Guitarist/vocalist Michael Poulsen of Danish/American metal rock ‘n’ rollers VOLBEAT recently spoke to Artisan News about the band’s decision to record a cover version of the YOUNG THE GIANT song “My Body” for VOLBEAT‘s fifth studio album, “Outlaw Gentlemen Shady Ladies”. Check out the clip below.
In a recent interview with Full Metal Jackie, Poulsen stated about how the “My Body” cover came about: “I heard [the track being played on the radio] on my way to the airport with my wife and I was blown away by [it]. I thought it would be a little bit different to do a cover song like that on the album. I think that’s a song that suits VOLBEAT pretty well if we do it our own way with our own sound. Of course, we always like to do the Johnny Cash covers, but this time around we decided to do something else. You can definitely still hear the inspiration of legendary performers on the album.”
“Outlaw Gentlemen Shady Ladies” sold 39,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 9 on The Billboard 200 chart. The record arrived in stores on April 9 via Universal Republic.
The new disc follows up 2010’s “Beyond Hell/Above Heaven”, which featured three No. 1 rock radio hits, “A Warrior’s Call”, “Still Counting” and “Heaven Nor Hell”.
Former ANTHRAX axeman Rob Caggiano, who was a producer on the new disc, recently joined the band as its new guitarist. He replaces guitarist Thomas Bredahl, who was given his walking papers in November 2011.
VOLBEAT will take part in this summer’s Monster Energy’s Rock Allegiance Tour alongside HIM, ALL THAT REMAINS and AIRBOURNE.