finale
  22. Time
  23. Keep in the Family
  24. In My World
  25. Intro to Reality
  26. Belly of the Beast
  27. Got the Time (Joe Jackson cover)
  28. Discharge
  29. Bring the Noise
  30. Antisocial (French Version) (Trust cover)



Worship Music  
2011
  1. Worship (intro)
  2. Earth On Hell
  3. The Devil You Know
  4. Fight 'Em Til You Can't
  5. I’m Alive
  6. Hymn 1
  7. In The End
  8. The Giant
  9. Hymn 2
  10. Judas Priest
  11. Crawl
  12. The Constant
  13. Revolution Screams
  • Joey Belladonna
  • Rob Caggiano
  • Scott Ian
  • Frank Bello
  • Charlie Benante
2011 Readers' Album #1




Icon  COMPILATION
2012 Island
  1. Madhouse
  2. A.I.R.
  3. Armed and Dangerous
  4. I Am the Law
  5. Indians
  6. Efilnikufesin (N.F.L.)
  7. Antisocial
  8. Got the Time
  9. Belly of the Beast
  10. Bring The Noise
  11. I'm the Man '91



Anthems  EP
2013 MRI
  1. Anthem (RUSH cover)
  2. Jailbreak (THIN LIZZY cover)
  3. TNT (AC/DC cover)
  4. Smokin' (BOSTON cover)
  5. Big Eyes (CHEAP TRICK cover)
  6. Keep On Runnin' (JOURNEY cover)
  7. Crawl (album version)
  8. Crawl (special remix)
  • Joey Belladonna
  • Rob Caggiano
  • Scott Ian
  • Frank Bello
  • Charlie Benante
2013 Readers' Album #42




Chile On Hell  VIDEO
2014 Megaforce



FOr All Kings  
2016 Megaforce
  1. Impaled
  2. You Gotta Believe
  3. Monster at the End
  4. For All Kings
  5. Breathing Lightning
  6. Breathing Out
  7. Suzerain
  8. Evil Twin
  9. Blood Eagle Wings
  10. Defend / Avenge
  11. All of Them Thieves
  12. This Battle Chose Us
  13. Zero Tolerance
  • Joey Belladonna
  • Jon Donais
  • Scott Ian
  • Frank Bello
  • Charlie Benante
2016 Readers' Album #4





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