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== Trivia ==
== Trivia ==
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Scott Ian's second band is the NY hardcore legend S.O.D (Stormtroopers Of Death) which is considered to be the first Hardcore Punk band ever. Scott said he only combined Punk with Thrash Metal and hardcore was born. The bandname '''Anthrax''', whcih is the name of a dangerous virus was taken from a Biological School book because it sounded ''Evil'' to Scott. Anthrax is famous for the unconventional and colorfull outfits they used to where. Instead of Jeans and leather like Metallica or Slayer, Anthrax wore bermouda shorts and chucks.
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Scott Ian's second band is the NY hardcore legend S.O.D (Stormtroopers Of Death) which is considered to be the first Hardcore Punk band ever. Scott said he only combined Punk with Thrash Metal and hardcore was born. The bandname '''Anthrax''', whcih is the name of a dangerous virus was taken from a Biological School book because it sounded ''Evil'' to Scott. Anthrax is famous for the unconventional and colorfull outfits they used to where. Instead of Jeans and leather like Metallica or Slayer, Anthrax wore bermouda shorts and chucks. The song '''Caught In A Mosh''' is the reason why violent Pogopits with pushing and jumping are called '''Moshpits'''.
== Discography ==
== Discography ==

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Anthrax

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Anthrax is an American thrash metal band from New York City that was formed by guitarist Scott Ian in 1981. Anthrax is one of the four great Thrash bands along with Metallica, Megadeth and Slayer although their style changed over the years into hardcore and crossover.

The Early Years: 1981-1985

The man who formed Anthrax is also the only remaining founding member: Scott Ian. Scott formed the band with classmate Danny Lilker to cover his favourite Judas Priest and KISS songs. The band played their first self-organized gigs in a church basement, playing covers and own songs. The band underwent a lot of lineup changes in the first years until they were able to record their first demotape with the help of Ex-Manowar Guitarist Ross-The-Boss in 1983. This demo got them a record deal with Megaforce records and Anthrax recorded their debut CD A Fistfull Of Metal and released it in 1984. The band toured the united states and once again the lineup was changed and Joey Belladonna became Anthrax new singer. The Ep Armed & Dangerous from 1985 with Belladonna was a hughe success and the fans accepted him in an instant.

The Joey Belladonna Years: 1985-1992

The success of the Armed and Dangerous Ep granted Anthrax a record deal with Island Records(U2) and recorded thier second CD Spreading the Disease. Together with the hitsingle madhouse the record sales went up and Anthrax went on tour with Metallica. 1986's record Among The Living became Anthrax' biggest success and debuted in the top ten of the billboard charts. The worldtour for Among the living lasted into the year 1988, meanwhile the bad recorded the first Rap/Metal crossover Ep ever: I'm the Man. The Ep's success granted the band a slot at the Castle Donnington Monsters Of Rock festival. The record State of Euphoria was written, recorded and released druing the 1987 tour and sold over 8 million times, keeping the and on the road for yet another year. The reason that 1990's Persistence Of Time sounds a bit darker than the other records might because Anthrax' Studio burnt down a year before together with all the equipment and memories. The 42 minute long Ep Attack of the killer B's from 1992 showed two things: That Anthrax are still the kings of crossover (Bring The Noise With Public Enemy) and that Joey Belladonna isn't getting along with his bandmates anymore(most of the vocals are sung by Scott Ian). Image:Oldanthrax.jpg

Most Important Record of the Belladonna Years: Among The Living

In 1987, Anthrax released their third album, Among the Living. This album began a lyrical trend that focused on movies, comic books and Stephen King novels. All these elements would for years become typical lyrical themes Anthrax fans would come to expect. "I Am the Law" is a tribute to comic book hero Judge Dredd. Indians and Caught In A mosh are Anthrax Classics. The record is pure Thrash metal with hardcore influences but for the first time Joey screams less and sings more on this record. But the insane drumming and the razorsharp riffs kept this record from getting to normal and made it a Thrash metal classic.

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1. Among The Living
2. Caught In A Mosh
3. I Am The Law
4. Efilnikufesin (N.F.L.)
5. A Skeleton In The Closet
6. Indians
7. One World
8. A.D.I. / Horror Of It All
9. Imitation Of Life

The John Bush Years: 1992-2004

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Most Important Record of the Bush Years: Sound Of White Noise

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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 N2 02 S Na
10. Burst
11. This Is Not An Exit

The Recent Years: 2005-2008

Musical Style

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Trivia

Scott Ian's second band is the NY hardcore legend S.O.D (Stormtroopers Of Death) which is considered to be the first Hardcore Punk band ever. Scott said he only combined Punk with Thrash Metal and hardcore was born. The bandname Anthrax, whcih is the name of a dangerous virus was taken from a Biological School book because it sounded Evil to Scott. Anthrax is famous for the unconventional and colorfull outfits they used to where. Instead of Jeans and leather like Metallica or Slayer, Anthrax wore bermouda shorts and chucks. The song Caught In A Mosh is the reason why violent Pogopits with pushing and jumping are called Moshpits.

Discography

Studiorecords

   * 1984: Fistful of Metal
   * 1985: Spreading the Disease
   * 1987: Among the Living
   * 1988: State of Euphoria
   * 1990: Persistence of Time
   * 1991: Attack of the Killer B‘s
   * 1993: Sound of White Noise
   * 1995: Stomp 442
   * 1998: Volume 8: The Threat Is Real
   * 2003: We‘ve Come for You All
   * 2004: The Greater of Two Evils

Singles

   * 1985: Madhouse
   * 1987: Im the Law
   * 1988: Make Me Laugh
   * 1988: Antisocial
   * 1988: Indians
   * 1990: Got the Time
   * 1990: In My World
   * 1991: Bring the Noise
   * 1993: Black Lodge
   * 1993: Hy Pro Glo
   * 1993: Only
   * 1995: High Octane
   * 1996: Nothing
   * 1996: Fueled
   * 1998: Inside Out
   * 1998: Born Again Idiot
   * 1998: Crush
   * 2003: Safe Home
   * 2003: Taking the Music Back

EPs

   * 1985: Armed and Dangerous
   * 1987: I‘m the Man
   * 1989: Penikufesin
   * 1991: Attack of the Killer B's
   * 2003: Summer 2003

Live/Compilations

   * 1986: Fistful of Anthrax (Japan Only)
   * 1994: Live - The Island Years
   * 1998: Moshers…1986-1991 (Best Of)
   * 1999: Return of the Killer A‘s (Best Of)
   * 2001: Madhouse - The Very Best of Anthrax (Best Of)
   * 2002: The Collection (Best Of)
   * 2004: Music of Mass Destruction (Live, DVD + CD)
   * 2004: The Greater of Two Evils (ReRecordings)
   * 2005: Anthrology: No Hit Wonders (1985 - 1992; 2-CD Best OF Reunion)
   * 2005: Alive 2 (Live, DVD+CD)