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Charlie Benante

Charlie Benante

Real/full name:
Charles L. Benante
56 (born Nov 27th, 1962)
Place of origin:
United States (Bronx, NYC, New York)


Charlie Benante is an Italian-American musician, best known for his work with Anthrax and S.O.D..

Benante joined Anthrax in 1983, prior to the recording of the band's debut album Fistful of Metal, and has been the band's drummer to the present day. He is known for having a very fast double kick technique and has been credited as one of the pioneers of double-bass, as well as with popularizing ...


Benante is also a graphic artist and has designed many Anthrax album covers and t-shirts.

Benante has stated in most of the old Anthrax interviews and videos that his favorite fictional character is Darth Vader.


Drums, Percussion, Vocals (backing) (1983-present), Guitars (lead) (1995, 2002, 2011, 2015)

1983 Soldiers of Metal (Single) Drums (track 1)
1984 Fistful of Metal Drums
1985 Armed and Dangerous (EP) Drums (tracks 1 - 6)
1985 Spreading the Disease Drums
1986 Madhouse (Single) Drums
1986 Metal Hammer Roadshow 1 (Split video) Drums
1987 Indians (Single) Drums
1987 I Am the Law (Single) Drums
1987 I'm the Man (Single) Drums, Vocals (backing)
1987 I'm the Man (EP) Drums (tracks 3, 5, 6), Vocals (tracks 1, 2, 4)
1987 Among the Living Drums
1988 Make Me Laugh (Single) Drums
1988 Oidivnikufesin (Video) Drums
1988 State of Euphoria Drums
1989 Anti-Social (Single) Drums
1989 MTV Headbangers Ball (Split) Drums, Percussion
1989 Flexible Fiend (Split) Drums, Percussion
1989 Penikufesin (EP) Drums
1990 Got the Time (Single) Drums
1990 In My World (Single) Drums
1990 Persistence of Time Drums
1991 Free B's (EP) Drums, Percussion
1991 Live Noize (Video) Drums
1991 Through Time (P.O.V.) (Video) Drums, Percussion
1991 Attack of the Killer B's (EP) Drums, Vocals (track 7), Guitars (acoustic)
1991 Bring the Noise (Single) Drums
1991 Attack of the Killer B's: Videos (Video) Drums, Vocals (backing)
1993 Hy Pro Glo (Single) Drums
1993 Sound of White Noise Drums
1993 Only (Single) Drums
1993 Black Lodge (Single) Drums
1994 White Noise: The Videos (Video) Drums, Percussion
1994 Live - The Island Years (Live album) Drums
1995 Fueled (Single) Drums
1995 High Octane (Single) Drums, Percussion
1995 Megaforce Worldwide - Volume One (Split) Drums, Percussion
1995 Stomp 442 Drums, Percussion, Guitars (lead)
1996 Bordello of Blood (Single) Drums, Songwriting
1996 Nothing (EP) Drums
1996 Nothing (Video) Drums
1998 Born Again Idiot (Single) Drums
1998 Fistful of Metal / Armed and Dangerous (Compilation) Drums
1998 Volume 8 - The Threat Is Real Drums, Percussion
1998 Moshers... 1986-1991 (Compilation) Drums
1998 Inside Out (Single) Drums, Percussion
1999 Ball of Confusion (Single) Drums, Percussion
2001 Madhouse: The Very Best of Anthrax (Compilation) Drums
2002 The Collection (Compilation) Drums, Percussion
2003 We've Come for You All Drums, Guitars, Guitars (acoustic)
2003 Summer 2003 (EP) Drums
2003 Safe Home (Single) Drums, Percussion, Guitars
2003 Taking the Music Back (Single) Drums, Percussion, Guitars
2004 Music of Mass Destruction (Live album) Drums
2004 Music of Mass Destruction (Video) Drums
2004 The Greater of Two Evils Drums
2005 Alive 2 (Live album) Drums
2005 Anthrology: No Hit Wonders (1985-1991) The Videos (Video) Drums
2005 Alive 2: The DVD (Video) Drums
2005 Anthrology: No Hit Wonders (1985-1991) (Compilation) Drums
2007 Extended Versions (Live album) Drums
2007 Colour Collection (Compilation) Drums, Percussion
2009 Caught in a Mosh: BBC Live in Concert (Live album) Drums
2010 The Big 4: Live from Sofia, Bulgaria (Split video) Drums
2010 Live at the Sonisphere (EP) Drums
2011 Fight 'Em 'til You Can't (Single) Drums
2011 The Devil You Know (Single) Drums, Percussion
2011 Worship Music Drums, Guitars (electric, acoustic)
2012 Icon (Compilation) Drums
2013 Anthems (EP) Drums, Guitars
2014 Essential (Compilation) Drums
2014 Chile on Hell (Video) Drums, Percussion
2015 Evil Twin (Single) Drums, Percussion
2016 Breathing Lightning (Single) Drums, Percussion
2016 For All Kings Drums, Percussion, Guitars, Guitars (acoustic)
2016 In the End (Single) Drums, Percussion
2016 A Monster at the End (Single) Drums, Percussion
2017 Leftoverthrax (Single) Drums, Percussion
2018 Kings Among Scotland (Live album) Guitars (lead), Drums, Percussion, Vocals (backing)
2018 Kings Among Scotland (Video) Drums, Percussion, Vocals (backing), Guitars (lead), Drums, Percussion
(show all)

Heavy the Fall



Drums (1985-1986, 1992, 1997-2002)

1985 Speak English or Die Drums, Vocals (backing), Guitars (lead) (track 6)
1985 1985 Rehearsal (Demo) Drums
1992 Live at Budokan (Live album) Drums, Guitars (tracks 24, 25)
1992 Live at Budokan (Video) Drums, Guitars (tracks 26, 27)
1995 Megaforce Worldwide - Volume One (Split) Drums
1999 Seasoning the Obese (Single) Drums
1999 Bigger than the Devil + Kill the Assholes (Single) Drums
1999 Stormtroopers of Death / Yellow Machinegun (Split) Drums
1999 Bigger than the Devil Drums, Guitars (lead) (track 23)
2000 Kill Yourself: The Movie (Video) Drums
2002 Speak English or Live (Video) Drums, Guitars (tracks 26, 27)
2005 20 Years of Dysfunction (Video) Drums
2007 Rise of the Infidels (EP) Drums
2007 Live at the Fenix (Video) Drums
2009 Official Live Bootleg (Live album) Drums
2011 Crab Society North (Compilation) Drums
2015 Milk (Split) Drums
(show all)

Altitudes & Attitude

Drums (2014)

Metal Allegiance

Drums (2015-2016)

Life of Agony

1997 Soul Searching Sun 6 and 12 string acoustic guitar (on "Tangerine (Re-Zep)")

Metal Allegiance

2015 Metal Allegiance Guitars (lead) (tracks 8, 9)


1985 Spreading the Disease Cover concept
1987 I Am the Law (Single) Artwork
1987 Among the Living Art direction
1988 State of Euphoria Cover concept
1990 Persistence of Time Art concept
1991 Attack of the Killer B's (EP) Producer, Mixing
1993 Sound of White Noise Artwork, Photo concept
1999 Return of the Killer A's (Compilation) Cover Concept (as "Charlie")
2003 We've Come for You All Cover concept, Art direction, Mixing
2003 Safe Home (Single) Art direction
2005 Alive 2: The DVD (Video) Creative director, Art director
2005 Anthrology: No Hit Wonders (1985-1991) (Compilation) Artwork
2011 Worship Music Album concept
2013 Anthems (EP) Art direction, Concept
2014 Chile on Hell (Video) Art direction
2016 For All Kings Design
(show all)

Only Hell Remains

2007 Drown the Head (EP) Producer


1985 Speak English or Die Cover art, Collage ('85)
1992 Live at Budokan (Live album) Art direction, Collage
1992 Live at Budokan (Video) Design (as "Charlie")
1999 Bigger than the Devil Artwork (illustrations), Collage, Photography (as "Charlie")
2002 Speak English or Live (Video) Design (Original) (as "Charlie")
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