Two years since Joey Belladonna came back into the fold and the Anthrax machine is now comfortably back firing on all cylinders. The New York city heavy metal band have been on tour in the UK recently and played in Manchester last night (November 6, 2012), bringing the full force of their critically acclaimed 1980s era with them. Belladonna was with metallers Anthrax - one of the so-called big four of thrash metal alongside Metallica, Megadeth and Slayer - between 1984 and 1992 during their halcyon days. He's been back since 2010 with the group's subsequent album Worship Music - their first in eight years - seeing a return to critical acclaim last year.
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Since then it's spread around the globe like a virus, a movement which has spawned a dozen sub-cultures, each of them in turn creating their own folklore.
And it's still wildly successful: world's best selling group? Forget Take That.
Anthrax and Pearl Aday - Scott Ian of Anthrax and Pearl Aday Beverly Hills, California - shopping at Bristol Farms food store on Thanksgiving Day Thursday 22nd November 2007