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16th June 2015

Fact: Past and present members of GUNS N' ROSES, Slayer, Lamb of God, Anthrax and Judas Priest have joined forces in the studio to record an album of original material under the supergroup name METAL ALLEGIENCE. The stars previously performed covers at events and on rock cruises like Motorhead's Motorboat, but now they have teamed up for the Nuclear Blast Entertainment collection, which features songs written by former Dream Theater star Mike Portnoy, Megadeth's David Ellefson and Testament's Alex Skolnick. The album is due for release in September (15).

27th May 2015

Fact: Heavy rock supergroups Anthrax and Slayer are hitting to road together again for a European tour later this year (15). The two acts last hit the road together in 2010 as part of The Big Four Tour with Metallica and Megadeth.

8th August 2012

Fact: The inaugural Mayhem Festival Cruise, which was to feature high seas performances from Lamb of God and Anthrax, among others, has been cancelled due to "circumstances beyond" the promoters' control. The four-day cruise to the Bahamas was scheduled to set sail from Florida in December (12).

18th June 2010

Fact: More than 81,000 rock fans attended the first BIG FOUR concert in Warsaw, Poland on Wednesday night (16Jun10), making it one of the biggest music events ever staged in the city. Metallica, Slayer, MEGADETH and Anthrax played together on the same stage for the first time ever when they co-headlined the Sonisphere festival at Bemowo Airport.

2nd May 2009

Fact: Anthrax star Dan Spitz's 23-month-old twins, Brendan & Jaden, are to make their movie debut in Sam Mendes' new film AWAY WE GO. The tots will double up as the baby of Maggie Gyllenhaal's character in the film.

6th December 2007

Fact: Heavy rockers Anthrax have recruited former DEVILSIZE frontman DAN NELSON as the replacement for singer JOEY BELLADONNA, according to internet reports. Belladonna quit the group earlier this year (07) and the band has been searching for his replacement ever since.

4th December 2007

Fact: Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian finished sixth in the Beauty And The Bet poker tournament in Las Vegas on Sunday (02Dec07).

20th September 2007

Fact: Former Anthrax star JOEY BELLADONNA has swapped the microphone for a drumkit after forming a new group with BLACK UHURU guitarist FRANK STEPANEK. Stepanek and Belladonna's new act, a rock trio, has started performing in the New York area, according to

12th July 2007

Fact: Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian will join rap supergroup Public Enemy for the iconic act's four upcoming Rock The Bells festival shows in New York and California.

29th May 2007

Fact: Anthrax star Scott Ian has joined the list of rock star entrepreneurs - he's the brains behind new New York club Retox.

28th May 2007

Fact: Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian is producing PEARL ADAY's debut album. Aday, Ian's fiancee, is Meat Loaf's daughter.

1st August 2006

Fact: Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian has a tattoo of Gene Simmons' Kiss 'Demon' character on his leg. The tattoo honours the rocker's hero - a fellow Jew from Queens, New York.


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