Creation and destruction. They're fundamental building blocks of life, shaping all we have and determining all we know. You can sugarcoat it all you want, but the results are all the same. Life is created, life is destroyed, and the world goes on. In between? We live, we love, we laugh, we cry, we mourn. Life takes us on flights of uninhibited fancy, and life sends us down roads of unrelenting turmoil. Through the creation, through the destruction, and through the bittersweet ironies that consume us in the process In the midst of it all, there is heavy metal. And in the midst of the metal, there is Anthrax.
Anthrax are pioneers of the American metal scene, and patriots in music's new world order. They fought for liberation before the music industry even knew it was shackled, breaking down barriers that, at the time, few of us even knew existed. In the 80s, Anthrax was amongst the leaders of the heavy metal insurgence. In the 90s, they were among the few survivors of heavy metals apocalypse. And with the dawning of a new millennium, they've remained as unabashedly potent as they'd ever been.
Through the mid-80s to early-90s, Anthrax reigned as heavy metal hierarchy, their thrash metal tendencies crashing head-on with an uncanny ability to fuse molten rhythms, infectious melodies, and unbridled metal into damn-near perfect songs. After parting ways with frontman Joey Belladonna in 1992, they returned with Armored Saint frontman John Bush at the helm for the epic Sound Of White Noise in 1993. It was a new twist in a story that had no intention of ending. Anthrax have sold more than 10 million records worldwide, been nominated for three Grammy Awards, crossed the globe on more than fifty tours spanning 32 countries on five continents, released ten studio albums, and have left an indelible mark on the music industry. They said rap and metal could never mix, but Anthrax made it happen first, their 1991 collaboration with Public Enemy on the rappers Bring The Noise toppling social barriers between styles that few thought could co-exist. By the end of the decade, Anthrax could be credited with breaking ground on a whole new genre in the world of hard rock and heavy metal.