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Guitarist Rob Caggiano on Leaving Anthrax: “My Heart Wasn't into It Anymore”

Image courtesy of Courtesy of Rob Caggiano (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Courtesy of Rob Caggiano (via ABC News Radio)

Guitarist Rob Caggiano says that his recent departure from Anthrax was driven by his need for more creative freedom.

“My heart wasn't into it anymore,” he tells Noisecreep . “I think the main reason is that Anthrax was never a creative outlet and it just got to a point where I realized there was no emotional attachment to the music for me at all.  At the end of the day, I think they really understand why I left.”

Caggiano, who is now a member of Volbeat , adds that he found exactly what he was looking for when he began working with the band to produce their upcoming album, Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies .  “The vibe and chemistry was just killer and I was being creative again which is something I haven't been able to do in a long time,” he explains.  “It definitely didn't take me long to realize this was the perfect situation for me.”

Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies will arrive at all the usual outlets on April 9.

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