Clutch’s Neil Fallon Guests On New Volbeat Song “Die To Live”

Volbeat officially released their new album “Rewind, Replay, Rebound” today (August 2) and one track on the effort, “Die To Live,” features Clutch’s Neil Fallon. You can stream that below. Fallon commented:

“A few months back I got an email from Michael Poulsen. He asked if I’d be interested in singing on a Volbeat track called “Die to Live.” The track is guns out rock and roll. I’m flattered that Michael asked me to do it and maybe we’ll get the chance to do it live one day!”

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Concert Review: Slipknot, Volbeat, Gojira, & Behemoth In Mountain View, CA

Last night (July 26), I attended the opening night of Slipknot’s “Knotfest Roadshow” at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA and it was one hell of a concert.

Behemoth kicked off the night with a dose of blackened death metal. The group took the stage with skull masks and blasted into “Wolves ov Siberia” much to the excitement of those who showed up early to catch their set. From there, the band removed the masks to reveal their corpse paint, before powering through tracks like “Daimonos” and “Ora Pro Nobis Lucifer.” The group’s sound was completely on point and they definitely proved that they are a top notch live act. Some highlights from their set included the aforementioned “Ora Pro Nobis Lucifer,” “Bartzabel,” which frontman Nergal donned a Pope hat for, and “Chant For Eschaton 2000.”

After Behemoth, it was time for Gojira. The band’s brand of groove oriented death/progressive metal captured the audience from the get-go. The group opened with “Oroborus” before rocking tracks like “Backbone” and “Stranded.” They were definitely one of the strongest acts of the night with unmatched musicianship and technicality. If you have yet to see Gojira live, you are definitely doing yourself a disservice. Some highlights from their set included the aforementioned “Oroborus,” “Flying Whales,” and “Silvera.”

Once Gojira finished, it was time for the hard rock stylings of Volbeat. The band were firing on all cylinders and gave the crowd something they could dance to after the heavier nature of the previous acts. As frontman Michael Poulsen said: “Did Behemoth steal your soul? Did Gojira rip your face off? Well, we’re here to make you beautiful again.” The group kicked things of with “The Devil’s Bleeding Crown” and after that it was nothing but killer tracks and impeccable guitar work from Rob Caggiano (ex-Anthrax) and Poulsen. Some highlights from their set included “Sad Man’s Tongue,” which was complete with a partial performance of Johnny Cash’s “Ring Of Fire,” “Slaytan,” “Doc Holliday,” “Seal the Deal,” and “Still Counting.”

After Volbeat, it was time for the headliners of the evening, nu-metal legends Slipknot. A giant banner with the band’s logo was on display as AC/DC’s “For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)” rocked the amphitheatre. “(515)” then started to play through the speakers as everyone screamed. After the track, the banner fell as the group launched into “People = Shit” followed by “(sic).”

The band sounded absolutely perfect. Between Corey Taylor’s insanely powerful vocals, Mick Thomson and Jim Root’s masterful guitar work, Alessandro Venturella’s grooving bass lines, and Jay Weinberg’s incredible drumming, everything was solid on all fronts. Percussionist M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan, the new percussionist, who fans have been calling “Tortilla Man,” and DJ Sid Wilson were also extremely entertaining with their stage antics. Furthermore, Wilson and sampler Craig Jones seemed to be more audible in the mix, which was cool to see. On top of the phenomenal showmanship, the band also had awesome stage production that only added to the experience.

The setlist was amazing too. Fans got all the hits like “Before I Forget,” “Psychosocial,” “Duality,” and “Vermilion,” mixed with a couple of new songs including “Unsainted” off their new album “We Are Not Your Kind” (out August 9) and their 2018 single “All Out Life.” They even pulled out a deeper cut with a performance of “Prosthetics.” It’s too hard to even choose a highlight, but “Spit It Out” is always amazing, especially since the band have everyone get down on the floor only to have them jump back up when Taylor gives the signal.

All in all, it was a stellar show and if you have a chance to catch this tour, it will definitely be worth your while.

Volbeat Premiere New Song “Pelvis On Fire”

Volbeat have premiered a new song titled “Pelvis On Fire.” This track is from the band’s new album “Rewind, Replay, Rebound,” which will be released on August 2. Michael Poulsen commented:

“It’s a pure rock ‘n’ roller. When you hear songs from the ‘50s and ‘60s, and read the lyrics, they are not that deep. But it sounds great. It is a feeling. It’s a movement. It’s sexuality. It’s emotional and that thing we feel when we hear good rock ‘n’ roll.”

Volbeat Premiere “Cheapside Sloggers” Music Video

Volbeat have premiered a new video for their new song “Cheapside Sloggers.” This track features Gary Holt (Slayer, Exodus) and it will appear on the band’s new album “Rewind, Replay, Rebound” (out August 2). Michael Poulsen commented:

“I wanted to add something new and not typical, so why not bring in Gary Holt? He is a great guitar player, and the solo sounds great.”

Volbeat Premiere “Last Day Under The Sun” Music Video

Volbeat have premiered a new video for their new song “Last Day Under The Sun.” This track was inspired by a book about Johnny Cash and it will appear on the band’s new album “Rewind, Replay, Rebound” (out August 2). Michael Poulsen commented:

“When I read his book, he went through tough times with alcohol and drugs. He walked into a cave to lay down to die. But he wakes up and feels like he has been given a second chance.”

Volbeat Premiere “Leviathan” Music Video, Reveal Details For New Album “Rewind, Replay, Rebound”

Volbeat have premiered a new video for their new song “Leviathan.” This track is from the band’s new album “Rewind, Replay, Rebound,” which will be released on August 2.

Michael Poulsen had the following to say about the album, which is available for pre-order HERE:

“The whole point for us going into the studio, is because you still have something to prove — not just for the fans, but mostly for yourself. We would not be able to do this record if it wasn’t for the work we have done in the past. No matter how old the band gets or how many records we do, there is always going to be that signature sound.”

It’s worth noting that the effort will feature a number of guests including Neil Fallon (Clutch), pianist Raynier Jacob Jacildo, and saxophonist Doug Corocran, who all contributed to “Die To Live,” Gary Holt (Slayer, Exodus), who contributed to “Cheapside Sloggers,“ Mia Maja, who contributed to several tracks, and the Harlem Gospel Choir.

“Rewind, Replay, Rebound” Track Listing:

01. “Last Day Under The Sun”
02. “Pelvis On Fire”
03. “Rewind The Exit”
04. “Die To Live” (feat. Neil Fallon)
05. “When We Were Kids”
06. “Sorry Sack Of Bones”
07. “Cloud 9”
08. “Cheapside Sloggers” (feat. Gary Holt)
09. “Maybe I Believe”
10. “Parasite”
11. “Leviathan”
12. “The Awakening Of Bonnie Parker”
13. “The Everlasting”
14. “7:24”

Deluxe Bonus Disc Track Listing:

01. “Under The Influence”
02. “Immortal But Destructible”
03. “Die To Live”
04. “Last Day Under The Sun” (demo)
05. “Rewind The Exit” (demo)
06. “When We Were Kids” (demo)
07. “Maybe I Believe” (demo)
08. “Leviathan” (demo)

In other news, the group have also announced a European/UK tour with Baroness and Danko Jones:

09/23 Newcastle, UK – O2 Academy
09/24 Glasgow, UK – O2 Academy
09/26 London, UK – O2 Academy Brixton
09/28 Bristol, UK – O2 Academy
09/30 Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy
10/01 Manchester, UK – O2 Apollo
10/03 Belfast, UK – Ulster Hall
10/04 Dublin, IRE – Olympia Theatre
10/06 Paris, FRA – L’Olympia
10/07 Luxembourg, LUX – Rockhal
10/09 Madrid, SPA – La Riviera
10/10 Lisbon, POR – Coliseum
10/12 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz
10/14 Milan, ITA – Fabrique
10/29 Warsaw, POL – Torwar Arena
10/31 Prague, CZE – O2 Universum
11/01 Berlin, GER – Mercedes-Benz Arena
11/03 Stuttgart, GER – Schleyerhalle
11/05 Zurich, SWI – Hallenstadion
11/07 Frankfurt, GER – Festhalle
11/08 Munich, GER – Olympiahalle
11/10 Leipzig, GER – Arena Leipzig
11/11 Hamburg, GER – Barclaycard Arena
11/14 Cologne, GER – Lanxess Arena
11/17 Vienna, AUT – Stadhalle
11/19 Amsterdam, NET – Ziggo Dome
11/21 Antwerp, BEL – Lotto Arena
11/27 Helsinki, FIN – Hartwall Arena
11/29 Stockholm, SWE – Tele2 Arena

Prior to this run, Volbeat will be heading out on the Knotfest Roadshow.