anthrax albums

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1985. Spreading The Disease

is the second album by  band Anthrax. It was released on October 30, It was the band’s first album to feature vocalist Joey Belladonna and bassist Frank Bello.

The album includes the single “Madhouse”. A music video was produced for “Madhouse” as well, but didn’t receive much airplay because it was banned by MTV, who believed the content to be degrading to the mentally insane.

This was the last Anthrax album to feature songwriting from ex-vocalist Neil Turbin, who is given songwriting credit on the songs “Armed and Dangerous” and “Gung-Ho”. Songwriting credit was shared to the track “Medusa”, the first and only songwriting contribution from former producer Jon Zazula. Originally he was credited as the sole writer of the song, but reissues credited the rest of the band to it as well.

One of Anthrax’s best albums that they totally did right., While Anthrax may have slightly better [Among the Living] or more ‘mature’ [Persistence of Time] albums, this is definitely the “golden ticket” that got them a spot in the Big 4 of American thrash metal.

      Scott Ian   Joey Belladonna   Dan Spitz   Frank Bello   Charlie Benante