Anthrax set to reissue Spreading the Disease

Posted by on October 19, 2015

In just a few short weeks we’ll see the 30th anniversary of Anthrax’s second studio album, Spreading the Disease. The album came out on October 30th, 1985, and was their first with vocalist Joey Belladonna. To celebrate such a milestone, Universal will be releasing a deluxe, two-disc reissue which comes with Belladonna’s 1984 demo of “Medusa,” nine rhythm tracks, and eight live songs from their first-ever show in Japan, from their performance in 1987 at Tokyo’s Sun Plaza.

Said guitarist Scott Ian of that time period for the band:

“We didn’t know what we were doing, but we totally knew what we were doing. I know that doesn’t make sense, but it’s where we were at, a bunch of 21 year-old kids making our major label debut on a shoestring budget with nothing but a dream and a bunch of songs that we thought killed. We were right and our dream came true. Thank you to all the fans that put this record and Anthrax on the map way back when and still support us today.”

The re-issue comes out November 20th, but their new album? Well, 18 songs have been recorded, but don’t expect their follow up to Worship Music until early 2016.

Disc One
Lone Justice
S.S.D./Stand or Fall
The Enemy
Armed and Dangerous
Medusa (Joey Belladonna demo)

Disc Two
A.I.R. *
Metal Thrashing Mad *
The Enemy *
Madhouse *
Howling Furies*
Armed And Dangerous *
Gung-Ho *
Soldiers of Metal *
Lone Justice **
Gung-Ho **
Metal Thrashing Mad **
Raise Hell **
Stand Or Fall **
Aftershock **
Armed And Dangerous **
Madhouse **
The Enemy **

* Live at Sun Plaza (Tokyo) 1987
** Rhythm track tape, 1984


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