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Rob Caggiano leaves Anthrax

on January 04, 2013, 5:07pm

RC Rob Caggiano leaves Anthrax

Anthrax axe wielder Rob Caggiano has cut ties with the legendary thrash-metal outfit after 12 blood-soaked years of service. In a statement, Caggiano said, “I’ve always been one to follow my heart in everything that I do and while this might be one of the hardest decisions I have ever had to make, it feels like the right one for me at this time.”

Having produced Anthrax’s 2011 LP, Worship Music, as well as manning the boards for Cradle Of Filth, Jesse Malin, and more, Caggiano anticipates a return to the studio to produce, write, and record in the immediate future. “I’ve been blessed with the privilege of working with a wide range of great bands/artists from Anthrax and Cradle of Filth all the way to Bruce Springsteen, and I look forward to a hopeful continuation of that side of my career.”

As the remaining members of Anthrax ready themselves for the Metal Alliance Tour in March (full schedule below), the band issued a statement announcing its consideration of several lead guitarists to fill the sizable hole following Caggiano’s exit.  “Rob has been an integral part of Anthrax for so many years, as our lead guitarist, in a production capacity, but most of all, as our close friend. His contributions to the band have been enormous.”

Anthrax 2013 Tour Dates:
02/23 – Brisbane, AU @ Soundwave Fest
02/24 – Sydney, AU @ Soundwave Fest
03/01 – Melbourne, AU @ Soundwave Fest
03/02 – Adelaide, AU @ Soundwave Fest
03/04 – Perth, AU @ Soundwave Fest
03/23 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
03/24 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
03/25 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
03/27 – West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
03/28 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
03/29 – Portland, OR @ The Crystal Ballroom
03/30 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
03/31 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDO
04/02 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
04/04 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
04/05 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
04/06 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
04/07 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
04/09 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
04/10 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
04/12 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues
04/13 – Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
04/14 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
04/16 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
04/18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts
04/20 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
05/18 – Guadalajara, MX @ Heaven and Hell Fest
08/02 – Przystanek, PL @ Polish Woodstock
08/03 – Wacken, DE @ Wacken
08/11 – Derbyshire, UK @ Bloodstock

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