Box Sets, Beer And Black Math: An Interview With Anthrax Drummer Charlie Benante

L-R: Charlie Benante, Frank Bello, Joey Belladonna, Scott Ian, Jonathan Donais

When I reached Charlie Benante by phone for The Aquarian’s latest Anthrax feature, he was enjoying some rare downtime during his day.

During a tour stop in Germany, the Anthrax drummer took time to chat with me about …

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An Interview with Anthrax: All Hail The Kings

Frank Bello is a bundle of energy.

When the Anthrax bassist met me for our recent interview, he greeted me enthusiastically, with his trademark down-to-earth attitude.

Knowing the Anthrax guys are infamous java guzzlers, I felt it was a pretty sound idea to meet Bello at a local Starbucks.

After …

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Worship Anthrax: An Interview with Charlie Benante

One of my favorite metal bands of all time as a young boy growing up in the suburbs of New Jersey was always Anthrax. They always ran alongside Metallica for me and the fact that these guys were local always left a spot in my heart for them. Anyway, a …

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An Interview with Rob Caggiano from Volbeat: A Change Of Pace

Since their formation in 2001, Danish metal band Volbeat have faced their fair share of member changes. Although they had a slew of revolving guitarists over the past several years, the trio has found the perfect fit with producer Rob Caggiano, former longtime guitarist of legendary thrash band Anthrax as …

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Scott Ian – Speaking Words @ World Cafe Live

PHILADELPHIA, PA—A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to interview Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian about his Speaking Words tour, and after the interview, I found myself unbelievably curious about his show. So, I figured I’d give it a chance and see what it was all about, and I have …

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An Interview with Scott Ian: Putting Down The Guitar To Speak Words

One of my favorite guitar players to watch live when I was a young metal head growing up in the NJ/NY area was none other than Anthrax’s Scott Ian. To this day, I have to say that Among The Living is still one of my favorite metal records of all …

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An Interview with Frank Bello from Anthrax: Playing The Anthems

As a bass player, it’s only normal for me to gravitate towards the bass players in my favorite bands. Frank Bello was no exception! While growing up in the ‘80s in North Jersey, idolizing Anthrax was almost a birthright since they were as local as local can get. For us, …

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Interview with Chuck Billy from Testament: Damned Dark Roots

One of the greatest thrash metal bands of all-time, Testament blew the music industry away with the reunion of their original lineup and the subsequent release of their 2008 opus, The Formation Of Damnation. That was 25 years into their career.

After that amount of time, most bands either …

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Interview with Judas Priest: Goodbye But Not Farewell

The idea of a farewell tour is bittersweet, especially when you’re a band like Judas Priest that has been in existence for over 40 years. So when the legendary British metal brigade announced that this current world tour would be their last, legions of fans were stunned and saddened. Anthrax …

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Interview with Scott Ian and Joey Belladonna of Anthrax: Back Where They Belong

Often regarded as one of the originators of the thrash metal genre, Anthrax has seemingly been getting more and more popular as the years go by. From touring across the globe to selling more than 10 million albums worldwide, it’s safe to say that Anthrax has done it all. And …

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