Anthrax discography

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Anthrax discography
AnthraxSonisphere2010.jpg
Anthrax at the Sonisphere Festival in 2010.
Studio albums 11
Live albums 5
Compilation albums 7
Video albums 10
Music videos 26
EPs 6
Singles 26

American thrash metal band Anthrax has released eleven studio albums, five live albums, seven compilation albums, ten video albums, six extended plays, twenty-six singles and twenty-six music videos. Anthrax was formed in 1981 by guitarist Scott Ian and bassist Danny Lilker, who picked the band's name from a biology textbook. After releasing its debut Fistful of Metal (1984) on the independent label Megaforce Records, Anthrax signed to major label Island Records. Singer Joey Belladonna and bassist Frank Bello joined the lineup and the band released Spreading the Disease the following year. The band's third studio album Among the Living (1987) was its commercial breakthrough, peaking at number 62 on the Billboard 200 and was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and silver by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI). Its fourth album State of Euphoria (1988) peaked at 31 on the Billboard 200 and received gold certification in the US.

Persistence of Time (1990), noted for its darker lyrical content than previous albums, peaked at number 24 on the Billboard 200. The band's sixth studio album Sound of White Noise (1993), its first with singer John Bush, was its highest charting album in the US, peaking at number seven and received gold certification. Longtime guitarist Dan Spitz left the band shortly after, and drummer Charlie Benante played most of the lead-guitar parts on Stomp 442 (1995), until Paul Crook was hired as a touring guitarist. Volume 8: The Threat Is Real (1998) was released by the independent label Ignition Records, whose imminent bankruptcy hurt album sales. Ninth studio album We've Come for You All (2003), first with guitarist Rob Caggiano, entered the Billboard 200 at number 122, but failed to chart on most international markets. Belladonna returned for Worship Music (2011), which received favorable reviews and charted at number 12 on the Billboard 200.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[1]
AUS
[2]
CAN
[3]
FIN
[4]
GER
[5]
NLD
[6]
NOR
[7]
SWE
[8]
SWI
[9]
UK
[10]
Fistful of Metal
Spreading the Disease
  • Released: October 30, 1985
  • Label: Megaforce/Island
113
Among the Living
  • Released: March 22, 1987
  • Label: Megaforce/Island
62 46 46 43 18
State of Euphoria
  • Released: September 18, 1988
  • Label: Megaforce/Island
30 86 87 15 57 17 21 20 12
Persistence of Time
  • Released: August 21, 1990
  • Label: Megaforce/Island
24 30 35 45 15 46 18
Sound of White Noise
  • Released: May 25, 1993
  • Label: Elektra
7 30 13 35 52 21 40 14
Stomp 442
  • Released: October 24, 1995
  • Label: Elektra
47 49 81 36 77
Volume 8: The Threat Is Real
  • Released: July 21, 1998
  • Label: Ignition
118 38 43 73
We've Come for You All 122 22 102
Worship Music
  • Released: September 13, 2011
  • Label: Megaforce
12 35 33 6 13 64 24 28 49
For All Kings
  • Released: February 26, 2016
  • Label: Megaforce
9 12 14 4 5 50 25 49 8 21
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Live albums[edit]

List of live albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
BEL
[14]
FIN
[4]
GER
[5]
NLD
[6]
SWI
[9]
The Island Years
  • Released: April 5, 1994
  • Label: Island
Music of Mass Destruction
  • Released: April 20, 2004
  • Label: Sanctuary
88
Alive 2: The Music
  • Released: September 20, 2005
  • Label: Sanctuary
Caught in a Mosh: BBC Live in Concert
  • Released: January 22, 2007
  • Label: Universal
The Big 4 Live from Sofia, Bulgaria
(with Metallica, Slayer, and Megadeth)
73 31 59 75 63
Chile on Hell
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Compilation albums[edit]

List of compilation albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[1]
AUS
[2]
CAN
[3]
UK
[10]
Attack of the Killer B's
  • Released: June 25, 1991
  • Label: Island
27 50 45 13
Return of the Killer A's
  • Released: November 23, 1999
  • Label: Beyond
Madhouse: The Very Best of Anthrax
  • Released: June 26, 2001
  • Label: Island
Classic Anthrax: The Universal Masters Collection
  • Released: February 19, 2002
  • Label: Universal
The Collection
  • Released: June 09, 2002
  • Label: Island
The Greater of Two Evils
  • Released: November 23, 2004
  • Label: Sanctuary
Anthrology: No Hit Wonders
  • Released: September 20, 2005
  • Label: Island
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Video albums[edit]

List of video albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
Video

[15]
GER
[5]
N.F.V.: Oidivnikufesin
Through Time P.O.V.
  • Released: July 1, 1991
  • Label: PolyGram
Attack Of The Killer B's Videos
  • Released: 1991
  • Label: PolyGram
Live Noize
  • Released: July 28, 1992
  • Label: PolyGram
White Noise: The Videos
  • Released: 1994
  • Label: Elektra
Return of the Killer A's: Video Collection
  • Released: November 23, 1999
  • Label: Beyond
Rock Legends
  • Released: February 28, 2004
  • Label: Wienerworld
Music of Mass Destruction
  • Released: April 20, 2004
  • Label: Sanctuary
88
Alive 2: The DVD
  • Released: September 20, 2005
  • Label: Sanctuary
Anthrology: No Hit Wonders - The Videos
  • Released: September 20, 2005
  • Label: Island Def Jam
The Big 4 Live From Sofia, Bulgaria
(with Metallica, Slayer, and Megadeth)
  • Released: October 29, 2010
  • Label: Universal Music
1 4
Chile on Hell
  • Released: September 16, 2014
  • Label: Megaforce
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Extended plays[edit]

List of extended plays, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title EP details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[1]
NLD
[6]
NZ
[17]
SWE
[8]
UK
[10]
Armed and Dangerous
  • Released: February 1985
  • Label: Megaforce
I'm the Man
  • Released: 1987
  • Label: Island
53 21 42 20
Penikufesin
  • Released: August 1989
  • Label: Island
51
Inside Out
  • Released: January 19, 1999
  • Label: Ignition
Summer 2003
  • Released: January 19, 2003
  • Label: Nuclear Blast
Anthems
  • Released: March 19, 2013
  • Label: Megaforce
52
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
Act. Rock

[18]
US
Main. Rock

[19]
AUS
[20]
NLD
[6]
NZ
[21]
UK
[22]
"Soldiers of Metal"[23] 1983 Fistful of Metal
"Madhouse"[24] 1985 Spreading the Disease
"I Am the Law" 1987 93 32 Among the Living
"Indians" 44
"Make Me Laugh" 1988 26 State of Euphoria
"Antisocial" 44
"Got the Time" 1990 16 Persistence of Time
"In My World" 29
"Bring the Noise"
(with Public Enemy)
1991 10 14 Attack of the Killer B's
"Only" 1993 26 48 36 Sound of White Noise
"Black Lodge" 38 53
"Hy Pro Glo"[25]
"Room for One More"[26]
"Fueled"[27] 1995 Stomp 442
"Nothing" 1996 51 98
"Bordello of Blood"[28] Bordello of Blood
"Inside Out" 1998 126 Volume 8: The Threat Is Real
"Born Again Idiot"[29]
"Ball of Confusion"[30] 1999 Return of the Killer A's
"Crush"[31] 2000 Volume 8: The Threat Is Real
"Safe Home"[32] 2003 We've Come for You All
"Taking the Music Back"[33]
"Fight 'Em 'Til You Can't"[34] 2011 Worship Music
"The Devil You Know" 28 33
"I'm Alive" 2012 26 29
"Neon Knights" 2014 Ronnie James Dio - This Is Your Life
"Breathing Lightning" 2016 33 For All Kings
"Monster At The End" 2016
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Music videos[edit]

List of music videos, showing year released and director
Title Year Director(s)
"Metal Thrashing Mad" 1984 N/A
"Madhouse" 1985 Amos Poe
"Indians" 1987 Jean Pellerin[35]
"I'm the Man" John Mills[36][37]
"Caught in a Mosh" (version 1)
"I Am the Law"
"Among the Living"
"Gung-Ho" 1988
"Antisocial"
"Who Cares Wins" Paul Rachman[38]
"In My World" 1990 Ian Fletcher[39]
"Got the Time" Parris Mayhew
"Belly of the Beast" 1991 Ian Fletcher
"Bring the Noise"
(with Public Enemy)
Mick Mayhew, Parris Mayhew[40]
"Only" 1993 Paul Elledge[41]
"Black Lodge" Mark Pellington[42]
"Room for One More" 1994 George Dougherty[43][44]
"Hy Pro Glo"
"Fueled" 1995 Marcos Siega[45][46][47]
"Nothing" 1996
"Inside Out" 1998
"Safe Home" 2003 Robert Carlsen[48]
"Taking The Music Back" N/A
"What Doesn't Die" 2004 Michael John Sarna[49]
"Deathrider" N/A
"Caught in a Mosh" (version 2) 2005 Dale Resteghini[50]
"The Devil You Know" 2012 N/A
"A Skeleton In the Closet" 2014 N/A
"Blood Eagle Wings" 2016 Jack Bennett[51]

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