Volbeat has revealed that King Diamond, frontman of Danish metal pioneers Mercyful Fate, will appear on the band’s upcoming album, Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies. Diamond will lend his talents to a track titled “Room 24,” which was inspired by "a terrifying experience in a hotel room.”
"Having King on the record is a huge privilege,” said frontman Michael Poulsen in a statement. “He wrote his own lines, and it is half my lyrics and half his. It’s a weird, scary story, and he’s the perfect person for it.”
Poulsen adds that the upcoming release will feature a variety of different musical styles and includes a cover of alternative rockers Young the Giant’s hit single, “My Body.” "It's a new vibe for Volbeat,” he explains. "You've got everything -- the rockabilly stuff, the melodies, the ultra-heavy stuff, the Western motifs and the big rock songs. It's everything that Volbeat are all about, but taken even further."
Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies will arrive at all the usual outlets on April 9.
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