Volbeat’s Michael Poulsen: “The Coming Album Is Probably The Most Heavy Record We’ve Ever Done”

During a recent interview with 94.9 The Rock Toronto, Volbeat’s Michael Poulsen talked a bit about the band’s upcoming album. According to him, the effort “is probably the most heavy record [they have] ever done.”

Poulsen said the following about the album wile discussing the song “Wait A Minute My Girl,” which was recently released alongside “Dagen Før”:

“[‘Wait A Minute My Girl’ is] pretty much an old song that I wrote a long time ago; I just didn’t finish it up [until last year]. It doesn’t really say much about the coming album, which will be released later this year. Because the coming album is probably the most heavy record we’ve ever done. There’s a lot of heavy riffing, like old BLACK SABBATH, early METALLICA, even some death metal in there. But these two singles that we released, they don’t really represent the album. But this track ‘Wait A Minute My Girl’ is a pure rocker. It’s very much inspired by Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, RAMONES — those kind of things combined. And it was just one of those songs that made sense to release during the summer because everyone’s been waiting to get something new, something positive. Everybody’s been sitting at home because of COVID and everything. So we thought this track would be a good idea to release. It’s positive. It has all those summer colors that you need to be in a good mood. It kind of represents VOLBEAT in that ’50s-’60s element where you definitely can hear the Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, RAMONES inspiration. And it’s just a feel-good song. And I feel very good about it. I’m very proud of it. But, as I said, it’s not really representing the full album, because the full album is definitely the most heavy album that we’ve ever done. And this song is more like pop-rock, rock and roll ’50s kind of tune with punk elements.”

He also added:

“[‘Wait A Minute My Girl’] is just one of the tracks on the new album that just brings some light. But there’ll be a lot of thunder and lightning for the rest of the material. There’s a couple of those upbeat rock and roll, straight-in-your-face songs, but I would say probably 85 percent of the new album — which has been done since December, actually — it’s pretty heavy.”

[via Blabbermouth]

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