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Frank Bello

Frank Bello

Real/full name:
Frank Joseph Bello
58 (born Jul 9th, 1965)
Place of birth:
United States (Bronx, New York)


Bello is mainly known as the long-time bassist for Anthrax, having replaced prior bassist and founding member Dan Lilker in 1984. He took a break from the band in 2004 and was replaced by Joey Vera, but he returned one year later. During his time away from Anthrax, he briefly performed with Helmet. He has appeared on every Anthrax release since 1985.


Although Bello always uses his fingers while playing bass, he has used a pick on several Anthrax songs, including the videos for "Room for One More" and "Fueled". Frank also even used a pick most of the time when he was in Helmet.

Bello entirely wrote and sang "Pieces", a hidden song on Anthrax's 1998 album Volume 8 - The Threat Is Real; the song is a tribute to his brother, Anthony, murdered ...

Altitudes & Attitude

Vocals, Bass, Guitars (2013-present)

2014 Altitudes & Attitude (EP) Vocals, Bass, Guitars
2019 Get It Out Vocals, Bass, Guitars


Bass, Vocals (backing) (1984-present)

1985 Armed and Dangerous (EP) Bass
1985 Spreading the Disease Bass
1986 Madhouse (EP) Bass
1986 Metal Hammer Roadshow 1 (Split video) Bass
1987 I Am the Law (Single) Bass
1987 Indians (Single) Bass
1987 I'm the Man (Single) Bass, Vocals (backing)
1987 I'm the Man (EP) Vocals (tracks A1-A2 & B1), Bass (tracks A3 & B2-B3)
1987 Among the Living Bass
1987 Fistful of Anthrax Bass (tracks 6, 12)
1987 Fistful of Anthrax Bass (track A6)
1987 Fistful of Anthrax Bass (track B6)
1987 Fistful of Anthrax (Compilation) Bass, Vocals (backing) (tracks 6, 12)
1988 Make Me Laugh (Single) Bass
1988 Oidivnikufesin (Video) Bass, Vocals (backing)
1988 State of Euphoria Bass
1989 Anti-Social (Single) Bass
1989 Kerrang! Flexible Fiend (Split) Bass
1989 MTV Headbangers Ball (Split) Bass
1989 Penikufesin (EP) Bass
1990 In My World (Single) Bass
1990 Persistence of Time Bass, Vocals (backing)
1990 Got the Time (Single) Bass
1991 Free B's (EP) Bass
1991 Live Noize (Video) Bass
1991 Through Time (P.O.V.) (Video) Bass
1991 Attack of the Killer B's (Compilation) Bass, Vocals (track 7)
1991 Bring the Noise (Single) Bass
1991 Attack of the Killer B's: Videos (Video) Bass, Vocals (backing)
1993 Hy Pro Glo (Single) Bass
1993 Last Action Hero Sampler (Split) Bass, Vocals (backing)
1993 Sound of White Noise Bass, Vocals (backing)
1993 Only (Single) Bass
1993 Black Lodge (Single) Bass
1994 White Noise Demos (Demo) Bass, Vocals (backing)
1994 White Noise: The Videos (Video) Bass
1994 Live - The Island Years (Live album) Bass
1995 Fueled (Single) Bass
1995 High Octane (Single) Bass
1995 Stomp 442 Bass, Vocals (backing)
1996 Bordello of Blood (Single) Bass, Lyrics
1996 Nothing (EP) Bass
1998 Born Again Idiot (Single) Bass
1998 Fistful of Metal / Armed and Dangerous (Compilation) Bass (tracks 2:6-2:7)
1998 Volume 8 - The Threat Is Real Bass, Vocals (backing), Vocals (track 15)
1998 Moshers... 1986-1991 (Compilation) Bass
1998 Inside Out (Single) Bass
1999 Ball of Confusion (Single) Bass
2001 Madhouse: The Very Best of Anthrax (Compilation) Bass
2002 The Collection (Compilation) Bass
2003 Summer 2003 (EP) Bass
2003 We've Come for You All Bass, Vocals (backing), Vocals (lead) (track 12)
2003 Safe Home (Single) Bass
2003 Taking the Music Back (Single) Bass
2004 Music of Mass Destruction (Live album) Bass, Vocals (backing)
2004 The Greater of Two Evils Bass, Vocals (backing)
2005 Alive 2 (Live album) Bass, Vocals (backing)
2005 Anthrology: No Hit Wonders (1985-1991) The Videos (Video) Bass, Vocals (backing)
2005 Alive 2: The DVD (Video) Bass, Vocals (backing)
2005 Anthrology: No Hit Wonders (1985-1991) (Compilation) Bass
2007 Extended Versions (Live album) Bass, Vocals (backing)
2007 Colour Collection (Compilation) Bass
2009 Caught in a Mosh: BBC Live in Concert (Live album) Bass, Vocals (backing)
2010 The Big 4: Live from Sofia, Bulgaria (Split video) Bass, Vocals (backing)
2010 Live at the Sonisphere (Live album) Bass, Vocals (backing)
2011 Fight 'Em 'til You Can't (Single) Bass
2011 The Devil You Know (Single) Bass
2011 Worship Music Bass, Vocals (backing)
2012 Copenhell 2012 (Split) Vocals (backing), Bass
2012 Icon (Compilation) Bass
2013 Keep on Runnin' (Single) Bass
2013 Anthems (EP) Bass
2013 Anthem (Single) Bass
2013 Jailbreak (Single) Bass
2014 Essential (Compilation) Bass
2014 Chile on Hell (Video) Bass
2015 Evil Twin (Single) Bass
2016 Breathing Lightning (Single) Bass
2016 For All Kings Bass, Vocals (backing)
2016 Antisocial / In the End (Single) Bass
2016 A Monster at the End (Single) Bass
2017 Leftoverthrax (Single) Bass
2018 Kings Among Scotland (Live album) Bass, Vocals (backing)
2018 Kings Among Scotland (Video) Bass, Vocals (backing)
2018 Chile on Hell (Live album) Bass
2019 Indians / Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (Single) Bass
2022 XL: MCMLXXXI - MMXXII (Live album) Bass
2023 In the End (Single) Bass, Vocals (backing)
2023 Blood Eagle Wings (Single) Bass, Vocals (backing)
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Bass (2004-2005)

Altitudes & Attitude

2014 Altitudes & Attitude (EP) Executive producer
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