Charlie Benante is an American drummer best known as the drummer of Anthrax, a thrash metal band from New York City. He has been the band’s drummer since 1983 and is also the group’s main songwriter. He joined the reunited Pantera in 2022, filling-in for original drummer Vinnie Paul for their upcoming 2023 tour.
Benante was born in The Bronx, New York and is of Italian-American descent. He started playing drums at the age of eight, and joined his first band at the age of fifteen. He is considered to be one of the most influential drummers in thrash metal music.
|Net Worth:||$4 Million|
|Born:||November 27, 1962|
|Origin:||The Bronx, New York, U.S.|
Benante’s playing style on drums has been described as “machine-like”, with a fast, aggressive, and precise approach. He is known for his high speed double bass drumming, often playing up to 200 beats per minute. Benante has also developed a unique style of fills and rolls, which have become staples in the Anthrax sound. Onstage, Benante adds an exciting element to the show; he often performs with a large grin, and is known to make jokes and interact with the crowd.