Volbeat To Stream 2016 Performance From 2016 Tinderbox Festival

Volbeat will be streaming their June 24, 2016 set at the Tinderbox festival in Odense, Denmark on July 1 at 10:00 a.m. ET. It will then remain on YouTube for one week only. Notably, this will be the first time that performance has been made available since airing on DR TV in Denmark in 2016.

Michael Poulsen On New Volbeat Material: “There’s A Lot Of Heavy Stuff”

Volbeat have been using their coronavirus downtime to work on new music and during a recent interview with “Whiplash,” the KLOS radio show hosted by Full Metal Jackie, Michael Poulsen discussed the musical direction that the band are currently heading in. According to him, “there’s a lot of heavy stuff in some of the new songs.”

Poulsen said the following:

“Now that I have all the time at home, there’s a lot of time to reflect on your whole career and what you’ve been doing in the past and what you’re doing now and what you wanted to do with the music, so I’m very much inspired right now, so I’m writing a lot of VOLBEAT songs at this very moment. And let me tell you, I can’t wait to start working on these songs in the studio when the time is right, because there’s a certain energy that really, really takes me back to the beginning. There’s a lot of heavy stuff in some of the new songs that I’ve got.”

He continued after being asked how the new material compares to “Rewind, Replay, Rebound”:

“I know for sure that what I’m writing right now is not really similar. That’s gonna be another different VOLBEAT album, because if I was writing an album like that again, I would be old before I want to. So right now I’m doing a lot of spontaneous VOLBEAT songs that have really a lot of… [It’s] uptempo, it’s heavy, it’s very riffy, there’s even thrash songs, but again, there’s also these really huge rock songs. Right now, I’m in a place where I’m kind of revisiting some of more uptempo and more heavy stuff. So I’m very excited about my whole situation when it comes to writing for VOLBEAT.”

He also dived deeper into his songwriting process:

“Writing is such an emotional thing — things have to come to you very naturally and then you just have to go with the flow. You can sit down and you can ask yourself, ‘Where am I going with this?’ And if you try to change it, it becomes another monster, and it’s not necessarily a monster you wanna work with. So you just have to go with what your heart tells you. And that’s what I’m doing also right now with the stuff that I’m writing right now, because I think everybody’s kind of getting crazy being locked up in their own home. We have a lot of energy we wanna burn out. Even though I run every morning, I still have a ton of energy that I need to get rid of, and I get all that energy out in the new VOLBEAT music. That’s why I’m saying that what I’m writing right now is more uptempo. I’s very, very, very spontaneous writing, and there’s a lot of energy in it.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Volbeat Writing New Music

It looks like Volbeat have been using their coronavirus downtime to work on new music. Bassist Kaspar Boye Larsen recently confirmed the news to “Cutter’s Rockcast,” saying that the new material is “very uptempo.”

Larsen said the following:

“Well, fortunately, we are opening up a little bit here in Denmark, so, actually, my kids are in kindergarten daycare, and my wife’s just started work again. So I am able to be a little bit creative.

We were supposed to be on tour in the U.S. right now. That’s not happening. I’m really bummed out about that. But we are actually writing new music right now. That’s what we can do — the only thing we can do right now.

Every band out there is writing music right now. There will be tons of records next year, maybe even in the later part of this year.”

He went on to say that “all the anxiety and the fear of the future” has provided the band with “a lot of inspiration” for their new album:

“I think the next VOLBEAT album will be quite different from the previous two or three records. It’s very uptempo.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Volbeat’s “Seal The Deal & Let’s Boogie” Goes 5x Multi-Platinum In Denmark

Volbeat’s 2016 album “Seal The Deal & Let’s Boogie” has officially gone 5x multi-platinum in Denmark. The band received the honor for moving 100,000 units in the country.

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Volbeat Officially Cancel North American Tour With Clutch & The Picturebooks

Volbeat have officially cancelled their North American tour with Clutch and The Picturebooks due to the coronavirus pandemic. The band were previously hoping to reschedule the trek, but they were unable to do so.

The band commented:

“Hello Volfam!

We hate to be another band starting a post with “due to the current circumstances,” so instead we will say how much we were looking forward to the US headline leg of the Rewind, Replay, Rebound tour.

Coming to see you in your hometowns with a full-length Volbeat set and getting to play alongside Clutch and The Picturebooks, two amazing bands we are lucky enough to call friends, was going to be a major highlight for the band.

We, alongside our team, the local promoters and venues have all been working hard to try to reschedule these shows but as the timing for the safe return of live events is still unclear, we feel it is best to cancel the tour.

Again, we can’t say enough how much we were looking forward to this run, and we will make plans to be back in North America as soon as it is safe for stages to open back up.

Please keep an eye on your inboxes as you will soon be receiving information about ticket refunds from your point of purchase.’

In the meantime, please continue to stay safe, take care of yourselves and each other, and we’ll see each other again as soon as we can.

– Volbeat”

Volbeat Streaming “Live From Beyond Hell/Above Heaven” Online For Limited Time

Volbeat’s “Live From Beyond Hell/Above Heaven” set is available to watch online for a limited time. You can check that out below. The release was recorded during the band’s November 2010 concert at the Forum in Copenhagen, Denmark, which saw them joined by a number of guests including members of Entombed A.D., Kreator, Mercyful Fate, etc. Aside from that show, the set also features footage from the group’s 2011 performance at the Rock Am Ring festival and some footage from the their April 2011 show at the House of Blues in Anaheim, CA.

Volbeat Share “Official Bootleg” Live Video For “Leviathan”

Volbeat have shared an “official bootleg” live video for “Leviathan.” The clip was filmed at Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg, Germany. The track appears on the band’s latest album “Rewind, Replay, Rebound.”

Volbeat Postpone Spring Tour

Volbeat have postponed their spring U.S. tour due to the coronavirus pandemic. The trek is now expected to take place in September/October.

The band commented:

“Rebels and Angels! We hope you are all staying safe and healthy!

As we are all aware, COVID-19 has forced all of us to make a lot of changes in the last couple of weeks, both at home here in Denmark, in the United States and all over the world. With the safety of our fans, crew and family in mind, the US leg of the Rewind, Replay, Rebound World Tour will be postponed to September and October.

We are still in the process of finalizing dates and details and hope to have all of the info ready to share this coming Friday.

In the meantime please stay safe, watch out for each other (while keeping at a safe recommended distance), and we cannot wait to see you this Fall!”