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Anthrax Bassist Frank Bello Steps Down From Ongoing Tour, Joey Vera To Fill In

Anthrax‘s ongoing tour with Testament and Death Angel continues to be plagued with unforeseen circumstances. The latest casualty is band bassist Frank Bello, who has left the trek in order to spend time with his ailing, terminally ill, grandmother. Bello is the nephew of Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante, who also recently left the tour to be by her side.

Joey Vera of Armored Saint, etc. will fill in for Bello at the immediate upcoming stops; while Gene Hoglan, who is currently out with Testament, has been holding it down in Benante‘s sted. As recently reported, guitarist Scott Ian also recently had to temporarily step down due to illness. Members of Death Angel stepped up in his place.


  • JR

    Two more members to go before Anthrax officially becomes its own tribute band.

  • pigtails and jagerbombs

    If the facts of all members are legit….which I’m sure they are….really sucks it happened at all and all at the same for that matter…..I’m sending positive thoughts to the anthrax family…hope all is well soon!

  • pigtails and jagerbombs

    Fukn spellcheck^^…point was made though

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