On September 1st, 2008, Danish "metal & rollers" Volbeat released their third studio album, Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood on Mascot Records. This new record 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). Seven of the songs share a common lyrical theme which will be continued on future records, the artwork is also based on this storyline. The album was recorded in Hansen Studios of Jacob Hansen, who also produced the two previous records. Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood was be fore-fronted by the single of 'Maybelenne i Hofteholder' which was released for download a few weeks before the release of the album.