Danish metallers VOLBEAT have issued the following update:
"Last week it was announced on various websites that VOLBEAT were to tour the UK with STUCK MOJO in October 2008.
"These UK dates will not include VOLBEAT. VOLBEAT were never asked to play the UK with STUCK MOJO and the dates were announced without our consent.
"At this very moment we are laying the final touch on what is to be our third album, currently slated for a pan-European release in September. We look forward to returning to the UK in conjunction with this release."
VOLBEAT's third album, "Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood", is being recorded at Hansen studio in Ribe, Denmark with producer Jacob Hansen and contains 13 songs, seven of which share a common lyrical theme that will also be incorporated into the LP's artwork.
According to the band, "Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood" will include a cover of HANK WILLIAMS' "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry", and will feature an as-yet-undisclosed guest vocalist on the song "Mary Ann's Place", which continues the story of "Danny & Lucy", "Fire Song" and "Mr and Mrs Ness" from VOLBEAT's previous albums . The Danish limited edition of the CD will include a cover of KITTY WELLS' "Making Belive", which was inspired by SOCIAL DISTORTION's version of the same track.
Commented vocalist Michael Poulsen: "This is without no doubt the strongest songs we ever wrote well, untill we release album No. 4, ha ha. Hey, what else are we supposed to say? But hey, WE MEAN IT. There will be different kind of surprises on the album, but we still sound 100% like VOLBEAT. Producer Jacob Hansen did a great job again and also did some backing vocals on some of the songs. As always, we don't try to brand ourself in one special music style; you can hear all our inspirations from different kind of music such as punk rock, heavy rock, country, metal, rock 'n' roll, pop rock, blues, gospel, garage and bla bla bla."
"The Strength, The Sound, The Songs", the debut album from Danish metallers VOLBEAT, has been certified gold in Denmark for sales in excess of 20,000 copies. The CD in 2006 became the first Danish heavy rock release in over 10 years to break the national Top 20.
VOLBEAT's sophomore album, "Rock the Rebel / Metal the Devil", entered the Danish chart at No. 1 upon its release in late February 2007 and stayed in the Top 5 for three months. The LP was certified platinum in Denmark for sales in excess of 30,000 copies. According to the band, this marks the first time a Danish metal album has sold platinum in Denmark.
"Rock The Rebel / Metal The Devil" will be released in the U.S. on June 10.