The band parted ways with the guitarist last week

Rob Caggiano performing with Volbeat [The Rock Revival]

Last week, Volbeat and longtime guitarist Rob Caggiano parted ways last week. The band issues a statement letting fans know of Caggiano’s departure, and wishing him “all the best with everything he does in the future.” Now, Rob has surfaced on social media with some words of his own regarding his exit from the band.

“Hello everyone, I’m sorry if this is a but overdue but now that I’ve had ample time to process everything going on around me, I have a few things I’d like to say publicly…

First off, I want to say thank you to everyone out there for all the amazing messages and support I’ve gotten over the last few days. It’s been very powerful and humbling for me to say the least. It’s reassurance that I’m on the right path and it means so much to me right now.

To all the amazing fans and friends I’ve met all over the worlds throughout the years… I love and cherish each and every one of you. Thank you for sticking with me through hell or high water. The world seems to be getting weirder and weirder with each passing day and live never stops throwing twists and turns at us but you guys always keep me driven, focused and inspired to create music, follow my heart at all costs and chase my dreams wherever they may take me. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart!

I also want to wish Michael, Jon, Kaspar (Anders too) and the entire Volbeat camp the best of luck moving forward. I’m extremely proud of everything we accomplished together over the last 10 years. Sometimes relationships simply run their course. Sometimes certain obstacles, people or circumstances get in the way of the greater good. Sometimes people change and priorities shift. Sometimes it’s unavoidable. We had a very special undeniable magic together as a band. It’s not something that comes around too often in this life and it’s not something to be taken lightly. I certainly do not.

However, whole this is really a very emotional time for me I’m also extremely excited about what lies ahead in the future. Lots of exciting things happening right now. I really couldn’t be more fired up! Stay tuned…”

Caggiano, formerly of Anthrax, performed on their album Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies after being asked to produce the record. He joined the band as an official member shortly after. He would go on to appear on 2016’s Seal the Deal & Let’s Boogie, 2019’s Rewind, Replay, Rebound, and 2021’s Servant of the Mind.

Volbeat are returning to North America this summer with special guests Halestorm and Bad Wolves. The trek kicks off on July 12 in Toronto. Tickets are on sale now HERE.