The fact that I can tell people “Yeah, we played Yankee Stadium out here and I have pictures of me on stage” it’s still something really hard for me to actually believe

Scott Ian,, 1 May 2012

Anthrax is an American thrash metal band from New York City. Formed in 1981 by guitarist Scott Ian and bassist Dan Lilker, the band has since released ten studio albums, multiple singles, and an EP featuring American hip hop group Public Enemy. Reputed for its energetic live performances, Anthrax was signed to Megaforce. Due to the raucous music on its early releases, the group was raved as one of the leaders of the thrash community from the 1980s. When the movement began to gain a major following, Anthrax were dubbed as one of the “big four” of thrash metal, alongside Metallica, Megadeth, and Slayer.