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  • ESP Unveils New Frank Bello Signature Model Basses

    ESP Unveils New Frank Bello Signature Model Basses

    Anthrax’s Frank Bello teamed up with ESP again this year to create a new signature bass, resulting in the custom shop Frank Bello J-4 and the LTD Series FB-J4. Each bass is a take on a classic P/J design in a sleek black color scheme with red accents. The custom shop version is crafted one... »

  • Anthrax Releases 11th Studio Album

    Anthrax Releases 11th Studio Album

    Anthrax, one of the “Big Four” of thrash metal with Metallica, Megadeth, and Slayer, has released its 11th studio album, For All Kings. Featuring longtime bassist Frank Bello, the album is also the band’s first studio release with guitarist Jonathan Donais, who joined the band in 2013. “For anybody who’s ever liked Anthrax, and maybe... »

  • Anthrax Announces Fall Tour

    Anthrax Announces Fall Tour

    Thrash metal band Anthrax, known to many for its early songs like “Bring the Noise” and “I’m the Man,” is still playing (a followup to 2011’s Worship Music is expected later this year or in 2016) and plans to hit the road this fall. With Frank Bello on bass — he’s been handling the low... »

  • Anthrax: Caught In A Mosh, Live

    Anthrax: Caught In A Mosh, Live

    Thrash metal legend Frank Bello‘s birthday is today, and we’re celebrating with his band Anthrax’s “Caught In A Mosh”. The clip is taken from The Big 4 concert in Sofia, Bulgaria in 2010. The song, originally heard on 1987’s Among the Living, is a shining example of the bassist’s style. After the intro, Bello sets... »

  • This Boat’s Big on Bass: ShipRocked Prepares for 6th Annual Voyage

    This Boat’s Big on Bass: ShipRocked Prepares for 6th Annual Voyage

    A boatload of rock and metal bass awaits anyone taking the 6th annual ShipRocked cruise in February. The cruise features a host of bass heavyweights performing as part of the Metal Allegiance supergroup: Rex Brown (Kill Devil Hill/ex-Pantera), Frank Bello (Anthrax), David Ellefson (Megadeth), and Troy Sanders (Mastodon). Bands performing during the Feb. 2-6 cruise... »

  • Anthrax Bassist Admits Playing Improved Courtesy of a Stint with Helmet

    Anthrax Bassist Admits Playing Improved Courtesy of a Stint with Helmet

    You can still learn something new or grow as a bassist, even if you’ve developed a certain style over the course of a couple of decades with one band. At least that’s the lesson one can take from a recent admission by Anthrax bassist Frank Bello. Back in 2004, Bello left Anthrax after 20 years... »

  • Metal Icons Contribute to Dio Tribute Album, Cancer Fund

    Metal Icons Contribute to Dio Tribute Album, Cancer Fund

    Legendary metal vocalist and band leader Ronnie James Dio died in 2010 after a battle with stomach cancer, but his legacy lives on, through not only his music, but also the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund. Both have come together in the the compilation album, , which features metal luminaries performing... »

  • Frank Bello and David Ellefson Release “Altitudes & Attitude” EP

    Frank Bello and David Ellefson Release “Altitudes & Attitude” EP

    Megadeth’s David Ellefson and Anthrax’s Frank Bello have teamed up for a brand new project called “Altitudes & Attitude”. The band features both bass players taking turns laying down the low end as well as filling the guitar role. Bello also handles lead vocals. While the duo’s resumés are chockful of metal, Altitudes & Attitude... »

  • ESP Introduces LTD FB-204 to Frank Bello Signature Series

    ESP Introduces LTD FB-204 to Frank Bello Signature Series

    ESP’s Frank Bello LTD Signature line of basses has a new addition. The FB-204 is an entry level model with bolt-on construction and a black satin finish to suit the Anthrax bassist’s style. The FB-204 is built with a basswood body, maple neck, and rosewood fingerboard. The P/J pickup configuration consists of the company’s LTD... »

  • Revolver To Honor Gene Simmons with Golden God Award, Name Best Bassist Nominees

    Revolver To Honor Gene Simmons with Golden God Award, Name Best Bassist Nominees

    Revolver Magazine has announced the nominees for their 4th Annual Golden Gods awards show, which honors members of the hard-rock and heavy-metal community. The Golden God award, which is given to one special honoree each year, will be presented to KISS bassist Gene Simmons for “embodying the spirit of hard rock and metal.” “It’s an... »