ANTHRAX SPREADING THE DISEASE EUROPE 12" Vinyl LP Album

  "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 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.

Jon Zazula Jon Zazula, also known as Jonny Z, is a legendary figure in the heavy metal music scene. He is best known for discovering and promoting some of the biggest heavy metal bands of the 80s, including Metallica, Anthrax, and Megadeth. Born in 1951, Jon Zazula grew up in the Bronx, New York and was a passionate music fan from an early age. He was particularly drawn to heavy metal, a genre that was still in its infancy at the time, and he became one of its biggest supporters and advocates.

Zazula started his music career as a record store owner, running a small record store called Rock 'n' Roll Heaven in the Bronx. It was here that he first discovered Metallica, then a relatively unknown band. Impressed by their raw talent and energy, Zazula offered to become their manager and help them secure a record deal. He was instrumental in getting them signed to a record label and launching their career.

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In 1983, Zazula founded Megaforce Records, which became one of the most influential heavy metal labels of the 80s. The label helped popularize heavy metal and thrash metal, a sub-genre of heavy metal characterized by its fast and aggressive style. Under Zazula's guidance, Megaforce Records released some of the most influential heavy metal albums of all time, including Metallica's "Kill 'Em All," Anthrax's "Fistful of Metal," and Megadeth's "Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good!"

In addition to his work with Megaforce Records, Zazula was also known for his passion and dedication to heavy metal music. He was a tireless promoter of the genre, organizing concerts and tours, and working to get heavy metal music heard by a wider audience. He was always on the lookout for new talent, and he discovered and signed many other important heavy metal bands over the years, including Mercyful Fate, Testament, and Exodus.

Despite his many accomplishments, Jon Zazula remains a humble and down-to-earth individual. He is still involved in the music industry today and continues to support new heavy metal bands. He is widely respected and admired by fans of the genre for his contributions to the heavy metal music scene, and for his unwavering support of the genre and its artists.

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.

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.

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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:

Blue-ish Island Records 204 476 (204476) / Ariola Eurodisc GMBH
Record Format
12" Vinyl LP Record 
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
 
    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
 
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Index of ANTHRAX Band - Vinyl Album Gallery & Discography

Anthrax is an American heavy metal band that was formed in 1981. They are widely considered as one of the pioneers of the thrash metal genre and are one of the "Big Four" thrash metal bands along with Metallica, Slayer, and Megadeth.

The band's original lineup consisted of Scott Ian on rhythm guitar, Dan Lilker on bass, and Dave Weiss on drums. Later, Neil Turbin became the lead vocalist, and Charlie Benante joined as the drummer. In 1983, the band released its debut album, "Fistful of Metal", which received positive reviews and solidified their place in the heavy metal community.

Over the years, Anthrax experienced numerous lineup changes and went through several stylistic shifts. However, they have consistently remained at the forefront of the heavy metal scene and have continued to release critically acclaimed albums and tour extensively. Their most successful album to date is "Among the Living", which was released in 1987 and is widely considered as one of the best thrash metal albums of all time.

One of the defining characteristics of Anthrax's music is their blend of thrash metal and punk rock, which sets them apart from other thrash metal bands. This unique blend is evident in their high-energy live shows, which are characterized by Ian's stage presence and Benante's powerful drumming. In addition, Anthrax is known for incorporating elements of rap and hip-hop into their music, making them one of the pioneers of the rap metal genre.

In addition to their musical achievements, Anthrax has made a significant impact on the heavy metal community. They are widely regarded as one of the most influential bands in the genre and have inspired countless musicians and bands. They have also been recognized for their activism, particularly in the area of animal rights.

Despite their success and longevity, Anthrax has faced numerous challenges over the years, including lineup changes and legal disputes. However, the band has persevered and continues to tour and release music to this day.