Groove – Episode #83: Frank Bello

Frank Bello

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Some albums just hit you at the exact right moment in time. One of those albums (for me) was Anthrax’s 1987 release, Among The Living. While this was their third studio album (and I had heard and enjoyed their previous efforts), this was the one for me. To this day, I can listen to Among The Living, and it feels fresh and vibrant.

Frank Bello has been the bassist for this legendary New York thrash metal band since 1984. They have sold over ten million albums, traveled the globe more times than he cares to count, and enthralled audiences from the world’s biggest stages. Known as one of “The Big Four” in metal (along with Metallica, Slayer, and Megadeth), Frank’s playing is ferocious, and he truly does love the electric bass.

You can also hear him paired with Dave Ellfeson (ex-Megadeth) on Altitudes & Attitude for some double electric bass attack.

Frank just published his long-awaited memoir, Fathers, Brothers, and Sons – Surviving Anguish, Abandonment, and Anthrax, and it is a gripping read. It’s a book that goes deep and well beyond his stories about life as a recording and touring musician. Frank had a very tough upbringing, and this book tells the tale.

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  1. Chris Kolterman

    This a mind blowing chance to grow on bass and beyond.Cant wait to dig in.