ENTOMBED and THE KANDIDATE have been confirmed as the support acts on VOLBEAT's "Beyond Hell/Above Heaven" 2010 tour.
Commented VOLBEAT frontman Michael Schøn Poulsen: "We're very happy to add ENTOMBED as support to our European tour. ENTOMBED has been a huge inspiration and a band we've supported for 20 years. And there's no one better to open the show than THE KANDIDATE, Denmark's finest when it comes to death 'n' roll."
For a list of tour dates, visit Volbeat.dk.
VOLBEAT will release its fourth studio album, "Beyond Hell/Above Heaven", in Germany on September 10 and in most parts of Europe on September 13 by Vertigo/Universal. The CD was once again recorded at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark with producer Jacob Hansen.
Regarding the title of VOLBEAT's new album, Poulsen previously stated, "The title refers to the overall theme of the album, and it continues the storyline from where [the last VOLBEAT CD] 'Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood' left off…"
VOLBEAT is "very excited" about the new material, "carrying the songs into both extreme metallic territory, punk variations and some very catchy stuff at the same time," according to a posting on the band's web site. In addition, fans can expect to hear various guest musicians on the CD.
Added Poulsen: "We have fast, slow and mid-tempo songs. We still blend different styles of punk, rock 'n' roll, rockabilly, metal, heavy metal, thrash metal, country — we still keep it very open, it's just music! I cannot say too much about it right now, but we're really excited about it and it's going to be very, very cool. Again, we're going to give people something they haven't heard before. We always try to do something special and different on each and every album."
"Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood", the third studio album from VOLBEAT, received a U.S. release in March 2009 via Mascot Records.