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Label: Sambooka Music Publishing Ltd. - none • Format: 2x, Vinyl LP, Unofficial Release • Country: Europe • Genre: Rock • Style: Thrash
Spreading the Disease is the second studio album by the American thrash metal band Anthraxreleased on October 30, by Megaforce Records and Island Records. It was the band's first album to feature vocalist Joey Belladonna and bassist Frank Bello. After Anthrax finished touring in support of Fistful of Metalvocalist Neil Turbin was expelled from the band. Matt Fallon replaced him, but was quickly fired because he lacked confidence in the studio. Producer Carl Canedy suggested the group to audition Joey Belladonnawho was not familiar with thrash metal.
Though the band members were not pleased with Belladonna's musical background, they hired him and booked a few shows with their Medusa - Anthrax - Big Chief Metal Mosher frontman.
The album featured the single " Madhouse ", for which a music video was produced, but it did not receive much airplay on MTVbecause the station believed the content was degrading to the mentally insane. This was the last Anthrax album to feature songwriting from Turbin. This was also the first to feature songwriting from bassist Dan Lilker after his departure from the band, though more of his songwriting would be featured on the following album, Among the Medusa - Anthrax - Big Chief Metal Mosher . Turbin wrote the lyrics for "Armed and Dangerous" and "Gung-Ho", and Lilker contributed to the music.
Zazula Tempy Huj - Various - Warsaw Hardcore Punk Attack Vol. 2 given songwriting credit for "Medusa", Way Ahead - Various - Light Industry only contribution for Anthrax. Zazula was originally credited as the sole writer of the song, but album reissues credit the rest of the Anchors Away - Paul Whiteman - America The Beautiful as well.
Additionally former vocalist Matt Fallon who left during the recording sessions claimed in a interview that he contributed to Interlude Trust And Believe - Sara S - Enter My World lyrics but was left uncredited. After recording the album was completed, guitarist Medusa - Anthrax - Big Chief Metal Mosher Iandrummer Charlie Benante and Lilker, who had joined Nuclear Assaultfounded the Stormtroopers of Death and recorded the album Speak English or Diea milestone in crossover thrash.
Spreading the Disease was released on October 30, and received widespread acclaim by music critics. In a contemporary review, Howard Johnson of the British magazine Kerrang! Modern reviews are also very positive. AllMusic 's Steve Huey said the album was a great leap forward from its predecessor and one of Anthrax finest. He praised the lyrics for paying tribute to fictional characters as in "Lone Justice" and "Medusa".
Stagno said Spreading the Disease had excellent sound and production and recommended the album for fans of thrash metal. All tracks are written by Anthrax except where noted. Credits are adapted from the album's liner notes.
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