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Guitarist Rob Caggiano on Anthrax Exit: ‘My Heart Simply Wasn’t in It Anymore’

Kevin Winter, Getty Images 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. He explains, “If you were to ask me to give you the absolute main reason why I decided to leave Anthrax, I would tell you that I left because my heart simply wasn’t in it anymore. I had a blast playing with those guys and they will always be family to me, but outside of my guitar solos and production work, Anthrax was never a creative outlet for me [musically]. That wasn’t by any choice of my own but the way, it’s just the way it is.” The guitarist adds, “I guess it just got to the point where I started asking myself, ‘What the hell am I doing? I’m a musician. This is who I am. Being creative is simply soul food for my soul. Why am I devoting all of my time and energy into a band where being creative is impossible for me?’ It simply stopped making sense a while ago and I ended up feeling very unhappy and very unfulfilled. It started feeling like I was just going through the motions and that’s not what music is about to me at all.” In recent years, Caggiano has seen his production career expanding and he’s interested in exploring that to the fullest as well. The guitarist, who is currently producing Volbeat ‘s next album, says, “Making records is a lot of hard work and to be honest, I usually can’t even listen to an album I’ve worked on when I’m done with it. It’s the smiles and excitement people have when they listen to it that make it worthwhile for me.” As for working as a recording musician and touring artist, Caggiano says, “I’m absolutely not giving up my guitar! I’m not giving up touring anytime soon either. I love the stage and I love touring. It’s in my blood and it’s who I am. I just needed to step off the machine to reevaluate things. Sometimes it’s good to do that and with change comes growth. I have a lot to say musically and I’m ready to scream!” To read more of Caggiano’s thoughts on music production and his future, check out the full interview at Pro Sound News . [button href=”http://loudwire.com/anthrax-tap-shadows-fall-guitarist-jon-donais-to-fill-vacant-band-slot-on-upcoming-tour/” title=”Next: Anthrax Name Guitarist Rob Caggiano’s Touring Replacement” align=”center”]

Guitarist Rob Caggiano on Anthrax Exit: ‘My Heart Simply Wasn’t in It Anymore’

Kevin Winter, Getty Images 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. He explains, “If you were to ask me to give you the absolute main reason why I decided to leave Anthrax, I would tell you that I left because my heart simply wasn’t in it anymore. I had a blast playing with those guys and they will always be family to me, but outside of my guitar solos and production work, Anthrax was never a creative outlet for me [musically]. That wasn’t by any choice of my own but the way, it’s just the way it is.” The guitarist adds, “I guess it just got to the point where I started asking myself, ‘What the hell am I doing? I’m a musician. This is who I am. Being creative is simply soul food for my soul. Why am I devoting all of my time and energy into a band where being creative is impossible for me?’ It simply stopped making sense a while ago and I ended up feeling very unhappy and very unfulfilled. It started feeling like I was just going through the motions and that’s not what music is about to me at all.” In recent years, Caggiano has seen his production career expanding and he’s interested in exploring that to the fullest as well. The guitarist, who is currently producing Volbeat ‘s next album, says, “Making records is a lot of hard work and to be honest, I usually can’t even listen to an album I’ve worked on when I’m done with it. It’s the smiles and excitement people have when they listen to it that make it worthwhile for me.” As for working as a recording musician and touring artist, Caggiano says, “I’m absolutely not giving up my guitar! I’m not giving up touring anytime soon either. I love the stage and I love touring. It’s in my blood and it’s who I am. I just needed to step off the machine to reevaluate things. Sometimes it’s good to do that and with change comes growth. I have a lot to say musically and I’m ready to scream!” To read more of Caggiano’s thoughts on music production and his future, check out the full interview at Pro Sound News . [button href=”http://loudwire.com/anthrax-tap-shadows-fall-guitarist-jon-donais-to-fill-vacant-band-slot-on-upcoming-tour/” title=”Next: Anthrax Name Guitarist Rob Caggiano’s Touring Replacement” align=”center”]

Daily Reload: Avenged Sevenfold, All That Remains + More

Warner Bros. – Avenged Sevenfold ‘s M. Shadows says the band’s next album has a “Sabbath / Zeppelin” feel while revealing the timetable for its release. [ Loudwire ] – All That Remains ‘ Mike Martin discusses the ‘A War You Cannot Win’ album, while the band offers up a militaristic theme for their new ‘ Stand Up ‘ video. [ Loudwire ] – Linkin Park have announced their #GivingTuesday clean energy promotion, plus they add an award to their trophy case. [ Loudwire ] – Wendy Dio says early detection appears to have been key in Tony Iommi ‘s cancer recovery. [ Loudwire ] – James Iha says “never say never” when it comes to reunion talk with the Smashing Pumpkins . [ Loudwire ] – Catch footage of Metallica performing ‘And Justice for All’ in Mexico City. [ Ultimate Metallica ] – Bad Brains have dedicated their new album, ‘Into the Future,’ to late Beastie Boys MC Adam Yauch . [ Diffuser.fm ] – Aerosmith have denied rumors of any internal strife on their ‘Global Warming’ tour. [ Ultimate Classic Rock ] – Bon Jovi have revealed the dates for their 2013 North American tour. [ Ultimate Classic Rock ] – Porcupine Tree have served up a new two-disc live album called ‘Octane Twisted.’ [ Rock Music Report ]

Hooded Menace Frontman Talks ‘Effigies of Evil,’ the Future of Doom Metal + More

Relapse Hooded Menace are one of modern metal’s leading doom bands. Having just conjured up their third full-length album, ‘Effigies of Evil,’ the band have released a must-hear album for fans of all heavy music. Without losing their edge or sacrificing their creative vision, ‘Effigies of Evil’ is arguably the band’s most accessible creation to date, and we recently had the chance to ask Hooded Menace vocalist / guitarist Lasse Pyykkö a few questions. Pyykkö tells us about ‘Effigies,’ the incredible artwork the album showcases, the future of the doom genre and much more. Is there anything you tried to accomplish on ‘Effigies of Evil’ that you didn’t attempt previously on your past records? I know the album is a bit more melodic and there’s more mid-tempos to bang your head to, but it all came out so naturally that I can’t really say we “tried”  to accomplish that. I guess we only set out to make a good successor to “Never Cross the Dead”. The album art for ‘Effigies of Evil’ is incredible. How does the art act as an extension of the record? It’s slightly more elegant than before and I guess you can say the same about our music. It all intertwines even better than I dared to hope. Our trademarks (The Blind Dead references) are there, but the approach is different. There’s some kind of mystic and epic vibe to it. I hope you can get lost in it just as well as in the music. Tell us about the concept of the ‘Crumbling Insanity’ video. To put it shortly, there’s a wanderer who finds an ancient mystical text with illustrations. The pages tell a story of hooded figures terrorizing humanity and crumbling civilization. Hooded Menace has been a part of many splits. Are there any future splits planned and if you could do a split with any band, who would it be? We’re currently working on our song for the vinyl split with the US doomgodz Loss. As usually it will be released by Doomentia Records. As for the ultimate split … man, there´re so many bands to choose from, but if I can pick ANY band I suppose I’m almost obligated to say Black Sabbath. We’ve shared a wax with bands such as Asphyx and Coffins, so I consider us very fortunate already. Who are your biggest influences inside and outside the doom metal genre? Inside doom and doomy death metal genre: 80s Candlemass, Cathedral, Autopsy, two first Paradise Lost albums and Asphyx. Outside: 80s Maiden, Metallica (3 first albums only), Goblin, Fabio Frizzi… Where do you see the future of doom and do you believe that it is becoming a more accessible genre? Well, doom is now more popular than ever. I feel like it’s peaking already. Maybe this trend will go on for some time but there must be a downhill sooner or later. A lot of people will be somewhere else. I wish I was wrong, but that’s how I see it really. Hopefully the better bands will be around and there’ll be an audience for them. Stream Hooded Menace’s ‘Effigies of Evil’ album in full here and check out the band’s Facebook page. Watch Hooded Menace’s ‘Crumbling Insanity’ Video

Between the Buried and Me Release Six-Minute Album Teaser for ‘The Parallax II’

Metal Blade We may have mentioned this a few times in some recent posts, but Between the Buried and Me ‘s upcoming album ‘The Parallax II: Future Sequence’ is insanely awesome. The record comes out Tuesday, Oct. 9, and BTBAM fans everywhere have been pulling their hair out waiting for it to drop, so to tide you over for the next few days, the band have posted teasers for every single song on ‘The Parallax II.’ Between the Buried and Me have been gifting their fans with an incredible amount of content from the yet-released album, including guitar demonstrations of ‘Telos’ from both Paul Waggoner and Dustie Waring. ‘Telos’ has been out for a few months now and BTBAM have released a music video for ‘Astral Body,’ but there are 10 more tracks which have yet to see the eternal darkness of space, which give ‘The Parallax II’ a total run time of over 72 minutes. Every track that BTBAM have teased in this new six-minute compilation is fairly well represented, but with every little bit Between the Buried and Me have chosen to tease fans with, there are dozens of licks, melodies, harmonies and nuances still left to be discovered on Oct. 9. Keep the lyric, ‘Goodbye to Everything’ in mind, because it’s a theme that is revisited many times throughout the band’s sonic space odyssey. Without further ado, treat your ears to some unreleased material from ‘The Parallax II: Future Sequence,’ and stay anxious for the album’s release. Between the Buried and Me, ‘The Parallax II’ Album Teaser [button href=”http://loudwire.com/between-the-buried-and-me-colors-top-21st-century-metal-songs/” title=”Between the Buried and Me: Top 21st Century Metal Songs” align=”center”]

Bad Brains Unleashing New Album ‘Into the Future’ in November, Streaming Title Track

Paul Hawthorne, Getty Images It has been five years since the last release from the legendary hardcore/punk band Bad Brains , but now they’re coming back with the new album ‘Into the Future,’ which will be released Nov. 20 via Megaforce Records. The title track is now available for streaming (click below to listen). Vocalist H.R. tells  Rolling Stone the music connects the past to the future. “My vocalizing strengthens the impact of the group’s overall deliverance of the music, and the expression of the church of music. The new album wouldn’t be an A-plus new album if it hadn’t been for the earlier music, which was equally as inspirational. And it gets better and better.” Bad Brains produced ‘Into the Future’ themselves after their previous record ‘Build a Nation’ was produced by the late Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch of the Beastie Boys. The band included a remix of ‘Peace Be Unto Thee’ on this album as a tribute to Yauch, their longtime friend and fan. “‘Into The Future’ is the purest Bad Brains recording since the ‘ROIR’ cassette,” says bassist Darryl Jenifer. “This self-produced record shines with a true sense of freedom and musical experimentation, with blends of soulful backgrounds meshed with blistering hardcore and metal riffs, with classic dub.” A documentary about the band, ‘ Bad Brains: A Band in D.C. ‘ was released this year, and is being screened at various film festivals. It will be shown at the Woodstock Film Festival in New York on Oct. 12 and 13. [button href=”http://www1.rollingstone.com/hearitnow/player/badbrains.html” title=”Listen to Bad Brains – ‘Into the Future’ at RollingStone.com” align=”center”]

Win a Between the Buried and Me ‘Parallax II’ Prize Pack!

Metal Blade Between the Buried and Me  are set to unleash their new album ’The Parallax II: Future Sequence’ on Oct. 9, and Loudwire is giving away a BTBAM prize pack in celebration of the disc’s release. Excited? Of course you are! The winner will receive a zip-up black ‘Parallax’ hoodie (pictured left) and a gray ‘House’ Between the Buried and Me t-shirt (pictured right) along with the ‘Parallex II’ CD, assorted patches and a signed drum head! To enter Loudwire’s Between the Buried and Me, ‘Parallax II: Future Sequence’ contest, fill out the form below. And be sure to visit BTBAM’s Metal Blade Records page , along with the band’s official merch site  to see what other BTBAM goodies you could get your hands on. Good luck, space travelers! Between the Buried and Me ‘Parallax II’ Prize Pack Contest Enter your e-mail address for a chance to win a Between the Buried and Me ‘The Parallax II: Future Sequence’ CD, hoodie, t-shirt, patches and autographed drum head. Contest ends October 24, 2012. Click here for official rules . By entering this contest, you will automatically start receiving daily newsletters from Loudwire. You can unsubscribe at any time. You will also be added to Between the Buried and Me’s mailing list. Email T-shirt Size [button href=”http://loudwire.com/between-the-buried-and-me-paul-waggoner-talks-parallax-ii-summer-slaughter-more/” title=”Next: Loudwire Interviews BTBAM’s Paul Waggoner” align=”center”]

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