Volbeat Announce Eighth Studio Album for December, Release Chugging New Single

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Last we heard from Danish Elvis-metallers Volbeat was that they were embarking on a co-headlining tour with Ghost in 2022. But now the band have dropped even bigger news: they’ll be releasing their eighth studio album later this year, and have a new single to boot.

Volbeat’s new record will be called Servant of the Mind, and will drop December 3rd via Republic Records. The album will feature the band’s recent singles, “Wait A Minute My Girl” and “Dragen Før.” The band’s newest song, “Shotgun Blues,” goes a little harder than those tracks, though, perhaps inspired by their recent cover of Metallica’s “Don’t Tread On Me.” While those previous two songs are very bluesy and sound right at home with Volbeat’s swing-oriented material, this one’s a straight-up metal track, with big, meaty riffs throughout.

“I wrote the whole album in three months,” says frontman Michael Poulsen. “I was in a good place and mood while at home, and had a captive audience of myself… There are a lot of Volbeat signatures in it. If you go back to the first record and compare it to where we are now, you can hear how the band has developed its style, while keeping the signature sound.”

Servant of the Mind is available for preorder. Check out the cover below:

And catch Volbeat at one of their upcoming live dates:

Headlining dates:

9/24 – Atlanta, GA at Tabernacle (w/ Twin Temple)
9/26 – Oklahoma City, OK at The Criterion (w/ Twin Temple)
9/28 – San Antonio, TX at Sunken Garden Amphitheater (w/ Twin Temple & The Hu)
9/29 – Lubbock, TX at Lonestar Amphitheater (w/ Twin Temple & The Hu)
10/2 – San Diego, CA at The Observatory North Park (w/ Twin Temple & Municipal Waste)
10/6 – Los Angeles, CA at Hollywood Palladium (w/ Municipal Waste)
10/9 – Paso Robles, CA at Vina Robles Amphitheatre (w/ Twin Temple)
10/10 – Oakland, CA at The Fox Theater (w/ Twin Temple)

Co-headlining with Ghost:

1/25 – Reno, NV – Reno Events Center
1/27 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena
1/28 – Nampa, ID – Ford Idaho Center Arena
1/29 – Portland, OR – Veterans Memorial Coliseum
1/31 – West Valley City, UT – Maverik Center
2/2 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena
2/4 – Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena
2/5 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
2/7 – Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena
2/8 – Hershey, PA – GIANT Center
2/10 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
2/11 – Worcester, MA – DCU Center
2/12 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
2/14 – Pittsburgh, PA – Petersen Events Center
2/15 – Toledo, OH – Huntington Center
2/16 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
2/18 – Chicago, IL – Allstate Arena
2/19 – Cincinnati, OH – Heritage Bank Center
2/20 – Milwaukee, WI – Fiserv Forum
2/21 – St. Louis, MO – Chaifetz Arena
2/23 – Independence, MO – Cable Dahmer Arena
2/25 – Houston, TX – Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
2/26 – Dallas, TX – Fair Park Coliseum
2/28 – El Paso, TX – Don Haskins Center
3/1 – Phoenix, AZ – Footprint Center
3/3 – Anaheim, CA – Honda Center