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Volbeat Release New Song “Cheapside Sloggers” Featuring Gary Holt (Slayer, Exodus)

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Gary Holt doesn’t just guest on Volbeat’s new single, “Cheapside Sloggers” — he invades it. For the most part, the song, like all of Volbeat’s other tunes, is fairly upbeat-sounding — certainly far more so than anything the Slexoder guitarist has ever done. But then around 1:35, everything slows down and the splash symbol, like gathering storm clouds, counts in a new section which is uncharacteristically dark and evil-sounding for Volbeat.

And that’s when Holt’s solo arrives.

In other words, “Cheapside Sloggers” is like a Reece’s Peanut Butter Cup of Volbeat and Slexoder: not so much amalgamation as one delicious element wrapped around another. Yum.

Check out “Cheapside Sloggers” below. Volbeat’s new album, Rewind, Replay, Rebound, comes out August 2, and can be pre-ordered here .

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