Hales of the Columbus, Ohio radio station 99.7 The Blitz conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Michael Poulsen of Danish/American metal rock 'n' rollers VOLBEAT at this year's Rock On The Range, which was held May 15-17 at MAPFRE Stadium (formerly Crew Stadium) in Columbus. You can now watch the chat below.
Speaking about the progress of the songwriting sessions for VOLBEAT's follow-up to 2013's "Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies" album, Poulsen said: "Right now I'm writing on the road. We have rehearsed around five new songs in soundcheck. So, hopefully, before we go home in a couple of weeks, we will have six new songs and then I have to finish the second half [of the album] when I come home. And then we'll be ready for the studio around November."
VOLBEAT recently signed a North American management agreement with Q Prime, the New York-based music management firm founded and run by Cliff Burnstein and Peter Mensch.
Since forming in Copenhagen in 2000, VOLBEAT has released five studio albums and two live offerings.
"Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies" has sold almost 300,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. The title has been certified platinum in their home country of Denmark, alongside Germany and Austria, with gold sales in Finland and Sweden. The album has also been certified gold in Canada.
VOLBEAT's spring 2015 tour with ANTHRAX serving as direct support and CROBOT opening the show kicked off on April 24 in Denver, Colorado.