Member:
1981-1984 Anthrax - bass, guitars  
1984-1992 Nuclear Assault - bass  
1985-1992 Stormtroopers Of Death - bass  
1990-1998 Brutal Truth - bass  
1993-1995 Holy Moses - bass  
1997-2002 Stormtroopers Of Death - bass  
1997-2004 The Ravenous - bass  
2002-2008 Nuclear Assault - bass  
2006-2014 Brutal Truth - bass  
2008- Venomous Concept - bass  
2009- NunFuckRitual - bass  
2010- Nuclear Assault - bass  
Live musician:
1989 Dark Angel - bass  
2010 Autopsy - bass  
2012 Lock Up - bass  
Guest musician:
2004 Necro - bass  


Personal information

Born on: 18.10.1964
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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).