Anthrax is a well known American thrash/speed metal band. This band was formed in 1981 with a view to creating aggressive music. Soon they produced a debut album, “Fistful Of Metal” in 1983. The band has been continuing its great music since that time creating famous works like Spreading The Disease, Persistence Of Time and Spreading The Disease.
In 1992, the band lost its vocalist Joey Belladonna. Later on, John Bush joined the band as lead vocalist. The new vocal took the band’s image to be a perfect thrash metal band. And with the release of “Sound Of White Noise”, the band was able to get top of billboard charts in 1993. But unfortunately the rest of 90s were not favorable for the band.
The band was losing its track but could stand again with its new album in 2003. “We’ve Come For You All” was the new kind of work for the band which made them come back on track. But the band lost Bush and new member had to join. Belladonna filled the gap of Bush. But Belladonna did not last for a long time. Dan Nelson got the role as lead vocalist of the band in 2007.
Dan Nelson seemed lucky for the band around in 2009 and worked some good work. But the former vocalist John Bush returned which was a big achievement for the band as the band was in need of a vocalist like him. Anthrax was suffering a lot with vocalists. Joey Belladonna would join the band again as vocalist. This time he was needed for a tour, "Big 4" which would take Megadeth, Slayer, Metallica and other bands. The band released an album, “Worship Music”, after a long time in 2011.
Anthrax does not really have a huge number of metal albums or singles but the band is considered one of the most experienced thrash metal bands in the world. The band has been an influential band for many heavy metal music lovers. Anthrax is always reputed for its live performances. The band has been working for its next studio album “TBA”. Anthrax got its real inspiration from “Anthems EP”, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest and Iron Maiden. From 1991 to 2004, Anthrax sold 2.5 million records in America.