The bass player of Anthrax, Frank Bello spoke in an interview with GMM, and revealed the biggest difference between them and other Big 4 bands: Slayer, Megadeth and Metallica.
“One of the major differences between you guys and a lot of other thrash bands, especially the Big Four, is that you guys take it more of a fun approach to music.”
Frank Bello responded:
“Have a good time with it. Look, you can be brutal, and the music is going to be brutal, it’s heavy music, it’s all serious stuff, but when I’m on stage, I’m having the time of my life. This is the time of our life.
Think about it when you see the show, that’s the time of your life. I want to go see a show and release, I’m not angry about it, I’m having a good fucking time.
Maybe it looks like I’m angry, but dude, I’m having the best time out there because I’m lucky. I know how lucky I am to do this, so I’m thankful, and I want to rage, rage in a good way. It’s a rage, I’m an angry bastard, but this is a relief, it’s a release.”
You can listen to the entire interview below. Click here for the source of the statement.