Volbeat announce new album – “Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies”
Volbeat are to release Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies on 5th April 2013 on Universal Music and former Anthrax and The Damned Things guitarist Rob Caggiano has officially joined the band *pings off the wall*.
Caggiano served as producer on Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies, alongside long-time production partner Jacob Hansen, who produced and mixed the band’s prior four albums. Caggiano’s producer credits include The Damned Things, Bleeding Through and Anthrax amongst others, and he was a member of Anthrax for two tenures from 2001-2005 and again from 2007-2013.
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!”
Of the album, Poulsen reveals;”Half of the album tracks will take you into the world of outlaw gunslinger stories sometime in the 1800s. Some of the characters are true legends, while others are fiction. The listener will hear inspiration from classic spaghetti western movies which gives you a clue to the album title and cover artwork.
“We are still ‘rocking out’ in the studio, and working on the last details. We are very excited about this album. We feel that we’ve achieved the goals we set out. The heavy stuff on the album is perhaps more old school heavy riffs than earlier, and the rock songs rock out with tons of melodies and take us into unchartered territory. All that without losing the Volbeat sound that is the cornerstone of our band.”
Does this mean a UK tour in the pipeline? Hope so! More info and to preorder, visit www.volbeat.dk