Sunday, March 30, 2014

Episode 8: Anthrax


Eight episodes into Sunday Night Videos, and we have our first member of the "Big 4" of metal. Anthrax is a band that has seen a few different lineups since their founding in 1981, but there are two main ones that come to mind when someone mentions the band--the Joey Belladonna and John Bush eras of Anthrax.



Much like Van Halen, fans love to argue about which incarnation was best, but the fact is, both versions of the band put out some of Anthrax's best songs. And in this episode of Sunday Night Videos, we're going to look at three videos each from the Belladonna and Bush-led bands.

Madhouse


Indians


Antisocial


Room for One More


Inside Out


What Doesn't Die


BONUS #1: Anthrax teamed up with Public Enemy in 1991 to do a cover of "Bring the Noise," and at the time it was groundbreaking as it was one of the first rap/metal songs. The two groups ended up touring together for a series of dates.



BONUS #2:  from 2005 to 2010, Anthrax went through a prolonged state of turmoil that saw both John Bush and Joey Belladonna join and leave the band again, and a third singer (Dan Nelson) become the frontman for awhile. Things settled in late 2010, when Joey Belladonna came back and recorded the vocals for Anthrax's Worship Music. The album came out in September of 2011, and is considered to be one of the best in their catalog. From Worship Music, here is "The Devil You Know."



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