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Anthrax

Country of origin:
United States
Location:
Yonkers, New York
Status:
Active
Formed in:
1981
Genre:
Speed/Thrash Metal; Groove Metal
Lyrical themes:
Humor, Hardship, Social issues, Anti-fascism
Current label:
Megaforce Records
Years active:
1981-present
Anthrax was founded in July 1981 by guitarists Scott Ian and Dan Lilker. They found the name in a biology textbook and claimed it because it sounded sufficiently evil. Vocalist John Connelly joined as did drummer Dave Weiss and a bassist named Kenny Kushner. Kenny was replaced very early on with Paul Kahn, who was found insufficient as well, so Danny Lilker took over on bass and Greg Walls joined ...
Current
Scott Ian Guitars (lead) (1981), Guitars (rhythm), Vocals (backing) (1981-present)
See also: Motor Sister, Mr. Bungle, Posehn (live), ex-S.O.D., The Damned Things, ex-Altitudes & Attitude (live), ex-Damnocracy, ex-Doom Squad, ex-Four-X, ex-Pearl, ex-Posehn, ex-Slam Jam, ex-Roadrunner United (live)
Charlie Benante Drums, Percussion, Vocals (backing) (1983-present), Guitars (lead) (1995, 2002, 2011, 2015)
See also: ex-S.O.D., ex-Altitudes & Attitude (live), ex-Metal Allegiance (live), ex-Heavy the Fall
Frank Bello Bass (1984-2004, 2005-present), Vocals (backing) (1984-2004, 2005-present)
See also: Altitudes & Attitude, ex-Helmet
Joey Belladonna Vocals (1984-1992, 2005-2007, 2010-present)
See also: Belladonna, Chief Big Way, Metal All Stars, ex-Bible Black
Jonathan Donais Guitars (lead), Vocals (backing) (2013-present)
See also: Shadows Fall, ex-Aftershock, ex-Whiskey Whore
Past
Paul Kahn Bass (1981)
Kenny Kushner Bass (1981)
See also: ex-World Bang
Greg D'Angelo Drums (1981-1983)
See also: Greg Leon Invasion, Rough Riot, Stephen Pearcy, ex-Black Label Society, ex-Cities, ex-Jack Starr's Burning Starr, ex-Blackthorne, ex-Pride & Glory, ex-AntiProduct, ex-Britny Fox, ex-Lynyrd Skynhead, ex-Pirates of Venus, ex-White Lion, ex-Ace Frehley (live)
Dave Weiss Drums (1981)
Greg Walls Guitars (1981-1983)
See also: ex-Hittman, ex-Stephen Pearcy (live)
Dan Lilker Guitars (lead) (1981), Bass (1982-1984)
See also: Blurring, Evil Wrath, Nuclear Assault, Lock Up (live), ex-Brutal Truth, ex-Crucifist, ex-Extra Hot Sauce, ex-Hemlock, ex-Nokturnal Hellstorm, ex-Overlord Exterminator, ex-Redrum, ex-S.O.D., ex-The Ravenous, ex-NunFuckRitual, notS.O.D. Fist Banging Maniacs, Stormtroopers of Beer, United Forces, ex-Holy Moses, ex-Venomous Concept, ex-Autopsy (live), ex-Dark Angel (live), ex-Soulfly (live), ex-Exit-13, ex-Crab Society, ex-Human Garbage, ex-Last Satanic Dance, ex-Malformed Earthborn, ex-Sick of It All, ex-White Heat
Jason Rosenfeld Vocals (1981-1982)
See also: ex-Rug Rat, ex-Reverend
John Connelly Vocals (1981)
See also: Nuclear Assault, ex-John Connelly Theory, ex-Acid Reign (live), ex-C.I.A.
Dirk Kennedy Vocals (1981)
See also: Hittman
Neil Turbin Vocals (1982-1984)
See also: ex-Neil Turbin, Bleed the Hunger, DeathRiders, Immortal Soul, ex-Onslaught (live), ex-Steel Prophet (live), ex-AMRA, ex-Bad Applz, ex-Claude Schnell, ex-Great Gildersleeves, ex-Kurt James Band, ex-New Race, ex-School Of Hard Knocks, ex-Turbin, ex-Voodoo Rhythm Devil's Project, ex-Wrecking Crew
Bob Berry Guitars (1983)
Dan Spitz Guitars (lead), Vocals (backing) (1983-1995, 2005-2007)
See also: ex-Thrasher, ex-Red Lamb, ex-DeuxMonkey, Voices of Extreme, ex-Overkill
Matt Fallon Vocals (1984)
See also: ex-Skid Row, ex-Steel Fortune
John Bush Vocals (1992-2005, 2009-2010)
See also: Armored Saint, ex-Stone Soldier, ex-Royal Decree
Rob Caggiano Guitars (lead), Vocals (backing) (2001-2005, 2007-2013)
See also: Volbeat, Jim Breuer and the Loud & Rowdy, ex-Boiler Room, ex-Temple of the Black Moon, ex-The Damned Things
Dan Nelson Vocals (2007-2009)
See also: BlackGates, Lead Pipe Cruelty, Wolfpack Black, ex-Devilsize, ex-Discipline, ex-Farewell to Washington, ex-Godsize, ex-Inside Hollow, ex-Me, My Enemy
Current (Live)
Gene Hoglan Drums (2011-2012, 2018-present)
See also: Brendon Small's Galaktikon, Dark Angel, Dethklok, Mechanism, Pitch Black Forecast, Testament, ex-Daemon, ex-Meldrum, ex-Strapping Young Lad, ex-Tenet, Death DTA (live), ex-Devin Townsend, ex-Just Cause, ex-Memorain, ex-Viking, ex-Zimmers Hole, ex-Old Man's Child (live), ex-Opeth (live), ex-Unearth (live), ex-Forbidden, ex-Death, ex-Wargod, ex-Fear Factory, ex-The Almighty Punchdrunk, ex-The Ani Kyd Band
Past (Live)
Paul Crook Guitars (lead) (1995-1998)
See also: ex-Belladonna, ex-M.O.D., ex-Sebastian Bach, ex-Marya Roxx (live), ex-Meat Loaf (live)
Dave "The Snake" Sabo Guitars, Vocals (backing) (2000)
See also: Skid Row, ex-Bon Jovi, ex-Steel Fortune
Joey Vera Bass (2004-2005, 2008, 2012)
See also: Armored Saint, Fates Warning, Mercyful Fate, Motor Sister, Joey Vera, John Arch, A Chinese Firedrill, ex-Arch / Matheos, ex-Seven Witches, ex-OSI, ex-Engine, ex-Invasion, ex-Royal Decree, ex-Sapphire
Jason Bittner Drums (2006, 2012)
See also: Burning Human, Overkill, Shadows Fall, ex-China White, ex-Ever Dark, ex-Hellspeak, ex-Flotsam and Jetsam, ex-Toxik, ex-Stigmata, ex-Crisis, ex-Lynch's Mr. Scary (live)
Andreas Kisser Guitars, Vocals (backing) (2011, 2018)
See also: De la Tierra, Sepultura, Metal Allegiance (live), ex-Pestilence, ex-Sexoturica, Andreas Kisser, Hail!, Kisser Clan, ex-Asesino (live), ex-Scorpions (live), ex-Andreas Kisser & Embromation Society, ex-Brasil Rock Stars, ex-Charles' Angels, ex-DJ Andreas Kisser, ex-Ed Motta, Andreas Kisser and Rui Veloso, ex-Esfinge, ex-Godswallop, ex-Projeto Brasil Guitarras, ex-Quarteto da Pinga, ex-Clube Big Beatles (live), ex-Far From Alaska (live), ex-Orquestra Rockfônica (live)
Jon Dette Drums (2012-2013, 2015, 2017)
See also: ex-Apocalypse, Animetal USA, ex-Chaotic Realm, ex-Evildead, ex-HavocHate, ex-Impellitteri, ex-Killing Machine, ex-Meshiaak, ex-Testament, ex-Heathen (live), ex-Iced Earth (live), ex-Metal Machine (live), ex-Slayer (live), ex-Terror, ex-Temple of Brutality, ex-Pushed
Alex Skolnick Guitars (2012)
See also: Metal Allegiance, Testament, ex-Legacy, Alex Skolnick Trio, ex-Trans-Siberian Orchestra, ex-Ozzy Osbourne (live), ex-Savatage, ex-Attention Deficit, ex-Stu Hamm (live)
Eric Peterson Guitars (2012)
See also: Dragonlord, Testament, ex-Legacy
Scott Ian Guitars (lead) (1981), Guitars (rhythm), Vocals (backing) (1981-present)
See also: Motor Sister, Mr. Bungle, Posehn (live), ex-S.O.D., The Damned Things, ex-Altitudes & Attitude (live), ex-Damnocracy, ex-Doom Squad, ex-Four-X, ex-Pearl, ex-Posehn, ex-Slam Jam, ex-Roadrunner United (live)
Charlie Benante Drums, Percussion, Vocals (backing) (1983-present), Guitars (lead) (1995, 2002, 2011, 2015)
See also: ex-S.O.D., ex-Altitudes & Attitude (live), ex-Metal Allegiance (live), ex-Heavy the Fall
Frank Bello Bass (1984-2004, 2005-present), Vocals (backing) (1984-2004, 2005-present)
See also: Altitudes & Attitude, ex-Helmet
Joey Belladonna Vocals (1984-1992, 2005-2007, 2010-present)
See also: Belladonna, Chief Big Way, Metal All Stars, ex-Bible Black
Jonathan Donais Guitars (lead), Vocals (backing) (2013-present)
See also: Shadows Fall, ex-Aftershock, ex-Whiskey Whore
Paul Kahn Bass (1981)
Kenny Kushner Bass (1981)
See also: ex-World Bang
Greg D'Angelo Drums (1981-1983)
See also: Greg Leon Invasion, Rough Riot, Stephen Pearcy, ex-Black Label Society, ex-Cities, ex-Jack Starr's Burning Starr, ex-Blackthorne, ex-Pride & Glory, ex-AntiProduct, ex-Britny Fox, ex-Lynyrd Skynhead, ex-Pirates of Venus, ex-White Lion, ex-Ace Frehley (live)
Dave Weiss Drums (1981)
Greg Walls Guitars (1981-1983)
See also: ex-Hittman, ex-Stephen Pearcy (live)
Dan Lilker Guitars (lead) (1981), Bass (1982-1984)
See also: Blurring, Evil Wrath, Nuclear Assault, Lock Up (live), ex-Brutal Truth, ex-Crucifist, ex-Extra Hot Sauce, ex-Hemlock, ex-Nokturnal Hellstorm, ex-Overlord Exterminator, ex-Redrum, ex-S.O.D., ex-The Ravenous, ex-NunFuckRitual, notS.O.D. Fist Banging Maniacs, Stormtroopers of Beer, United Forces, ex-Holy Moses, ex-Venomous Concept, ex-Autopsy (live), ex-Dark Angel (live), ex-Soulfly (live), ex-Exit-13, ex-Crab Society, ex-Human Garbage, ex-Last Satanic Dance, ex-Malformed Earthborn, ex-Sick of It All, ex-White Heat
Jason Rosenfeld Vocals (1981-1982)
See also: ex-Rug Rat, ex-Reverend
John Connelly Vocals (1981)
See also: Nuclear Assault, ex-John Connelly Theory, ex-Acid Reign (live), ex-C.I.A.
Dirk Kennedy Vocals (1981)
See also: Hittman
Neil Turbin Vocals (1982-1984)
See also: ex-Neil Turbin, Bleed the Hunger, DeathRiders, Immortal Soul, ex-Onslaught (live), ex-Steel Prophet (live), ex-AMRA, ex-Bad Applz, ex-Claude Schnell, ex-Great Gildersleeves, ex-Kurt James Band, ex-New Race, ex-School Of Hard Knocks, ex-Turbin, ex-Voodoo Rhythm Devil's Project, ex-Wrecking Crew
Bob Berry Guitars (1983)
Dan Spitz Guitars (lead), Vocals (backing) (1983-1995, 2005-2007)
See also: ex-Thrasher, ex-Red Lamb, ex-DeuxMonkey, Voices of Extreme, ex-Overkill
Matt Fallon Vocals (1984)
See also: ex-Skid Row, ex-Steel Fortune
John Bush Vocals (1992-2005, 2009-2010)
See also: Armored Saint, ex-Stone Soldier, ex-Royal Decree
Rob Caggiano Guitars (lead), Vocals (backing) (2001-2005, 2007-2013)
See also: Volbeat, Jim Breuer and the Loud & Rowdy, ex-Boiler Room, ex-Temple of the Black Moon, ex-The Damned Things
Dan Nelson Vocals (2007-2009)
See also: BlackGates, Lead Pipe Cruelty, Wolfpack Black, ex-Devilsize, ex-Discipline, ex-Farewell to Washington, ex-Godsize, ex-Inside Hollow, ex-Me, My Enemy
Current
Gene Hoglan Drums (2011-2012, 2018-present)
See also: Brendon Small's Galaktikon, Dark Angel, Dethklok, Mechanism, Pitch Black Forecast, Testament, ex-Daemon, ex-Meldrum, ex-Strapping Young Lad, ex-Tenet, Death DTA (live), ex-Devin Townsend, ex-Just Cause, ex-Memorain, ex-Viking, ex-Zimmers Hole, ex-Old Man's Child (live), ex-Opeth (live), ex-Unearth (live), ex-Forbidden, ex-Death, ex-Wargod, ex-Fear Factory, ex-The Almighty Punchdrunk, ex-The Ani Kyd Band
Past
Paul Crook Guitars (lead) (1995-1998)
See also: ex-Belladonna, ex-M.O.D., ex-Sebastian Bach, ex-Marya Roxx (live), ex-Meat Loaf (live)
Dave "The Snake" Sabo Guitars, Vocals (backing) (2000)
See also: Skid Row, ex-Bon Jovi, ex-Steel Fortune
Joey Vera Bass (2004-2005, 2008, 2012)
See also: Armored Saint, Fates Warning, Mercyful Fate, Motor Sister, Joey Vera, John Arch, A Chinese Firedrill, ex-Arch / Matheos, ex-Seven Witches, ex-OSI, ex-Engine, ex-Invasion, ex-Royal Decree, ex-Sapphire
Jason Bittner Drums (2006, 2012)
See also: Burning Human, Overkill, Shadows Fall, ex-China White, ex-Ever Dark, ex-Hellspeak, ex-Flotsam and Jetsam, ex-Toxik, ex-Stigmata, ex-Crisis, ex-Lynch's Mr. Scary (live)
Andreas Kisser Guitars, Vocals (backing) (2011, 2018)
See also: De la Tierra, Sepultura, Metal Allegiance (live), ex-Pestilence, ex-Sexoturica, Andreas Kisser, Hail!, Kisser Clan, ex-Asesino (live), ex-Scorpions (live), ex-Andreas Kisser & Embromation Society, ex-Brasil Rock Stars, ex-Charles' Angels, ex-DJ Andreas Kisser, ex-Ed Motta, Andreas Kisser and Rui Veloso, ex-Esfinge, ex-Godswallop, ex-Projeto Brasil Guitarras, ex-Quarteto da Pinga, ex-Clube Big Beatles (live), ex-Far From Alaska (live), ex-Orquestra Rockfônica (live)
Jon Dette Drums (2012-2013, 2015, 2017)
See also: ex-Apocalypse, Animetal USA, ex-Chaotic Realm, ex-Evildead, ex-HavocHate, ex-Impellitteri, ex-Killing Machine, ex-Meshiaak, ex-Testament, ex-Heathen (live), ex-Iced Earth (live), ex-Metal Machine (live), ex-Slayer (live), ex-Terror, ex-Temple of Brutality, ex-Pushed
Alex Skolnick Guitars (2012)
See also: Metal Allegiance, Testament, ex-Legacy, Alex Skolnick Trio, ex-Trans-Siberian Orchestra, ex-Ozzy Osbourne (live), ex-Savatage, ex-Attention Deficit, ex-Stu Hamm (live)
Eric Peterson Guitars (2012)
See also: Dragonlord, Testament, ex-Legacy
Added by: sirmonarch Modified by: PowerEagle
Added on: 2002-07-18 02:51:11 Last modified on: 2020-07-05 11:10:06