Anthrax have not named a full-time replacement yet for exiting guitarist Rob Caggiano, but they will at least be covered for their upcoming tours. The band revealed that Shadows Fall guitarist Jon Donais will sit in with the band for their upcoming Fly Festival dates in India, the Soundwave Festival shows in a Australia and the group's headlining slot on the Metal Alliance trek in North America.
Killswitch Engage have had an incredible year to say the least, on top of reuniting with original vocalist Jesse Leach, touring nonstop and recording a new record, the band celebrated the 10 year anniversary of their album ‘Alive or Just Breathing’ with a headlining tour. We had the recent pleasure of catching Killswitch Engage along with Shadows Fall and Acaro in Brooklyn, N.Y., at a sold-out show.
Shadows Fall drummer Jason Bittner will be unable to perform at the 2012 PASIC (Percussive Arts Society International Convention) due to a diagnosis of acute pancreatitis. The band is currently on a short break from their headlining tour with God Forbid, Thy Will Be Done and Trumpet the Harlot, but Bittner assures fans that he will return to the road.
If the world does indeed end in December 2012, Shadows Fall plan on going out in style. They will launch the 'Party to the Apocalypse Tour' on Oct. 12 in Worcester, Mass., with supporting bands God Forbid, Thy Will Be Done and Trumpet The Harlot. It will be the first headlining tour for Shadows Fall in support of their latest album 'Fire From The Sky,' which was released earlier this year.