With a lineup consisting of members of Anthrax, Fall Out Boy, and Every Time I Die, the Damned Things seem like one of rock’s unlikeliest supergroups.
The project began when Scott Ian and Joe Trohman met and, after hitting it off, decided to start a project to fill some of their free time. Rounding out the lineup is Anthrax’s Rob Caggiano, Fall Out Boy’s Andy Hurley, and Every Time I Die’s Keith Buckley. While the group members cover a wide range of sounds in their day jobs, they’re able to pull together the best parts of everything as the Damned Things, utilizing the powerful riffage of Anthrax and the driving, hook-laden pop of Fall Out Boy to create an infectious thrash/classic rock hybrid. The band made its debut in 2010 with Ironiclast, released on Island. ~ Gregory Heaney