Danish rockers Volbeat have announced several new details regarding their upcoming album Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies, which comes out April 9th. The album will feature guest appearances from King Diamon (Mercyful Fate), Sarah Blackwood (Walk Off The Earth), and blues harp player Paul Lamb. It’s also been officially announced that the band has welcomed ex-Anthrax guitarist Rob Caggiano as one of their own.
Singer/guitarist Michael Poulsen comments on King Diamond’s guest appearance, “I’m a huge fan of Mercyful Fate and King Diamond. Having King on the record is a huge privilege. Normally, it’s not something he does. He wrote his own lines, and it is half my lyrics and half his. It’s a weird, scary story, and he’s the perfect person for it.”
Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies was recorded in PUK Studios in Randers, Denmark with Jacob Hansen and Rob Caggiano sharing production duties.