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Volbeat Announce New Album “Servant Of The Mind”, Debut “Shotgun Blues”


Volbeat‘s eighth studio album “Servant Of The Mind” will receive a December 03rd release through Republic Records. The song “Shotgun Blues” has been launched as the new single from it and a lyric video by Shan Dan for it can be viewed below. Pre-orders for the record can be found here.

Vocalist/guitarist Michael Poulsen commented of this new record:

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“I wrote the whole album in three months. 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.”

Meanwhile, speaking of this newly released single, he added:

“Every time you move into a house, you bring dead people with you. Weird stuff happens when I move into a [new] house… it’s very otherworldly.”

An official press release for the album also revealed some more insight into Poulsen‘s lyrical inspiration, offering:

‘Other songs on the album weave intricate and fascinating tales. ‘The Sacred Stones‘ tells the story of “an earthly being who has committed himself to the dark side. He is on a mission, speaking to darker forces and fallen angels.” Meanwhile, ‘The Devil Rages On‘ looks at the idea of the devil taking human form. Album opener ‘Temple of Ekur‘ returns to the ancient themes explored in past songs such as ‘The Gates of Babylon,’ while the epic album closer ‘Lasse’s Birgita‘ explores the story of the first witch-burnings to occur in Sweden in 1471.’

Servant Of The Mind” track listing:

01 – “Temple Of Ekur
02 – “Wait A Minute My Girl
03 – “The Sacred Stones
04 – “Shotgun Blues
05 – “The Devil Rages On
06 – “Say No More
07 – “Heaven’s Descent
08 – “Dagen Før” (feat. Stine Bramsen)
09 – “The Passenger
10 – “Step Into Light
11 – “Becoming
12 – “Mindlock
13 – “Lasse’s Birgitta

Deluxe edition bonus tracks:

14 – “Return To None” (Wolfbrigade cover)
15 – “Domino” (The Cramps/Roy Orbison cover)
16 – “Shotgun Blues” (feat. Dave Matrise from Jungle Rot)
17 – “Dagen Før” (Michael Vox version)

The band’s immediate touring plans include:

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

With Ghost & Twin Temples:

01/25 Reno, NV – Reno Events Center
01/27 Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena
01/28 Nampa, ID – Ford Idaho Center Arena
01/29 Portland, OR – Veterans Memorial Coliseum
01/31 West Valley City, UT – Maverik Center
02/02 Denver, CO – Ball Arena
02/04 Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena
02/05 Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
02/07 Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena
02/08 Hershey, PA – GIANT Center
02/10 Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
02/11 Worcester, MA – DCU Center
02/12 Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
02/14 Pittsburgh, PA – Petersen Events Center
02/15 Toledo, OH – Huntington Center
02/16 Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
02/18 Chicago, IL – Allstate Arena
02/19 Cincinnati, OH – Heritage Bank Center
02/20 Milwaukee, WI – Fiserv Forum
02/21 St. Louis, MO – Chaifetz Arena
02/23 Independence, MO – Cable Dahmer Arena
02/25 Houston, TX – Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
02/26 Dallas, TX – Fair Park Coliseum
02/28 El Paso, TX – Don Haskins Center
03/01 Phoenix, AZ – Footprint Center
03/03 Anaheim, CA – Honda Center

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