Stomp 442 (Re-release)


ANTHRAX - Stomp 442 (Re-release)

Sortie le: 2003-11-24

After the release of their new ass-kicking album, We've Come For You All, in February 2003, ANTHRAX are back again! Not with new material but the re-release of their 1995 masterpiece Stomp 442, which marks one of the strongest and most dynamic records the band has ever created. Hereon Singer John Bush, who joined ANTHRAX in 1992, replacing their former shouter Joey Belladonna, shows a powerful and charismatic performance resolving all doubts in his qualities as a front man. That combined with heavy guitar riffing (proposed by Drummer Charlie and PANTERA-axeman Darrell) and pushing rhythms typical for ANTHRAX, makes Stomp 442 a homogeneous killer album, which is still prestigious in the metal/alternative scene. In 1981 guitar player Scott "Not" Ian formed ANTHRAX in trying to find musicians that shared his passion for BLACK SABBATH and AC/DC as well as the punk and hardcore scene. With Neil Turbin on vocals the band recorded a 5-track-demo, followed by the first single, Soldiers Of Metal, which was produced by MANOWAR guitar player Ros the Boss, and made ANTHRAX known all over the American underground. After a line-up change, drummer Charlie Benante and guitar player Dan Spitz entered the band, and released the debut album, Fistful Of Metal, backed up by a tour with RAVEN. Shortly afterwards, Neil Turbin left the band and Joey Belladonna took his place at the microphone proving to be an outstanding singer. The Armed And Dangerous EP and excellent album, Spreading The Disease were released in 1985 and established the band worldwide. Their first European tour in 1987 provided ANTHRAX with loads of new fans and the next album, Among The Living, entered the long player charts in Great Britain. The bands' status improved continuously and soon established ANTHRAX as one of the leading US metal acts along with METALLICA, SLAYER and MEGADETH. Wearing skater clothes and using rap elements for their music the band got the precursor of the crossover movement that developed some years later and produced acts like KORN and LIMP BIZKIT. After the release of Persistence Of Time, ANTHRAX split up with singer Belladonna and replaced him with Ex-ARMORED SAINT vocalist John Bush. That step turned out to be one in the right direction for Bush brought along the right energy and charisma making the next albums Sound Of White Noise and Stomp 442 milestones in the band history. The best of records, Moshers 1986 – 1991, and Volume 8 – The Threat Is Real, marked the last releases of ANTHRAX for more than five years. In 2002 they returned to the music business playing some very well attended shows with MOTÖRHEAD in Europe. In February 2003 the brand new smasher, We've Come For You All, showed up clarifying that ANTHRAX are still up to date regarding explosive modern rock/metal. In addition to the original track list of the 1995 album, the re-release of Stomp 442 includes two video clips of 'Fueled' and 'Nothing' and will be sold in a high-quality digi pac. This timeless classic should be included in every well-assorted record collection. So if you do not own the original killer of 1995, go for it now - this re-issue is a must-have!

Liste des titres Durée
1 - Random Acts Of Senseless Violence 4:02
2 - Fueled 4:02
3 - King Size 3:59
4 - Riding Shotgun 4:26
5 - Perpetual Motion 4:20
6 - In A Zone 5:07
7 - Nothing 4:34
8 - American Pompeii 5:30
9 - Drop The Ball 4:59
10 - Tester 4:22
11 - Bare 5:30
12 - Fueled (Video Clip)
13 - Nothing (Video Clip)