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The group is considered one of the leaders of the thrash metal scene from the s and is one of the "Big Four" thrash metal bands with MetallicaMegadethand Slayer ; Anthrax is the only one of the four from the East Coast, and often credited as one of the early thrash metal bands to emerge from there, along with Overkill and Nuclear Assault.
According to Nielsen SoundScanAnthrax sold 2. Noted for its live performances, Introduction - Blues Brothers Theme - Anthrax - Big Chief Metal Mosher signed with the independent label Megaforce Recordswhich released the band's debut studio album Fistful of Various - A Different Kind Of Christmas (CD, MP3) in Lilker soon left the band to form Nuclear Assaultand was replaced by roadie Introduction - Blues Brothers Theme - Anthrax - Big Chief Metal Mosher Bello.
Lead vocalist Neil Turbin Introduction - Blues Brothers Theme - Anthrax - Big Chief Metal Mosher replaced after two years by Matt Fallonwho was then subsequently replaced in by Joey Belladonna.
Their third album, Among the Livingwas released in to critical praise and eventually received gold certification by the RIAA. Sound of White Noise was released the following year, and entered the Billboard at number seven, which remains Anthrax's highest chart position.
Anthrax's lineup has changed several times over their career. Founding member Scott Ian and early arrival Charlie Benantewho joined Anthrax inare the only band members to appear on every album. Bassist Frank Bello has played on every album, except for the band's debut Fistful of Metalwhich featured Dan Lilker. After briefly rejoining the band from toBelladonna returned to Anthrax once again Introduction - Blues Brothers Theme - Anthrax - Big Chief Metal Mosher and the band has since recorded two more studio albums with him: Worship Music and For All Kings The band was named after the disease of the same name which Ian saw in a biology textbook, chosen because it sounded "sufficiently evil".
Kahn was briefly replaced by bassist Kenny Kushner before Lilker took over on bass and Greg Walls joined as lead guitarist. Scott Ian's younger brother Jason Rosenfeld was a temporary vocalist until Ian's former schoolmate Neil Turbin joined the band in late August The band recorded its first demo tape during this time.
This line-up played regularly in the New York- New Jersey area over the next several months. Anthrax were also on the same bill as the up-and-coming Metallica for several shows in the spring of Berry was in turn soon replaced by Dan Spitzwho was previously a member of the New Jersey thrash band Overkill. A second demo was recorded soon after. By this time, Ian and Lilker had befriended New Jersey record store owner Jon Zazulato whom they had given their demo tapes to critique.
Zazula's new record label Megaforce Records had recently released Metallica's debut album Kill 'Em All to great success. In lateZazula agreed to sign Anthrax and the band recorded the "Soldiers of Metal" single, which was produced by Ross the Boss of Manowar. Anthrax released their debut album Fistful of Metal in January However, tensions were building between Lilker and the rest of the band for various reasons, eventually leading to the band firing Lilker.
In AugustNeil Turbin and Anthrax went their separate ways after long standing personal issues. The remaining members decided to play live shows as a four-piece billed as "The Diseased" with Scott Ian on vocals, performing hardcore punk covers until a Introduction - Blues Brothers Theme - Anthrax - Big Chief Metal Mosher singer could be found.
InJoey Belladonna was chosen as the new vocalist. The Armed and Dangerous EP marked Belladonna's recording debut even though it featured two live tracks from and the two songs from the "Soldiers of Metal" single that all had Neil Turbin performing on them.
Anthrax's second album Spreading the Disease was released in October With left over studio time from the sessions for the album Ian, Benante and former bandmate Dan Lilker collaborated with vocalist Billy Milano and formed the side project Stormtroopers of Death and recorded the album Speak English or Die in three days, which was released in December The tour included a show near Chernobyl, Ukraine immediately Ein Mann von Gerade 30 - Jürgen Marcus - Portrait the Chernobyl disaster.
The Swedish show was Anthrax's last performance before the bus accident the following day which killed Metallica bassist Cliff Burton. The band's third studio album Among the Living was released in March It showcased the band's humorous, experimental side and began a lyrical trend focusing on movies, comic books and Stephen King novels. The album was dedicated to Cliff Burton's memory. Anthrax returned in with their fourth album State of Euphoria.
InMTV sponsored a contest in which the winner had her home trashed by the band. This would later inspire Anthrax's appearance on the television series Married In Anthrax released the more serious Persistence of Timewhich surpassed State of Euphoria ' s success.
The album was darker, more technical and more progressive than the band's previous work, striking a chord with metal fans wary of Anthrax's "silly" side. The most successful single from the album was a cover of Joe Jackson 's "Got the Time", which Jackson said he enjoyed.
This was a hit, and a successful tour with Public Enemy followed. In latesinger Joey Belladonna was fired from Anthrax over creative and stylistic differences. A change from Anthrax's earlier work, with a dark sound influenced by alternative rockSound of White Noise received mostly-positive reviews. Critic Dave Connolley of Allmusic. In keeping with the band's eye for unlikely collaborations, classical composer Angelo Badalamenti provided music for "Black Lodge" a nod to Twin Peaks.
This album demonstrated that Anthrax had fully shed its cartoonish persona in favor of mature, thoughtful songwriting, which began with Persistence of Time.
After Sound of White Noise longtime guitarist Dan Spitz left the band to become a watchmakerleaving Anthrax a quartet for two years. Benante was assisted by Paul Crook, who later became the band's touring lead guitarist for several years, and Dimebag Darrell of Pantera. Because Elektra did not promote the album it was less commercially successful than its predecessor, and Anthrax severed its ties with the label. As on StompBenante performed lead guitar parts along with Crook and Darrell.
The album also features Pantera vocalist Phil Anselmo making a guest vocal appearance. After the album's release the label went bankrupt, disrupting its distribution. Anthrax then signed with Beyond Records, who Woman In Love (1992) - 10cc - Tenology the greatest-hits album Return of the Killer A'safter which Beyond went out of business as well.
This is the only song to feature both Belladonna and Bush on co-vocals. Despite hardships and legal entanglements over album rights, Anthrax continued. In Rob Caggiano joined the band on lead guitar. During the anthrax attacks in the United States the band changed its website, providing information about the disease after people began searching "anthrax.
Amid a potential PR nightmare, Anthrax issued a press release on October 10, joking that the band's name would be changed to "something more friendly, like 'Basket Full of Puppies'. Bello has stated they did so after receiving support from members of the NYPD and NYFD, who believed that changing the name of SDFK - Oneohtrix Point Never - Garden Of Delete band would send the wrong message.
A picture of the band in the suits is on the inner tray card of We've Come for You All. Inthe band signed to Sanctuary Records and released their ninth studio album We've Come for You Allpraised by metal journalists as a return to form.
In early Anthrax released The Greater of Two EvilsDirty Back Road - The B-52s - Wild Planet "live in the studio" re-recording of the earlier work with the band's then current lineup.
At some shows on the following tour, they played Among the Living in its entirety. In May Ian said the decision of who would be singing for Anthrax would be made at the end of June, but the announcement was delayed until December.
He replied that he was asked to return to the band, but declined. Asked if he wanted to rejoin the band when Belladonna left, Bush said that he "just didn't feel right to do that.
In December it was announced that the band's new vocalist would be Dan Nelsonformerly of Devilsize,  and Rob Caggiano would return as lead guitarist. Appearing before a sold-out audience with Nelson, the band played new material which was well received despite equipment problems. In his monthly Food Coma column posted on December 22,Scott Ian wrote that he had "been in the studio working on the new Anthrax album since November 4"; drums, bass and rhythm had been recorded on 19 tracks, and the addition of vocals had begun.
Nelson denied this, saying that he was fired. Due to fan response after his performance, a "Bring Back Bush" campaign began and was endorsed by Ian. In FebruaryAnthrax performed five shows as part of Soundwave in Australia. After the Australian shows, Bush said the band intended to re-record the vocals of several tracks from the upcoming album. In lateAnthrax confirmed their participation in several "Big Four" concerts with Metallica, Megadeth and Slayer as part of the Sonisphere Festival dates in Europe.
John Bush decided that he did not want to commit to the band full-time, and left Anthrax for the second time. Joey Belladonna returned to the band in early for the Sonisphere dates as well as committing to record a new studio album with the band.
Worship Music was released on September 12, and debuted at 12 on the Billboard Top album charts, their highest chart position since Sound of White Noise in In JanuaryAnthrax announced that lead guitarist Rob Caggiano had left the band to join Volbeat. Donais was confirmed as an official member in August of that year.
Since Joey's return to Anthrax the band has been nominated for three Grammys, in, and The band continued to tour within the next All Shook Up - Elvis Presley - Elvis As Recorded At Madison Square Garden years, embarking on Flex - Speakerfoxxx & J.
Sol - Dope Boy Anthems Killthrax Tour with Killswitch Engage twice in and  and along with Lamb of GodBehemothTestamentNapalm Death and Obituarythey supported Slayer on their final world tour from May to December On February 1,the band embarked on the 70, Tons of Metal cruise.
During the theater set, they played a cover of Stormtroopers of Death 's "March of the S. On February 16,the band announced a live album from the Among the Kings tour which was filmed at a show Live In Boston 1999.3.8 - Various - Noise Progression Vol.
6 (VHS) Glasgow, Scotland the night before. To create the DVD seventeen cameras, including five Go-Pros and a full-size camera crane were used to capture more than two hours of Anthrax footage of the show. In a March interview, Dont Cry, Cry Baby - Nat King Cole - Unforgettable Charlie Benante hinted that Anthrax would begin working on their twelfth studio album that summer.
He also revealed that there are a few unreleased tracks from the For All Kings sessions that could serve as a genesis for the follow-up album, stating, "I think there are two or three that we could dust off and use as a starting point.
There's a couple of really great riffs. Charlie's sent Introduction - Blues Brothers Theme - Anthrax - Big Chief Metal Mosher some really great ideas. But we haven't actually started working on anything. We've just been too busy touring. On October 9,Anthrax — alongside TestamentCorrosion of ConformityArmored SaintDevilDriverJohn 5Doro and Metal Church — was announced among the first batch of acts to participate Брови (Fiesta Mix) - Иван Купала - MP3 Collection Megadeth 's first-ever cruise called Megacruise, which took place in October Anthrax is one of the bands responsible for the emergence of speed metal and thrash metal.
It exhibited a typical thrash-metal sound on its early albums and was known for humor and comic-book references in the lyrics, distinguishing the band from its contemporaries. Critics consider the The Return (DJ Ruthless Remix) - Ruthless* - Part 6 studio releases from the Bush era as having a more alternative metal and groove metal sound.
Although the songs are credited to the whole band, since Spreading the Disease the music has been written almost entirely by Charlie Benante and the lyrics by Scott Ian Introduction - Blues Brothers Theme - Anthrax - Big Chief Metal Mosher John Bush made some lyrical contributions during his tenure in the band. Anthrax has been known to reference or draw influences from numerous sources in popular culture. The band, for a period of time, used a caricature of a bald man's face as a mascot; he was colloquially christened the "Not Man".
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