Charlie Benante's Biography

Charlie Benante is an icon in the music world, best known as the drummer for Heavy Metal bands Anthrax and Stormtroopers of Death.  A pioneer of double-bass drumming, he is credited with popularizing the blast beating thrash metal and praised for his lightning-fast double kick technique.  Also, an accomplished guitarist, he contributed lead guitar to S.O.D.'s Speak English or Die album as well as composing the majority of the music throughout Anthrax's discography alongside rhythm guitar player and band leader Scott Ian. In addition to his musician duties, Benante is also a graphic artist and has created creating many of Anthrax's album covers and T-shirt designs. When he is not making music or art, Charlie is probably drinking coffee. His love of the bean has led him to create three blends with Chicago's Dark Matter Coffee.