Volbeat announces 8th album ‘Servant of the Mind’ and debut single ‘Shotgun Blues’
It comes out in december
Author: Scott ColothanPosted 10 hours ago
Danish rockers Volbeat will release their eighth studio album ‘Servant of the Mind’ on Friday December 3, 2021 via EMI Records.
The 13-track album once again showcases Volbeat’s intoxicating musical mix of heavy metal, psychobilly and punk ‘n’ roll, and it was written by guitarist / singer Michael Poulsen in just three months.
Poulsen says of the songwriting process: “I was in a good place and in a good mood at home, and I had an audience captive to myself… There are a lot of Volbeat signatures in there.
“If you go back to the first record and compare it to where we are now, you can hear how the band developed their style, while still keeping the characteristic sound. ”
The album features Volbeat’s two songs released in June – “Wait A Minute My Girl” and “Dagen Før (feat. Stine Bramsen)” – as well as the new single “Shotgun Blues”.
The new track was inspired by the ghostly events that Poulsen experienced when he moved into a new home, as he explains: “Every time you move into a house, you bring the dead with you. Strange things happen when I move into a house… it’s very strange. ”
Check out the lyrics video for Volbeat’s “Shotgun Blues”:
‘Servant of the Mind’ is available for purchase as a standard CD / digipack, 2LP deluxe vinyl, a deluxe digital edition, plus a special box set (including a 2CD digipack, 28pg booklet, bandana and flask , housed in a metal box, available in the official Volbeat store).
After a series of dates in the US this fall and early 2022 (with the Ghost co-headliners), Volbeat will perform on the main stage of the Download Festival on Sunday, June 12. Tickets are on sale now on Planet Rock Tickets.
Volbeat is composed of Michael Poulsen (guitars / vocals), Jon Larsen (drums), Rob Caggiano (guitars) and Kaspar Boye Larsen (bass).
The tracklist for Volbeat’s “Servant of the Mind” is as follows:
1) Temple of Ekur
2) wait a minute my girl
3) The Sacred Stones
4) the shotgun blues
5) the devil is raging
6) Say no more
7) The descent into paradise
8) Dagen Før (feat. Stine Bramsen)
9) The Passenger
10) step into the light
13) Birgitta de Lasse
Deluxe 2 CD / 2 LP and Digital Deluxe Bonus Tracks:
14) Return To None (Wolfbrigade cover)
15) Domino (cover of The Cramps / Roy Orbison)
16) Shotgun Blues (feat. Dave Matrise from Jungle Rot)
17) Dagen Før (Michael Vox version)
17 rock bands named after songs, including Volbeat:
British heavy metal legends Judas Priest were inspired for their brilliant name by Bob Dylan’s song “The Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest” from his 1967 album “John Wesley Harding”. The nickname was the brainchild of Judas Priest bassist Brian ‘Bruno’ Stapenhill who left the band in 1970 before they made any recordings.
Originally called Roundabout, rock legends initially performed with names of bands such as Orpheus, Concrete God and Sugarlump, but eventually switched to Deep Purple; from Peter DeRose’s 1933 piano composition. The song was a big favorite of Ritchie Blackmore’s grandmother and she performed it often on the piano throughout Ritchie’s childhood.
Mr. the Great
In 1988 Eric Martin, Billy Sheehan, Paul Gilbert and the late Pat Torpey named their new band after the song by Free ‘Mr. Big ‘, which appeared on their groundbreaking 1970 album’ Fire and Water ‘. Mr. Big later covered ‘Mr. Big ‘on their third studio album’ Bump Ahead ‘in 1993.
After being fired from Hawkwind in 1975 following a drug arrest in Canada, Lemmy created his own self-proclaimed “Fast and Vicious” band and took the name Motörhead from the last song he wrote. for Hawkwind a few months earlier, ‘Motorhead’. Two years later, Motörhead re-recorded ‘Motorhead’ as the opening track of their self-titled debut album.
Originally called Paris when they formed in Mechanicsburg, Pa. In 1983, vocalist Bret Michaels, guitarist Matt Smith, bassist Bobby Dall and drummer Rikki Rockett wisely abandoned their tame-sounding band name in favor of “Poison”; a nod to the 1981 track ‘Poison’ by glam metallers ‘Sinner’.
The veterans of Scottish hard rock were called the Shadettes when they formed in the late 1960s, but were not happy with what they saw as a “light” name. They decided to go to the bar to discuss a new name when “The Weight” by The Band started playing through the bar’s audio system. Hearing the opening line “I arrived in Nazareth, I felt almost half dead”, bassist Pete Agnew suggested “Nazareth” and the band agreed. The rest, they say, is history.
Danish rockers Volbeat take their name from the 1997 studio album ‘Vol.Beat’ by singer Michael Poulsen’s previous band, the death metal band Dominus.
The rolling stones
Founder and first bandleader Brian Jones gave the Rolling Stones their nickname after Muddy Waters ‘1950 track “Rollin’ Stone”. The fledgling group performed their first show as The Rolling Stones on July 12, 1962, at the famous Marquee Club in London.
The idea of the former guitarist, singer and co-founding member of the band Max Cavalera, Brazilian metalheads were called Sepultura, which is the Portuguese word for “serious”. Max was inspired by one of his favorite songs, “Dancing On Your Grave” by Motörhead.
Founded in Oxford in the mid-1980s, Radiohead was originally called On A Friday in reference to their musical rehearsal day at Abingdon School. When they signed a six album deal with EMI in 1991, Imprint implored them to change their names and they eventually took their band’s name from the song “Radio Head” from the album “True Stories” of Talking Heads in 1986.
Washington DC punks Bad Brains were named after the Ramones track “Bad Brain”, which appeared on their 1978 album “Road To Ruin”.
Stefani Germanotta’s stage name is derived from the Queen classic ‘Radio Ga Ga’. Producer Rob Fusari claims to have been the person who invented “Lady Gaga” in the mid-2000s when they worked together.
The influential post-hardcore noisemakers of At The Drive-In got their nickname from a line from Poison’s 1987 single “Talk Dirty To Me” – “Because baby, we’ll be / At the drive-in / In the old man’s ford / Behind the bushes / Until I ask for more.” The name was the suggestion of guitarist Jim Ward shortly after the former band in 1993.
Formed in South Africa in 1999 as Saron Gas, the band dropped the name because their American label Wind-up Records noted its similarity to the toxic synthetic organophosphate compound, sarin gas. Eventually, they settled on Seether after Veruca Salt’s 1994 single ‘Seether’.
The Sisters of Mercy
When they were formed 40 years ago in Leeds, the Gothic rockers took their name from Leonard Cohen’s track “Sisters of Mercy” from his flagship 1967 album “Songs of Leonard Cohen”. The Mercy Sisters were inspired by Robert Altman’s 1971 film McCabe & Mrs Miller is the soundtrack of three Leonard Cohen songs.
Little stiff fingers
Previously known as Highway Star and The Fast, the Belfast punks eventually decided to call themselves Stiff Little Fingers after the 1977 song of the same name, Vibrators.
Wisely abandoning the potential band name Virgin Killer (a nod to the Scorpions), New Jersey thrash metal Overkill finally honored their other musical heroes Motörhead by naming themselves after the trio’s 1979 album “Overkill” and the single of the same name.
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