The former Anthrax axeman had been with the band for a decade

Volbeat [The Rock Revival]

Volbeat guitarist Rob Caggianio has left the band. The news was confirmed Monday on the group’s official social media. Caggiano had been an official member of the band since 2013.

After ten incredible years we must sadly announce that Volbeat and Rob Caggiano have parted ways. During our time together we’ve traveled 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.


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.