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(Vocal/instrumental group, 1981–present)

Formed in New York with Dan Spitz (guitar), Scott Ian (guitar), Dan Lilker (bass) and Charlie Benante (drums). After adding Joey Belladonna (vocals) they hit paydirt, recording Spreading The Disease for Island in 1986. They gained an awesome live reputation, while issuing blistering records (State Of Euphoria, 1988 and Sound Of White Noise, 1993), including a team-up with rapper Chuck D, ‘Bring The Noise’. They remain one of the most interesting and charismatic modern metal bands.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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