Today, multi-platinum Danish rock band VOLBEAT debut the music video for their new song “Last Day Under The Sun,” from their upcoming album Rewind, Replay, Rebound.
The video was directed by Jakob Printzlau, who has previously directed VOLBEAT’s videos for “The Devil’s Bleeding Crown,” “Lonesome Rider”, “16 Dollars”, and “Cape Of Our Hero.” Michael Poulsen, guitarist and lead singer for the band, reveals that the lyrics for the song were inspired by a book about Johnny Cash: “When I read his book, he went through tough times with alcohol and drugs… He walked into a cave to lay down to die. But he wakes up and feels like he has been given a second chance.”
VOLBEAT will release their seventh album Rewind, Replay, Rebound, on August 2nd via Vertigo/Universal. For the album, VOLBEAT — Michael Poulsen (guitars/vocals), Rob Caggiano (guitars), Kaspar Boye Larsen (bass), and Jon Larsen (drums) —build upon the distinct, psychobilly, punk-tinged rock ‘n’ roll sound they are known for, while reaching for new creative summits. “The whole point for us going into the studio, is because you still have something to prove — not just for the fans, but mostly for yourself,” says Poulsen. “We would not be able to do this record if it wasn’t for the work we have done in the past. No matter how old the band gets or how many records we do, there is always going to be that signature sound.” Rewind, Replay, Rebound is available for pre-order on all formats here, including a 2-CD deluxe edition, a special deluxe edition box set, and transparent and blue coloured vinyl, numbered and limited to 1000 copies each.
At this point in their already storied career, VOLBEAT has opened for Metallica, Motorhead, and Slipknot, garnered the 2014 Best Metal Performance Grammy nomination for “Room 24” and won multiple Danish Music Awards. For this album, they mine their own personal histories and that of their genre. The song “When We Were Kids” finds VOLBEAT ruminating on immortality and innocence we naively experience in our youth, while “Rewind The Exit” and “Die To Live” both explore how the pursuit of perfection can be a hollow goal.
‘Rewind, Replay, Rebound’ was produced by long-time collaborator Jacob Hansen and co-produced by Rob Caggiano and Michael Poulsen. This marks the first studio album with Kaspar Boye Larsen on bass. To achieve the album’s sound, the band also drew upon a myriad of guests. In addition to again working with backing vocalist Mia Maja on several tracks, they also reunited with the Harlem Gospel Choir. “Cheapside Sloggers” features a ripping guitar solo by Exodus and Slayer guitarist, Gary Holt. Clutch vocalist Neil Fallon is featured on “Die To Live,” the result of touring together and a love for the singer’s gruff and powerful style. Fallon comments, “A few months back, totally out of the blue, I got an email from Michael asking if I’d be interested in singing on a new Volbeat track. I was really surprised and even more so flattered. I gave it a listen and was sold. “Die To Live” is right up my alley because it’s a straight no chaser rock and roller.” Raynier Jacob Jacildo (piano) and Doug Corocran (saxophone) of JD McPherson’s band also lend their talents to the song. Ultimately, VOLBEAT have not lost their passion to create and progress. It’s that which keeps them hungry – and musically honest on the new album.
The band recently announced the first leg of the “Rewind, Replay, Rebound” world tour, with support from Baroness & Danko Jones. This tour will see the band performing in cities including London, Madrid, Berlin, Hamburg, and Stockholm (full dates below) and tickets for all dates are now on sale here. This summer, VOLBEAT will join Slipknot on their extensive Knotfest Roadshow North American Tour as special guests, alongside Gojira and Behemoth. That 29-date tour will kick off July 26th (full dates below). Tickets for those dates are on sale now here.
VOLBEAT emerged from Copenhagen in 2001. Since then, they’ve tirelessly clawed their way to hard rock’s upper echelon with endless touring and six beloved albums. Their last studio album Seal The Deal & Let’s Boogie debuted at #1 in seven countries including Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Belgium, Austria, and Switzerland. In Canada and Norway, the album entered the charts at #2, in the USA at #4 and in the UK at #16. Most recently the band released Let’s Boogie! Live At Telia Parken, a concert film and album documenting their landmark 2017 Copenhagen show in front of 48,250 fans, the largest show a Danish band has ever performed in Denmark.