Volbeat discuss making of The Devil's Bleeding Crown

Volbeat (Image credit: Martin Dam Kristensen)

Volbeat describe the birth of their track The Devil’s Bleeding Crown in a new behind-the-scenes video.

The Danish rockers released a lyric video for the track this month and in a new clip they explain how they played the song to live audiences to gauge reaction before committing to recording it for upcoming sixth album Seal The Deal & Let’s Boogie.

Frontman Michael Poulsen says: “So far it’s been working very well. It’s a great way to test the new songs as well as getting a first feel of how it works on stage. And sometimes that’s enough to find out if the song’s a keeper or not.”

Drummer Jon Larsen adds: “It’s a typical Volbeat track. I guess you could almost call it our signature sound.

“The reaction so far has actually been great. It seems like people are loving it.”

Poulsen explains that the band only played half the track for North American audiences, saving the whole track for crowds in Denmark as a treat for local fans.

Volbeat have a string of tour dates lined up for 2016.

Volbeat: Seal The Deal & Let’s Boogie tracklist

  1. The Devil’s Bleeding Crown
  2. Marie Laveau
  3. The Bliss
  4. The Gates of Babylon
  5. Let It Burn
  6. Black Rose
  7. Rebound
  8. Mary Jane Kelly
  9. Goodbye Forever
  10. Seal The Deal
  11. Battleship Chains
  12. You Will Know
  13. The Loa’s Crossroad

Volbeat tour dates 2016

Apr 22: Indio Coachella, CA
Apr 24: Phoenix Downtown, AZ
Apr 25: El Paso Abraham Chavez Theater, TX
Apr 26: Lubbock Lodestar Amphitheater, TX
Jun 03: Nuremberg Rock Im Park, Germany
Jun 03: Mendig Rock Am Ring, Germany
Jun 04: Nijmegen Fortarock, Netherlands
Jun 07: Spandau Citadel, Germany
Jun 08: Interlaken Greenfield Festival, Switzerland
Jun 09: Nickelsdorf Nova Rock, Austria
Jun 10: Download Festival, France
Jun 17-19: Hellfest, France
Jun 17-19: Dessel Graspop, Belgium
Jun 22: Bergen Bergenhus Festning, Norway
Jun 24: Odense Tinderbox, Denmark
Jun 25: Strasbourg Artefacts Festival, France
Jun 29: Nibe Festival, Denmark
Jun 30-Jul 02: Bravalla Festival, Sweden
Jul 07-09: Resurrection Festival, Spain
Jul 09: Stockholm Monsters Of Rock, Sweden
Jul 17: Joensuu Ilosaarirock, Finland
Aug 06: Bangor Rise Above Festival, ME
Aug 06-07: Heavy Montreal, Canada
Aug 20: Minneapolis US Bank Stadium, MN (with Metallica)

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