PICS: Anthrax at House of Blues San Diego

New York City's heavy metal gods Anthrax thrashed through a set at House of Blues San Diego on Feb. 13. Denver's Havok opened.

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Anthrax were formed in 1981 in Queens, New York City, by Scott Ian and Dan Lilker.
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And yup, they decided to name the band after the disease.
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Anthrax is one of the "Big Four" thrash metal bands.
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The rest includes, Slayer, Metallica and Megadeth.
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While not a founding member, lead singer Joey Belladonna is part of the classic lineup.
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Belladonna first joined in 1984, then took a hiatus in 1992 before rejoining in 2005.
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The band helped redefine the heavy metal genre in the '80s.
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They've even been credited for laying the foundation for rap metal and nu metal.
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Since '84, Anthrax have released 11 albums.
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Their most recent release was "For All Kings," which came out in 2016.
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Havok is a thrash metal band from Denver, Colorado.
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They formed in 2004, and they're trying to bring thrash metal back to the fore.
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They've released four albums since 2009.
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Their latest, "Conformicide," was released in March of 2017.
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