Rob Caggiano joins Volbeat
2013-02-04 by Voivod STAFF | 20 Comments
According to metalinsider.net, Rob Caggiano has joined the Danish rock n' roll act of Volbeat as a full time member.

Caggiano had initially undertaken production duties in Volbeat's upcoming album Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies (release date: April 9), however the train of events made him a member of Volbeat, due to his prolific collaboration with the band. Caggiano replaced guitarist Thomas Brendahl, who had left the band in 2011.


Volbeat frontman Michael Poulsen commented as follows:

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!


On his behalf, Rob Caggiano stated the following:

Wow! I have to say I’m completely blown away by the turn of events over the last few weeks here in Denmark and at this point an update is definitely in order. To start with, I came to Denmark about a month ago to produce the new Volbeat record which in and of itself has been an incredibly exciting adventure from a producer’s perspective thus far. However, I’m extremely happy to say my relationship with these guys will not end there as it turns out……it’s just beginning!

Michael had asked me on the phone before I got out here if I would play some guest solos on the new album in addition to my other duties and of course I was thrilled about that and agreed to do so. When I actually got to Denmark and started going through the material, this turned out to be so much more than that. 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. I’d say an artistic relationship like this one is very rare and it’s also something I don’t take for granted.

When the guys asked me if I was interested in joining Volbeat the other day, my jaw just about hit the floor! It actually didn’t even register in my brain properly until the next morning but I gotta say, it also didn’t take me long to decide. It really isn’t the way I envisioned the rest of my year to play out but at the same time, THIS feels more ‘right’ to me than anything I could have possibly imagined and I’m going for it! To all my fans, family, friends and overall supporters that have reached out to me over this last month wondering if I’m ever gonna play guitar again or what I’m up to in general etc……..See you all soon my friends and get ready for a wild ride!!!






Source:
http://www.metalinsider.net/metal-musical-chairs/rob-caggiano-joins-volbeat-as-new-guitarist
Tagged: Volbeat

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BallsToTheWall
February 4th 2013
44805 Comments


Pretty rad, I am very stoked for the new album.

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sblevins95
February 4th 2013
160 Comments


Hopefully this makes Volbeat even heavier!!

Cipieron
February 4th 2013
3508 Comments


band sucks

bloc
February 4th 2013
35010 Comments


HE LIED TO ANTHRAX

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BallsToTheWall
February 4th 2013
44805 Comments


Thanks for posting a useless comment dickhead.

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
February 4th 2013
6287 Comments


According to the source article, Caggiano would not abandon recording and touring after his departure from Anthrax.

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Willie
Moderator
February 4th 2013
16131 Comments


There was one line that stuck out in that entire press release:

It’s so refreshing and inspiring to be creative again on a songwriting level

He probably wasn't really allowed to write or have his input be as much as he would have liked it to be in Anthrax. It's a good reason to leave a band.

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theacademy
Staff Reviewer
February 4th 2013
28789 Comments


this is good news

demigod!
February 4th 2013
45005 Comments


I saw this band open for Metallica a few years ago. they seemed alright.

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Shiduba
February 4th 2013
424 Comments


I'm not much into them but they have a few very catchy songs and the last album had some awesome guest spots at least, this could be good.

InbredJed
February 4th 2013
6101 Comments


This is good for Rob and good for Volbeat, both of whom are pretty mediocre. That being said, I have a lot of respect for Rob's contributions to the bands he has recorded and been a part of, but I can certainly appreciate that being a "touring" member of Anthrax would not allow much room for creativity.

NonApplicable
February 4th 2013
2005 Comments


band sucks [2]

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Gmork89
February 4th 2013
5537 Comments


^
Yeah ok



Band rules, especially live

NonApplicable
February 5th 2013
2005 Comments


^

The obnoxious Elvis overwhelms the mix in every song.

TBliss2
February 5th 2013
504 Comments


His solos on The Damned Things album were awesome, I think he will fit really well into Volbeat.

shaolinmonk
February 5th 2013
36 Comments


Band sucks [3] This is coming from someone who really sat down and tried to listen to them. The lead vocalist sounds like he is trying to be James Hetfield from 1996 or some shit.

Storm In A Teacup
February 6th 2013
13191 Comments


Wow this could be good for them

sputnik1
February 7th 2013
184 Comments


Good Luck, crappy band

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Cipieron
February 7th 2013
3508 Comments


"This is coming from someone who really sat down and tried to listen to them. The lead vocalist sounds like he is trying to be James Hetfield from 1996 or some shit."


Exactly. All the little 'eeyah's he adds on to every word work for James, not for this douchebag. The music is okay/decent, but the vocals really ruin this band for me..

StrizzMatik
February 8th 2013
3220 Comments


Exactly. All the little 'eeyah's he adds on to every word work for James, not for this douchebag. The music is okay/decent, but the vocals really ruin this band for me..




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