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Anthrax Rocks Chicago's House Of Blues

Photo of God Forbid

Band Photo: God Forbid (?)

What better way to spend Friday the 13th (January) than at an ANTHRAX show? With all the old 80’s bands coming back around, it gives us/you the chance to see them live if you have never seen them back in the day. Believe me these bands still know how to rock and Anthrax (currently on tour) is no exception.

First came, Manntis. The crowd was thin. With guitarist Adair (from MTV Fame – Battle for Ozzfest) Jake, Dan and Josh, they held there own. You will be seeing a lot more of theses guys.

By the time Sworn Enemy came on stage, The crowd was thicker, The energy of the band was intense. With drums beats sounding like a high powered machine guns supplied by Paul Antignai. Vocals by Sal Lococo had the crowd jumping, which is no easy feat with a not so packed crowd.

God Forbid took the stage next. Now here is a band that blew me away. Just an all around, solid band. I would DEFINETLY go out of my way the see these guys. With the PIT getting geared up, the guys left the stage. The audience then began to chant that one word.


Finally, the band we/all where waiting to see. The crowd chanting, the intro music began and you could just feel the intensity in the air. We ALL knew we where in for one HELL of a show. With the return of singer Joey Belladonna and guitarist Dan Spitz, the guys showed us that they still have it in them to Rock the sock off the crowd and that is exactly what they did. With a mixed crowd of teenagers and old alike, the guys pulled out some of the old/classic material that has not been played live since the 80’s. The interaction between the guys and audience was something to see. Joey Belladonna hammed up the camera for me (See gallery for photos). Scott had the crowd in a circle of Fists and elbows. A mosh pit I wish I was in, but being a 40 yr old man, I value my health. Dan Spitz showed us he still is a legend. Frank Bello and Charlie Benante held down the Rhythm section. Tight as a stretched out rubber band.

The guys came out with such a rage. Just soaking up the energy from the crowd and throwing it right back in our faces. The crowd chanted and the band returned the favor.

With crowd surfers and mosh pits, it was one HELL of a show.

The show included these songs:

Among the Living
Metal Thrashing Mad
Got the Time
Caught in a Mosh
A Skeleton in the Closet
I'm the Man
I Am the Law

To sum it up, this is a definitely must see show for Anthrax fans old and new. Especially with warm up act: Manntis, Sworn Enemy and God Forrbid. Don’t miss this; because it is not just a show, it is an EVENT!

You can check out photos from the show in the photo gallery.

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f*ck yeah Anthrax kicks ass.

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