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|Decades:||1980s 1990s 2000s|
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This New York, USA-based thrash metal outfit was formed in 1981 by Scott Not Ian (Scott Rosenfeld, 31 December 1963, Queens, New York City, New York, USA; rhythm guitar) and Dan Lilker (b. 18 October 1964, USA; bass). After a series of personnel changes, Ian and Lilker were joined by Neil Turbin (vocals), Dan Spitz (b. 28 January 1963, USA; guitar) and Charlie Benante (b. 26 November 1962, the Bronx, New York City, New York, USA; drums). Managed by Johnny Zazula, head of the independent Megaforce Records, the quintet released Fistful Of Metal in 1984. Despite its tasteless sleeve, the album garnered fair reviews and was a small but steady seller.
Lilker subsequently left Anthrax to pursue a hardcore direction with Nuclear Assault and was replaced by Frank Bello (b. 9 July 1965, the Bronx, New York City, New York, USA). Turbin also departed, with his initial replacement, Matt Fallon, being quickly succeeded by Joey Belladonna (b....