Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood

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Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood
Studio album by Volbeat
Released 1 September 2008
Recorded 2008
Genre Heavy metal, hard rock, groove metal, rockabilly
Length 48:20
Label Rebel Monster, Mascot
Producer Jacob Hansen
Volbeat chronology
Rock the Rebel / Metal the Devil
Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood
Beyond Hell/Above Heaven
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[1]
Terrorizer 6/10 stars (Nov 2008)
World of Music 4.5/5 stars[2]

Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood is Danish "metal & rollers" Volbeat's third studio album.

This album is the follow-up to the highly successful Rock The Rebel / Metal The Devil, which achieved platinum status in Denmark, as well as the single 'The Garden’s Tale'. Outside their home country it was album of the month in German magazines Rock Hard, Guitar and Heavy, the Dutch Aardschok and the French edition of Rock Hard. At the beginning of 2008 Rock The Rebel/Metal The Devil was voted album of the year in Metal Hammer Germany and Italy.

Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood features 14 new tracks, including a Jimmy Work cover as a bonus track on all editions (this song, Making Believe, was also recorded by Social Distortion on their Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell record but was originally written and performed by Jimmy Work. Volbeat's cover was based on the version by Social Distortion.). Seven of the songs share a common lyrical theme which will be continued on future records, the artwork is also based on this storyline. Cover and Artwork By Karsten Sand. The album was recorded in Hansen Studios of Jacob Hansen, who also produced the two previous records.

Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood was fore-fronted by the single of 'Maybellene i Hofteholder' which was released for download a few weeks before the release of the album.

"Still Counting" would reappear on Beyond Hell/Above Heaven. On 21 July 2012 "Still Counting" was the number-one song on the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Michael Poulsen, except for where noted [3]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Intro (End of the Road)"     1:03
2. "Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood"     3:09
3. "Back to Prom"   Poulsen, Bredahl 1:52
4. "Mary Ann's Place" (feat. Pernille Rosendahl of The Storm)   3:42
5. "Hallelujah Goat"   Poulsen, Larsen 3:30
6. "Maybellene I Hofteholder"     3:21
7. "We"   Poulsen, Larsen, Kjølholm & Bredahl 3:46
8. "Still Counting"   Poulsen, Larsen, Kjølholm & Bredahl 4:22
9. "Light a Way"     4:42
10. "Wild Rover of Hell"   Poulsen, Larsen 3:42
11. "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry"   Hank Williams 3:22
12. "A Broken Man and the Dawn"   Poulsen, Larsen 4:45
13. "Find That Soul"   Poulsen, Larsen, Kjølholm & Bredahl 3:44
14. "Making Believe"   Jimmy Work 3:33



Chart positions[edit]

Country Peak position
Danish album chart 1
Finnish album chart 1


  1. ^ Rolling Stone review
  2. ^ "musik angehört". WOM magazin (in German) (World of Music) (September 08): 2t. 
  3. ^ BMI Entry