Metallica Share Volbeat’s Cover Of “Don’t Tread On Me” & SebastiAn’s “Don’t Tread On Else Matters” From “The Metallica Blacklist”

As previously reported, Metallica will be releasing a 30th anniversary expanded edition of “The Black Album” and a massive tribute album called “The Metallica Blacklist“ on September 10. Now, the group have shared two more tracks from “The Metallica Blacklist.” Among them are Volbeat’s cover of “Don’t Tread On Me” and SebastiAn’s “Don’t Tread On Me” and “Nothing Else Matters” covers medley “Don’t Tread On Else Matters.” Volbeat commented on their cover:

“We didn’t want to touch any of the big hits on that album, which is quite difficult because they’re all hits, somehow. We were trying to pick a song that you don’t hear as much from that album, and the most important thing was to pick a song where we could transform it into a Volbeat song. ‘Don’t Tread On Me‘ definitely had a swing that I could turn into a Volbeat‘ swing, and it turned out really great.”

Volbeat Announce Fall U.S. Tour

Volbeat have announced a fall U.S. tour. Here’s the dates:

09/23 Orlando, FL – Rebel Rock
09/24 Atlanta, GA at Tabernacle (feat. Twin Temple)
09/26 Oklahoma City, OK at The Criterion (feat. Twin Temple)
09/28 San Antonio, TX at Sunken Garden Amphitheater (feat. The HU & Twin Temple)
09/29 Lubbock, TX at Lonestar Amphitheater (feat. The HU & Twin Temple)
10/02 San Diego, CA at The Observatory North Park (feat. Municipal Waste & Twin Temple)
10/06 Los Angeles, CA at Hollywood Palladium (feat. Municipal Waste)
10/08 Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival
10/09 Paso Robles, CA at Vina Robles Amphitheatre (feat. Twin Temple)
10/10 Oakland, CA at The Fox Theater (feat. Twin Temple)

Volbeat’s Michael Poulsen: “The Coming Album Is Probably The Most Heavy Record We’ve Ever Done”

During a recent interview with 94.9 The Rock Toronto, Volbeat’s Michael Poulsen talked a bit about the band’s upcoming album. According to him, the effort “is probably the most heavy record [they have] ever done.”

Poulsen said the following about the album wile discussing the song “Wait A Minute My Girl,” which was recently released alongside “Dagen Før”:

“[‘Wait A Minute My Girl’ is] pretty much an old song that I wrote a long time ago; I just didn’t finish it up [until last year]. It doesn’t really say much about the coming album, which will be released later this year. Because the coming album is probably the most heavy record we’ve ever done. There’s a lot of heavy riffing, like old BLACK SABBATH, early METALLICA, even some death metal in there. But these two singles that we released, they don’t really represent the album. But this track ‘Wait A Minute My Girl’ is a pure rocker. It’s very much inspired by Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, RAMONES — those kind of things combined. And it was just one of those songs that made sense to release during the summer because everyone’s been waiting to get something new, something positive. Everybody’s been sitting at home because of COVID and everything. So we thought this track would be a good idea to release. It’s positive. It has all those summer colors that you need to be in a good mood. It kind of represents VOLBEAT in that ’50s-’60s element where you definitely can hear the Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, RAMONES inspiration. And it’s just a feel-good song. And I feel very good about it. I’m very proud of it. But, as I said, it’s not really representing the full album, because the full album is definitely the most heavy album that we’ve ever done. And this song is more like pop-rock, rock and roll ’50s kind of tune with punk elements.”

He also added:

“[‘Wait A Minute My Girl’] is just one of the tracks on the new album that just brings some light. But there’ll be a lot of thunder and lightning for the rest of the material. There’s a couple of those upbeat rock and roll, straight-in-your-face songs, but I would say probably 85 percent of the new album — which has been done since December, actually — it’s pretty heavy.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Volbeat Premiere “Wait A Minute My Girl” Music Video

Volbeat have premiered a new video for their song “Wait A Minute My Girl.“ The clip was directed by Sean Donnelly and it includes collages by Mengqing Yuan and animation by Steve Yeung. The track, which features saxophonist Doug Corcoran and pianist Jacob Jacildo, is expected to appear on the band’s upcoming album. The group commented:

“After seeing the work they did on ‘The Lady and the Dale‘ we knew that Sean and the team at Awesome+modest could do something trippy and creative for ‘Wait A Minute My Girl.’ This video exceeded even our wildest expectations. It’s weird, fun and crazy – we absolutely love it.”

Jon Larsen Says Volbeat’s New Album Is Finished

During a recent interview with Brazilian music journalist Igor Miranda, Volbeat drummer Jon Larsen offered an update on the band’s new album. According to him, the effort “is done” and “ready to go.”

Larsen said the following:

“The album is done; it’s ready. But I can’t reveal the release date yet. Of course, in modern times, you’ll find out online. But it’s all set, it’s ready to go, and I’m pretty sure it’s gonna blow your socks off.”

He continued when asked if the group’s latest singles, “Wait A Minute My Girl” and “Dagen Før,” will appear on the record:

“Oh, yeah. Of course they will. Why shouldn’t they? I don’t think they really represent how the total of the album sounds, but it’s two typical VOLBEAT songs — straight-up rock and roll. Good for the summer — sit outside, have a cold one, some barbecue or whatever, tap your feet along, sing along. But, yeah, of course those two songs will be on the album as well.”

Larsen also added the following when asked about frontman Michael Poulsen’s previous comments that seemed to suggest that the new material is more aggressive and thrashy:

“Well, it’s definitely heavier — let me put it that way. I wouldn’t really call it more aggressive. It might be — I’m not really sure — but it’s definitely got some of the old vintage VOLBEAT heavy elements to it. There’s definitely some really heavy songs on it. Yeah, there might be a little bit of thrash on it as well — might be even a little venture into Swedish death metal perhaps. A little bit, yeah. Don’t get too scared, though. But, yeah, I think it’s a very mixed album, because you’ve definitely got the more heavier sound. We still have the more happy, punkish, even maybe pop songs, if you wanna call it that. And there’s also, I think, a few surprises on there that will definitely make people go, ‘Okay, I didn’t see that coming.’ But, yeah, I think it definitely has a mix of everything we’ve done up until now. And the vibe for the album, I think it sounds maybe more spontaneous this time, perhaps. And it definitely has a few nods and winks to our past. But, yeah, ‘heavy’ is probably the right word for it.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Metallica Announce 30th Anniversary Expanded Edition Of “The Black Album”, Recruit Corey Taylor, Ghost, Volbeat, Etc. For Companion Covers Album

Metallica will be releasing an expanded 30th anniversary edition of their 1991 self-titled album (aka “The Black Album”) on September 10. The effort has been remastered and it will be available in multiple formats including a limited edition deluxe box set featuring two 180 gram LPs, a picture disc, three live LPs, 14 CDs, 6 DVDs, a 120-page hardcover book, four different tour laminates, three lithos, three guitar picks, a folder with lyric sheets and a download card.

In other news, Metallica have also recruited over 50 artists for a special covers album called “The Metallica Blacklist.” All profits from that release will be donated to charity. Here’s the track listing:

01. Alessia Cara & The Warning – “Enter Sandman“
02. Mac Demarco – “Enter Sandman“
03. Ghost – “Enter Sandman“
04. Juanes – “Enter Sandman“
05. Rina Sawayama – “Enter Sandman“
06. Weezer – “Enter Sandman“
07. Sam Fender – “Sad But True” (live)
08. Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit – “Sad But True“
09. Mexican Institute Of Sound feat. La Perla & Gera Mx – “Sad But True“
10. Royal Blood – “Sad But True“
11. St. Vincent – “Sad But True“
12. White Reaper – “Sad But True“
13. Yb – “Sad But True“
14. Biffy Clyro – “Holier Than Thou“
15. The Chats – “Holier Than Thou“
16. OFF! – “Holier Than Thou“
17. PUP – “Holier Than Thou“
18. Corey Taylor – “Holier Than Thou“
19. Cage The Elephant – “The Unforgiven“
20. Vishal Dadlani, Divine, Shor Police – “The Unforgiven“
21. Diet Cig – “The Unforgiven“
22. Flatbush Zombies feat. DJ Scratch – “The Unforgiven“
23. Ha*Ash – “The Unforgiven“
24. José Madero – “The Unforgiven“
25. Moses Sumney – “The Unforgiven“
26. J Balvin – “Wherever I May Roam“
27. Chase & Status feat. Backroad Gee – “Wherever I May Roam“
28. The Neptunes – “Wherever I May Roam“
29. Jon Pardi – “Wherever I May Roam“
30. Sebastian – “Don’t Tread On Else Matters“
31. Portugal. The Man feat. Aaron Beam – “Don’t Tread On Me“
32. Volbeat – “Don’t Tread On Me“
33. The Hu – “Through The Never“
34. Tomi Owó – “Through The Never“
35. Phoebe Bridgers – “Nothing Else Matters“
36. Miley Cyrus feat. Watt, Elton John, Yo-Yo Ma, Robert Trujillo & Chad Smith – “Nothing Else Matters“
37. Dave Gahan – “Nothing Else Matters“
38. Mickey Guyton – “Nothing Else Matters“
39. Dermot Kennedy – “Nothing Else Matters“
40. Mon Laferte – “Nothing Else Matters“
41. Igor Levit – “Nothing Else Matters“
42. My Morning Jacket – “Nothing Else Matters“
43. Pg Roxette – “Nothing Else Matters“
44. Darius Rucker – “Nothing Else Matters“
45. Chris Stapleton – “Nothing Else Matters“
46. Tresor – “Nothing Else Matters“
47. Goodnight, Texas – “Of Wolf And Man“
48. Idles – “The God That Failed“
49. Imelda May – “The God That Failed“
50. Cherry Glazerr – “My Friend Of Misery“
51. Izïa – “My Friend Of Misery“
52. Kamasi Washington – “My Friend Of Misery“
53. Rodrigo Y Gabriela – “The Struggle Within“

Miley Cyrus, Andrew Watt, Elton John, Yo-Yo Ma, Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo, and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith’s cover of “Nothing Else Matters“ can be found below, along with Juanes‘ cover of “Enter Sandman.“ A remastered version of “Enter Sandman” is also available below, along with live and demo versions of the track.

Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, Avenged Sevenfold, Nine Inch Nails, Etc. Set For 2022 Hellfest Open Air Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2022 Hellfest Open Air Festival. That event will take place in Clisson, France on June 17-19 and June 23-26.

Here’s the artists set to perform:

June 17:

Mainstage 01:

Deftones
Dropkick Murphys
The Offspring
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
The Distillers
The Inspector Cluzo
The Wildhearts
Frog Leap

Mainstage 02:

Volbeat
Five Finger Death Punch
Opeth
Mastodon
Shinedown
Leprous
SOEN
Ego Kill Talent
Laura Cox

Warzone:

Suicidal Tendencies
Powerflo
Youth Of Today
Cro-Mags
Dog Eat Dog
Rudeboy (plays Urban Dance Squad)
Slapshot
Higher Power
In Other Climes

Valley:

Electric Wizard
Baroness
High On Fire
Witchcraft
Black Mountain
Elder
ASG
Greenleaf
Abrahma

Altar:

Obituary
Death To All
At The Gates
Grave
Gatecreeper
Cadaver
Enforced
Necrowretch
Tremplin Voice Of Hell

Temple:

Mayhem
Abbath
Rotting Christ
Primordial
The Great Old Ones
Seth
Mephorash
Numen
Tremplin Voice Of Hell

June 18:

Mainstage 01:

Faith No More
Megadeth
Rival Sons
Heaven Shall Burn
Knocked Loose
Crystal Lake
Fire From The Gods

Mainstage 02:

Deep Purple
Airbourne
Steel Panther
Alestorm
The Darkness
L7
The Dead Daises
Galactic Empire
Joyous Wolf

Warzone:

Social Distortion
Anti-Flag
Agnostic Front
Reverend Horton Heat
The Toy Dolls
Frustration
Guerilla Poubelle
Lion’s Law
Grade 2

Valley:

Envy
Mono And The Jo Quail Quartet
OM
Pelican
3TEETH
The Picturebooks
Me And That Man
Duel
Point Mort

Altar:

Sepultura
Sacred Reich
Flotsam And Jetsam
Exciter
Loudblast
Xentrix
Rectal Smegma
Brutal Sphincter
Karras

Temple:

Vreid (“1184” show)
Skald
Ensiferum
Taake
Kampfar
Einherjer
Helheim
Aktarum
Artus

June 19:

Mainstage 01:

Avenged Sevenfold
Korn
Maximum The Hormone
Code Orange
Jinjer
Lacuna Coil
Kontrust
Deadly Apples

Mainstage 02:

Judas Priest
Running Wild
Down
Michael Schenker
Doro
Battle Beast
Sortilege
Tempt

Warzone:

Walls Of Jericho
While She Sleeps
Deez Nuts
Counterparts
Jesus Piece
Moscow Death Brigade
Landmvrks
Glassbone

Valley:

Killing Joke
Perturbator
Life Of Agony
Red Fang
Twin Temple
Inter Arma
Lysistrata
Vile Creature
Ecstatic Vision

Altar:

Devin Townsend (by request set)
Coroner
Dying Fetus
Misery Index
Monuments
Ingested
Dyscarnate
Exocrine

Temple:

Watain
Alcest
Belzebubs
Borknagar
Gaahls Wyrd
Regarde Les Hommes Tomber
Numenorean
Penitence Onrique
Deliverance

June 23:

Mainstage 01:

Scorpions
Whitesnake
UFO
Thunder
Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons

Mainstage 02:

Wardruna
Helloween
Danko Jones
Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown

Warzone:

Rise Against
Turnstile
Of Mice & Men
Dragged Under
Worst Doubt

Valley:

Hangman’s Chair
Lowrider
IV And The Strange Band
Los Disidentes Del Sucio Motel

Altar:

Therion
Septicflesh
Insomnium
Tribulation
Crown

Temple:

Heilung
Zeal & Ardor

June 24:

Mainstage 01:

Nine Inch Nails
Ministry
Skinny Puppy
Killing Joke
HEALTH
Youth Code

Mainstage 02:

Alice Cooper
Megadeth
Kreator
DragonForce
Blues Pills
Crisix
Disconnected

Warzone:

Bad Religion
Goldfinger
Millencolin
Opium du Peuple
Pogo Car Crash Control
Justin(e)
Dirty Fonzy
The Baboon Show
Sons Of Flaherty

Valley:

Atari Teenage Riot
New Model Army
Earth
Godflesh
AA. Williams
Human Impact
Stöner
Okkultokrati
As A New Revolt

Altar:

Decapitated
Deeds Of Flesh
Legions Of The Damned
Gama Bomb
Benighted
Dropdead
Teethgrinder
Yarotz

Temple:

Enslaved
Marduk
Moonspell
Ihsahn
Hjelvik
Dirty Shirt & The Transylvanian Folkcore Orchestra
Gaerea
Neige Morte

June 25:

Mainstage 01:

Guns N’ Roses
Airbourne
Myles Kennedy
Gary Clark Jr
Ayron Jones
Michael Monroe
Dirty Honey

Mainstage 02:

Nightwish
Epica
Blind Guardian
Eluveitie
Symphony X
Gloryhammer
Diamante
Existance

Warzone:

The Exploited
Discharge
Touché Amoré
The Rumjacks
Xibalba
Stereotypical Working Class
Martyrdöd
Hawser

Valley:

Converge: Bloodmoon
Kadavar
Villagers Of Ioannina City
Hällas
My Own Private Alaska
Molasses
Slift
Untitled With Drums

Altar:

Katatonia
My Dying Bride
Draconian
Fleshgod Apocalypse
Sorcerer
Betraying The Martyrs
Humanity’s Last Breath
Nero di Marte
Dropdead Chaos

Temple:

In Extremo
Moonsorrow
Myrkur
Folkesange
Igorrr
Arcturus
Conjurer
Fejd
Autarkh
Les Chants De Nihil

June 26:

Mainstage 01:

Metallica
Black Label Society
Avatar
Ugly Kid Joe
Alien Weaponry
Bokassa
Spiritbox

Mainstage 02:

Sabaton
Bring Me The Horizon
Tagada Jones
Ill Niño
Novelists

Warzone:

Hatebreed
Suicide Silence
Madball
Lionheart
Terror
Crowbar
Judiciary
Year Of The Knife
Clowns

Valley:

Monster Magnet
The Obsessed
Eyehategod
Thou
Ufommamut
Regarde Les Hommes Tomber vs. Hangman’s Chair
Year Of No Light
The Atomic Bitchwax
20 Seconds Falling Man

Altar:

Carcass
Napalm Death
Destruction
Vltimas
Blood Incantation
Demilich
Carnation
High Command

Temple:

Mercyful Fate
Triptykon
MGLA
Archgoat
Cult Of Fire
Midnight
Svart Crown
Nytt Land
Sordide

Hellfest organizers commented:

“Hellbangers,

What can we say except that we are proud (and excited) to finally unveil the long-awaited line up of our anniversary edition! Keeping such a line up as a secret for several weeks has been no easy task, especially in the last few days…

It’s been more than 16 months since our work rhythm was turned upside down by the arrival of this virus, since the live music industry was extinguished. Despite this, our confidence has never been affected and we have kept working with a positive mindset.

The frustration of two years without a festival has led us to dream even bigger about our reunion! In 2022, we are offering a new and unique format spread over 10 days! Never done before, this formula will, without a doubt, remain in the history of so-called “extreme” music! Twice as historic, because this formula is meant to exist only in 2022 and will not happen again in the years to come.

After a first weekend from 17 to 19th June 2022, we double the fun with an additional weekend from 23rd to 26th June! A real marathon that will see no less than 350 artists on 6 stages!

As usual, the festival does not deviate from its principles: you will see artists capable of performing in stadiums, with artists who are usually playing in smaller venues, and for some even in pub caves. Punk, Heavy, Black, Hardcore, Death, Stoner, Pagan, Power, we have done our best to put together what we believe to be the “edition of the century”.

No need to list the program in detail as you are not, and for the second year, headbanging at the festival right now. You can find out all this by yourself, at home or with your friends, enjoying our virtual edition “Hellfest From Home“! (More information over here : fromhome.hellfest.fr)

This exceptional edition is also an opportunity for us to thank the pass holders who have been waiting for more than 2 years. Your loyalty and trust have kept us going and we do not have enough words to thank you. It seemed fair to us that you should access the ticket sale 24 hours before the public sale in order for you to obtain your ticket for sure.

We are aware that some of you, for professional, family or simply financial reasons, will not be able to attend this XXL edition. By going through (and only through!) our partner TICKETSWAP (please stop Viagogo and others…), you will be able to resell your pass for the weekend you are the least interested in, and thus make one more happy fan!

For all the others who will have the chance to live these 10 days of anthology with us, we promise that you will remember our reunion! As a bonus, we might even make you a nice “FINISHER” t-shirt so that this moment will remain engraved forever in your memories. Once in a lifetime celebration!

Last but not least, we could not finish without thanking all those who have supported us during these last months. Volunteers, intermittents, sponsors, service providers, media partners, people from Clisson, we are all eager to see you again and to live with you this future adventure, which promises to be historic!

Stay Strong. Stay Safe.

Hellfest Crew

Tickets info :

– Hellfest part 1 from June 17 to 19, 2022 /// 3-DAYS PASS : SOLD OUT (go to http://www.ticketswap.fr for a second-hand ticket)
– Hellfest part 1 from June 17 to 19, 2022 /// 1-DAY PASS : SOLD OUT (go to http://www.ticketswap.fr for a second-hand ticket)
– Hellfest part 2 from June 23 to 26, 2022 /// 4-DAYS PASS (289€ +fees) : PRESALE FOR 2020 PASS HOLDERS* – July 6 at 1:00 PM only on http://www.hellfest.fr
OFFICIAL TICKET SALE – July 7 at 1:00 PM only on http://www.hellfest.fr
– Hellfest part 2 from June 23 to 26, 2022 /// 1-DAY PASS (89€-105€ + fees) : OFFICIAL TICKET SALE – July 8 at 1:00 PM only on http://www.hellfest.fr

* A special presale will be organised on July 6 at 1:00 PM for 3-days pass holders of the postponed edition, pass only purchased via the official sale in October 2019.
Any ticket that has been re-sold via the official Ticketswap resale, or for which a refund has been claimed (in 2020 or 2021) will not be affected by this presale.”

Volbeat And Papa Roach Added To 2021 Rebel Rock Fest

Volbeat and Papa Roach have been added to this year’s Rebel Rock Festival. That event will take place at the Central Florida Fairgrounds in Orlando, FL on September 23-26 and the updated lineup can be found below:

September 23 (“Taco Metal Party”): Volbeat, P.O.D. (performing “Satellite), Slaves, Erra, Otherwise, Sons Of Texas, Kyng, Greyhaven, Killakoi, Fate Destroyed, Matriarchs, and Part Time Superheroes

September 24: Machine Gun Kelly, Limp Bizkit, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals (“A Vulgar Display Of Pantera” set), Skillet, Motionless In White, Pop Evil, Hatebreed, Knocked Loose, Fit For A King, DED, Light The Torch, Saul, September Mourning, Afterlife, Dirty Machine, Pigweed, and Circa Arcana.

September 25: Papa Roach, Five Finger Death Punch, Underoath, Killswitch Engage, Legends Of Wu-Tang, DevilDriver, August Burns Red, Attila, Escape The Fate, Nonpoint, Bad Omens, Another Day Dawns, Them Evils, Small Town Titans, Falling Through April, Farewell To Fear, Fecility, and Grin Cynic.

September 26: The Used, Rise Against, Sevendust, Anti-Flag, All That Remains, Suicide Silence, Emmure, Miss May I, Suicide Silence, Brett Scallions (Fuel), Fire From The Gods, Spite, Stitched Up Heart, Destrophy, Islander, Dropout Kings, Rising Up Angry, Below 7, Kill The Imposter, and Lost In Silence.

Volbeat Premiere New Songs “Wait A Minute My Girl” & “Dagen Før”

Volbeat have premiered two new songs, “Wait A Minute My Girl” and “Dagen Før.“ The band commented:

“As the weather begins to warm and the days get longer in many parts of the world, we wanted to share two songs that we wrote and recorded over these long, difficult fifteen months that have the vibe and feel of Summer. We’re beyond thankful that even during a lockdown our good friends Doug, Ray and Mia Maja were able to put the pedal to the metal with us on ‘Wait A Minute My Girl‘, and we’re absolutely thrilled that Stine Bramsen [Alphabeat], who we’ve known and admired for a long time, was willing to lend her incredible talents to ‘Dagen Før‘. We hope you enjoy this double-barreled blast of Summer tunes as much as we enjoyed creating them, and we can’t wait for you to hear what else we have in store for you. The Fall always brings the thunder and lightning…”

Muse, Deftones, Bullet For My Valentine, Etc. Added To 2022 Rock am Ring & Rock im Park Festivals

More bands have been added to the 2022 Rock am Ring and Rock im Park festivals in Germany. Those events will be held on June 3-5 with Rock am Ring set to take place at Nurnburgring in Nurburg and Rock im Park set to take place at Zeppelinfeld in Nuremberg. Here’s the updated lineup: Green Day, Volbeat, Muse, 100 Gecs, Airbourne, August Burns Red, Beatsteaks, Billy Talent, Black Veil Brides, Boston Manor, Boys Noize, Broilers, Bullet For My Valentine, Bush, Casper, Danko Jones, Daughtry, Deftones, Devin Townsend, Die Kassierer, Digitalism, Don Broco, Donna Missal, Fever 333, Fire From The Gods, Gang Of Youths, Grandson, Ice Nine Kills, Jan Delay & Disko No. 1, Kafvka, Kodaline, Korn, Lewis Capaldi, Måneskin, Marteria, Masked Wolf, Of Mice & Men, Royal Republic, Schmutzki, Scooter, Serious Klein, Skynd, Spiritbox, SSIO, Stick To Your Guns, The Distillers, The Faim, The Murder Capital, The Offspring, Toxpack, Trettmann, Unprocessed, Weezer, You Me At Six, and U.V.A.