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List of Anthrax band members

Anthrax
Bulgaria, June 22, 2010
Background information
Origin New York City, New York, United States
Genres Heavy metal,[1] thrash metal,[2] groove metal,[3] alternative metal,[4] speed metal[5]
Years active 1981–present
Website
Members Scott Ian
Charlie Benante
Frank Bello
Joey Belladonna

The following is a list of musicians who have been members of American metal band Anthrax since their formation in New York City in 1981. The current lineup consists of vocalist Joey Belladonna, lead guitarist Jonathan Donais, rhythm guitarist Scott Ian, bassist Frank Bello and drummer Charlie Benante.

Current lineup

Scott Ian
Active: 1981–present
Instruments: rhythm guitar, backing vocals
Occasional instruments: lead vocals, lead guitar
Release contributions: all Anthrax releases
Charlie Benante
Active: 1983–present
Instruments: drums, percussion
Occasional instruments: lead guitar, theremin, blues harp, backing vocals, lead vocals
Release contributions: all Anthrax releases
Frank Bello
Active: 1984–2004, 2005–present
Instruments: bass guitar, backing vocals
Occasional instruments: lead vocals
Release contributions: all releases from Armed and Dangerous (1985) onwards.
Joey Belladonna
Active: 1984–1992, 2005–2007, 2010–present
Instruments: lead vocals
Occasional instruments: drums, turntables
Release contributions: all releases from Armed and Dangerous (1985) to Attack of the Killer B's (1991), Alive 2 (2005), and from The Big Four: Live from Sofia, Bulgaria (2010) onwards.
Jonathan Donais
Active: 2013–present
Instruments: lead and rhythm guitars
Release contributions: none

Former members

Dave Weiss
Active: 1981
Instruments: drums, percussion
Release contributions: none
Kenny Kushner
Active: 1981
Instruments: bass guitar
Release contributions: none
Paul Kahn
Active: 1981
Instruments: bass guitar
Release contributions: none
Danny Lilker
Active: 1981–1984
Instruments: bass guitar, backing vocals
Occasional instruments: rhythm guitar
Release contributions: Fistful of Metal (1984)
Jason Rosenfeld
Active: 1981–1982
Instruments: lead vocals
Release contributions: none
Greg Walls
Active: 1981–1983
Instruments: lead guitar
Release contributions: none
Neil Turbin
Active: 1982–1984
Instruments: lead vocals
Release contributions: Fistful of Metal (1984)
Greg D'Angelo
Active: 1981–1983
Instruments: drums, percussion
Release contributions: “Howling Furies” on Armed and Dangerous (1985)
Bob Berry
Active: 1983
Instruments: lead guitar
Release contributions: none
Dan Spitz
Active: 1983–1995, 2005–2007
Instruments: lead guitar
Occasional instruments: backing vocals
Release contributions: All releases from Fistful of Metal (1984) to Sound of White Noise (1993), and Alive 2 (2005)
Matt Fallon
Active: 1984
Instruments: lead vocals
Release contributions: none
John Bush
Active: 1992–2005, 2009–2010
Instruments: lead vocals
Release contributions: All releases from Sound of White Noise (1993) to The Greater of Two Evils (2004)
Paul Crook
Active: 1995–2001
Instruments: lead guitar
Release contributions: Stomp 442 (1995) and Volume 8: The Threat Is Real (1998)
Rob Caggiano
Active: 2001–2005, 2007–2013
Instruments: lead guitar
Release contributions: All releases from We've Come for You All (2003) to The Greater of Two Evils (2004) and from The Big Four: Live from Sofia, Bulgaria (2010) to Anthems (2013).
Joey Vera
Active: 2004–2005
Instruments: bass guitar, backing vocals
Release contributions: none
Dan Nelson
Active: 2007–2009
Instruments: lead vocals
Release contributions: co author on tracks 2,3,4,5,8,11,12 and 13 on the album "Worship Music" (2011) and "Crawl" Anthems (2013)
Timeline

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Session and guest musicians

Public Enemy
Active: 1991
Instruments: lead vocals, turntables
Release contributions: "Bring the Noise" from Attack of the Killer B's (1991)
Dimebag Darrell
Active: 1995, 1998, 2003
Instruments: lead guitar
Release contributions: "King Size" and "Riding Shotgun" from Stomp 442 (1995), "Inside Out" and "Born Again Idiot" from Volume 8: The Threat Is Real (1998) and "Strap It On" and "Cadillac Rock Box" from We've Come for You All (2003)
Phil Anselmo
Active: 1998
Instruments: backing vocals
Release contributions: "Killing Box" from Volume 8: The Threat Is Real (1998)
Roger Daltrey
Active: 2003
Instruments: backing vocals
Release contributions: "Taking the Music Back" from We've Come for You All (2003)
Alison Chesley
Active: 2008–2011
Instruments: cello
Release contributions: multiple tracks from Worship Music (2011)

Touring substitutes

Dave Sabo
Active: 2000
Instruments: lead and rhythm guitars, backing vocals
Andreas Kisser
Active: 2011
Instruments: rhythm and lead guitars, backing vocals
Jason Bittner
Active: 2006, 2011, 2012
Instruments: drums, percussion
Gene Hoglan
Active: 2012
Instruments: drums, percussion
Jon Dette
Active: 2012, 2013
Instruments: drums, percussion
Joey Vera
Active: 2004–2005; 2008; 2012
Instruments: bass

References

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