Anthrax at House of Blues Orlando

SiriusXM Presents: Killswitch Engage & Anthrax – The Killthrax Tour

The KillThrax Tour which consisted of Killswitch Engage and Anthrax as co-headliners and support from The Devil Wears Prada and Code Orange rolled into Orlando, FL on April 13, 2017.

I admit I was very nervous and quite excited to be photographing one of The Big Four bands. Their legacy includes 11 studio albums, 6 live albums, DVDs, and multiple awards.  The first time I saw Anthrax was 30 years ago on a tour with Celtic Frost and Exodus in 1987.  A lifelong metal-head, it was a dream come true to be standing in front of the stage and especially Scott Ian with my Nikon in hand to capture the memories that will last a lifetime


Anthrax was formed in Queens, New York City, on July 18, 1981 by guitarists Scott Ian and Dan Lilker. The band was named after the disease of the same name which Ian saw in a biology textbook, chosen because it sounded “sufficiently evil”. Anthrax’s initial line-up was completed by singer John Connelly, drummer Dave Weiss and bassist Paul Kahn. Kahn was briefly replaced by bassist Kenny Kushner before Lilker took over on bass and Greg Walls joined as lead guitarist. Weiss was then replaced early on by Greg D’Angelo, who was recommended to the band by Greg Walls. Scott Ian’s younger brother Jason Rosenfeld was a temporary vocalist until Ian’s former schoolmate Neil Turbin joined the band in late August 1982. The band recorded its first demo tape during this time. In 1985, Joey Belladonna was chosen as the new vocalist.

Anthrax put on an amazing, hardcore, performance for the fans. They thanked the crowd throwing out guitar picks and drumsticks before they headed offstage and the curtain closed behind them.

Set list:

Among the Living
Caught in a Mosh
Fight ‘Em ‘Til You Can’t
I Am the Law
Breathing Lightning
Efilnikufesin (N.F.L.)
Evil Twin
March of the S.O.D.
Blood Eagle Wings