“How New York of the ’80s Helped Influence Anthrax to Create East Coast Thrash”

LOS ANGELES, CA — Thursday, January 28, 2016 — The Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History has just posted a video profile of Anthrax, “How New York of the ’80s Helped Influence Anthrax to Create East Coast Thrash,” as part of its Places of Invention exhibit’s interactive online map.

In 2016, Anthrax will celebrate its 35th anniversary as a band with the release of one of the year’s most-anticipated metal/thrash albums, For All Kings, due out February 26 (Megaforce in North America/Nuclear Blast internationally). The eleven-song crusher that the band’s drummer Charlie Benante promises will be “aggressive and super-thrashy,” was written by Benante, bassist Frank Bello and rhythm guitarist Scott Ian, the dynamic triumvirate whose unique composition chemistry is, in part, what sets Anthrax’s music apart from other bands’ in the same genre. Add to that Joey Belladonna’s breathtaking vocals and the searing guitar leads by newest member Jonathan Donais, and it’s no wonder the band is so excited for fans to hear what will be their 11th studio album.

Over its 35-year career, Anthrax has been a pioneering band with its unique style, sound and heavy brand of thrash metal, and, as Metallica’s Kirk Hammett put it, “one can hear their influence on any number of up and coming bands.” Anthrax has sold in excess of 10-million units, received multiple Gold and Platinum certifications, six Grammy nominations and a host of other accolades from the media, industry and fans. From the race and genre barriers Anthrax helped break down in 1988 when they collaborated with Public Enemy on “Bring The Noise,” to becoming a card-carrying member of The Big Four – with Metallica, Slayer and Megadeth – as one of the four bands that defined the speed/thrash metal genre, to being the first metal band to have its music heard on Mars when NASA played “Got The Time” to wake up the Mars Rover, Anthrax has never been afraid to take chances.

Anthrax Signing at Looney Tunes

The legendary Scott Ian and Frank Bello from Anthrax will be back at Looney Tunes to celebrate the release of their new album “FOR ALL KINGS”. Meet fans and sign autographs and take pictures with you. Everyone can get 2 autographs. One will be the new CD or LP and another can be your personal item if you have something to get signed. To get into this event you will need to pre order their new CD or LP that comes out that day!!! You can order here online or at the store. If you order online there is a $4 paypal fee. Of course if you order at the store there is no paypal fee. PLEASE ORDER SOON!! THE LAST EVENT SOLD OUT!!!

Artist – ANTHRAX
Date – Friday February 26th
Time – 6:00 pm
31 Brookvale Ave. West Babylon, NY 11704



Ripping up NYC

A blizzard over the week couldn’t stop Anthrax as they were back in their hometown for a full day of action on monday – A photoshoot, crazy show at the classic Hammerstien Ballroom and an in store signing at Vintage Vinyl the next day and another crazy show in New Jersey!!

These amazing pics from the show by Nick Karp and Travis Shinn