Michael Poulsen, vocalist and guitarist of Danish rock band Volbeat, joins Matt Pinfield for this episode of “New & Approved.” Last December, Volbeat released their 8th studio album “Servant of the Mind” so you’ll hear all about its creation in this interview.
Poulsen discusses the impact the COVID-19 pandemic had on the band as their 2020 North American tour was cancelled. However, the cancellation was what led Poulsen’s idea of recording a new album. He tells Matt all about the amazing process of writing and putting together “Servant of the Mind.” “Wait A Minute My Girl” and “Shotgun Blues” are some of the top-hitting songs from the record that Poulsen discusses the background of.
Poulsen also dives into his childhood favorites and how 1950s music, especially rockabilly, influenced his music. He then discovered heavy metal around the age of 9 and fell in love with the genre.
Volbeat is currently on tour with Ghost and will be playing Anaheim’s Honda Center on March 3rd, 2022!