Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Video for today's 'Anthrax Day in the Bronx'

As we blogged last week, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. declared today, Sept. 14, 'Anthrax Day in the Bronx.' He met with the heavy metal band at Yankee Stadium, where they will be joining Metallica, Slayer and Megadeth in a mega-concert tonight.

The video posted here is Diaz giving Anthrax a proclamation for their special day. As you can see, bassist Frank Bello got a kick out of the statement--as does the rest of the band--because Diaz threw a handful of the band's song titles into it.

Anthrax's Bello, Charlie Benante and Rob Caggiano are all Bronx natives. Both Bello and Benante grew up in Throggs Neck, while Caggiano is a native of Pelham Parkway.

The statement reads:

"WHEREAS, For over 30 years, Anthrax continues to Bring the Noise through the Persistence of Time in the Bronx, New York City and across the world; and

WHEREAS, Anthrax, a band with strong Bronx roots, is worshiped by their fans worldwide for giving them a Fistful of Metal, both by touring and selling albums in the millions; and

WHEREAS, Today, I welcome Anthrax back home, as they 'Keep It in the Family' 'Among the Living' here in the Bronx, while bringing a State of Euphoria through the Sound of White Noise to tens of thousands of people in Yankee Stadium;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Ruben Diaz Jr., President of the Borough of the Bronx, do hereby proclaim September 14, 2011 Anthrax Day in the Bronx;

And urge my fellow citizens to take appropriate recognition of the occasion and get Caught in a Mosh."

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