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Anthrax is a New York City-based thrash metal band, who released their first full-length album in 1984. Anthrax was one of the most popular bands of the 1980s thrash metal scene and are notable for combining metal with rap, hardcore, and alternative music early on. They are generally classified as one of the "big four" of thrash metal alongside Metallica, Slayer, and Megadeth.

They have made several appearances on television including: Married...with Children, WWE RAW, and NewsRadio? The band has also appeared in movies such as Run Ronnie Run (performing as the fictional band Titannica) and Calendar Girls. Their song "Madhouse" was used in the video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City on the radio station V-Rock. Guitarist Scott Ian is presently a cast member of VH1's reality show SuperGroup?.

= Anthrax was formed in 1981 by guitarist Scott Ian and bassist Dan Lilker, who, after a few early changes, were joined by drummer Charlie Benante, guitarist Dan Spitz, and vocalist Nei...

years active 1981–present
status Active
music genre Thrash metal, Speed Metal
current members Dan Spitz
Charlie Benante
Joey Belladonna
Scott Ian
Frank Bello
origin New York City, United States
license: GNU FDL
source: Wikipedia


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