Happy birthday to Anthrax’s second full length album Spreading The Disease. Thirty years old today.

I didn’t buy it on its release but I must have had this album in my collection for 27 of those 30 years.  It’s scary at times when you realise how old albums are or how long ago you went to a show. Sometimes it doesn’t feel anywhere near three decades since I first heard the opening strains to A.I.R.

The first album to feature Joey Belladonna on vocals making it in turn the first release of what many consider to be classic Anthrax.

Madhouse is still played live on a regular basis and other tracks have cropped up in their set at semi regular intervals.


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