Volbeat will release its sixth full-length album, Seal The Deal & Let’s Boogie, on June 3rd. The CD’s first single, “The Devil’s Bleeding Crown,” has just been made available along with an official lyric video. Like the band’s last effort, 2013’s Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies, there’s a loose concept to the new disc, as guitarist Rob Caggiano explained: [“There’s definitely some stuff that kind of weaves in and out of the record. You know, the last album was leaning heavily towards like the Western stuff and, you know, outlaws and cowboys and that kind of thing, and this is a whole different thing. There’s definitely some cool characters and some voodoo stuff on this record, which I always found fascinating.”] SOUNDCUE (:16 OC: . . . .always found fascinating.)
- Caggiano, who joined Volbeat on guitar in February 2013, co-produced Seal The Deal & Let’s Boogie just as he did the previous record.
- Volbeat will return to the road this spring with a string of dates scheduled around their first-ever performances at California’s Coachella Festival on April 15th and 22nd.
- The two-week run of shows will kick off with an intimate “Evening With Volbeat” gig at the Roxy in West Hollywood, California on April 13th.
CHECK IT OUT: Here’s the new Volbeat single, “The Devil’s Bleeding Crown”:
DID YOU KNOW?
- Volbeat originally performed “The Devil’s Bleeding Crown”, live for the first time in August 2015 in front of over 37,000 people at a festival in Odense, Denmark.
- Volbeat parted ways with bassist Anders Kjølholm last November. A replacement bassist has not yet been announced.
- Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies has sold nearly 300,000 copies in the U.S. and included two Number One tracks among its four Top 10 rock radio hits.
INTERNET COMMENTS at Blabbermouth — agree or not?
Matthew Morgan wrote: “LOVE IT! Can’t wait for the new album. Volbeat is one of my favorites.”
Scott Stewart wrote: “Sucks, just like the last few singles. But i’m sure the album will still have a few gems nonetheless.”
Jill Forster wrote: “I think Poulsen has really only written about six songs in his career and just recycles them over and over.”
Jeff Burbank wrote: “Meh, I don’t get these guys. Nothing special really.”
Shawn Branchcomb wrote: “Sounds like Volbeat. I’m ready for their new album!”