Volbeat Share “Official Bootleg” Live Video For “Shotgun Blues”

Volbeat have shared an “official bootleg” live video for “Shotgun Blues.” The clip was filmed during an October 2021 show at The Observatory North Park in San Diego, CA. Notably, fans will also be able to watch the band’s full “Wait A Minute… Let’s Tour: Live from San Diego” set at 8pmCET / 2pmET on October 6 via YouTube. The group commented:

“Capturing one of the band’s first shows back on the road in Autumn 2021, this intimate performance at San Diego’s historic venue The Observatory North Park was filmed shortly before the release of ‘Servant of the Mind.’ The setlist included some of the very first live performances of the hit singles “Shotgun Blues” and “Wait A Minute My Girl.” Filmed and edited by the team at Ghost Atomic Pictures (“Shotgun Blues,” “Die To Live (feat. Neil Fallon),” “Leviathan,” Let’s Boogie: Live from Telia Parken), you can feel the excitement of both the band and the crowd as they both return to live music after such an extended period away.”

Volbeat Premiere “Becoming” Music Video

Volbeat have premiered a new video for their song “Becoming.” This track is from the band’s latest album “Servant Of The Mind.”

Michael Poulsen commented:

“We were recording ‘Servant Of The Mind‘ in Jacob Hansen’s studio, and we were about to record the song “Becoming.” And it has that opening riff that’s really inspired by the mighty Entombed, and you know, we just talked about why not put that Boss Heavy Metal HM-2W pedal on that Entombed was so well known for, and bands like Dismember and a lot of Swedish Death Metal bands, actually.

It’s the signature Death Metal Swedish distorted guitar sound, and it sounds disgustingly good (laughs). So, we thought, why not use that pedal on that riff? So, we did and it just ended up just sounding even more like Entombed, and it turned out to be a really good song and it was probably one of the most heavy riffs in Volbeat. But later on, of course, we were hearing the sad news about LG passing, a very sad day, and I think it is still very sad that he is not around.

He was one of our really great friends. I had a lot of great conversations with LG. And we were always hanging out when it was it was possible, and talking and helping each other out, as well. So, we decided, later on, to actually dedicate ‘Becoming‘ to LG because of the great inspiration that we had in that song. So, yeah, ‘Becoming‘ has somehow become the LG song.”

Volbeat Share “Official Bootleg” Live Video For “The Sacred Stones”

Volbeat have shared an “official bootleg” live video for “The Sacred Stones.” The clip was filmed during the band’s February 11 show in Worcester, MA. The track appears on their latest album “Servant Of The Mind.”

Volbeat Announce European/UK Tour With Skindred, Bad Wolves, & Napalm Death

Volbeat have announced a European/UK tour with Skindred. Bad Wolves and Napalm Death will open on select dates.

With Bad Wolves:

10/17 Hamburg, GER – Barclays Arena
10/20 Denmark, DEN – Royal Arena
10/23 Tampere, FIN – NOKIA Arena
10/26 Leipzig, GER – QP Arena
10/28 Prague, CZE – O2 Universum
10/30 Lyon, FRA – Le Radiant
10/31 Paris, FRA – Le Zenith
11/02 Cologne, GER – Lanxess Arena
11/05 Budapest, HUN – Barba Negra
11/08 Zurich, SWI – Hallenstadion
11/10 Barcelona, SPA – Sant Jordi Club
11/11 Bilbao, SPA – Cubec
11/12 Madrid, SPA – Vistalegre
11/14 Lisbon, POR – Sala Tego
11/17 Milan, ITA – Lorenzini District
11/18 Rome, ITA – Atlantico
11/21 Innsbruck, AUT – Olympiahalle
11/22 Vienna, AUT – Stadthalle
11/25 Munich, GER – Olympiahalle
11/28 Esch-Sur-Alzette, LUX – Rockhal
11/29 Frankfurt, GER – Festhalle
12/02 Stuttgart, GER – Schleyerhalle
12/04 Warsaw, POL – Expo
12/05 Berlin, GER – Mercedes-Benz Arena
12/08 Antwerp, BEL – Sportpaleis
12/09 Arnhem, NET – Geledome

With Napalm Death:

12/12 Dublin, IRE – 3Arena
12/15 Glasgow, UK – OVO Hydro
12/16 Leeds, UK – First Direct Arena
12/17 Cardiff, UK – Motorpoint Arena
12/19 Nottingham, UK – Motorpoint Arena
12/20 London, UK – Wembley Arena

Volbeat Celebrate 20th Anniversary With New Limited Edition Rum

Volbeat are celebrating their 20th anniversary with a new limited edition rum. Fans can purchase a bottle in select European countries HERE.

Here’s a description of the rum:

“While Michael Poulsen and Jon Larsen were laying down the foundations of what would become the very first Volbeat songs in Denmark, Diamond Distillery started distilling what would become Volbeat Limited Edition Rum across the Atlantic in Guyana. It’s an exceptional single estate rum from Guyana exclusively limited to 2,400 numbered bottles, tapped from nine different casks in carefully selected Volbeat anniversary packaging.”

Poulsen also commented:

“It’s important to celebrate the good things in life, and a milestone anniversary calls for a milestone spirit to celebrate with. When we realized that Volbeat was about to hit the twenty year mark we started looking for a special rum that we would be proud to call the first small batch Volbeat Rum. What we found was an incredible rum with a rich and pure taste with scents of vanilla, wood and leather that just happened to be aged to perfection starting twenty years ago. We hope you enjoy this uniquely distilled and packaged rum as much as we have enjoyed bringing it to you. Here is to another twenty years and beyond.”

Volbeat Share “Official Bootleg” Live Video For “Temple Of Ekur”

Volbeat have shared an “official bootleg” live video for “Temple Of Ekur.” The clip was filmed during the band’s March 3 show at the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA. The track appears on their latest album “Servant Of The Mind.”

Watch Volbeat Perform With Ex-Slayer Drummer Jon Dette

As previously reported, Volbeat recruited ex-Slayer drummer Jon Dette for their immediate live shows after Jon Larsen tested positive for COVID-19. You can see fan-filmed footage of the band performing with Dette during their January 29 show in Portland, OR below:

Volbeat Recruit Ex-Slayer Drummer Jon Dette For Upcoming Shows After Jon Larsen Tests Positive For COVID-19

Volbeat drummer Jon Larsen has tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, the band will not be joining Ghost and Twin Temple during tonight’s (January 28) show in Boise, ID. The group will rejoin the tour in Portland, OR tomorrow night (January 29) with fill-in drummer Jon Dette (ex-Slayer).

Volbeat issued the following statement:

“Boise Volfam: unfortunately this morning Jon tested positive for COVID, so we will have to cancel our appearance tonight at Idaho Center. Jon is asymptomatic and feeling fine, so we’re hopeful he will be back behind the kit soon.

Ghost and Twin Temple are still playing, but refunds are available from your point of purchase if requested.

In the meantime, our great friend and amazing drummer Jon Dette is dropping everything to meet up with us in Portland and will be filling in until our Jon is cleared to return, so we can resume the tour tomorrow night.

Boise, we hope to be back soon. Please stay safe in the meantime!”

Ghost also commented:

“[MESSAGE FROM THE CLERGY]

We wish to inform you Ghost WILL be playing tonight in Nampa, Idaho as planned!

Although Volbeat had to cancel their appearance at the Idaho Center tonight, Ghost and Twin Temple are still playing however refunds are available from point of purchase if requested.

Volbeat will resume the tour with Ghost and Twin Temple tomorrow night in Portland!”

Ghost & Volbeat To Release Tour Exclusive 7″ Featuring Their Metallica Covers

Ghost and Volbeat have announced a new 7″ single featuring their contributions to Metallica’s “Black Album” tribute record, “The Metallica Blacklist.” Ghost’s cover of “Enter Sandman” will appear on “Side G,” while Volbeat’s cover of “Don’t Tread On Me” will appear on “Side V.” Fans will be able to purchase the effort on crystal clear vinyl during Ghost and Volbeat’s upcoming co-headlining tour and it will be limited to 3,000 copies. There will only be 115 available at each date and the proceeds will be donated to Camp Aranu’tiq, Børne Cancer Fonden, and Metallica‘s All Within My Hands Foundation.