On Feb. 4 the Danish metal band Volbeat announced that their fifth studio album, "Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies" will be released on April 9. The band also revealed that former Anthrax band member Rob Caggiano will be Volbeat's new guitarist. You can view the official album cover for "Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies" above.
Rob Caggiano officially left Anthrax in January of this year citing he wanted to focus more on production. He is not only the band's new guitarist, but he also produced the "Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies" album alongside the band's long time producer Jacob Hansen.
In an issued press release singer and guitarist Michael Poulsen shared, "The band is very proud and happy to announce that he will also be the new guitar player in Volbeat. The collaboration with Rob in the studio was so inspiring and in good spirit that we the decided to keep him. Basically we went into the studio as a three piece and came out as a whole band!"
In the same press release Caggiano said, "After weeks of collaboration between Michael and I it became quite clear that we had an amazing creative chemistry together and a huge mutual respect for one another. It's so refreshing and inspiring to be creative again on a songwriting level that words can't even describe it and the vibe between Anders, Jon, Michael and I is just awesome."
Volbeat's upcoming album, "Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies" will be released on Vertigo / Republic Records. What do you think about Caggiano joining Volbeat as their new guitarist? Do you like the album art work for "Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies"? Let me know in the comments below or on our Facebook page.