Rob Caggiano, lead guitarist of New York City thrash band Anthrax since 2001, has decided to leave the band. About his departure, Caggiano commented:
“…It’s been a wild ride (to say the least) from Day One and I wouldn’t change one single thing about the last 12 years. This is an extremely difficult and emotional decision for me to make but my heart is just steering me in a different direction right now. 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…”
Anthrax plans to continue their upcoming tour with Exodus, Hell On Fire, Municipal Waste and Holy Grail. The band is considering many options for Caggiano’s replacement. It has been rumored that former Anthrax guitarist Dan Spitz (1983-1995, 2005-2007), has been asked by fans to rejoin the band. No formal announcement has been given but stay tuned and we’ll keep you posted.