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Metallica Reinvigorated Anthrax Says Bello

09/13/2016
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(Metal Hammer) Anthrax bassist Frank Bello has thanked Metallica for providing the "kick in the ass" his band needed to return to form. And he argues they're more energized now than they've ever been, even in the 1980s.

He believes the Big 4 of thrash shows in 2010, along with Slayer and Megadeth, was the focal point that led to a return to form with 2011 album Worship Music and this year's For All Kings.

Up until then, Anthrax had been struggling in the wilderness as they tried to secure a permanent frontman between John Bush, Joey Belladonna and Dan Nelson. Classic-era vocalist Belladonna returned full-time for Worship Music.

Bello tells Metal-Rules.com: "This band has new life. It's like a resurgence. Even before Worship Music it really started with the Big 4 tour.

"I have to credit Metallica, and I'll always be thankful to them for that. They didn't have to do the Big 4. That really gave us the kick in the ass to be a band again, and to be real with it. I swear there's been non-stop momentum since that tour." Read more here.

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