Anthrax is back together as the only five that matter to fans. The ones who helped the thrash metal band join the Big Four in its hard rocking musical genre. They have already taken on re-recording Worship Music is the voice of an icon and now are taking on North America with a tour through the United States and Canada. Anthrax tickets for this tour will be the first chance to enjoy the signature sound of the classic lineup with the group reunited.
Joseph Bellardini was the original lead singer for the group, and he remained the frontman for eight years. Alcoholism ended his reign, with the other members of the band threatening to quit if he did not remove himself from the recording studio. Despite his eventual departure and the damage he had done, Anthrax had built itself into one of the signature groups of the thrash metal genre, along with Metallica, Slayer, and Megadeth.
Since then the popularity has waned, as the thrash metal scene gave way to Grunge and version of hard rock hardly as edgy as the 1980s. Real metal has returned, along with a number of other sub-genres. The first album with these classic five, Worship Music, was the full-length studio recording from the group in eight years. It took three years and the return of a former frontman to complete. Most of the time, an album with this much calamity would be met with harsh criticism, but Worship Music actually had a number of notable critics hailing the effort and hoping for more. Thus, Anthrax is heading out with Testament from September to October 2012 and with Motorhead from November to December 2012. In fact, Anthrax has already begun planning dates for the summer of 2013.
Belladonna is once again the lead singer, Scott Ian is the rhythm guitarist, Charlie Benante is the drummer, Frank Bello is the bass guitarist, and Rob Caggiano is the lead guitarist. Anthrax tickets to see these five - not the original five but the most famous five –are going to keep metal fans busy searching for the latest tour dates and a chance to see another metal legend co-headlining.