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Dan Lilker

Dan Lilker

Real/full name:
Daniel A. Lilker
59 (born Oct 18th, 1964)
Place of birth:
United States (Bayside, New York)


Dan Lilker is most known as a bass player, but also guitarist, pianist, drummer, and vocalist. He was the bassist for the thrash metal band Nuclear Assault and was a founding member of Anthrax with Scott Ian, (Lilker was then playing lead guitar) and recorded bass guitar and co-wrote on their first album, Fistful of Metal. He also founded crossover band Stormtroopers of Death with Scott Ian and ...


A biography of Dan Lilker written by Dave Hofer was published in 2014 by Handshake Inc. It is called Perpetual Conversion: 30 Years and Counting in the Life of Metal Veteran Dan Lilker.


As Balth:
Bass (2013-present)

2013 Live at Fedder (Demo) Bass (as "Lilker")
2013 Blurring / Zarnica / Main Strike (Split) Bass (as "Lilker")
2014 Rat Bait (EP) Bass (as "Dan")
2015 Blurring Bass

Evil Wrath


2011 Evil Wrath / Monarque (Split) Bass
2022 Légions Anti-Humaines (Compilation) Bass (on Anti-Human Legion & Légion Anti-Humaine)

notS.O.D. Fist Banging Maniacs

Bass (2017-present)


Bass (2009-?)

2011 In Bondage to the Serpent Bass

Stormtroopers of Beer


Tales of a Therion

Bass (2022-present)

Walking Corpse

Bass, Vocals (2024-present)


Guitars (lead) (1981-1982), Bass (1982-1984)

1982 Anthrax (Demo) Bass
1983 Anthrax (Demo) Bass
1983 Soldiers of Metal (Single) Bass
1984 Fistful of Metal Bass
1987 Fistful of Anthrax (Compilation) Guitars (lead)
1990 Armed and Dangerous (EP) Bass (tracks 6-7)
1990 Armed and Dangerous (EP) Bass (tracks 6-7)
1991 Armed and Dangerous (EP) Bass (tracks A2-A3)
1995 Megaforce Worldwide - Volume One (Split) Bass
1998 Fistful of Metal / Armed and Dangerous (Compilation) Bass (tracks 1:1-1:10 & 2:6-2:7)

Brutal Truth

Bass (1990-1998, 2006-2014)

1990 The Birth of Ignorance (Demo) Vocals, Bass
1991 Demo (Demo) Bass
1992 Perpetual Conversion (EP) Bass
1992 Ill Neglect (EP) Bass
1992 Extreme Conditions Demand Extreme Responses Bass, Vocals (additional)
1994 Godplayer (Single) Bass
1994 Need to Control Bass
1996 Machine Parts +4 (EP) Bass (as "Danny")
1996 Spazz / Brutal Truth (Split) Bass (as "Dan the Man")
1996 Kill Trend Suicide (EP) Bass, Vocals
1996 How-++-Harry Lauders Walking Stick Tree / Zodiac (Split) Bass
1997 Brutal Truth / Converge (Split) Bass
1997 Brutal Truth / Rupture (Split) Bass (as "Lilker")
1997 Sounds of the Animal Kingdom Bass (as "Lilker")
1999 Brutal Truth / Violent Society (Split) Bass
1999 Goodbye Cruel World! (Compilation) Bass, Backing vocals (as "Lilker")
2000 For Drug Crazed Grindfreaks Only! (EP) Bass (as "Lilker")
2007 Table for Two (Split) Bass (as "Lilker")
2007 Brutal Truth / Narcosis / Total Fucking Destruction (Split) Bass
2008 Round Two (EP) Bass
2009 Evolution Through Revolution Bass
2009 For the Ugly and Unwanted - This Is Grindcore (Video) Bass
2009 First United Meth Church (Split) Bass
2009 Evolution in One Take: For Grindfreaks Only! Volume 2 (Live album) Bass
2011 Decibel Flexi Series (Single) Bass
2011 End Time Bass
2013 The Axiom of Post Inhumanity (Split) Bass
2014 Brutal Truth plays R.Piotrowicz "Doors Open" (Single) Bass
(show all)

Crab Society

Bass (1985)


Bass (2004-2010)

2005 Rehearsal Demo (Demo) Bass
2009 Demon-Haunted World Bass, Vocals (Grunts)


Bass, Piano, Vocals (1992-1995)

1994 Ethos Musick Samples, Bass, Keyboards
1995 ...Just a Few More Hits (EP) Bass, Vocals (backing), Guitars (lead) (track 5)
1996 Exit-13 / Hemdale (Split) Bass (track 5)
1996 Smoking Songs Bass, Piano, Vocals (lead) (tracks 1, 10), Vocals (backing)
2007 High Life! (Compilation) Bass, Keyboards, Samples

Extra Hot Sauce

As Danny:
Drums (1987-1989)

1988 Taco of Death (Demo) Drums
1989 Taco of Death Percussion (Cymbal Abuse), Vocals (backing), Drums


As Balth:
Bass (1996-2001)

1996 Hemlock Promo (Demo) Bass
1997 Crush the Race of God (EP) Bass
1997 Black Army Jacket / Hemlock (Split) Bass
1998 Funeral Mask Bass
2001 Lust for Fire Bass

Holy Moses

Bass (1993-1994)

1994 No Matter What's the Cause Piano, Bass

Human Garbage


Last Satanic Dance


Malformed Earthborn

Noises (1992-1995)

Nuclear Assault

Bass (1984-1992, 1997-1998, 2001-2008, 2011-2022)

1985 Back with Vengeance (Demo) Vocals (track 7), Bass
1986 Live, Suffer, Die (Demo) Bass
1986 Game Over Bass
1986 Brain Death (EP) Bass
1987 The Plague (EP) Bass
1988 Fight to Be Free (Single) Bass
1988 Good Times, Bad Times (Single) Bass
1988 Survive Vocals (backing), Bass
1989 Critical Mass (Single) Bass
1989 Trail of Tears (Single) Bass
1989 Handle with Care Bass
1990 Handle with Care - European Tour '89 (Video) Bass
1990 Kerrang! Plastic Explosive (Split) Bass (Nuclear Assault)
1991 Radiation Sickness (Video) Bass
1991 Out of Order Bass, Vocals (backing), Keyboards, Vocals (lead) (tracks 9, 11), Guitars (tracks 2, 9, 11)
1991 Hard Rockin' Head Bangin' Sampler Cassette Volume 5 October '91 (Split) Bass
1992 Live at the Hammersmith Odeon (Live album) Bass, Vocals
2003 Alive Again (Live album) Bass, Vocals (backing)
2005 Third World Genocide Bass
2006 Louder Harder Faster (Video) Bass
2011 Metal Merchants Festival 01-29-11 Oslo, Norway (Video) Bass
2013 Live Off the Board at CBGB 1986 (Live album) Bass
2013 Hang the Pope (Single) Bass
2013 Fashion Junkie (Single) Bass
2013 Metal Merchants Festival: Live in Oslo, Norway January 29, 2011 (Live album) Bass
2013 Price of Freedom (Single) Bass
2013 Preaching to the Deaf (Single) Bass
2013 Sign in Blood (Single) Bass
2014 Live at Roskilde Festival June 27, 1992 (Official Bootleg) (Live album) Bass
2014 Live at CBGB's (Live album) Bass
2015 Pounder (EP) Bass
2016 Live in Vienna, Austria (Live album) Bass
2016 Live in Ljubljana, Slovenia (Live album) Bass
2016 Live in Barcelona, Spain (Live album) Bass
2016 Live in Dunaujvaros, Hungary (Live album) Bass
2016 Live in Rome, Italy (Live album) Bass
2016 Live in Clisson, France (Live album) Bass
2016 Live in Ballingen, Germany (Live album) Bass
2016 Live in Viveiro, Spain (Live album) Bass
2016 Live in Wacken, Germany (Live album) Bass
2016 Live in Bogota, Colombia (Live album) Bass
(show all)

Overlord Exterminator

Bass (?-2004)

2004 Crucify Everyone (Demo) Bass


Noise Collage

1998 Ghettoblaster (EP) Noise Collage


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

1985 Crab Society North (Demo) Bass
1985 Speak English or Die Bass, Vocals (backing)
1985 1985 Rehearsal (Demo) Bass
1992 Live at Budokan (Live album) Bass, Vocals (backing)
1992 Live at Budokan (Video) Bass
1995 Megaforce Worldwide - Volume One (Split) Bass
1999 Seasoning the Obese (Single) Bass, Vocals (backing)
1999 Bigger than the Devil + Kill the Assholes (Single) Bass
1999 Stormtroopers of Death / Yellow Machinegun (Split) Bass, Vocals (backing)
1999 Bigger than the Devil Bass, Vocals (backing)
2000 Kill Yourself: The Movie (Video) Bass, Vocals (backing)
2001 Speak English or Live (Video) Bass, Vocals (backing)
2005 20 Years of Dysfunction (Video) Bass, Vocals (backing)
2007 Rise of the Infidels (EP) Bass, Vocals (backing)
2007 Live at the Fenix (Video) Bass, Vocals (backing)
2011 Crab Society North (Compilation) Bass
2015 Milk (Split) Bass
(show all)

Sick of It All


The Ravenous

Bass (1997-2004)

2000 Assembled in Blasphemy Bass (as "Danny Lilker")
2002 Three on a Meathook (EP) Bass
2003 Blood Delirium Bass (as "Danny Lilker")

United Forces

Bass (2012-?)

Venomous Concept

Bass (2007-?)

2008 Blood Duster / Venomous Concept (Split) Bass
2008 Poisoned Apple Bass
2016 Kick Me Silly - VC III Bass

White Heat

Guitars (?-1981)


Bass (2024-present)


Bass (2009-2010)

Dark Angel

Bass (1989)

Lock Up

Bass (2012)


Bass (2006)


1992 Demo #1 (Demo) Bass


2016 Archaic Whispers (EP) Vocals (track 1)


1991 Preaching Suicide (Demo) Guitars (lead)


2012 Born Undead (Video) Bass (tracks 1-36)


2011 Auld Toby Unknown


1990 In the Red Guitars, Vocals (backing)


2011 The Violent Majority Vocals (track 8)

Harter Attack

1989 Human Hell Bass (track 9), Guitars (lead) (track 9)


2022 Acts of God Vocals (additional) (track 13)


2010 Sacred Scars Vocals (track 2)


As Danny Lilker:

2008 A Tribute to Venom (EP) Bass (track 3)

The Berzerker

2000 Broken (EP) Bass (track 2)

The Shredderz

2023 The Shredderz Spoken word (track 11)

Total Fucking Destruction

As Balth:

2000 cd-r demo2000 v2.0 (Demo) Vocals (track 6)
2004 Compact Disc Version 1.0 (Compilation) Vocals (track 15)


1987 Among the Living Songwriting (additional) (tracks 3, 9)


1991 Preaching Suicide (Demo) Producer


2014 Rat Bait (EP) Mixing

Brutal Truth

1992 Perpetual Conversion (EP) Recording 5 (as "Danny Lilker")


1989 Purity Dilution Producer (as "Danny Lilker")


1991 Spare the Wrench, Surrender the Earth (EP) Producer
1993 Don't Spare the Green Love (Compilation) Producer
1996 Smoking Songs Mixing


1996 Hemlock Promo (Demo) Engineering, Producer (as "Balth")
1997 Crush the Race of God (EP) Engineering, Producer (as "Balth")
1998 Funeral Mask Producer (as "Balth")

Leeway NYC

2014 Desperate Measures Liner notes

Lethal Aggression

2006 Dan Lilker Demo (Demo) Producer

N.Y.C. Mayhem

2011 The Metal & Crossover Days (Compilation) Liner notes

Nokturnal Hellstorm

2012 Nokturnal Hellstorm Producer, Engineering


1992 Live at Budokan (Live album) Liner notes

Terror of the Trees

2002 Devil Worship (EP) Producer (as "Danny Lilker")
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