Volbeat has premiered the video for “The Devil’s Bleeding Crown,” the first single from the Danish-American outfit’s upcoming new disc, Seal The Deal & Let’s Boogie.The clip was shot in April with Danish director Plastic Kid. Guitarist Rob Caggiano told us about the song’s origins and theme: [“That was definitely the first song that we hashed out. We were playing half of that song on the last tour we did, just to kind of try it out and see how it worked and, you know, the fans seemed to really dig it. We played it once in its entirety in Denmark and it went over great. But you know, lyrically, its about — something about the son of Satan (laughs).”] SOUNDCUE (:17 OC: . . . son of Satan.)

  • Seal The Deal & Let’s Boogie is Volbeat’s sixth full-length album and will be released on June 3rd.
  • “The Devil’s Bleeding Crown” has hit Number One on the rock radio airplay chart, joining previous Volbeat chart-toppers “Still Counting” from 2010’s Beyond Hell/Above Heaven and “Lola Montez” and “The Hangman’s Body Count” from 2013’s Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies.
  • Volbeat will spend most of the summer in Europe, returning in August for Seether‘s Rise Above festival in Maine on August 6th, the Heavy Montreal event on August 7th, and an opening slot for Metallica at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on August 8th.
  • In other news, the band officially named Kaspar Boye Larsen as its permanent bassist. Larsen played bass for Volbeat on the band’s recent U.S. tour.

CHECK IT OUT: Watch the video for “The Devil’s Bleeding Crown”:

INTERNET COMMENTS at Blabbermouth — agree or not?

Mark Barrett wrote: “A little disappointed with this one but it might grow on me over time I don’t know. I can hear a little bit of ‘Dead but Rising’ in there from time to time. I thought ‘Outlaw Gentlemen..’ was fantastic so high hopes for LSTDAB.”

Billy BlackFeather wrote: “These guys have these pretty clear-cut templates 4 writing stuff cuz all their tunes have a weird way of sounding similar. But hey, if it aint broke….guess it works 4 them ok.”

Matthew Morgan wrote: “I dig it. Can’t wait for June 3rd!”

Roger Thomas wrote: “Wow, that really sucked. I expected better. That singer too lol.”

Lester Jameson wrote: “I like volbeat but theres something off about the vocals. I dont how to explain it.”