If you are into rock music, when you hear “Anthrax,” it’s likely you think of the raging thrash metal group from Queens rather than the deadly bacterial disease. Forty years ago, Anthrax helped introduce us to heavy metal and kept us away from hair bands. They were wearing boots and flannels before any famous band from Seattle, and they taught us you can mix fast-pace singing with hard electric guitar riffs.
Ten years after their start, they showed us you can also mix those same heavy electric guitar riffs with popular hip hop like they did in their collaboration with Public Enemy in 1991’s, “Bring the Noise.”
Anthrax has always stood out among the rock crowd. They have a unique rock sound and they are known to have some of the most insane mosh pits around. Their music pumps people up and gets them going.
I remember as a kid my big brother waking me up to Anthrax’s “Got the Time” at top volume on a Saturday morning as he danced around my room, creating his own personal mosh pit until our parents yelled at him to “turn that ruckus down.”
To celebrate their 40-year career, Anthrax will be holding a livestream event on July 16th which is the culmination of the anniversary videos they began posting in May. Found on their YouTube and social media accounts, “Anthrax 40 for 40” is a series of video testimonials that feature former band members, fellow musicians, colleagues, and industry veterans sharing behind-the-scenes stories of working with the band, and what Anthrax’s legacy means to them. These videos will honor each album in chronological order beginning with the original release, “Fistful of Metal.” The finale livestream includes a performance from Anthrax that will feature a deep set, pulling from the band’s “entire career-spanning catalog.”
Be sure to check out the videos to see VIP guests including Henry Rollins, Dave Mustang, Tom Morello, Robert Trujillo, Norman Reedus, Slash, Dave Grohl, Chuck D, Gene Simmons and so many more!
As for the livestream, to choose from multiple ticket options, some of which include anniversary merchandise…