ROCK NEWS REPORT 25 MAY 18

VOLBEAT PLANNING TO ENTER THE STUDIO LATER THIS YEAR

Danish/American act Volbeat plans to enter the studio before the end of the year to begin recording its seventh album for a tentative 2019 release. The follow-up to 2016's Seal The Deal & Let's Boogie will mark the band's first full-length effort to feature bassist Kaspar Boye Larsen, who joined Volbeat too late to appear on the last CD.

Asked about new material, guitarist Rob Caggiano told Belfast Metal, "We've been working, actually, on some ideas. We've been writing a bunch, actually. So, yeah, we're planning on going into the studio at some point at the end of this year."

  • Caggiano added, "There's no real set formula or time frame, really . . . We all know when it's time to start working on stuff and thinking about the next album and all that stuff. So it all kind of just happens naturally."
  • Seal The Deal & Let's Boogie was released in June 2016 and featured the chart-topping rock singles "Black Rose" and "The Devil's Bleeding Crown."
  • Volbeat is currently on a run of European festivals that brings the band to Belfast, Ireland on Saturday (May 26th) and will last through late July. The band does not have any North American dates on its current schedule.

Story source: Blabbermouth

DID YOU KNOW?

  • "Black Rose" marked the sixth time in less than five years that Volbeat had a Number One song on the rock chart.
  • The only other acts who have had six or more on the chart in five years or less are Van Halen, the Black Crowes, Three Days Grace and Shinedown.

CHECK IT OUT: Watch Volbeat perform "Black Rose" live:

 


A PERFECT CIRCLE SHARES 2D VIDEO FROM HOLOGRAPHIC FILM 

A Perfect Circle has shared a 2D video for “TalkTalk,” the third single off their first album in 14 years, Eat The Elephant. The video is taken from the companion film to the album, which was directed by Steven Sebring. Sebring created a unique addition to the deluxe box set edition of the LP: taking a prism included with the set and placing it on a smartphone, a holographic accompaniment to the album is generated as a film which runs for the duration of the record.

Singer Maynard James Keenan said about the holographic film, “It is very much a combined experience of the tactile and the visual. I come from an era where the physical pieces were something that you cherished. Double-gate foldout with the big images, the interaction of putting vinyl on a turntable I think is lost in the digital age . . . something like this brings back that visual excitement for people.”

  • The 58-minute hologram unfolds through the eyes of a young girl over the 12-song album arc. The band, led by Keenan and guitarist Billy Howerdel, had "almost zero" input into which footage would be used in the film.
  • Eat The Elephant was released on April 20th and debuted at Number Three on the Billboard 200 album sales survey, moving 68,000 copies in its first week. All four of the band's studio offerings have debuted in the Top Five.
  • A Perfect Circle wraps up a short North American jaunt this Saturday (May 26th) in Dallas, after which A Perfect Circle will head to Europe.

Story source: The PRP

CHECK IT OUT: Watch the video for "TalkTalk":

 

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