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Volbeat shares a new music video for “Becoming”

Multi-platinum Danish band Volbeat have shared their new music for “Becoming”, from their album Servant Of The Mind (Republic Records). The music video captures the band on the road on the last three Volbeat tours, and was edited and directed by Brittany Bowman.

Michael Poulsen says of ‘Becoming’, “it’s a tribute to the mighty Entombed and our good friend LG Petrov, who sadly passed away. When we were about to record ‘Becoming’, there’s this riff of opening which is really inspired by Entombed, and we thought “why not use the same Boss HM-2 pedal that Entombed was known to use”.

This pedal is Sweden’s signature distorted guitar sound, and sounds disgustingly good. After reordering the song, we learned of LG’s death and decided to dedicate the song to him since Entombed was the inspiration behind this riff. “Becoming” is for you, my dear friend. Cheers!”

Volbeat’s eighth studio album, Servant Of The Mind, has been called “excellent…the darkest, heaviest Volbeat offering to date”, by Revolver Magazine and Kerrang! Magazine said, “rarely has a band so successful seemed so voracious”. The album is available now on standard CD, deluxe 2LP vinyl (in various limited edition variations), and deluxe digital edition here.

The group has already shared music videos for “Temple of Ekur”, “Shotgun Blues” and “Wait A Minute My Girl”.

Since forming in 2001, Volbeat has gone from clubs in Copenhagen to headlining the world, including the famous Telia Parken Stadium in Denmark (becoming the only national artist to sell out the venue).

Over the course of eight record-breaking albums, the band picked up number one songs (including ten No. 1s on the US Mainstream Rock chart and counting, the most of any band based outside of North America), multi certifications -platinum, awards and accolades all over the planet.

Their latest album, Servant Of The Mind, was released on December 3, 2021. They also contributed a cover of “Don’t Tread on Me” to The Metallica Blacklist, with all proceeds from the track benefiting the All Within My Hands Foundation and the Børne Cancer Fonden from Denmark.

Watch the new music video here: