Anthrax guitarist Rob Caggiano will be keeping busy despite his recent departure from the group. Caggiano has decided to concentrate on his production career and has entered the studio with Danish rockers Volbeat for their fifth studio album, which is titled ‘Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies.’ Caggiano has previous production credits with Anthrax, the Damned Things and Bleeding Through.

This album is due this spring, and Volbeat frontman Michael Poulsen says about the recording sessions: “We’re back in the studio, this time breaking some of our old habits and this sometimes means leaving our comfort zone. We are recording in a new environment, producing with a new set up breaking new sonic ground and it’s exciting! Together with our long time collaborator Jacob Hansen we also have the honor of having producer Rob Caggiano on board in the producer’s seat. Expect lots of surprises and some of our most rocking heavy songs to date. We feel more than ever that we are taking the Volbeat sound to another level without changing what we’re all about. Can’t wait for it to get out there!

Volbeat kicks of a North America tour with Danko Jones starting March 6th in Dallas.