Anthrax - Armed and Dangerous 12" Vinyl LP Album

"Armed and Dangerous" is the name of Anthrax's first EP. The album was released in February of 1985 by Megaforce Records. This was the first Anthrax release to feature Joey Belladonna on vocals.


High Resolution Front Cover Photo #1 Anthrax Armed and Dangerous

Music Genre:

American Speed Thrash Metal

Production information:

Produced by Anthrax, Precious Metal Music

Alex "The Boy Pharoah" Perialas - Sound Engineer, Producer

Alex Perialas is an American Producer and sound engineer, and owner of the "Pyramid Sound Recording Studios" in Ithaca, and has been responsible for the production and engineering of dozens of Heavy Metal albums during the 1980s. Alex Perialas and Carl Canedy have been working both together on the albums: Anthrax's "Spreading the Disease" , "Fistful of Metal", Overkill's "Feel The Fire", "E-X-E - Stricken by Might"

Carl Canedy - Producer

  Carl Canedy is a musician and music record producer. He is mainly known as co-founder and playing drums in "The Rods" and has played drums in bands called: "Canedy", "Killen", "The Jeffrey James Band", "Canedy, Feinstein, Bordonaro & Caudle" He has also been producer of some great heavy metal bands like: Manowar, Anthrax, Helstar, TT Quick, E-X-E, Overkill. Carl Canedy and Alex Perialas worked both together on the albums: Anthrax's "Spreading the Disease" , "Fistful of Metal", Overkill's "Feel The Fire", "E-X-E - Stricken by Might".

Jon Zazula - Executive Producer

  Jon Zazula is founder of the Megaforce record company , is a record producer and discovered and promoted Metallica.

Norman Dunn - Sound Engineer

Norman Dunn a sound engineer and in the 1980s responsible for the recording of several metal albums for bands like Anthrax, Carnivore, Crumbsuckers, Raven, Whiplash.

George Marino (1947-2012) - Mastering Engineer

George Marino (1947-2012)  Senior Mastering Engineer at Sterling Sound N.Y.C., he was probable the most experienced sound mastering engineer in the world and has mastered hundreds of discs in all music genres. Jump to a list that covers the Heavy Metal albums he has mastered during the 1980s

Record Label: 

Megaforce Records MRS 05

Media Format:

12" Vinyl EP   Gramophone Record
Album weight: 190 gram  

Year & Country:

1985 Made in USA

Band Members and Musicians on: Anthrax Armed and Dangerous

    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Joey Belladonna - Vocals

    is an American Singer from Oswego, New York and best known as lead singer in the American ( East-Coast ) Thrash Metal band Anthrax. Belladonna has been with Anthrax since 1984 with several long breaks in-between. Besides Anthrax he has also been singing for Belladonna ( Band ), Bible Black, Chief Big Way, Metal All Stars.

  • Neil Turbin - Vocals

    Neil Turbin ( Lead Vocals ) is the first lead singer ( 1982 ) in the American ( East-Coast ) band: Anthrax. Turbin has been with Anthrax from 1982 until 1984. Other bands Turbin has been with include: AMRA, Bad Applz, Bleed the Hunger, Claude Schnell, DeathRiders, Great Gildersleeves, Immortal Soul, Kurt James Band, Neil Turbin, New Race, School Of Hard Knocks, Turbin, Wrecking Crew.

  • Charlie Benante - Drums

    Charlie Benante ( Drums ) long-time drummer with the American Thrash Metal band Anthrax, since 1983 and also performed in S.O.D. Stormtroopers Of Death.

  • Dan "Danny" Lilker - Bass, Guitar

    Dan Lilker (full-name: Daniel A. Lilker) - musician from New York and (co-founder) of the American Thrash metal band " Anthrax " and the crossover band "S.O.D. Stormtroopers of Death" and long time bass player with the band "Nuclear Assault" . Apart from these three bands he has performed in numerous others bands. The complete list of bands in which "Dan Lilker" has performed in.

  • Dan Spitz - Guitar

    Dan Spitz ( full-name: Daniel Alan Spitz ) is an American musician and Heavy Metal watch-maker. Spitz started his musical career in 1981 as guitarist in the American Thrash Metal band Overkill. He left Overkill in 1983 to join Anthrax as lead guitarist. Spitz performed in Anthrax mainly from 1983 until 1995. After 1995 he started to developed himself into mechanical watchmaker and has won several awards for this.

  • Frank Bello - Bass

    Frank Bello ( Full-name: Francis Charles Joseph Bello ) is from the Bronx, New York and has been bass guitarist with the American Thrash Metal band Anthrax since 1984.

  • Greg D'Angelo - Drums

    Gregory D'Angelo was one of the first drummer ( 1981 until 1983 ) with the American Thrash metal band Anthrax. After leaving Anthrax, he joined the Danish/American Hard Rock band "White Lion".

  • Scott Ian - Guitars

    Scott Ian ( full-name Scott Ian Rosenfeld ) is an American guitarist and founding member of "Anthrax" and "Stormtroopers of Death". His wife "Pearl Aday" is daughter of the singer "Meat Loaf". In his musical career he has performed with the bands: Anthrax (USA) , Damnocracy, Doom Squad, Four-X, Motor Sister, Pearl, Posehn, S.O.D. STORMTROOPERS OF DEATH (USA) , Slam Jam, The Damned Things.

Track Listing of: Anthrax Armed and Dangerous

The Song/tracks on "Anthrax Armed and Dangerous" are

    Side One:
  • Arme d and Dangerous
  • Raise Hell
    Side Two:
  • God Save the Queen
  • Metal Thrashing Mad (Live)
  • Panic (Live)

Album cover photos of : Anthrax Armed and Dangerous

Anthrax Armed and Dangerous 12" Vinyl LP

High Resolution Front Cover Photo #1 Anthrax Armed and Dangerous


Close-up photo of record label of Armed and Dangerous

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