Volbeat Releases Video For “Last Day Under The Sun”

Danish/American hard rock group VOLBEAT has released the official music video for its new song “Last Day Under The Sun”. The clip 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”.

VOLBEAT frontman Michael Poulsen has revealed 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,” Michael said. “He walked into a cave to lay down to die. But he wakes up and feels like he has been given a second chance.”

“Last Day Under The Sun” is taken from VOLBEAT‘s seventh album, “Rewind, Replay, Rebound”, which will be released on August 2 via Republic Records. For the album, VOLBEAT — Michael Poulsen (guitars/vocals), Rob Caggiano (guitars), Kaspar Boye Larsen (bass), and Jon Larsen (drums) — builds upon its distinct, psychobilly, punk-tinged rock ‘n’ roll sound it is 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,” said 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, including a 2 CD deluxe edition, a special deluxe edition box set, and transparent and blue colored vinyl, numbered and limited to 1,000 copies each.

At this point in their already storied career, VOLBEAT has opened for METALLICAMOTÖRHEAD 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 all 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 longtime 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 ChoirCLUTCH 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. Raynier Jacob Jacildo (piano) and Doug Corocran (saxophone) of JD McPherson‘s band also lend their talents to the song. “Cheapside Sloggers” features a ripping guitar solo by EXODUS and SLAYER guitarist Gary Holt. 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.

VOLBEAT recently announced the first leg of the “Rewind, Replay, Rebound” world tour, with support from BARONESS and DANKO JONES.

“Rewind, Replay, Rebound” track listing:

Standard CD/2LP

01. Last Day Under The Sun
02. Pelvis On Fire
03. Rewind The Exit
04. Die To Live (feat. Neil Fallon)

05. When We Were Kids

06. Sorry Sack of Bones
07. Cloud 9
08. Cheapside Sloggers
09. Maybe I Believe
10. Parasite
11. Leviathan
12. The Awakening of Bonnie Parker
13. The Everlasting
14. 7:24

Deluxe 2CD/Digital

Disc 1:

01. Last Day Under The Sun
02. Pelvis On Fire
03. Rewind The Exit
04. Die To Live (feat. Neil Fallon)
05. When We Were Kids
06. Sorry Sack of Bones
07. Cloud 9
08. Cheapside Sloggers
09. Maybe I Believe
10. Parasite
11. Leviathan
12. The Awakening of Bonnie Parker
13. The Everlasting
14. 7:24

Disc 2:

01. Under The Influence
02. Immortal But Destructible
03. Die To Live
04. Last Day Under The Sun (Demo)
05. Rewind The Exit (Demo)
06. When We Were Kids (Demo)
07. Maybe I Believe (Demo)
08. Leviathan (Demo)

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