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.”

Megadeth, Five Finger Death Punch, Anthrax, Etc. Members To Take Part In “Oh Say Can You Stream” Fundraising Event

Megadeth bassist David Ellefson’s David Ellefson Youth Music Foundation has teamed up with the Grammy Music Education Coalition for a special “Oh Say Can You Stream” online benefit concert to raise money for the “School’s Out” initiative, which provides online lessons, instruments and gear for kids and aspiring musicians during quarantine, and other COVID-19 relief charities. The livestream will launch on April 11 at 3PM CT / 4PM ET on Ellefson’s Facebook page and YouTube channels as well as the Grammy Music Education Coalition’s Twitch and Facebook pages. In addition to Ellefson the benefit will also feature: Alice Cooper, Charlie Benante (Anthrax), Chris Kael (Five Finger Death Punch), Dirk Verbeuren (Megadeth), Kiko Loureiro (Megadeth), Darryl “DMC” McDaniels (RUN DMC), Frank Hannon (Tesla), Elias Soriano (Nonpoint), Carla Harvey (Butcher Babies), Rob Caggiano (Volbeat), Alex Skolnick (Testament), Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper), and tons more. You can find additional details HERE.