Volbeat frontman Michael Poulsen told U.K. outlet Heavy TV what he and the band have been doing since they finished last summer’s stadium tour with Metallica and before embarking on their current European festival run.
“(We) took a half-year off. I just got a baby daughter one year ago, and at the same time, I used a lot of time writing new material. So, I’ve been home being a dad and at the same time writing new songs.”
As for when fans will get to hear the new material, Poulsen said, “Definitely next year. We are planning to hit the studio around late November to record some songs. We might enter the studio again very early next year to record the second half. The album is going to be out next year; I just don’t know when. But it’s going to be out next year.”
Volbeat’s next LP will follow up 2016’s Seal The Deal & Let’s Boogie and will be the band’s first full-length effort to feature bassist Kaspar Boye Larsen.
Volbeat is currently on a run of European festivals that brings the band to Glasgow, Scotland on Wednesday (June 6th) and will last through late July. The band does not have any North American dates on its current schedule.