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Joey Belladonna of Anthrax at Download 2019 photo by Mary Boukouvalas

Joey Belladonna of Anthrax at Download 2019 photo by Mary Boukouvalas

Anthrax Rocks Download Melbourne REVIEW

by Paul Cashmere on March 13, 2019

in News

That first Anthrax album ‘Fistful of Metal’ was 35 years ago. It was the start of Trash Metal. Anthrax were a founding Thrash Metal band.

Judas Priest pre-dated but influenced the genre. Queen’s ‘Stone Cold Crazy’ was arguably the first song ever labelled Trash Metal.

It caught on. Anthrax came out of the evolution and Scott Ian was there for day one of the band. Drummer Charlie Benante was around for ‘Fistful of Metal’ and has been with Ian and the band ever since.

Original singer Neil Turbin only lasted for the first album as did bass player Dan Lilker. By the second album singer Joey Belladonna and bass player Frank Bello were in place. Download’s Anthrax featured four of the five from ’85 and beyond.

The third album ‘Among the Living’ is considered the signature album. For their mid-afternoon Download set, ‘Among the Living’ popped up three times in the seven-song set.

The Anthrax Download set was set mostly from 1987-1990 with a reminder the band is still creatively active with ‘Evil Twin’ from 2016’s ‘For All Kings’ slipped in.

Joey Belladonna and Scott Ian qualify as Trash-Metal legends. Their legacy earned Anthrax a spot on The Big Four along with Metallica, Slayer and Megadeth.

Anthrax have an important place in rock history. They are the link between Black Sabbath, AC/DC, Iron Maiden and Motorhead before them and Pantera, Sepultura, Limp Bizkit and Korn after them. Their birth as part of Trash-Metal elongated and evolved the genre.

Anthrax setlist Download Melbourne 11 March 2019

Caught in a Mosh (from Among the Living, 1987)
Got the Time (from Persistence of Time, 1990)
I Am the Law (from Among the Living, 1987)
Be All, End All (from State of Euphoria, 1988)
Evil Twin (from For All Kings, 2016)
Antisocial (from State of Euphoria, 1988)
Indians (from Among the Living, 1987)

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