Anthrax are currently making the rounds down under and one of their recent stops on Australia's Soundwave Festival came in Perth, which also just happens to be the hometown of late AC/DC frontman Bon Scott.
Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian is a horror film fanatic and his love of the genre along with his celebrity status has resulted in several cool opportunities in recent years. In addition to appearing as a zombie in AMC's 'The Walking Dead,' Ian has taken things a step further by hosting the Fangoria series, 'Blood and Guts.'
Drummer Jon Dette's name has been surfacing a lot more in the news lately as he's landed a pair of high profile fill-in gigs for Anthrax and Slayer, two acts he's played with previously. Dette recently spoke with 'The Blairing Out With Eric Blair Show' at the NAMM Convention (video below) just weeks before his offers to join Anthrax and Slayer for dates became wide public knowledge.
Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante has bowed out of the band's upcoming Australia tour dates due to "personal issues." The news broke on Feb. 18 via Scott Ian's Twitter account, with the guitarist explaining that Benante "can't leave the country" right now and will be replaced by Jon Dette.
2013 is a year that Danzig will always remember as the band is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Frontman Glenn Danzig and his cohorts have announced their first tour of the year and they plan on making it a real hard rocking celebration.
Anthrax's long-awaited, much-anticipated 2013 covers EP, 'Anthems,' will see a March 19 release date, and to keep the buzz going, a "Viral Video Version" of the band's take on the Rush classic 'Anthem' has made its way onto YouTube.
Anthrax are moving forward without guitarist Rob Caggiano, and while they appear to be okay personally with their former axeman, there are a few lingering doubts about the musician's motives for leaving.
Danish rockers Volbeat have a ton of captivating news to offer fans. Along with unveiling the title, release date an cover artwork of their upcoming fifth studio album, 'Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies,' Volbeat have also announced that former Anthrax guitarist Rob Caggiano has joined the group as a full-time member.
Former Anthrax guitarist Rob Caggiano is facing a major career change and seems enthused about the future. Caggiano tells Pro Sound News that ultimately his desire to have more creative involvement in the music he was generating led to his exit.
Anthrax are still going strong on their 'Worship Music' album and will soon offer a new collection called 'Anthems' that's full of cover songs, but the thoughts of a new album have begun to enter the minds of the band's members as well. Guitarist Scott Ian told Australia's Loud magazine that while they haven't officially started on anything yet, he does have an idea as to when they'll begin.
The departure of Anthrax lead guitarist Rob Caggiano came as a shock to the metal world, as the thrash legends had just begun to truly celebrate their comeback with classic vocalist Joey Belladonna. Having torn through the 2012 Mayhem Festival, headlined an unforgettable tour with Testament + Death Angel, earned a 2013 Grammy nomination and just finished tracking their 'Anthems' covers EP, Caggiano suddenly left the band, and guitarist Scott Ian has just offered some insight into Caggiano's exit.
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