Jon Larsen Says Volbeat’s New Album Is Finished

During a recent interview with Brazilian music journalist Igor Miranda, Volbeat drummer Jon Larsen offered an update on the band’s new album. According to him, the effort “is done” and “ready to go.”

Larsen said the following:

“The album is done; it’s ready. But I can’t reveal the release date yet. Of course, in modern times, you’ll find out online. But it’s all set, it’s ready to go, and I’m pretty sure it’s gonna blow your socks off.”

He continued when asked if the group’s latest singles, “Wait A Minute My Girl” and “Dagen Før,” will appear on the record:

“Oh, yeah. Of course they will. Why shouldn’t they? I don’t think they really represent how the total of the album sounds, but it’s two typical VOLBEAT songs — straight-up rock and roll. Good for the summer — sit outside, have a cold one, some barbecue or whatever, tap your feet along, sing along. But, yeah, of course those two songs will be on the album as well.”

Larsen also added the following when asked about frontman Michael Poulsen’s previous comments that seemed to suggest that the new material is more aggressive and thrashy:

“Well, it’s definitely heavier — let me put it that way. I wouldn’t really call it more aggressive. It might be — I’m not really sure — but it’s definitely got some of the old vintage VOLBEAT heavy elements to it. There’s definitely some really heavy songs on it. Yeah, there might be a little bit of thrash on it as well — might be even a little venture into Swedish death metal perhaps. A little bit, yeah. Don’t get too scared, though. But, yeah, I think it’s a very mixed album, because you’ve definitely got the more heavier sound. We still have the more happy, punkish, even maybe pop songs, if you wanna call it that. And there’s also, I think, a few surprises on there that will definitely make people go, ‘Okay, I didn’t see that coming.’ But, yeah, I think it definitely has a mix of everything we’ve done up until now. And the vibe for the album, I think it sounds maybe more spontaneous this time, perhaps. And it definitely has a few nods and winks to our past. But, yeah, ‘heavy’ is probably the right word for it.”

[via Blabbermouth]

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