Dan Andriano (Alkaline Trio) Reportedly Joins The Damned Things

Scott Ian (Anthrax) has shared a new photo that seems to suggest that Dan Andriano (Alkaline Trio) has joined The Damned Things. Though not confirmed, some believe he could be replacing bassist Josh Newton (Shiner, ex-Every Time I Die), who is absent in the picture. Rob Caggiano (Volbeat, ex-Anthrax) recently confirmed his exit from the band as well, but as he said, the group already have enough guitarists, so it is unlikely that they will need to replace him. The band, which also features Keith Buckley (Every Time I Die), Joe Trohman (Fall Out Boy), and Andy Hurley (Fall Out Boy), are currently booked for Welcome To Rockville (May 4) and Epicenter (May 11).

[via The PRP]


Rob Caggiano Confirms That He Is No Longer A Member Of The Damned Things

During an interview on Jamey Jasta’s (Hatebreed) “The Jasta Show”, Rob Caggiano (Volbeat, ex-Anthrax) confirmed that he will not be involved in The Damned Things (Every Time I Die, Anthrax, Fall Out Boy, etc.) upcoming appearances at Welcome To Rockville (May 4) and Epicenter (May 11). He also said the following when asked who might be in the group’s current lineup: “I don’t know, to be honest. I haven’t spoken to those dudes in a bit.” When asked about a possible replacement for him, he added: “I think they have enough guitar players, but I’m not sure [laughs].” Despite this, Caggiano says he was “really proud” of their album and that he had a “blast” with them.

[via The PRP]

Rob Caggiano On New Volbeat Album: “It’s Definitely Not Going To Be The Same Vibe As The Last Album Or The Previous Album Before That”

During a recent interview with Consequence Of Sound, Rob Caggiano offered an update on the new Volbeat album. According to him, the band are “pretty far along” with the effort and that “it’s definitely not going to be the same vibe as the last album or the previous album before that.”

Caggiano said the following:

“We’re in the middle of it right now. Right now, I’m kind of stressed, because I only have only one more day before I have to fly back to States, so I’m trying to get as much recorded as possible. We’re picking it back up in January and will be doing the last bits at that time. We’re pretty far along, actually. We’re way more than halfway done.”

He also added:

“It’s definitely not going to be the same vibe as the last album or the previous album before that. The band is progressing and evolving, and I think the music is following along. Right now, it definitely feels like a rock record. Obviously, there are still all of those influences that the band has always had, but I think the songwriting is evolving and the structures are different. It might be a little premature and too early to say, but that’s what it feels like to me right now.”

The group are planning to release the album in 2019 and will then “tour as much as possible.”

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Volbeat Recording New Album

It looks like Volbeat have officially hit the studio to record their new album. Rob Caggiano told Loudwire the following:

“Well, we’re actually in the studio right now working on a new record. It’s definitely not going to be the same thing as the last record or the record before it. It’ll be slightly different. Obviously we’re right smack in the middle of it right now, so it’s hard to say but definitely has a big rock feel to it, which I think is a cool thing. We’ll see how we end up [laughs].”

He also added the following when asked how close they are to putting it out: “We still have tons of stuff to do. We’re right in the middle of it right now.”

Rob Caggiano Says Volbeat Have Been “Writing A Bunch” For Their Next Album

During an interview with Belfast Metal, Rob Caggiano talked a bit about Volbeat’s new album plans. He said the following: “We’ve been working, actually, on some ideas. We’ve been writing a bunch, actually. So, yeah, we’re planning on going into the studio at some point at the end of this year.” He went on to say the band are “constantly coming up with ideas” for new songs. He also added:

“There’s no real set formula or time frame, really. When you’re in a band and you’re doing this for as many years as we’ve been doing it, the cycles kind of reveal themselves, I think. We all know when it’s time to start working on stuff and thinking about the next album and all that stuff. So it all kind of just happens naturally.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Volbeat Tentatively Planning To Release A New Album In 2019

Volbeat are planning to hit the studio before the year’s end to begin recording a new album for a tentative 2019 release. Rob Caggiano told “The Liquid Conversations” host Shawn SixX the following at last month’s Kilpop Awards in Las Vegas:

“The immediate thing that we’re doing, in about a week and a half, is we’re going down to South America. Then we’re gonna do a bunch of European summer festivals — we’re headlining a bunch of festivals. And at the end of the year, we’re gonna be recording new stuff. So expect a new album next year at some point. That’s the tentative plan right now.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Dani Filth (Cradle Of Filth) Talks About Scrapped Temple Of The Black Moon Supergroup With Ex-Anthrax, Enslaved, The Cult, Etc. Members

Dani Filth (Cradle Of Filth, Devilment) recently discussed some of his favorite albums with HMV, and during the interview he talked a little bit about his Temple Of The Black Moon project, which also featured King (ex-Gorgoroth), Ice Dale (Enslaved), Rob Caggiano (ex-Anthrax, Volbeat) and John Tempesta (The Cult, etc.). Unfortunately the band kind of got scrapped, but Filth did say he may have Devilment cover those songs at some point.


Filth said the following:

“I was doing a band called Temple Of The Black Moon with King from Gorgoroth, Ice Dale from Enslaved, Rob Caggiano from Anthrax (although he’s now joined Volbeat) and John Tempesta from The Cult and White Zombie – and we were working on a record.

Actually, all the drums and the bass parts are still sitting with a record label. This is my opinion, when Rob left Anthrax the manager shelved it because he didn’t want Rob being distracted from earning loads of money for it. If that makes any sense. This was only a couple of years ago that it was recorded, and it’s a brilliant album.

The working album title was ‘CNT (all that’s missing is you)’ – it would have been amazing! I don’t know if it’s ever going to see the light of day, we wrote ten songs over roughly a four-year span and they’re all amazing – in fact I want Devilment to cover all of it – it might be the only way around the problem to be fair.

The manager just sat on it. The drums have been recorded in LA, and the bass. It would probably be too late now if it ever came out, it would sound primeval by then. It was cool – really rocky. It’s got an Anthrax and The Cult meets me and Gorgoroth, plus Enslaved feeling, and the guy from Dimmu Borgir was going to do keys on it.”

Head to HMV to read the whole interview about his favorite albums.