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.

Volbeat’s Michael Poulsen On Possible Return To Death Metal: “It’s Gonna Happen One Day”

During a recent interview with Chaoszine, Volbeat’s Michael Poulsen, who used to perform in the death metal band Dominus, was asked about a possible return to the genre. He responded with the following:

“It’s gonna happen one day; I just don’t know when. It’s gonna be at a time when I feel it’s the right time where I’m just inspired to do that. I have so many great friends in the death metal community, and I’ve been talking to a lot of them. I just know it’s gonna happen. I just don’t know when.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Michael Poulsen Says Volbeat’s “Becoming” Serves As A Tribute For The Late LG Petrov (Entombed)

Volbeat’s Michael Poulsen has revealed that the band’s latest single, “Becoming,” was written as a tribute for the late LG Petrov (Entombed). He said the following about that:

“[The song] is, as you probably noticed, a tribute to the mighty ENTOMBED and our good friend L.G. Petrov who sadly passed away. But, yeah, it’s one of those riffs where you can definitely hear the inspiration from the ‘Clandestine’ album, which [was] L.G.’s favorite ENTOMBED record, which is quite funny because he doesn’t sing on this album. L.G. was a great guy, a great human being, a good friend. And wherever you are out there, friend, dear brother, I hope that you’re doing good down there or up there. Let’s all raise our glasses for Mr. L.G. ‘Becoming’ is for you, my dear friend. Cheers!”

“Becoming” will appear on Volbeat’s new album “Servant Of The Mind” (out December 3).

[via Blabbermouth]