Anthrax

Five Times John Bush Just Goddamn Ruled

October 11, 2018

Whether ripping it up in Armored Saint or in Anthrax, John Bush rules. Here are five times the singer just goddamn ruled.

The Top 5 “Sell Out” Thrash Songs

May 9, 2018

Decibel reconsiders five perfect songs from the “sell-out” age of thrash metal in the ’90s.

Ten Songs Inspired by Stephen King

September 4, 2017

This coming Friday, a new film adaptation of Stephen King’s iconic and massive horror novel ‘IT’ will be released in American cinemas. Will it be good? King does not have the best history with cinema. The beloved miniseries based upon the novel, starring Tim Curry as the shapeshifting clown monster Pennywise, does not hold up,…

Hall of Fame Countdown: Anthrax’s Among the Living

August 3, 2017

Ranking the songs on Anthrax‘s classic, Decibel Hall of Fame-inducted, Among the Living, from worst to best.

METALHEAD HORROR AUTHOR JOHN BODEN PICKS 7 GREAT HEAVY MUSIC LITERATURE ADAPTATIONS

May 10, 2017

Rising metalhead horror author John Boden peppered his recent haunting, lyrical coming-of-age novella Jedi Summer With The Magnetic Kid with a slew of knowing nods to eighties heavy metal and hard rock. And he’s cited such distorted-yet-diverse bands as Masters of Reality and the Pixies as influences on his delightfully demented post-apocalyptic children’s book Dominoes. So it seemed apropos to hit the eloquent Harrisburg, Pennsylvania-based world-builder up for a few recommendations on where those looking to blend their loves of reading n’ riffage.

November 2018

June 10, 2016

New titles from Anthrax, Accept, Lacuna Coil, Witherfall and more.

Exclusive Sneak Peek at Danny Lilker Biography “Perpetual Conversion”

March 18, 2014

Danny Lilker is a goddamn legend in the metal scene. His long history includes stints in bands as diverse and influential as Anthrax, Nuclear Assault, Storm Troopers of Death, and Brutal Truth. Now on the verge of his 50th birthday, he’s announced his retirement from the touring life, and what better to celebrate his accomplishments…

INTERVIEW: Scott Ian speaks words about his “Speaking Words” tour

December 31, 2012

Anthrax main-man Scott Ian isn’t about to quit metal and hit the after-dinner speaking circuit or anything, at least not just yet. But following a successful one-off spoken word show in London last November he has booked a 16-date spoken word tour of the UK. He’s calling it Speaking Words, because a spoken word tour…

SCOTT IAN’S TV PARTY 2012: Anthrax’s riffer-in-chief on the year in television

December 17, 2012

First thing’s first: Before reading further, anyone who’s got their TiVo box or whatever all loaded up in preparation for some marathon catch-up TV over the holiday season, be warned that this is a spoiler-heavy review of TV drama in 2012. OK, so with the disclaimers out of the way, let’s get down to business…

Decibrity Playlist: “Best of” Rush (Part 2)

June 14, 2012

To celebrate this week’s release of the 19th Rush album, we asked a host of musicians to help us build a “best of” playlist that spans the Canadian trio’s storied career. Last week’s entries took us from 1976’s double live album All The World’s A Stage to 1980’s Permanent Waves. Now, we present the second…

Decibrity Playlist: “Best of” Rush (Part 1)

June 7, 2012

We may not write about these Canadians very often, but it’s undeniable that Rush has had a profound effect on legions of artists that we do cover. So to celebrate next week’s release of the ubiquitous band’s 19th (!) full-length studio album, we compiled a “best of” Rush playlist that features tracks hand-picked by some…

Interview: Anthrax’s Scott Ian on forthcoming live DVD, touring, and comic book movies

April 6, 2012

Just rocking up at ANTHRAX‘s recent London show to talk about comic book movies and assorted off-topic horseshit, we didn’t expect to have a video camera following us downstairs, backstage, our every move as we squeezed our wheasing, bloated selves onto a sofa to catch 20 minutes with the band’s commanding officer, Scott Ian. But…

OUT NOW! Decibel’s Thrash Metal Hall of Fame Special Issue

November 4, 2011

That’s right, folks, our Collector’s Edition Thrash Metal Hall of Fame issue is back from the printers and available—right now—to buy from the Decibel webstore and a select few indie record stores. After hopefully violating innumerate health and safety regulations to print the third of Decibel’s gnarly Hall of Fame Collector’s Editions in Vic Rattlehead’s…

Disposable Heroes: Anthrax’s “Among the Living”

July 20, 2011

There’s little more annoying on this planet than the immoral majority telling you how essential, transcendent and (huh-huh) seminal a particular extreme album is, when you know that it’s overrated as fuck. Hence, our new Wednesday morning column, “Disposable Heroes,” in which one brave soul sails against the current to inform all you clones why…

Big 4: Comic Relief

June 28, 2011

If you’re a Decibel subscriber, issue #82 [Scott Ian cartoon cover] should be arriving via angry postman shortly. In this month’s cover, longtime dude’s dude Nick Green detailed in fantastic fashion the link between comics and extreme music. With a (spoiler alert!) fold-out cover illustrator by Henry and Glenn inklord Tom Neely, issue #82 boldly…

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Anthrax’s “Sound of White Noise”

March 2, 2011

Almost every band has that album: you know, the critically and/or commercially reviled dud in an otherwise passable-to-radical back catalog. Well, every Wednesday morning, a Decibel staffer or special guest will take to the Deciblog to bitch and moan at length as to why everybody’s full of shit and said dud is, in fact, The…

Anthrax – “Among the Living”

July 1, 2005

1987 was a big year for coke-metal and bad hair: Def Leppard’s Hysteria, Mötley Crüe’s Girls, Girls, Girls, Whitesnake’s Whitesnake, and Guns n’ Roses’ Appetite For Destruction were all bum-rushing the charts like a pack of wild junkies tearing through Steven Tyler’s medicine cabinet at 4AM—which most of them were, anyway.