Best known as the lead singer of the legendary group Anthrax who along with Metallica, Megadeth and Slayer are credited with originating the genre of Thrash metal, has been featured on over 10 albums that have sold over 8 million units worldwide. Belladonna has shared the stage with Iron Maiden, Kiss, Ozzy Osbourne, Black Sabbath, Alice in Chains, Dio, Public Enemy, Living Color, Primus, Motley Crue, Bon Jovi, Dio, Whitesnake, Testament, Overkill, Exodus, Helloween, and many others. Joey has also sung the National Anthem at Madison Square Garden and the Metro Dome in Minnesota for the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings. In 1988 he also starred in the underground cult classic film, “Pledge Night”.
With Joey as the lead singer of Anthrax in the 80’s to early 90’s the band was nominated for three Grammy awards, appeared on the Fox sitcom Married with Children, and Joey was voted the #1 metal singer two years in a row by Metal Forces Magazine.
Since rejoining Anthrax in 2004, Joey has toured with Judas Priest, Rob Zombie and has played in front of millions of fans across the globe. 2010 has found Joey with Anthrax sharing the stage with the pioneers of Thrash Metal Metallica, Slayer and Megadeth, all collectively known as “The Big Four” playing to sold out audiences across Europe for the Sonisphere festivals.
In the mid to late ’90s, Belladonna released his first two solo albums with great press and reviews from around the world. When not on the road with Anthrax, Joey concentrates his spare time writing, recording and touring with his solo band Belladonna and playing local shows in his home town area with his cover band Chief Big Way.