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New York City have given us 24 hour cities, Friends neither of which we acre much for but they did give us the amazing Anthrax too. One of the greatest and most popular thrash metal bands that have ever existed they are one part of the big four (Metallica, Slayer and Megadeth being the others) of thrash metal music.
With over 10 million albums sold worldwide the band consisting of Scott Ian, Danny Lilker who were the founders were joined by Rob Caggiano and Frank Bello took the music scent by storm. The name came about from the flicking of biology textbook and the name sounded just about right for the type of music they wanted to make, it was dangerous and it struck fear into people’s hearts.
The band played a few gigs and recorded their first album but things didn’t take off globally until Joey Belladonna joined in 1985. They recorded their second studio album to critical acclaim called spreading the disease. The biggest single of the album was Madhouse which is a cult classic amongst Anthrax fans.
Then came the third album Among the Living and a massive sell out tour. The album itself paid tribute to films and comic books along with Stephen King novels. The song I am the Law was a tribute to Judge Dredd.
Come the 90’s Anthrax came into their own with the amazing Persistence of Time which was an even bigger commercial success than State of Euphoria. The sound was deeper, a lot darker but provided even more musicianship from the band. The album gave us Got the Time, In My World and Belly of the Beast and rightly put them amongst the greatest metal bands of all time.