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Oh dear... To be honest I think you're better off not doing anything audio related on Linux at all, unless you're very familiar with a good DAW (which I doubt since you're using audacity) and wine. Even then you're lucky if most things work properly with wine. If you're dual booting and have windows, or have a mac, just use that instead, will save you a ton of headaches.
As for what to actually use for drums, you could use midi with tuxguitar but you'll need to record the output with another program since tuxguitar can't export to a pcm format. I guess it would work just for recording ideas. Your other option is getting a drum machine of some sort, there's a very affordable but slimmed version of Steven Slate drums available here (long ass link) which I can strongly recommend. It's a complete drum kit that sounds very good even if you don't process it, should work in any daw that supports midi (won't work in audacity). I would personally recommend Reaper, it has everything you will need and is relatively easy to use if you just read some tutorials.
Absolutely! The ESP LTD 400 (and some 300) series guitars are fantastic for the price. LTD guitars from the 400 series and up are shockingly well made in my experience, and are always loaded with hardware that betrays a higher price tag - EMG pickups and electronics, Grover tuners, Earvana nut etc. are all very good components. Best of all, the fret-work quality control is quite consistent....bad fretwork can make a guitar with all those components a real mess and/or not worth the money for someone who doesn't know how to work on guitars, but LTD does a great job keeping tight parameters on their fret-work, both at and above the 400 level.
If you don't know why you want a 7 or what EXACTLY you would be doing with one, I don't recommend getting one "just because", especially if you're only a few years deep in guitar playing. Most of the bands you listed don't use 7's, and if you're desperate for some de-tuned chuggin' there's no need to commit to an extra string for that - just tune down a good 6 string.
You haven't given us a budget yet, but based on the guitars you've mentioned I'm guessing you're in the sub-$1k zone. We need to know your budget and what other gear you have.
If you're looking for a metal guitar with 24 big frets and EMGs you won't do much better than either the ESP LTD guitars or the comparable Schecter models like the Hellraiser series. Also worth a look are the PRS SE Paul Allander model and the PRS SE Torero.
Are you sure you want a 7 string?
The LTD neck will definitely be thinner than the epi neck, and as Lespauljames said the Epiphone pickups are pretty crappy but get the one you find most comfortable, you can always switch the pickups later.
I like Sheets of Sound for Guitar by Jack Zucker, but it might be a little advanced for you. I dunno.
It doesn't go into theory very much (although it touches on it at points), but it's full of scales and patterns and techniques.
I learned theory at school, and picked up where we left off afterward, so I can't really recommend any beginner theory books.