Volbeat has been talking in interviews lately about getting to work on its next studio album, but don't expect a new disc to surface that quickly, Speaking with SROMaginc.com, drummer Jon Larsen said that the group will take an extended break before hitting the "record" button. Larsen explained that after the band wraps its current U.S. tour, "We're gonna go to the U.K. for ten days. And after that we have six months off for the first time in two years. So we're gonna start focusing on writing new stuff."
Larsen added that while no full new songs were written, "Michael (Poulsen, guitar/vocals) is already starting and planning, and having small bits and pieces. And once he's put some flesh on those bones, he and I will go to the rehearsal room and try and get the songs into shape and then the two other guys will come in."
- Volbeat's latest effort, 2013's Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies, has sold 252,000 copies in the U.S. The set features the Number One singles "The Hangman's Body Count" and "Lola Montez," as well as the Top Five track "Dead But Rising" and new single "Doc Holliday."
- Volbeat performs this Sunday (October 26th) at Knotfest in San Bernardino, with Slipknot and others.