Growing up as a fan of hard rock and heavy metal, I remember vividly the first time I was introduced to the world of thrash metal. I was with a buddy after hockey practice and he says to me " hey, you gotta check out this band Anthrax, they are just AWESOME," and from the first notes of the classic tune "Caught in a Mosh" I was hooked and haven't looked back since.  Tomorrow October 13th, one of my favorite singers, Anthrax's Joey Belladonna, turns 53 years young and in celebration, here are two of their old videos that should be the lessons for any band as to what thrash metal should sound like.

Joey Belladonna, Scott Ian, Frankie Bello, Dan Spitz and legendary drummer Charlie Benante, were pioneers not only for thrash but for all the bands today that have mixed the worlds of rock and rap.

Happy Birthday Joey, you guys still rock like no other!

Check out the videos below:

"I'm the Man"


"Caught in a Mosh"