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Birth Place: New York City, New York, United States
Years Active: 1981–present
Genres: Heavy Metal, Speed Metal, Thrash Metal

Anthrax is an American heavy metal band from New York City, formed in 1981. Founded by guitarists Scott Ian and Danny Lilker, the band was one of the most popular of the 1980s thrash metal scene. When thrash metal began to gain a major following in the mid-to-late 1980s, Anthrax were dubbed one of the “big four” of thrash metal alongside Metallica, Megadeth, and Slayer. In 1983 Anthrax signed to Megaforce Records. The band released their debut album, “Fistful of Metal” in 1984, and the following year they released “Spreading the Disease.” After the album came out, Anthrax signed with Island Records. In March 1987, the band released its third studio album, “Among the Living,... Continue Bio >>


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