Posted on by Oran

Danish rockers Volbeat have parted ways with guitarist Rob Caggiano after a decade together.

Photo – Down The Barrel Photography 2023

The band released a statement this afternoon (5th June) confirming Rob Caggiano’s exit and his replacement for their upcoming 2023 shows.

After ten incredible years we must sadly announce that Volbeat and Rob Caggiano have parted ways,” Volbeat wrote.

“During our time together we’ve travelled the world sharing great experiences and released four albums that we are immensely proud of, and we wouldn’t change a moment of it.

 “We wish our brother Rob all the best with everything he does in the future (we know it’s going to be great)!

“Filling those shoes on stage will be a herculean task, but our good friend Flemming C. Lund (The Arcane Order) will be jumping in to handle lead guitar on our 2023 shows.

“Thank you to all of our incredible fans for their support, and more importantly, thank you to Rob for ten amazing years.

“Michael, Jon and Kaspar

Formerly a member of Anthrax, Boiler Room, and rock supergroup, The Damned Things, Rob Caggiano joined Volbeat in 2013.

Before his departure, he appeared on four albums: 2013’s ‘Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies’, 2016’s ‘Seal the Deal & Let’s Boogie’, 2019’s ‘Rewind, Replay, Rebound’, and 2021’s ‘Servant Of The Mind’.

Volbeat play a string of European festival shows this month before they head to North America later in the summer.

Oran O’Beirne

www.overdrive.ie 2023