"Spreading the Disease" is the second album by the band Anthrax and the first with vocalist Joey Belladonna and bassist Frank Bello.

This is the European release and has the Right Societies: GEMA/STEMRA/BIEM printed on the record's label.


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Collector's info: 

This album comes with the original custom inner sleeve with artwork and lyrics of all songs by Anthrax

Music Genre:

Heavy Thrash Metal Music
Album Production Information: 

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

Sound/Recording Engineer: Alex Perialas

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

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"


Label Information:

Blue-ish Island Records 204 476 (204476) / Ariola Eurodisc GMBH
Record Format
12" LP 
Year & Country: 
1986 Made in Germany for export to the EEC

Band Members and Musicians on: Anthrax Spreading the Disease

    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.

  • 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

  • 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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