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VOLBEAT’S EIGHTH STUDIO ALBUM, SERVANT OF THE MIND, OUT TODAY 

VOLBEAT’S EIGHTH STUDIO ALBUM, SERVANT OF THE MIND, OUT TODAY 

 


03 DECEMBER 2021 (TORONTO, ON) - Today, multi-platinum Danish band Volbeat release their eighth studio album, Servant Of The Mind, which Revolver calls “excellent… the darkest and heaviest Volbeat offering yet,” via Universal Music. For Servant of the Mind, the band, which consists of Michael Poulsen (guitars/vocals), Jon Larsen (drums), Rob Caggiano (guitars) and Kaspar Boye Larsen (bass) took their signature heavy metal, psychobilly and punk ‘n’ roll sound up a notch while showcasing Poulsen’s keen ability for songwriting and storytelling. “Rarely has such a successful band sounded so ravenous,” says Kerrang! Magazine of the album. The new album is now available in standard CD, deluxe 2LP vinyl (in various limited-edition variants, full info below) and a deluxe digital edition HERE.

 

Listen to Servant Of The Mind HERE


Today, Volbeat also share their lyric video for album opener “Temple of Ekur.” Watch it HERE. The band previously shared music videos for “Shotgun Blues” and “Wait A Minute My Girl”, which became the band’s ninth number one single on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart and recently spent 4 weeks at number one on the Mediabase Canada Active Rock chart, giving the band their first Canadian number one song.

 

"I wrote the whole album in three months," recalls 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."

 

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. “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.

 

Volbeat will be returning to the road in January when they co-headline with Ghost across the US with special guests Twin Temple, and the Servant of the Road World Tour comes to Germany, France and the UK this Spring alongside multiple European festival appearances. Tickets for all dates are on sale now at volbeat.dk.

Since forming in 2001, Volbeat has gone from the clubs of Copenhagen to headlining stages around the world, including the famed Telia Parken stadium in Denmark (becoming the only domestic artist to ever sell out the venue). Over the course of seven record-breaking albums the band has picked up number one songs (including nine #1s on the US Mainstream Rock chart and counting, the most of any band based outside of North America), multi-platinum certifications, awards and accolades all over the planet. Their latest album, Rewind, Replay, Rebound, was released on August 2nd, 2019 and has spawned the hit singles “Last Day Under The Sun,” “Die To Live (feat. Neil Fallon)” and “Leviathan.” They recently contributed a cover of “Don’t Tread on Me” to The Metallica Blacklistwith all proceeds from the track benefiting the All Within My Hands Foundation and the Børne Cancer Fonden of Denmark.

 

SERVANT OF THE MIND Standard Edition Tracklisting:

  1. Temple of Ekur
  2. Wait A Minute My Girl
  3. The Sacred Stones
  4. Shotgun Blues
  5. The Devil Rages On
  6. Say No More
  7. Heaven’s Descent
  8. Dagen Før (feat. Stine Bramsen)
  9. The Passenger
  10. Step Into Light
  11. Becoming
  12. Mindlock
  13. Lasse’s Birgitta

 

Deluxe 2 CD/2 LP and Digital Deluxe Bonus Tracks:

  1. Return To None (Wolfbrigade cover)
  2. Domino (The Cramps/Roy Orbison cover)
  3. Shotgun Blues (feat. Dave Matrise from Jungle Rot)
  4. Dagen Før (Michael Vox Version)

 

Vinyl variants (Europe)

Standard 180g black vinyl 2 LP

Crystal Clear 2 LP, volbeat.dk exclusive, limited to 2,000

Glow In The Dark 2 LP, EMP exclusive, limited to 2,000

Orange and Blue 2 LP, UMG exclusive, limited to 3,100

Danish Red and White 2 LP – only available in Denmark, limited to 2,000 – SOLD OUT

 

Vinyl variants (North America)

Standard 180g black vinyl 2LP

Translucent Rust 2 LP – Volbeat.dk exclusive, limited to 550 – SOLD OUT

Transparent Yellow 2 LP – Revolver Magazine exclusive, limited to 400 – SOLD OUT

Mystery Color LP2 – indie retail exclusive, limited to 100

 

VOLBEAT/GHOST COHEADLINE TOUR DATES:

Tue, Jan 25, 2022 – Reno, NV – Reno Events Center

Thu, Jan 27, 2022 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena

Fri, Jan 28, 2022 – Nampa, ID – Ford Idaho Center Arena

Sat, Jan 29, 2022 – Portland, OR – Veterans Memorial Coliseum

Mon, Jan 31, 2022 – West Valley City, UT – Maverik Center

Wed, Feb 02, 2022 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena

Fri, Feb 04, 2022 – Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena

Sat, Feb 05, 2022 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center

Mon, Feb 07, 2022 – Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena

Tue, Feb 08, 2022 – Hershey, PA – GIANT Center

Thu, Feb 10, 2022 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center

Fri, Feb 11, 2022 – Worcester, MA – DCU Center

Sat, Feb 12, 2022 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion

Mon, Feb 14, 2022 – Pittsburgh, PA – Petersen Events Center

Tue, Feb 15, 2022 – Toledo, OH – Huntington Center

Wed, Feb 16, 2022 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena

Fri, Feb 18, 2022 – Chicago, IL – Allstate Arena

Sat, Feb 19, 2022 – Cincinnati, OH – Heritage Bank Center

Sun, Feb 20, 2022 – Milwaukee, WI – Fiserv Forum

Mon, Feb 21, 2022 – St. Louis, MO – Chaifetz Arena

Wed, Feb 23, 2022 – Independence, MO – Cable Dahmer Arena

Fri, Feb 25, 2022 – Houston, TX – Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land

Sat, Feb 26, 2022 – Dallas, TX – Fair Park Coliseum

Mon, Feb 28, 2022 – El Paso, TX – Don Haskins Center

Tue, Mar 01, 2022 – Phoenix, AZ – Footprint Center

Thu, Mar 03, 2022 – Anaheim, CA – Honda Center


VOLBEAT SERVANT OF THE ROAD 2022 TOUR DATES:
21 May – London, UK - O2 Islington

24 May – Strasbourg, FR – La Laiterie

25 May – Rouen, FR – LE 106

27 May – Clermont, FR – La Coop

28 May – Toulouse, FR – Le Bikini

30 May – Lille, FR – Le Spendid

31 Mat – Nancy, FR – L’Autre Canal

02 June – Hannover, DE at Expo Plaza

03-05 June – Rock Am Ring/Rock Im Park*

07 June – Bergen, NO – Bergenjus Fortress

08 June – Solvesborg, SE - Sweden Rock Festival*

09 June – Interlaken, CH - Greenfield Festival*

11 June – Nickelsdorf, NO – Nova Rock 2022*

12 June – Castle Donington, UK – Download*

14 June – Berlin, DE at Wuhlheide

16 June – Dessel, BE - Graspop Metal Meeting*

17 June – Clisson, FR - Hellfest*

 

*Festival Appearance

 

Photo Credit: Ross Halfin (Download hi-res HERE)

 

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