Stomp 442 is the name of the seventh album by American heavy
metal band Anthrax. It was released in 1995, (see 1995 in music)
by Elektra Records. The band and Butcher Brothers produced the
album, which includes the singles, "Fueled" and "Nothing". The
album debuted at #47 on the Billboard 200 charts. Anthrax claimed
that their label, Elektra Records didn't do enough to promote the
album, and they left soon after. Stomp 442 is the only Anthrax
album not featuring the traditional Anthrax logo.
Stomp 442 is also Anthrax's first album without Dan Spitz on lead
guitar. Though not yet credited as a member of the band, Paul
Crook took over lead guitar duties.
The legendary Storm Thorgerson and Aubrey Powell of design team
Hipgnosis yet again played with the mind of the beholder with
this image, was this really a giant ball of scrap metal? and why
is there a naked bloke standing by the side of it? whatever the
answers to these questions when viewed as the larger scale fine
art print it is truly an amazing image.