Charlie Benate from Anthrax Warms Up for a While

When you have legendary status as a musician you get to upload videos like this. Behold as Anthrax’s Charlie Benate practices fills and flams, single stroke rolls and quads, for five minutes or so. And I watched it too. You’ll probably watch it. Wanna know why? Because Charlie don’t cheat.


For a much more substantial Charlie Benate performance, along with bandmates Scott Ian and Frank Bello, and other killer players like Billy Sheehan, Mike Portnoy, Zakk Wylde, and more, tune in to Gear Gods on January 22nd for the livestream of Metal Masters 5, straight from NAMM.

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Chris Alfano has written about music and toured in bands since print magazines and were popular. Once in high-school he hacked a friend's QBasic stick figure fighting game to add a chiptune metal soundtrack. Random attractive people still give him high-fives about that.

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