Anthrax Spreading the Disease Canada 12" Vinyl LP Album

The album features a raw and aggressive sound, with fast-paced riffs, powerful drumming, and intense vocal delivery. It also showcases the band's ability to seamlessly blend elements of thrash metal, punk rock, and heavy metal, creating a unique and powerful sound that set them apart from other bands in the genre.

  The title on the record's label has been misprinted as "Spread the Disease" instead of "Spreading the Disease"

 

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  "Spreading the Disease" is the second studio album by American heavy metal band Anthrax, released in 1985. It is considered one of the most influential and groundbreaking albums in the thrash metal genre and has had a lasting impact on the heavy metal community.

 The album features a raw and aggressive sound, with fast-paced riffs, powerful drumming, and intense vocal delivery. It also showcases the band's ability to seamlessly blend elements of thrash metal, punk rock, and heavy metal, creating a unique and powerful sound that set them apart from other bands in the genre.

 One of the standout tracks on the album is "A.I.R.", which features an intricate drum solo from Charlie Benante and showcases the band's versatility and technical ability. Another standout track is "Madhouse", which features a catchy riff and showcases the band's ability to incorporate elements of punk rock into their sound.

"Spreading the Disease" was widely praised by critics and fans alike, and it helped to establish Anthrax as one of the leading bands in the thrash metal genre. The album has since been recognized as a classic and has influenced countless musicians and bands in the heavy metal community.

In addition to its musical impact, "Spreading the Disease" is also notable for its iconic album cover, which features a zombie-like figure spreading a disease. The image has become synonymous with the band and is widely recognized in the heavy metal community.

Music Genre:

Heavy Thrash Metal Music
Summary
Spreading the Disease is the second album by the band Anthrax and the first with vocalist Joey Belladonna and bassist Frank Bello.
Album Production Details: 

Producers: Anthrax, Carl Canedy, Jon Zazula. Published by Black Lion Music.

Carl Canedy a highly respected figure in the world of heavy metal music. He is best known as the drummer and co-founder of the American heavy metal band, The Rods. Canedy has been an influential figure in the genre for several decades, and his contribution to the heavy metal music scene has been widely recognized by fans and musicians alike.

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Canedy was born on 25 August 1955, in Syracuse, New York, and grew up in a musical family. His father was a saxophonist and his mother played the piano, so it's no surprise that Canedy developed a passion for music at a young age. He started playing the drums when he was just ten years old and soon realized that he had a talent for it. By the time he was a teenager, he was already playing in local bands and quickly made a name for himself in the music scene.

In 1979, Canedy co-founded The Rods , along with guitarist David “Rock” Feinstein and bassist Garry Bordonaro. The band was known for its energetic live performances and its blend of classic rock and heavy metal elements. They quickly gained a loyal following and released their first album, "Rock Hard," in 1981. The album was well-received by fans and critics and was considered a classic in the heavy metal genre.

Throughout his career, Canedy has been known for his powerful drumming style, which has been described as aggressive, hard-hitting, and energetic. He has been a driving force behind The Rods’ sound, and his drumming has been an integral part of the band's success. He has also been praised for his musical versatility, as he is able to play a wide range of musical styles, from hard rock to heavy metal.

In addition to his work with The Rods, Canedy has also collaborated with a number of other artists and bands, including the legendary guitarist Ronnie James Dio. He has also been involved in several musical projects outside of The Rods, including recording sessions, live performances, and drum clinics.

 

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Sound/Recording Engineer: Alex Perialas

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. Perialas is a well-known music producer and engineer who has been active in the industry for over three decades. He has worked with a wide range of musical artists, including heavy metal bands like Anthrax , Slayer , and Overkill , as well as pop artists like Taylor Dayne and New Kids on the Block. Throughout his career, Perialas has become known for his technical expertise, creative vision, and ability to bring out the best in his artists.

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Perialas was born in Greece and grew up surrounded by music. His father was a classical guitarist and his mother was a singer, so it was only natural that he would develop an early love for music. He began playing the guitar at the age of 12 and quickly became interested in recording and producing music. He moved to the United States in the 1970s to study music engineering and quickly began working in the industry, first as an assistant engineer and then as a producer.

One of Perialas' earliest successes came with the release of the album "Among the Living" by Anthrax in 1987. This album marked a departure from the traditional sound of heavy metal and helped to establish Perialas as a major player in the genre. He went on to produce several more albums for the band, including "State of Euphoria" and "Persistence of Time". He also worked with other heavy metal acts like Slayer, Overkill, and Testament, helping to shape the sound of the genre and establish it as one of the dominant forces in popular music.

In addition to his work in heavy metal, Perialas has also produced and engineered albums in a wide range of other genres. He has worked with pop artists like Taylor Dayne and New Kids on the Block, helping to create some of their biggest hits. He has also worked with hip-hop artists like MC Lyte and jazz musicians like Grover Washington Jr. This versatility and ability to work with a wide range of artists is one of the reasons why Perialas has been so successful throughout his career.

Throughout his career, Perialas has been dedicated to the art of music production and engineering. He has a deep understanding of the technical aspects of recording and a keen ear for what makes a song sound great. He is also a creative visionary who is able to bring out the best in his artists, helping them to create music that is both innovative and commercial. His work has been recognized with numerous awards and accolades, including multiple Grammy nominations and wins.

In conclusion, Alex Perialas is a music producer and engineer who has made a significant impact on the industry. His work has helped to shape the sound of heavy metal and establish it as one of the dominant genres in popular music. He has also worked with a wide range of other artists, bringing out the best in them and helping them to create innovative and commercially successful music

 

Record Label Information:

Island Records ISL 1069
Record Format:
12" Vinyl LP Gramophone
Year & Country 
1985 Made in Canada
Band Members and Musicians on: Anthrax Spreading the Disease
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Joey Belladonna Vocals

    Joey Belladonna ( Lead Vocals, Drums ) 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. Learn more about him

  • Dan Spitz Lead Guitar and Rhythm 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.

  • Scott Ian Lead Guitar and Rhythm Guitar

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Track Listing of: Anthrax Spreading the Disease
 
    Tracks:
  • A.I.R. (Anthrax) 5:45
  • Lone Justice (Anthrax) 4:36
  • Madhouse (Anthrax) 4:19
  • S.S.C./Stand or Fall (Anthrax) 4:08
  • The Enemy (Anthrax) 5:25
  • Aftershock (Anthrax) 4:28
  • Armed and Dangerous (Turbin) 5:43
  • Medusa (Zazula) 4:44
  • Gung-Ho (Turbin) 4:34
 
Album cover photos of : Anthrax Spreading the Disease

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ANTHRAX - Among the Living (Canadian & German Releases)  album front cover vinyl record

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ANTHRAX - I Am The Law album front cover vinyl record

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ANTHRAX - I'm The Man (European & USA Releases) 12" Vinyl LP
ANTHRAX - I'm The Man (European & USA Releases)  album front cover vinyl record

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- I'm The Man ( 1987, Europe ) - I'm The Man ( 1987, USA )
ANTHRAX - Limited Edition Interview Shaped Picture Disc 12" Vinyl LP
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ANTHRAX - Spreading the Disease (Germany & Canada)
ANTHRAX - Spreading the Disease album front cover vinyl record

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ANTHRAX - State of Euphoria (German & USA Releases) 12" Vinyl LP
ANTHRAX - State of Euphoria (German & USA Releases)  album front cover vinyl record

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