List of Anthrax band members

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Anthrax
AnthraxSonisphere2010.jpg
Anthrax performing at the Sonisphere Festival in Sofia, Bulgaria, June 22, 2010
Background information
Origin New York City, New York, United States
Genres Heavy metal,[1] thrash metal,[2] groove metal,[3] alternative metal,[4] speed metal[5]
Years active 1981–present
Website www.anthrax.com
Members Scott Ian
Charlie Benante
Frank Bello
Joey Belladonna
Jonathan Donais

The following is a list of musicians who have been members of American metal band Anthrax since their formation in New York City in 1981. The current lineup consists of vocalist Joey Belladonna, lead guitarist Jonathan Donais, rhythm guitarist Scott Ian, bassist Frank Bello and drummer Charlie Benante.

Current lineup[edit]

Scott Ian
Scott Ian has been the only constant member of Anthrax.
Active: 1981–present
Instruments: rhythm guitar, backing vocals
Occasional instruments: lead vocals, lead guitar
Release contributions: all Anthrax releases
Charlie Benante
Charlie Benante joined the band in 1983 and has remained ever since.
Active: 1983–present
Instruments: drums, percussion
Occasional instruments: lead guitar, theremin, blues harp, backing vocals, lead vocals
Release contributions: all Anthrax releases
Frank Bello
Frank Bello joined the band in 1984 to replace founding member Danny Lilker. He departed in 2004 to join Helmet only to return the following year.
Active: 1984–2004, 2005–present
Instruments: bass guitar, backing vocals
Occasional instruments: lead vocals
Release contributions: all releases from Armed and Dangerous (1985) onwards.
Joey Belladonna
Joey Belladonna was fired from the band in 1992 and began a solo career. He returned for the Among the Living reunion tour and rejoined once again in 2010.
Active: 1984–1992, 2005–2007, 2010–present
Instruments: lead vocals
Occasional instruments: drums, turntables
Release contributions: all releases from Armed and Dangerous (1985) to Attack of the Killer B's (1991), Alive 2 (2005), and from The Big Four: Live from Sofia, Bulgaria (2010) onwards.
Jonathan Donais
Active: 2013–present
Instruments: lead and rhythm guitars
Release contributions: none

Former members[edit]

David Weiss AKA "v.d."
Active: 1981
Instruments: drums, percussion
Release contributions: Fistful of Metal (1984)
Kenny Kushner
Active: 1981
Instruments: bass guitar
Release contributions: none
Paul Kahn
Active: 1981
Instruments: bass guitar
Release contributions: none
Danny Lilker
Active: 1981–1984
Instruments: bass guitar, backing vocals
Occasional instruments: rhythm guitar
Release contributions: Fistful of Metal (1984)
John Connelly
Active: 1981
Instruments: lead vocals
Release contributions: none
Jason Rosenfeld
Active: 1981–1982
Instruments: lead vocals
Release contributions: none
Tommy Wise
Active: 1982
Instruments: lead vocals
Release contributions: none
Greg Walls
Active: 1981–1983
Instruments: lead guitar
Release contributions: none
Neil Turbin
Active: 1982–1984
Instruments: lead vocals
Release contributions: Fistful of Metal (1984)
Greg D'Angelo
Active: 1981–1983
Instruments: drums, percussion
Release contributions: “Howling Furies” on Armed and Dangerous (1985)
Bob Berry
Active: 1983
Instruments: lead guitar
Release contributions: none
Dan Spitz
Active: 1983–1995, 2005–2007
Instruments: lead guitar
Occasional instruments: backing vocals
Release contributions: All releases from Fistful of Metal (1984) to Sound of White Noise (1993), and Alive 2 (2005)
Matt Fallon
Active: 1984
Instruments: lead vocals
Release contributions: none
Billy Milano
Active: 1984
Instruments: lead vocals
Release contributions: none
John Bush
When John Bush returned to performing with Anthrax in 2009, a "Bring Back Bush" campaign was set up and subsequently endorsed by Scott Ian.[6]
Active: 1992–2005, 2009–2010
Instruments: lead vocals
Release contributions: All releases from Sound of White Noise (1993) to The Greater of Two Evils (2004)
Paul Crook
Active: 1995–2001
Instruments: lead guitar
Release contributions: Stomp 442 (1995) and Volume 8: The Threat Is Real (1998)
Rob Caggiano
As well as having served as the lead guitarist of Anthrax, Rob Caggiano contributed production work.
Active: 2001–2005, 2007–2013
Instruments: lead guitar
Release contributions: All releases from We've Come for You All (2003) to The Greater of Two Evils (2004) and from The Big Four: Live from Sofia, Bulgaria (2010) to Anthems (2013).
Joey Vera
Active: 2004–2005
Instruments: bass guitar, backing vocals
Release contributions: none
Dan Nelson
Active: 2007–2009
Instruments: lead vocals
Release contributions: co author on tracks 2,3,4,5,8,11,12 and 13 on the album "Worship Music" (2011) and "Crawl" Anthems (2013)

Timeline[edit]

Timeline

Session and guest musicians[edit]

Public Enemy
Active: 1991
Instruments: lead vocals, turntables
Release contributions: "Bring the Noise" from Attack of the Killer B's (1991)
Dimebag Darrell
Active: 1995, 1998, 2003
Instruments: lead guitar
Release contributions: "King Size" and "Riding Shotgun" from Stomp 442 (1995), "Inside Out" and "Born Again Idiot" from Volume 8: The Threat Is Real (1998) and "Strap It On" and "Cadillac Rock Box" from We've Come for You All (2003)
Phil Anselmo
Active: 1998
Instruments: backing vocals
Release contributions: "Killing Box" from Volume 8: The Threat Is Real (1998)
Roger Daltrey
Active: 2003
Instruments: backing vocals
Release contributions: "Taking the Music Back" from We've Come for You All (2003)
Alison Chesley
Active: 2008–2011
Instruments: cello
Release contributions: multiple tracks from Worship Music (2011)

Touring substitutes[edit]

Dave Sabo
Active: 2000
Instruments: lead and rhythm guitars, backing vocals
Andreas Kisser
Active: 2011
Instruments: rhythm and lead guitars, backing vocals
Jason Bittner
Active: 2006, 2011, 2012
Instruments: drums, percussion
Gene Hoglan
Active: 2012
Instruments: drums, percussion
Jon Dette
Active: 2012, 2013
Instruments: drums, percussion
Joey Vera
Active: 2004–2005; 2008; 2012
Instruments: bass

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sarasin, Philipp (2004). Anthrax: Bioterror As Fact And Fantasy. Suhrkamp. p. 49. ISBN 9783518123683. 
  2. ^ "Anthrax To Perform At Fly Festival In India". Rolling Stone India. 2013-01-06. Retrieved 2013-03-30. 
  3. ^ Phil Freeman. "Black Rivers Flow review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2013-03-30. "One album later, they've undergone a fairly radical transformation, and are now practitioners of American groove metal (think Machine Head, Lamb of God, Trivium, or even late-period Bush-era Anthrax)." 
  4. ^ Christopher R. Weingarten (2011-09-14). "Anthrax and Joey Belladonna Keep It In the Family - Page 1 - Music - New York". Village Voice. Retrieved 2013-03-30. 
  5. ^ LORRAINE ALI (1994-05-16). "POP and JAZZ REVIEWS : Anthrax Mixes Styles With Power, Passion". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2013-03-30. 
  6. ^ "Scott Ian Endorses ‘Bring Back Bush’ Campaign". metalhammer.co.uk. August 7, 2009. Retrieved August 7, 2009.