Volbeat Premiere New Song “Shotgun Blues”, Reveal Details For New Album “Servant Of The Mind”

Volbeat have premiered a new song titled “Shotgun Blues.” This track is from the band’s new album “Servant Of The Mind,” which will be released on December 3.

Frontman Michael Poulsen had the following to say about the song, which focuses on “ghostly events he recently experienced upon moving into a new home”:

“Every time you move into a house, you bring dead people with you. Weird stuff happens when I move into a [new] house… it’s very otherworldly.”

He also added the following about the album:

“I wrote the whole album in three months. I was in a good place and mood while at home, and had a captive audience of myself… There are a lot of Volbeat signatures in it. If you go back to the first record and compare it to where we are now, you can hear how the band has developed its style, while keeping the signature sound.”

“Servant Of The Mind” Track Listing:

01. “Temple Of Ekur”
02. “Wait A Minute My Girl”
03. “The Sacred Stones”
04. “Shotgun Blues”
05. “The Devil Rages On”
06. “Say No More”
07. “Heaven’s Descent”
08. “Dagen Før” (feat. Stine Bramsen)
09. “The Passenger”
10. “Step Into Light”
11. “Becoming”
12. “Mindlock”
13. “Lasse’s Birgitta”

Deluxe 2 CD/2 LP And Digital Deluxe Bonus Tracks:

14. “Return To None” (Wolfbrigade cover)
15. “Domino” (The Cramps/Roy Orbison cover)
16. “Shotgun Blues” (feat. Jungle Rot’s Dave Matrise)
17. “Dagen Før” (Michael Vox Version)

Ghost And Volbeat Announce Co-Headlining U.S. Tour

Ghost and Volbeat have announced a co-headlining U.S. tour. Twin Temple will open.

Tour Dates:

01/25 Reno, NV – Reno Events Center
01/27 Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena
01/28 Nampa, ID – Ford Idaho Center Arena
01/29 Portland, OR – Veterans Memorial Coliseum
01/31 West Valley City, UT – Maverik Center
02/02 Denver, CO – Ball Arena
02/04 Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena
02/05 Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
02/07 Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena
02/08 Hershey, PA – GIANT Center
02/10 Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
02/11 Worcester, MA – DCU Center
02/12 Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
02/14 Pittsburgh, PA – Petersen Events Center
02/15 Toledo, OH – Huntington Center
02/16 Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
02/18 Chicago, IL – Allstate Arena
02/19 Cincinnati, OH – Heritage Bank Center
02/20 Milwaukee, WI – Fiserv Forum
02/21 St. Louis, MO – Chaifetz Arena
02/23 Independence, MO – Cable Dahmer Arena
02/25 Houston, TX – Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
02/26 Dallas, TX – Fair Park Coliseum
02/28 El Paso, TX – Don Haskins Center
03/01 Phoenix, AZ – Footprint Center
03/03 Anaheim, CA – Honda Center

Volbeat commented:

“We are so incredibly excited to get back to these cities with a Volbeat headline show, but getting to do it alongside a headline show from our goulish friends in Ghost and bringing the incomparable Twin Temple with us? How soon will it be January already!? Start getting ready, the thunder and lightning is coming to your town in 2022.”

Metallica Share Volbeat’s Cover Of “Don’t Tread On Me” & SebastiAn’s “Don’t Tread On Else Matters” From “The Metallica Blacklist”

As previously reported, Metallica will be releasing a 30th anniversary expanded edition of “The Black Album” and a massive tribute album called “The Metallica Blacklist“ on September 10. Now, the group have shared two more tracks from “The Metallica Blacklist.” Among them are Volbeat’s cover of “Don’t Tread On Me” and SebastiAn’s “Don’t Tread On Me” and “Nothing Else Matters” covers medley “Don’t Tread On Else Matters.” Volbeat commented on their cover:

“We didn’t want to touch any of the big hits on that album, which is quite difficult because they’re all hits, somehow. We were trying to pick a song that you don’t hear as much from that album, and the most important thing was to pick a song where we could transform it into a Volbeat song. ‘Don’t Tread On Me‘ definitely had a swing that I could turn into a Volbeat‘ swing, and it turned out really great.”

Volbeat Announce Fall U.S. Tour

Volbeat have announced a fall U.S. tour. Here’s the dates:

09/23 Orlando, FL – Rebel Rock
09/24 Atlanta, GA at Tabernacle (feat. Twin Temple)
09/26 Oklahoma City, OK at The Criterion (feat. Twin Temple)
09/28 San Antonio, TX at Sunken Garden Amphitheater (feat. The HU & Twin Temple)
09/29 Lubbock, TX at Lonestar Amphitheater (feat. The HU & Twin Temple)
10/02 San Diego, CA at The Observatory North Park (feat. Municipal Waste & Twin Temple)
10/06 Los Angeles, CA at Hollywood Palladium (feat. Municipal Waste)
10/08 Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival
10/09 Paso Robles, CA at Vina Robles Amphitheatre (feat. Twin Temple)
10/10 Oakland, CA at The Fox Theater (feat. Twin Temple)

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]

Volbeat Premiere “Wait A Minute My Girl” Music Video

Volbeat have premiered a new video for their song “Wait A Minute My Girl.“ The clip was directed by Sean Donnelly and it includes collages by Mengqing Yuan and animation by Steve Yeung. The track, which features saxophonist Doug Corcoran and pianist Jacob Jacildo, is expected to appear on the band’s upcoming album. The group commented:

“After seeing the work they did on ‘The Lady and the Dale‘ we knew that Sean and the team at Awesome+modest could do something trippy and creative for ‘Wait A Minute My Girl.’ This video exceeded even our wildest expectations. It’s weird, fun and crazy – we absolutely love it.”

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]

Volbeat Premiere New Songs “Wait A Minute My Girl” & “Dagen Før”

Volbeat have premiered two new songs, “Wait A Minute My Girl” and “Dagen Før.“ The band commented:

“As the weather begins to warm and the days get longer in many parts of the world, we wanted to share two songs that we wrote and recorded over these long, difficult fifteen months that have the vibe and feel of Summer. We’re beyond thankful that even during a lockdown our good friends Doug, Ray and Mia Maja were able to put the pedal to the metal with us on ‘Wait A Minute My Girl‘, and we’re absolutely thrilled that Stine Bramsen [Alphabeat], who we’ve known and admired for a long time, was willing to lend her incredible talents to ‘Dagen Før‘. We hope you enjoy this double-barreled blast of Summer tunes as much as we enjoyed creating them, and we can’t wait for you to hear what else we have in store for you. The Fall always brings the thunder and lightning…”

15th Anniversary Vinyl Pressings Of Volbeat’s “The Strength / The Sound / The Songs” To Be Released In March

Volbeat will be celebrating the 15th anniversary of “The Strength / The Sound / The Songs” with some new limited edition vinyl pressings. Those will be available on March 26 and can be pre-ordered HERE.

Volbeat Streaming 2019 Show From Stuttgart, Germany

Volbeat are streaming a full show that they played in Stuttgart, Germany last year. The performance is only available for 72 hours. Some of the tracks from the set are featured on the band’s recently released live album “Rewind, Replay, Rebound: Live in Deutschland.”