This metal band was formed by Scott Ian and Danny Liker in 1981. Anthrax was popular in the thrash metal scene in the 1980s. The band is included in the ranks of the Big 4, namely Metalica, Slayer, and Megadeth.
The band has undergone several changes. The personnel went in and out. The Anthrax Formation in 2011 was Scott Ian (rhythm guitar), Charlie Benante (drum), Frank Bello (Bass), Rob Caggiano (guitar), Joey Belladonna (vocal). Until now, it was recorded that Scott Ian and Charlie Benante were the most consistent throughout the past 27 years.
The debut of the Anthrax album was FISTFUL OF METAL which was recorded in 1983 and released in January 1984. They passed the twists and turns of career travel with various obstacles, especially in terms of personnel.
However, this did not affect the band to continue working. They consistently launch albums almost every three years. It was not until 1998 that they rested for a while from the past.
In 2003, Anthrax again spawned an album entitled WE’VE COME FOR YOU ALL. After that, they only held concerts with several personnel changes in vocal, guitar and bass positions.
In 2011 they released an album titled WORKSHIP MUSIC and held their album promo concert, including one in Indonesia. The concert will be held at Carnival Ancol Beach on December 10, 2011.