Anthrax: Caggiano Quits

'news will not affect tour dates'.


Chicago based news outlet Consequence of Sound is reporting that Anthrax guitarist Paul Caggiano has quit the band on the eve of the band's much anticipated Australian run of dates as part of the Soundwave Festival.

Caggiano is quoted as saying "“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.”

The band had added an as-yet unnoficially confirmed sideqave show in Brisbane only yesterday, and have stated that several lead guitarists were under consideration for Caggiano's post.  On his twitter feed, Caggiano's axe partner and longtime face of Anthrax, Scott Ian, said 'Todays news will not affect any tour dates."



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