is the first EP by American Armed and Dangerous heavy metal band Anthrax, released in February 1985 through Megaforce Records. The band produced the album with Carl Canedy and Jon Zazula acting as executive producer. This is the first Anthrax release to feature Joey Belladonna on vocals.
The 1992 issue includes the songs "Soldiers of Metal" and "Howling Furies" as its last two tracks. The line-up for those two tracks is
Neil Turbin, Scott Ian, Dan Spitz, Greg D'Angelo (except where Charlie Benante rerecorded the drums), and Dan Lilker. It was released as a double album (along with  ) in Fistful of Metal Germany in 2000.
The song "Armed and Dangerous" also appears on the album
with a different mix, which does not include the fade-in intro leading into the initial acoustic guitar melody. That intro was omitted from the album version for unverified reasons but it is possible that it was for album continuity. Spreading the Disease
The song "Raise Hell" was an original Anthrax recording exclusive to the EP, and "
God Save the Queen" was originally recorded by the Sex Pistols on the album. Despite being marked as live versions, "Metal Thrashing Mad" and "Panic" are the studio re-recordings of tracks featured on the band's debut album. Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols
Track listing [ edit ]
"Armed and Dangerous"
(special pre-release version)
Neil Turbin, Joey Belladonna, Dan Spitz, Scott Ian, Danny Lilker, Frank Bello, Charlie Benante 6:07
Turbin, Spitz, Ian, Bello, Benante
God Save the Queen" ( Sex Pistols cover)
Johnny Rotten, Steve Jones, Glen Matlock, Paul Cook 3:02
"Metal Thrashing Mad"
(live) Turbin, Spitz, Ian, Lilker, Benante
(live) Turbin, Ian, Lilker
"Soldiers of Metal"
(from the first Anthrax single, unavailable since 1983) Turbin, Ian, Lilker
(from the first Anthrax single, unavailable since 1983) Ian, Lilker
Personnel [ edit ]
Carl Canedy - producer
Alex Perialas - Norman Dunn - engineers George Marino - mastering
Jon Zazula - executive producer
References [ edit ]
^ Torreano, Bradley. "Anthrax: Armed and Dangerous". AllMusic . Retrieved . March 14, 2013
^ Popoff, Martin (1 November 2005). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 2: The Eighties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. p. 23. ISBN 978-1894959315.
^ Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian David (2004). . The New Rolling Stone Album Guide Simon & Schuster. p. 20. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.
^ "Chapter 1: In the beginning". Anthrax History. Zianet.com. Archived from the original on 1 October 1999 . Retrieved . 2013-03-24