Volbeat’s Rob Caggiano recently told Metalshop TV that he left Anthrax because his “role in the band ran its course.”
The guitarist said, “I decided to leave Anthrax back then because I kind of felt like… At that point I had been in the band for a long time, and I kind of felt like my role in the band ran its course, so to speak. And I just kind of felt like I was hitting my head up against a glass ceiling a long time. And it just felt like I needed a change.”
He added that joining Volbeat “was organic” after producing their album, Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies.
Caggiano told the outlet that the band is “a mixture of all the sounds I like.”
He explained, “When I first heard Volbeat, I heard the Misfits, I heard Metallica, I heard a little bit of the Ramones… There's some Slayer-vibe riffs. There's just a lot of different stuff. And it's all fun — it's a lot of fun; the music is a lot of fun.”