Volbeat Release ‘The Devil’s Bleeding Crown’ Music Video, Name Permanent Bassist
Danish rockabilly metallers Volbeat are set to drop their album, Seal the Deal & Let's Boogie, on June 3. Having already given fans a taste of the new record with two singles, they've just released a music video for the first track that was unleashed, "The Devil's Bleeding Crown."
There's no denying Volbeat's sound is uplifting with a hair-in-the-wind type vibe and this atmosphere is perfectly conveyed in the video above. The band deliver their signature, swinging, bluesy groove and Michael Poulsen's metal Elvis charm in a typical room of a house, cutting to clips of friends hanging around and having a small party of their own.
Starting off with a man wrapping tape around his knuckles ready to take out some angst on a punching bag, the video turns to a group of friends hanging out and drinking. One person grabs Danish metal hero King Diamond's Conspiracy record from a chest and drops the needle on the classic. Some headbanging ensues, but things really get kicked up when a woman begins twirling around a pole in the center of the room.
Volbeat have undergone two lineup changes in recent years, the latest being the permanent addition of touring bassist Kaspar Boye Larsen. He replaces Anders Kjølholm, who held down the position from the band's inception in 2001 until 2015.
Larsen had previously filled in on tour with the band prior to his recent road stint and is excited to be a full-time member, stating to Billboard, "10 years ago I returned from Volbeat’s very first European tour that I joined as a tour session bass player. I was so proud of playing with one of my favorite bands and loaded with great memories of good times but also sad that it was over. A lot of things have happened in the meantime but the songs are as great as ever and I’m super stoked to be joining one of my favorite bands onstage, only this time on a permanent basis. I’m very grateful that the guys thought of me after all these years and I can’t wait to see you all out there."
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