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Anthrax Announces Fill-In Guitarist Jon Donais

After splitting with guitarist Rob Caggiano, Anthrax has announced that Shadows Fall guitarist Jon Donais will step in for upcoming shows. Donais will temporarily fill in for Anthrax's upcoming tour dates in India, the series of Soundwave Festival shows in Australia, and the North American Metal Alliance Tour (dates below).

"Jon is a bro and he's also a total fucking ripper," said Scott Ian. "I've worked with him twice before on side projects and he tears it up. I'm excited to have him on my right burning up the stage with Anthrax. 13's gonna be a good year."

"I grew up on Anthrax, they're the thrash scene, they're one of The Big Four, I'd be crazy to not want to play with them," said Donais. "Initially, Rob called and told me he was leaving the band, and asked if I'd be interested in filling in. Then Scott called me and everything fell into place. Rob and I are using Skype to work on solos and other guitar parts, so he's being great. I also have to give special thanks to my band - Brian, Matt, Jason and Ed - who have been incredibly supportive and encouraged me to do this."

2/16 Fly Festival, Delhi (with Limp Bizkit, Mastodon)
2/17 Fly Festival, Bangalore (with Limp Bizkit, Mastodon)

(Australia - all dates with Metallica, Slayer, Linkin Park, more)
2/23 Soundwave Festival 2013, Brisbane
2/24 Soundwave Festival 2013, Sydney
3/1 Soundwave Festival 2013, Melbourne
3/2 Soundwave Festival 2013, Adelaide
3/4 Soundwave Festival 2013, Perth

(Metal Alliance Tour/North America - all dates with Exodus, High on Fire, Municipal Waste, Holy Grail)
3/22 House of Blues, Anaheim, CA
3/23 House of Blues, Las Vegas, NV
3/24 Marquee, Tempe, AZ
3/25 House of Blues, San Diego, CA
3/27 House of Blues, Los Angeles, CA
3/28 Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, CA
3/29 Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR
3/30 Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC CANADA
3/31 Showbox SODO, Seattle, WA
4/2 Summit Music Hall, Denver, CO
4/4 First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
4/5 House of Blues, Chicago, IL
4/6 The Fillmore, Detroit, MI
4/7 Bogart's, Cincinnati, OH
4/9 House of Blues, Dallas, TX
4/10 House of Blues, Houston, TX
4/12 House of Blues, Orlando, FL
4/13 Tremont Music Hall, Charlotte, NC
4/14 Fillmore, Silver Spring, MD
4/16 House of Blues, Cleveland, OH
4/18 Theatre of Living Arts, Philadelphia, PA
4/20 Irving Plaza, New York, NY

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1. Borntomosh writes:

Solid fill-in. Donais shreds!

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2. ! writes:

I,m upset that Rob is gone but Scott, Joey, Charlie, And Frank are still in the band so its not so bad. I,m Hoping to see them at the Tremont in Charlotte on April 13.

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3. brandedcfh420 writes:

im right there with you #2....i live in charlotte and was glad to see a charlotte stop!!!

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4. waiverwire writes:

Good thing they at least finished a proper album tour with him. Granted the Benante domestic problems didn't help things either. I'm surprised Belladonna hasn't cracked yet with all the issues this band had members missing time all over the place. He's the only one that didn't miss a gig I think.

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