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Volbeat Release Surprisingly Thrashy New Song “Becoming”

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I don’t know if covering Metallica had a serious impact on Volbeat or if guitarist Rob Caggiano brought in a rejected riff from his Anthrax days or what, but the band’s new single, “Becoming,” is unexpectedly much heavier and thrashier than the band’s usual output. The chorus is still classic Volbeat boogie-pop-metal, but most of the song sounds like it could have been on Hardwired, if not The Black Album.

Check out “Becoming” below. The track will appear on Volbeat’s new album, Servant of the Mind, which is out December 3 on Republic Records. You can pre-order it here.

Volbeat recently announced a 2022 U.S. co-headline arena tour with Ghost. All of Volbeat’s upcoming live dates are below.

Volbeat w/o Ghost

Sept. 23 – Orlando, FL at Rebel Rock (festival) [tickets]
Sep. 24 – Atlanta, GA at Tabernacle (w/ Twin Temple) [tickets]
Sep. 26 – Oklahoma City, OK at The Criterion (w/ Twin Temple) [tickets]
Sep. 28 – San Antonio, TX at Sunken Garden Amphitheater (w/ The Hu, Twin Temple) [tickets]
Sep. 29 – Lubbock, TX at Lonestar Amphitheater (w/ The Hu, Twin Temple) [tickets]
Oct. 02 – San Diego, CA at The Observatory North Park (w/ Municipal Waste, The Hu, Twin Temple) [tickets]
Oct. 06 – Los Angeles, CA at Hollywood Palladium (w/ Municipal Waste) [tickets]
Oct. 08 – Sacramento, CA at Aftershock (festival) [tickets]
Oct. 09 – Paso Robles, CA at Vina Robles Amphitheatre (w/ Twin Temple) [tickets]
Oct. 10 – Oakland, CA at The Fox Theater (w/ Twin Temple) [tickets]

Volbeat, Ghost, and Twin Temple

Jan. 25 – Reno, NV – Reno Events Center [tickets]
Jan. 27 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena [tickets]
Jan. 28 – Nampa, ID – Ford Idaho Center Arena [tickets]
Jan. 29 – Portland, OR – Veterans Memorial Coliseum [tickets]
Jan. 31 – West Valley City, UT – Maverik Center [tickets]
Feb. 02 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena [tickets]
Feb. 04 – Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena [tickets]
Feb. 05 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center [tickets]
Feb. 07 – Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena [tickets]
Feb. 08 – Hershey, PA – GIANT Center [tickets]
Feb. 10 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center [tickets]
Feb. 11 – Worcester, MA – DCU Center [tickets]
Feb. 12 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion [tickets]
Feb. 14 – Pittsburgh, PA – Petersen Events Center [tickets]
Feb. 15 – Toledo, OH – Huntington Center [tickets]
Feb. 16 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena [tickets]
Feb. 18 – Chicago, IL – Allstate Arena [tickets]
Feb. 19 – Cincinnati, OH – Heritage Bank Center [tickets]
Feb. 20 – Milwaukee, WI – Fiserv Forum [tickets]
Feb. 21 – St. Louis, MO – Chaifetz Arena [tickets]
Feb. 23 – Independence, MO – Cable Dahmer Arena [tickets]
Feb. 25 – Houston, TX – Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land [tickets]
Feb. 26 – Dallas, TX – Fair Park Coliseum [tickets]
Feb. 28 – El Paso, TX – Don Haskins Center [tickets]
Mar. 01 – Phoenix, AZ – Footprint Center [tickets]
Mar. 03 – Anaheim, CA – Honda Center [tickets]

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