Legendary New York band Anthrax, a member of The Big Four (Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax, Megadeth) that pioneered the speed/thrash metal genre, will be Inducted into the Hall of Heavy Metal History at the Heavy Montreal music festival on Sunday, July 28, 2019. Metal Hall of Fame President/CEO Pat Gesualdo, and Jimmy Kay will induct the band in a special induction ceremony at the festival.

Hall of Heavy Metal History President/CEO Pat Gesualdo says, “We are looking forward to inducting Anthrax, one of the four bands to pioneer the speed/thrash metal genre, into the Metal Hall of Fame at Heavy Montreal.” Anthrax follows up on some of the Hall’s recent inductions including Judas Priest “The Metal Queen” Doro Pesch, and Uriah Heep, among others.

Inductees awarded in previous years include Ronnie James Dio, Judas Priest, Jon and Marsha Zazula (By Metallica) Randy Rhoads, Lemmy KilmisterScorpions, co-founding member of Black Sabbath Bill Ward, Billy Sheehan, Jordan Rudess, Ross “The Boss” Friedman, Nick Menza, Saxon, Iconic industry executive Munsey Ricci, Exodus, and many more. 

About Heavy Montreal

Heavy Montreal is the North American destination of choice for hard rock and heavy metal music lovers. Since the first edition in 2008, Heavy Montreal has welcomed nearly 400,000 fans and presented bands such as Metallica, Faith No More, Iron Maiden, Mötley Crüe, Slayer, Slipknot, Anthrax, System of a Down, Mastodon, Kiss, Alice Cooper, Megadeth, Rob Zombie and many others.

About The Hall of Heavy Metal History

The Hall of Heavy Metal History is a non-profit organization dedicated to forever enshrining the iconic musicians and music industry executives responsible for making rock and metal music what it is today. Their contribution to the genre is invaluable, and they continue to inspire fans throughout the world, from generation to generation.  

The Hall of Heavy Metal History hosts the annual Metal Hall of Fame Awards Gala, in addition to special on-stage induction ceremonies at major music festivals throughout the world.  The Hall of Heavy Metal History is also part of the D.A.D. Program (Drums against Disabilities) which helps special needs children and adults in over 15 countries fight disabilities with it’s pioneering Drum Therapy® techniques.For more information, please visit


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