One of the albums that can be pinpointed to as the birth of thrash metal is Anthrax’s 1984 debut, Fistful of Metal, a recording that perfectly set the stage for the group’s subsequent triumphs, and introduced the world to this hard-hitting New York band. To celebrate the album’s 25-year anniversary, Megaforce Records is releasing a limited edition (only 2,000 copies will be made) vinyl release of the album on May 12, 2009. But this is no ordinary vinyl reissue, as it will be spread over three 10-inch records in a tri-fold die cut jacket, and will also include the group’s 1985 EP, Armed and Dangerous. The Fistful of Metal vinyl limited edition reissue will retail for $39.98 and will be available at Anthrax’s official website – www.anthrax.com – amazon.com and record stores across the country.
“This is where we were in 1984, young adults making a musical statement. We really didn’t know what we were starting, we were just living it.”
Charlie Benante, Anthrax