Rob Caggiano

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Rob Caggiano
Caggiano at Ilosaarirock festival in 2016
Caggiano at Ilosaarirock festival in 2016
Background information
Birth nameRobert Caggiano
Born (1976-11-07) November 7, 1976 (age 45)
The Bronx, New York, U.S.
  • Musician
  • record producer
Years active1996–present
  • Nuclear Blast
  • Roadrunner
  • Island
Associated acts

Robert Caggiano (born November 7, 1976) is an American guitarist and record producer. As of 2013, Caggiano is the lead guitarist of rock band Volbeat. He had formerly been guitarist of thrash metal band Anthrax and nu metal band Boiler Room.


Caggiano's first professional band was Boiler Room that formed in 1996. The band caught the attention of Roadrunner Records after an opening slot for the band Orgy in 1999. After several delays, the band eventually got Tommy Boy Records to release their debut album Can't Breathe. Soon after the release, the band broke up in summer 2000.

He initially played with Anthrax from 2001 until 2005, exiting when their Among the Living lineup reunited, and later returning in 2007 following the end of that reunion.[1] He appears on the albums We've Come for You All and Worship Music, as well as the Greater of Two Evils compilation (a live-in-the-studio recording of older material) and the live album Music of Mass Destruction. Caggiano was also part of "The Big 4" tour during 2010 and 2011 which featured Anthrax, Megadeth, Slayer, and Metallica. The Bulgaria show was streamed and broadcast to movie theaters all over the world and the entire "Big 4" show (Anthrax, Megadeth, Slayer and Metallica) came out on DVD in November 2010.

Caggiano performing in 2010

Caggiano is also known as a record producer/mixer under the alias of Scrap 60 Productions most notably for producing Cradle of Filth, Anthrax, and Jesse Malin along with many other prominent metal/hard rock bands. Caggiano was also the guitarist/songwriter for a band called the Damned Things along with Scott Ian (Anthrax), Joe Trohman and Andy Hurley (Fall Out Boy), and Keith Buckley (Every Time I Die). The debut album for the Damned Things which was also produced and recorded by Caggiano was released through Island Records on December 13, 2010.

On January 4, 2013, it was announced that he had left Anthrax, reportedly in order to focus on studio production work for a while until he figured his next move as an artist. He said of his decision to leave "This is an extremely difficult and emotional decision for me to make but my heart is just steering me in a different direction right now. I've always been one to follow my heart in everything that I do and while this might be one of the hardest decisions I have ever had to make, it feels like the right one for me at this time."[2]

On February 4, 2013, it was announced that Caggiano had officially joined Danish band Volbeat as lead guitarist. Originally called on as the record producer for Volbeat's new album Outlaw Gentlemen and Shady Ladies, Caggiano was asked to join as a full-time member two weeks into the recording process due to the chemistry between him and the other band members. In addition, Caggiano has also recently joined forces with singer Dani Filth, bass player King ov Hell as well as drummer John Tempesta in a new band, Temple of the Black Moon, which is actively recording.


with Anthrax

Date of release Title Label Chart positions US sales
May 6, 2003 We've Come for You All Sanctuary/Nuclear Blast 122
April 20, 2004 Music of Mass Destruction (live) Sanctuary
November 23, 2004 The Greater of Two Evils Sanctuary/Nuclear Blast
September 13, 2011 Worship Music Megaforce/Nuclear Blast 12

with Boiler Room

Date of release Title Label Chart position US sales
2000 Can't Breathe Tommy Boy/Roadrunner Records

with The Damned Things

Date of release Title Label Chart positions US sales
2010 Ironiclast Mercury Records

with Volbeat

Date of release Title Label Chart positions US sales
2013 Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies Vertigo/Universal 9 130,000
2016 Seal the Deal & Let's Boogie Vertigo/Universal 4 51,000
2019 Rewind, Replay, Rebound Vertigo/Universal

Production discography (selection)[edit]


  1. ^ Metal Storm
  2. ^ Sciarretto, Amy. "Rob Caggiano Leaves Anthrax".

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