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.”

Mercyful Fate Announce 2022 Tour

Mercyful Fate have announced the dates for their upcoming spring/summer tour. The trek will include a European/UK run and an appearance at the Psycho Las Vegas festival in Las Vegas, NV.

Tour Dates:

06/02 Hannover, GER – Expo Plaza (with Volbeat)
06/04 Gdańsk, POL – Mystic Festival
06/10 Sölvesborg, SWE – Sweden Rock
06/14 Berlin, GER – Wuhlheide (with Volbeat)
06/16 Dessel, BEL – Graspop Metal Meeting
06/18 Copenhagen, DEN – Copenhell
06/24 Verona, ITA – Rock The Castle
06/26 Clisson, FRA – Hellfest Open Air Festival
07/01 Barcelona, SPA – Rock Fest Barcelona
07/02 Helsinki, FIN – Tuska Open Air
07/22 Plovdiv, BUL – Hills Of Rock
07/24 Sibiu, ROM – Artmania Festival
07/28 Székesfehérvár, HUN – Fezen Festival
07/29 Tolmin, SLO – Metaldays
08/04 Wacken, GER – Wacken Open Air
08/06 Bergen, NOR – Beyond The Gates
08/11 Jaromer, CZE – Brutal Assault
08/13 Derbyshire, UK – Bloodstock Open Air
08/21 Las Vegas, NV – Psycho Las Vegas

Skindred, Alestorm, Red Fang, Etc. Added To 2022 UK Download Festival

More bands have been added to this year’s Download Festival. The event will take place in Donington Park, UK on June 10-12 and the updated daily lineups for each stage can be found below.

June 10:

Main Stage: KISS, A Day To Remember, Skindred, Black Veil Brides, Bury Tomorrow, Theory Of A Deadman, and Wayward Sons.

Second Stage: The Distillers, Airbourne, Lacuna Coil, Myles Kennedy, Skynd, and Ayron Jones.

Avalanche Stage: The Ghost Inside, Sleep Token, Normandie, Meet Me At The Altar, Kid Brunswick, As Everything Unfolds, and Press Club.

The Dogtooth Stage: Electric Wizard, Blues Pills, Red Fang, British Lion, Bokassa, Tempt, A.A. Williams, Dead Poet Society, Cellar Door Moon Crow, The Scratch, and Heriot.

June 11:

Main Stage: Iron Maiden, Deftones, Shinedown, The Pretty Reckless, Black Label Society, Monster Truck, Those Damn Crows, and The Raven Age.

Second Stage: Megadeth, Mastodon, Daughtry, Bush, Code Orange, Ice Nine Kills, Malevolence, Cassyette, and Dirty Honey.

Avalanche Stage: Funeral For A Friend, Creeper, The Faim, Grandson, Holding Absence, Loathe, Dragged Under, Salem, and Blackout Problems.

The Dogtooth Stage: Sepultura, Dying Fetus, Bleed From Within, Venom Prison, Will Haven, Higher Power, Dana Dentata, Banks Arcade, Dead Label, Death Blooms, and Temples On Mars.

June 12:

Main Stage: Biffy Clyro, Korn, Volbeat, Rise Against, Alestorm, Powerwolf, and Wargasm.

Second Stage: Steel Panther, The Darkness, Skillet, Baroness, Tremonti, Wednesday 13, Massive Wagons, The Last Internationale, and Control The Storm.

Avalanche Stage: Descendents, Boston Manor, Trash Boat, Spiritbox, Marianas Trench, Jamie Lenman, The Hara, Cemetery Sun, Dead Posey, and Static Dress.

The Dogtooth Stage: Myles Kennedy (acoustic set), Yonaka, Twin Temple, Fire From The Gods, Orbit Culture, Kill The Lights, Modern Error, Thick, Phoxjaw, Bimini, Anchor Lake, The Velveteers, and The Injester.

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:

Foo Fighters, Five Finger Death Punch, Chevelle, Volbeat, Etc. Nominated For 2022 iHeartRadio Music Awards

The nominees have been revealed for the 2022 iHeartRadio Music Awards. The ceremony will take place at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA on March 22 and the categories featuring rock artists can be found below. The full list of nominees is also available HERE.

Rock Song Of The Year:

  • The Pretty Reckless – “And So It Went”
  • Five Finger Death Punch – “Living The Dream”
  • Rise Against – “Nowhere Generation”
  • Volbeat – “Wait A Minute My Girl”
  • Foo Fighters – “Waiting On A War”

Rock Artist Of The Year:

  • Chevelle
  • Five Finger Death Punch
  • Foo Fighters
  • Mammoth WVH
  • The Pretty Reckless

Best New Rock Artist:

  • All Good Things
  • Architects
  • Ayron Jones
  • Mammoth WVH
  • Zero 9:36

Alternative Song Of The Year:

  • Weezer featuring AJR – “All My Favorite Songs”
  • Imagine Dragons – “Follow You”
  • All Time Low featuring Blackbear – “Monsters”
  • Machine Gun Kelly & Blackbear – “My Ex’s Best Friend”
  • Twenty One Pilots – “Shy Away”

Alternative Artist of the Year:

  • All Time Low
  • Billie Eilish
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Machine Gun Kelly
  • Twenty One Pilots

Best New Alternative Artist:

  • Cannons
  • Clairo
  • Girl In Red
  • Måneskin

Best Comeback Album (Socially Voted Category):

  • Adele – “30”
  • Drake – “Certified Lover Boy”
  • Foo Fighters – “Medicine At Midnight”
  • Lorde – “Solar Power”
  • Kacey Musgraves – “Star-Crossed”
  • Bleachers – “Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night”
  • ABBA – “Voyage”

Best Cover Song (Socially Voted Category):

  • Kacey Musgraves – “Fix You” (Coldplay)
  • Camila Cabello – “Good 4 U” (Olivia Rodrigo)
  • Shawn Mendes – “Happier Than Ever” (Billie Eilish)
  • Tate McRae – “Heather” (Conan Gray)
  • Demi Lovato – “I’m Still Standing” (Elton John)
  • Lil Nas X – “Jolene” (Dolly Parton)
  • Miley Cyrus – “Nothing Else Matters” (Metallica)

Best New Pop Artist:

  • Giveon
  • Måneskin
  • Olivia Rodrigo
  • Tate McRae
  • The Kid LAROI

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:


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!”