LIVE RADIO BROADCAST FROM DALLAS 1998.
Formed in New York in 1981 by guitarist Scott Ian and bassist Dan Lilker, Anthrax was considered one of the leaders of the thrash metal scene during the 1980s - indeed one of its "big four" alongside Metallica, Megadeth and Slayer, although they were the only one of the quartet from the East Coast.
As of 2014, the band had released ten studio albums and according to Nielsen SoundScan, Anthrax sold 2.5 million records in the United States from 1991 to 2004, with worldwide sales of over 15 million.
Noted for their live performances, Anthrax signed with the independent Megaforce Records who released the band's debut studio album in 1984.
Lilker soon left to form Nuclear Assault and was replaced by roadie Frank Bello.
Vocalist Neil Turbin was replaced after two years by Matt Fallon who was then subsequently replaced in 1985 by Joey Belladonna.
With a new lineup, the band recorded Spreading the Disease in 1985.
Anthrax's third album, Among the Living, was released to critical praise in 1987. The band experienced another lineup change in 1992, when John Bush replaced Belladonna as lead vocalist.
Scott Ian and Charlie Benante, who joined Anthrax in 1983, are the only band members to appear on every album although bassist Frank Bello has played on every one except the first.
The power-charged recording heard on this CD is from a live FM radio broadcast transmitted in July 1987 from the Arcadia Theatre in Dallas, Texas, just a few weeks after the release of Anthrax third LP, when the group were at the very pinnacle of their success and creativity.
Featuring a dynamic set-list which included cuts from every one of the group's albums to date plus inspired covers of The Sex Pistols God Save The Queen and Judas Priest's Living After Midnight, this live broadcast recording - available here for the first time - is the sound of a band on the cusp of greatness.
Cat No: GOSS020
Packaging: CD Regular
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