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* Benante's Blend - Be All End All
* Benante's Blend - Forever Metal
* Autographed Copy DRUM! Magazine

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September 10, 2015

1995 'Stomp 442' Album & Tour Used Drum Kit

Never before has Charlie Benante parted with any of his custom Anthrax tour kit. Each and any of them are historic in their own right and if you have ever seen Anthrax in concert - and who hasn't? - you will know that Charlie and his drums are the solid backbone of these Thrash Legends! Exclusive for this event, Charlie is making one of his kits available for one very lucky future owner! And not just one of his kits; this is his original 8-piece set-up as used for the 1995 'Stomp 442' album recordings and subsequent tour.

The kit consists of 2 bass drums (20 x 24), 2 floor toms (16 x 18 and 14 x 14) and 4 small to medium toms (8 x 8, 10 x 10, 10 x 12 and 13 x 10).

There is no hardware included and the kit will either be shipped directly from the Anthrax studio in Chicago or arrangements can be made for local pick-up. At request, Charlie can sign and / or personalize the drums and the drum heads. The kit shows common wear from use but if free from damage and ready to be played on!

A Certificate of Authenticity - signed by Charlie - will be included. See more details here.

Stomp 442 Drum Kit


May 21, 2015

Evans Drumheads & HQ Percussion are giving away a bag of my Benante Blend Coffee signed by myself + an Evans mug on Instagram and Twitter. Follow Evans on Instagram & Twitter to see how to enter!‬

Benante's Blend Contest


April 20, 2015


It's been a long time coming, but unabashed coffee connoisseur, Anthrax's Charlie Benante, has entered the world of entrepreneurship, announcing "Benante's Blend." The coffee will come in two different varieties: the 'Be All End All' blend which is a dark roast with a real kick, and the 'Forever Metal' blend, a milder coffee. "Benante's Blend" will be available beginning today through Benante's website.

"I grew up in a large Italian family and coffee was a daily staple in our home," said Benante. "As a kid, I loved coffee so much, my mother said that at one point, she put some coffee in my bottle. For me, the taste of coffee is one of the greatest tastes that there is on earth, so I decided to create what was for me, the perfect cup of coffee."

This is actually Benante's second foray into the world of coffee. Years ago, he joined up with Dave Mustaine for a line of coffee and coffee products. "I've learned so much since then," said Benante, "especially about selecting and blending the right beans, and how important roasting is."

Benante hooked up with a company that specializes in coffee roasting. "I was pretty specific about the tastes I was looking for," Benante explained. "I told them the type of coffee I wanted, what some of my favorite coffees were, and we built it from there. We combined beans from different regions, Brazil, Costa Rica, Mexico, Sumatra and Africa, and tweaked the amount of time the beans were roasted to get just the right taste. It was a process, I tested a lot of different blends, but it was a lot of fun.

"I love coffee so much," Benante added, "if I could make it a cologne, I would wear it."

Benante's Blend


January 20, 2015

NAMM schedule 2015

NAMM schedule


December 30, 2014

Charlie Benante has been nominated in the Hard Rock Drummer catagory in this years Drummies! Check out the 2015 Artist Awards Ballot - Drummies! Artist and Gear Awards - DRUM! Magazine. You can vote once per pay until Jan 14, 2015. Vote!.



October 24, 2014

Great interview with Charlie talking about the early days of the NYHC scene at NOISEY.



October 09, 2014

Anytime, Anywhere, Any PC or Mobile device! Check the episode previews:



August 23, 2014

18" X 24" Posters coming soon!!! Photo taken by legendary photographer Gene Ambo at The Santa Monica Civic Center in Santa Monica, California on July 3,1987.

Charlie Poster


August 19, 2014

I accepted Mike Portnoy's challenge but this has more meaning. I did this for my friend Brandon Wright's dad Mike Wright. He's had ALS for 10 years now and let's hope all our cold chills and donations help to find a cure for this disease. I didn't nominated anyone in the clip but ...I nominate Philip H. Anselmo , Andreas Kisser and Jay Ruston.


June 25, 2014

Join us onboard Motörhead's Motörboat, The Loudest Boat In The Wörld! Visit for all the details, or book your cabin online right now at

The maiden voyage of Motörhead's Motörboat, The Loudest Boat In The Wörld, sails September 22-26, 2014, on the spectacular Carnival Ecstasy, from Miami to Key West and Cozumel, Mexico! The Motörboat lineup will feature Megadeth, Motörhead, Anthrax, Testament, Down, Zakk Wylde, High On Fire, Kill Devil Hill, Jim Breuer Band, Danko Jones, Wilson, Fireball Ministry and more! There will be dozens of amazing concerts, artist meet and greets, Q&A sessions, parties, theme nights and a boat load of other fun stuff!

Cabins are selling fast, so book soon!

Motörhead's Motörboat


June 18, 2014

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May 15, 2014

Anthrax’s Charlie Benante replays a thrash metal classic, and watches as Ninja Tune producer Lee Bannon transforms it into something new entirely.

In 1986, Anthrax unleashed the thrash metal monster “I Am The Law” on New York City. In this episode of beat:repeat NYC, Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante meets with Ninja Tune producer Lee Bannon to transform the track from its core: The beat. Using his AKAI MPC Renaissance, Bannon shows what a drum machine can do with Benante’s ferocious live drumming.


April 17, 2014

Charlie Benante has been nominated in the Hard Rock/Metal Drummer catagory in this years Drummies! Check out the 2014 Artist Awards Ballot - Drummies! Artist and Gear Awards - DRUM! Magazine. Vote!.


Birth School Metal Coffee Death

April 09, 2014

New "Limited" Birth School Metal Coffee Death shirts are in stock. Check them out in the store.


March 29, 2014

This year’s Rock Gods and Metal Monsters Auction will feature personal items direct from the private collections of Scott Ian, Charlie Benante and Frank Bello. **To exclusively see all of Charlie's auction lots, simply type CBT in the Auction Search Box and it will return all of his personal listings.

Anthrax Auction


February 23, 2014


January 18, 2014

Coming Soon...

BIRTH, SCHOOL, METAL, COFFEE, DEATH...Good to the last drop...

Benante's Premium Coffee is a bold statement from a rock music legend, Charlie Benante of the thrash metal band Anthrax.

As the creative force behind Anthrax since day one, Charlie Benante is behind much of what you hear, see and feel when it comes to their legendary music.

When it comes to taste of the palatable kind, Benante’s opinion as a Bronx-bred Italian is held in the highest regard.

A coffee fanatic practically since birth, he now creates his own bean blends and signature roasts under his own brand of java greatness- Benante's. Sign up now and we'll send you a flavorful deal on the first round of beans when the site launches!

Benante's Premium Coffee


January 15, 2014

Charlie's Winter NAMM schedule for 2014:
Jan 23rd 4 PM - MM5 Samson Booth
Jan 25th 3 PM - Paiste Booth
Jan 25th 4 PM - SAMSON Booth

Wed Jan 22nd 9 PM - Metal Masters 5
Thur Jan 23rd 8 PM - Bonzo Bash (Tribute to John Bonham)
Sat Jan 25th - Tama 40th Anniversary

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