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Formed: Jun, 1981 in New York, NY
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Genre: Pop/Rock
Group Members: John Connelly, Joey Belladonna, Frank Bello, Charlie Benante, John Bush, Greg d'Angelo, Matt Fallon, Scott Ian, Dan Lilker, Dan Spitz, ...See All
Biography: Nearly as much as Metallica or Megadeth, Anthrax were responsible for the emergence of speed and thrash metal. Combining the speed and fury of hardcore punk with the prominent guitars and vocals of heavy metal, they helped create a new subgenre of heavy metal on their early albums. Original guitarists ...Read full biography
Among the Living
Released: 1987
Label: Megaforce/Island
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Generally considered the band's best album, Among the Living broadened the scope of Anthrax's subject matter with socially conscious lyrics addressing prejudice, violence, drug abuse ("Efilnikufesin [N.F.L.]," ...Read full review
Spreading the Disease
Released: 1985
Label: Island
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Anthrax's first album with vocalist Joey Belladonna is a huge leap forward, featuring strongly rhythmic, pounding riffs and vocals that alternate between hardcore-type shouting and surprising amounts of ...Read full review
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