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Anthrax temporary replaces Rob Caggiano

Posted by tyrusrunyan on Friday, January 11, 2013 at 10:38 AM (PST)

After the recent departure of long time guitarist Rob Caggiano thrash metal legends Anthrax have announced that Shadow’s Fall guitarist Jon Donais will play second guitar for their upcoming tour of India, their Soundwave Tour dates in Australia and Metal Alliance Tour dates in North America.

Click here to read statements from Scott Ian and Joe Donais.

Scott Ian commented:
“Jon is a bro and he’s also a total fucking ripper, I’ve worked with him twice before on side projects and he tears it up. I’m excited to have him on my right burning up the stage with Anthrax. 13’s gonna be a good year.”

Donais commented:
“I grew up on Anthrax, they’re the thrash scene, they’re one of the ‘Big Four,’ I’d be crazy to not want to play with them,Initially, Rob called and told me he was leaving the band, and asked if I’d be interested in filling in. Then Scott called me and everything fell into place. Rob and I are using Skype to work on solos and other guitar parts, so he’s being great. I also have to give special thanks to my band — Brian, Matt, Jason and Ed — who have been incredibly supportive and encouraged me to do this.”

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