Along with Metallica, Slayer, and Megadeth, Anthrax is often credited for inventing and popularizing thrash and speed metal. Anthrax, still going strong after nearly 30 years, is centered around founding guitarist Scott Ian and longtime drummer Charlie Benante. Though not always as serious in tone as Metallica, Slayer, and Megadeth, Anthrax has proven to be more versatile in their musical output.
Anthrax was formed in 1981 when guitarists Scott Ian and Dan Lilker met and shared a common interest in heavy metal (especially the bands coming out of England), hardcore punk, skateboarding, and comic books. The two picked the name Anthrax out of a biology textbook because they thought it sounded suitably... Read More