Saturday, March 23, 2013

ANTHRAX - June 8, 1991, Cedar Rapids, IA

June 8, 1991
Five Seasons Center, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Anthrax and Red Lamb (featuring former Anthrax guitarist Dan Spitz) are both coming to town soon, so it’s time to dust something off that goes way back into my analog archives! Here is a completely uncirculated recording of thrash icons Anthrax at the height of their popularity with singer Joey Belladonna on the legendary Clash Of The Titans tour with Megadeth, Slayer, and special guest Alice In Chains. This was a rotating triple bill, so the sets of Anthrax, Megadeth, and Slayer were limited to around 50 minutes each. If I remember correctly, Megadeth was up first this night, followed by Anthrax then Slayer. Alice In Chains was well on their way to stardom by this time, and their opening set was notable for leading off with the then unreleased song “Would?”.

Don’t expect a great sound on this audience recording, I’d probably rate it a C. These were the days before cheap, high quality portable recording equipment was available. This was recorded on a Sony WM-D6 Walkman cassette recorder, the best recorder at the time since you could adjust the recording level and connect an external microphone. The recording level was kept low to minimize distortion; following digital transfer from the master tape, digital mixing was done to keep the bass distortion and tape hiss out as much as possible while keeping the guitars and vocals loud. The quality is what it is, but if you’re a bootleg buff you’ll probably want this.

The download link is here. As always, please share, but share the link to this post rather than the direct Mediafire link. Enjoy!

Thrash Titans
June 8, 1991
Cedar Rapids, IA, Five Seasons Center
mp3@192 kbps, 72 MB zip file

1. Blues Brothers Intro (1:20)
2. Time/Efilnikufesin (N.F.L.) (6:23)
3. Got The Time (2:46)
4. Caught In A Mosh (5:16)
5. Keep It In The Family (7:40)
6. Indians (6:45)
7. Antisocial (6:38)
8. I’m The Man (5:25)
9. Won’t Get Fooled Again/I Am The Law (8:16)
Total time: 50:29

Anthrax performs Thursday, April 4 at First Avenue in Minneapolis with support from Exodus, High On Fire, Municipal Waste, and Holy Grail.

Red Lamb performs Sunday, March 24 at Station 4 in St. Paul with support from Candy Machine Guns, Prophets Of Aether, Monster Of Creation, and Pandemic.


  1. could you please repost valid links to Slayer, Megadeth and AiC as well?

  2. Some remastering will be necessary, but yes - I intend to get the recordings of the rest of the bands on the bill posted.