A teaser for “The Devil’s Bleeding Crown”, the new video from Danish/American rock ‘n’ rollers VOLBEAT, can be seen below. The full clip, which was shot in April, will make its online debut tomorrow (Friday, May 13).
“The Devil’s Bleeding Crown” is taken from VOLBEAT’s sixth full-length album, “Seal The Deal & Let’s Boogie”, which will be released on June 3 via Republic Records.
“The Devil’s Bleeding Crown” pairs a galloping guitar riff with propulsive thrashed-out grooves. The band performed it only once in entirety last summer in Odense, Denmark and had fans waiting for more. The track quickly builds into an anthemic refrain meant to be chanted at festivals worldwide. It’s classic VOLBEAT through and through.
Produced by longtime collaborator Jacob Hansen and co-produced by frontman Michael Poulsen and lead guitarist Rob Caggiano, “Seal The Deal & Let’s Boogie” includes a total of 13 new tracks, reflecting their signature hybrid of rock prowess, metal power, blues soul, and rockabilly swing.
On the new album, Poulsen says: “After months writing and recording, we’re thrilled to finally be able to unleash ‘Seal The Deal & Let’s Boogie’ into the world. Play it loud!”
Like the band’s last effort, 2013’s “Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies”, there’s a loose concept to the new disc, as Caggiano explained. “There’s definitely some stuff that kind of weaves in and out of the record,” he told The Pulse Of Radio. “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.”
“Seal The Deal & Let’s Boogie” track listing:
01. The Devil’s Bleeding Crown
02. Marie Laveau
03. The Bliss
04. The Gates of Babylon
05. Let It Burn
06. Black Rose
08. Mary Jane Kelly
09. Goodbye Forever
10. Seal The Deal
11. Battleship Chains
12. You Will Know
13. The Loa’s Crossroad
VOLBEAT will spend most of the summer in Europe, returning in August for SEETHER’s Rise Above festival in Maine on August 6, the Heavy Montreal event on August 7, and an opening slot for METALLICA at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on August 8.