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.”