Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies

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Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies
Studio album by Volbeat
Released 5 April 2013
Recorded Late 2012–early 2013;
Puk Studios and Baby Factory, Denmark
Genre Heavy metal, hard rock, groove metal, rockabilly
Length 58:29
Label Vertigo, Universal
Producer Rob Caggiano, Volbeat, Jacob Hansen
Volbeat chronology
Beyond Hell/Above Heaven
(2010)
Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies
(2013)
Singles from Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies
  1. "Cape of Our Hero"
    Released: 11 March 2013[1]
  2. "The Hangman's Body Count"
    Released: 5 April 2013
  3. "Lola Montez"
    Released: 14 June 2013[2]
  4. "Lonesome Rider"
    Released: 31 October 2013[3]
  5. "Dead But Rising"
    Released: January 11, 2014
  6. "The Sinner is You"
    Released: April 3, 2014
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 4.5/5 stars[4]
Aesthetic Magazine Toronto 4/5 stars[5]
Allmusic 4/5 stars[6]
Loudwire 4/5 stars[7]

Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies is the fifth studio album by the Danish metal band Volbeat. The album was released on 5 April 2013. The title refers to the outlaws and gunslingers of the 19th century. This is the band's first album with guitarist Rob Caggiano. The track "Room 24", with vocalist King Diamond, was made available for the fans as a free download on 5 April 2013, and was later nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance.[8]

Background[edit]

In January 2013, Volbeat revealed that they had been working on a new album which was named Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies and that it was set for a spring 2013 release

It was later announced that the former Anthrax lead guitarist, Rob Caggiano, would be producing the album as well as recording guest solos. Shortly thereafter, it was announced that Caggiano had officially joined the band as its second guitarist, after being asked to do so by the other band members. Singer and guitarist Michael Poulsen said of the chemistry between Caggiano and the rest of the band, "The collaboration with Rob in the studio was so inspiring and in good spirit that we the decided to keep him. Basically we went into the studio as a three piece and came out as a whole band!" [9] At the same time, it was announced that the album would be released on April 8, 2013 (GSA on April 5 and USA on April 9).

In an interview on February 11, 2013, Poulsen told Metal Hammer magazine, "One of the things I’m most happy about this time is the contrast in the material, the range of the music; on the one side, you have the western motifs, the rockabilly / country songs, and the real emotional melodies, and on the other, some of the heaviest – actually, THE heaviest – songs we have ever recorded. There was a record company guy in the studio the other day, and he was absolutely blown away by the ultra-heavy stuff. He said he wasn’t even sure he was listening to Volbeat!".[10]

Commercial performance[edit]

Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies entered the Billboard 200 in the United States at number nine.[11] The album sold 39,000 in its first week.[11] It is the first time a Danish act has charted in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 since Aquarium by Aqua charted at number seven in 1997.[12] The album entered the Media Control Charts in Germany at number one and received immediate gold status. The album sold more than 100,000 in its first week.[13]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Michael Poulsen, except where noted [14]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Let's Shake Some Dust"   Poulsen, Robert Caggiano 1:28
2. "Pearl Hart"     3:27
3. "The Nameless One"     3:53
4. "Dead But Rising"     3:35
5. "Cape of Our Hero"     3:49
6. "Room 24" (featuring King Diamond) Poulsen, King Diamond 5:07
7. "The Hangman's Body Count"     5:15
8. "My Body"   Sameer Gadhia, Jacob Tilley, Eric Cannata, Francois Comtois, Payam Doostzadeh 3:42
9. "Lola Montez"     4:28
10. "Black Bart"     4:48
11. "Lonesome Rider" (featuring Sarah Blackwood) Poulsen, Caggiano 4:05
12. "The Sinner Is You"   Poulsen, Caggiano 4:15
13. "Doc Holliday"     5:46
14. "Our Loved Ones"     4:51
Total length:
58:29
Limited Edition bonus tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Length
15. "Ecotone"     3:47
16. "Lola Montez" (Harp version)   4:28
17. "7 Shots" (featuring Mille Petrozza and Michael Denner) (Live Wacken 2012)   5:12
18. "Evelyn" (featuring Mark "Barney" Greenway) (Live Wacken 2012) Poulsen, Mark "Barney" Greenway 3:46
19. "Evelyn" (2010 demo) Poulsen, Greenway 3:29

Tour Edition[edit]

Credits[edit]

Volbeat
Guest musicians

Charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
Austrian Albums Chart[15] 1
Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders)[16] 10
Belgian Albums Chart (Wallonia)[17] 46
Canadian Albums Chart[18] 1
Danish Albums Chart[19] 1
Dutch Albums Chart[20] 4
Finnish Albums Chart[21] 2
French Albums Chart[22] 112
German Albums Chart[23] 1
Hungarian Albums Chart[24] 28
Norwegian Albums Chart[25] 1
Swedish Albums Chart[26] 4
Swiss Albums Chart[27] 1
UK Albums Chart[28] 78
US Billboard 200[11] 9
US Billboard Hard Rock Albums[29] 1
US Billboard Top Rock Albums[30] 2

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Position
Austrian Albums Chart[31] 11
Danish Albums Chart[32] 5
German Albums Chart[33] 8
US Billboard 200 195

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[34] Platinum 20,000^
Germany (BVMI)[35] Platinum 200,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Bodin, Louise (13 June 2013). "Hør årets sommerhit på P3's playliste" (in Danish). P3. Retrieved 1 November 2013. 
  3. ^ Bang-Møller, Sørine (31 October 2013). "P3: Hør ny musik fra små og store berømtheder" (in Danish). P3. Retrieved 1 November 2013. 
  4. ^ Drago, Dan. "Review: Volbeat - Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies Review". About.com. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  5. ^ Calum Slingerland, "Volbeat Creates a Gripping Sonic Collage With “Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies”", Aesthetic magazine, Toronto, 28 April 2013
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  7. ^ Bowar, Chad (9 April 2013). "Volbeat, 'Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies' - Album Review". Loudwire. Retrieved 12 April 2013. 
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  14. ^ "BMI Entry". Repertoire.bmi.com. Retrieved 2012-10-28. 
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  21. ^ "Volbeat - Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies". Finnish Albums Chart. Hung Medien. Retrieved 17 April 2013. 
  22. ^ "Volbeat - Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies" (in French). Charts in France. Retrieved 25 April 2013. 
  23. ^ "Volbeat gewinnen Chartduell gegen Stone Sour" (in German). Media Control Charts. 16 April 2013. Retrieved 17 April 2013. 
  24. ^ "Top 40 album-, DVD- és válogatáslemez-lista – 2013. 17. hét" (in Hungarian). MAHASZ. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  25. ^ "VG-lista - Topp 40 Album uke 15, 2013" (in Norwegian). VG-lista. VG. Retrieved 14 April 2013. 
  26. ^ "Veckolista Album - Vecka 15, 12 april 2013" (in Swedish). Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 14 April 2013. 
  27. ^ "Volbeat - Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies" (in Dutch). Swiss Albums Chart. Hung Medien. Retrieved 17 April 2013. 
  28. ^ "2013 Top 40 Official UK Albums Archive". Official Charts Company. April 20, 2013. Retrieved April 15, 2013. 
  29. ^ "Volbeat - Chart history for Canadian Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 19 April 2013. 
  30. ^ "Volbeat - Chart history for Canadian Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 19 April 2013. 
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  33. ^ "Die Jahres-Charts 2013 - Charts - Musik - 1LIVE" (in German). Einslive.de. Retrieved 2014-05-28. 
  34. ^ "Certificeringer". IFPI Denmark. Retrieved April 25, 2013. 
  35. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Volbeat; 'Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. 

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