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Daniel "Dan" Lilker


1981-1984 Anthrax - bass, guitars (as Dan Lilker)  
1984- Nuclear Assault - bass (as Dan Lilker)  
1985 Crab Society - bass  
1985-2002 Stormtroopers Of Death - bass (as Dan Lilker)  
1987-1989 Extra Hot Sauce - drums  
1990-2014 Brutal Truth - bass (as Dan Lilker)  
1992-1995 Exit-13 - bass, piano, vocals (as Dan Lilker)  
1992-1995 Malformed Earthborn - noise  
1993-1995 Holy Moses - bass (as Dan Lilker)  
1996-2001 Hemlock - bass  
1997-2004 The Ravenous - bass (as Dan Lilker)  
2004-2010 Crucifist - bass  
2008-NA Venomous Concept - bass (as Dan Lilker)  
2009- NunFuckRitual - bass (as Dan Lilker)  
2010- Nokturnal Hellstorm - bass (as Dan Lilker)  
2012- United Forces - bass  
2013- Blurring - bass (as Dan Lilker)  

Live musician

1989 Dark Angel - bass (as Dan Lilker)  
2006 Soulfly - bass (as Dan Lilker)  
2010 Autopsy - bass (as Dan Lilker)  
2012 Lock Up - bass (as Dan Lilker)  

Guest musician

1989 Harter Attack - bass  
1990 C.I.A. - guitars (as Dan Lilker)  
2004 Necro - bass (as Dan Lilker)  
2011 Downspell - vocals  
2019 Tronos - bass (as Dan Lilker)  

Personal information

Born on: 18.10.1964
Official website

Dan Lilker (born October 18, 1964 in Bayside, New York) is a musician from the United States, most known as a bass player, but also guitarist, pianist, drummer and vocalist. He is the bassist for the thrash metal band Nuclear Assault and was a founding member of Anthrax with Scott Ian. Lilker was then playing rhythm guitar and recorded bass guitar and co-wrote on their first album, Fistful Of Metal. He also founded crossover band Stormtroopers Of Death with Scott Ian and Charlie Benante (Anthrax), and Billy Milano (Anthrax roadie, M.O.D. singer). He also plays bass with Brutal Truth, Exit-13, Malformed Earthborn, The Ravenous, Overlord Exterminator, Venomous Concept, Crucifist, Nokturnal Hellstorm and Extra Hot Sauce.

He is known for his fast, guitar-like riffing through heavy layers of distortion. Dan Lilker has been a columnist with Zero Tolerance Magazine since the publication's inception in 2005. In 2009, it was reported that Chicago journalist Dave Hofer was writing a biography of Lilker.

Lilker is currently in United Forces, which features his Stormtroopers Of Death bandmate Billy Milano as their singer.

On January 10, 2014, Lilker announced that he plans to retire from being a full-time recording and touring musician. He also announced that Brutal Truth will break up on his 50th birthday (October 18, 2014).