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Volbeat Line Up December Release For Eighth LP 'Servant Of The Mind', Post New Track Shotgun Blues

Friday, 24 September 2021 Written by Jon Stickler

Volbeat have announced their eighth studio album, 'Servant Of The Mind'

The follow-up to 2019's 'Rewind, Replay, Rebound' will arrive through Republic Records on December 3 and include the tune, Shotgun Blues.

Propelled by a heavy guitar riff, the track bores the hallmarks of Danish rocker's high-octane rockabilly abandon, with lyrics that explore ghostly events experienced by vocalist Michael Poulsen upon moving into a new home. He said:

"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."

Over the summer, the band released two other cuts from the record — Wait A Minute My Girl and Dagen Før. They also contributed their take on Metallica's Don't Tread On Me to the thrash icons' monster covers compilation, 'The Metallica Blacklist'.

Commenting on the LP, Poulsen added: "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."

Volbeat will support the record with a 26-date co-headline US tour with Ghost early in 2022. Special guests will be Twin Temple, a satanic doo-wop band. Tickets go on general sale at 10am local time today (September 24). 

The band recently kicked off their Wait A Minute… Let’s Tour run yesterday in Orlando, Florida, their first US trek in two years.

'Servant Of The Mind' tracklist:

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

Volbeat Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Fri September 24 2021 - ATLANTA Georgia - Tabernacle Atlanta (USA)
Sat September 25 2021 - LOUISVILLE Kentucky - Louder Than Life (USA)
Sun September 26 2021 - OKLAHOMA CITY Oklahoma - Criterion Oklahoma City (USA)
Mon September 27 2021 - OKLAHOMA CITY Oklahoma - Criterion - Oklahoma City (USA)
Tue September 28 2021 - SAN ANTONIO Texas - Sunken Garden Theater (USA)
Wed September 29 2021 - LUBBOCK Texas - Lonestar Amphitheater and Event Center (USA)
Sat October 02 2021 - SAN DIEGO California - Observatory North Park (USA)
Sun October 03 2021 - SAN DIEGO California - Observatory North Park (USA)
Wed October 06 2021 - LOS ANGELES California - Hollywood Palladium (USA)
Thu October 07 2021 - SACRAMENTO California - Aftershock (USA)
Sat October 09 2021 - PASO ROBLES California - Vina Robles Amphitheatre (USA)
Sun October 10 2021 - OAKLAND California - Fox Theater Oakland (USA)

Tue January 25 2022 - RENO Nevada - Reno Events Center (USA)
Thu January 27 2022 - SEATTLE Washington - Climate Pledge Arena (USA)
Fri January 28 2022 - NAMPA Idaho - Ford Idaho Center Arena (USA)
Sat January 29 2022 - PORTLAND Oregon - Veterans Memorial Coliseum (USA)
Mon January 31 2022 - SALT LAKE CITY Utah - Maverik Center (USA)
Wed February 02 2022 - DENVER Colorado - Ball Arena (USA)
Fri February 04 2022 - LINCOLN Nebraska - Pinnacle Bank Arena (USA)
Sat February 05 2022 - MINNEAPOLIS Minnesota - Target Center (USA)
Mon February 07 2022 - COLUMBUS Ohio - Nationwide Arena (USA)
Tue February 08 2022 - HERSHEY Pennsylvania - Giant Center (USA)
Thu February 10 2022 - NEWARK New Jersey - Prudential Center (USA)
Fri February 11 2022 - WORCESTER Massachusetts - DCU Center (USA)
Sat February 12 2022 - CAMDEN New Jersey - BB and T Pavilion (USA)
Mon February 14 2022 - PITTSBURGH Pennsylvania - Petersen Events Center (USA)
Tue February 15 2022 - TOLEDO Ohio - Huntington Center (USA)
Wed February 16 2022 - GRAND RAPIDS Michigan - Van Andel Arena (USA)
Fri February 18 2022 - ROSEMONT Illinois - Allstate Arena (USA)
Sat February 19 2022 - CINCINNATI Ohio - Heritage Bank Center (USA)
Sun February 20 2022 - MILWAUKEE Wisconsin - Fiserv Forum (USA)
Mon February 21 2022 - ST LOUIS Missouri - Chaifetz Arena (USA)
Wed February 23 2022 - INDEPENDENCE Missouri - Cable Dahmer Arena (USA)
Fri February 25 2022 - SUGAR LAND Texas - Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land (USA)
Sat February 26 2022 - DALLAS Texas - Fair Park Coliseum (USA)
Mon February 28 2022 - EL PASO Texas - Don Haskins Center (USA)
Tue March 01 2022 - PHOENIX Arizona - Footprint Center (USA)
Thu March 03 2022 - ANAHEIM California - Honda Center (USA)

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