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Volbeat singer Michael Poulsen shared in a new interview he’s having a throat operation in October.

Poulsen told that the recovery will require Volbeat to take a break from the road. However, once Poulsen has recovered by 2024, things will pick back up, and the Danish band will begin work on a new album.

“I will use time next year also to write a new Volbeat album and record the Volbeat album,” said Poulsen. “So ’25 we will go out and promote Volbeat, but ’24 I will be promoting [my side project] Asinhell.”

Volbeat went through a significant change this year. In June, longtime guitarist Rob Caggiano parted ways with the band after being a member since 2013. Arcane Order guitarist Flemming C. Lung filled in for Coggiano on the band’s 2023 tour dates.

Volbeat shared the news in a statement saying, in part, “During our time together, we’ve traveled the world sharing great experiences and released four albums that we are immensely proud of, and we wouldn’t change a moment of it. We wish our brother Rob all the best with everything he does in the future (we know it’s going to be great)!”

The split seemed to be civil with Caggiano sharing via Instagram, “I also want to wishMichael, Jon, Kaspar, (Anders too) and the entire Volbeat camp the best of luck moving forward. I’m extremely proud of everything we accomplished together over the last 10 years.”


18 Albums that Turn 10 in 2023

Many of the albums that turn 10 in 2023 were major hits for some of the biggest bands in rock today. Among those artists were Avenged Sevenfold, Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat and more. Additionally, a number of classic artists released hit LPs in 2013. Some of those artists included Black Sabbath, The Stooges and Pearl Jam.

Scroll below to see which albums turn 10 in 2023!

  • Fall Out Boy - ‘Save Rock and Roll’

    Released on April 12, 2013.

  • Avenged Sevenfold - ‘Hail to the King’

    Released on August 23, 2013.

  • Five Finger Death Punch - ‘The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 1’

    Released on July 30, 2013.

  • Black Sabbath - ‘13’

    Released on June 7, 2013.

  • Alice in Chains - ‘The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here’

    Released on May 28, 2013.

  • Arcade Fire - ‘Reflektor’

    Released on October 28, 2013.

  • Queens of the Stone Age - ‘...Like Clockwork’

    Released on June 3, 2013.

  • David Bowie - ‘The Next Day’

    Released on March 8, 2013.

  • The Stooges - ‘Ready to Die’

    Released on April 30, 2013.

  • Ghost - ‘Infestissumam’

    Released on April 10, 2013.

  • Nine Inch Nails - ‘Hesitation Marks’

    Released on August 30, 2013.

  • Elton John - ‘The Diving Board’

    Released on September 13, 2013.

  • Pearl Jam - ‘Lightning Bolt’

    Released on October 15, 2013.

  • Paul McCartney - ‘New’

    Released on October 11, 2013.

  • Dropkick Murphys - ‘Signed and Sealed in Blood’

    Released on January 8, 2013.

  • Bon Jovi - ‘What About Now’

    Released on March 8, 2013.

  • Volbeat - 'Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies’

    Released on April 5, 2013.

  • Stone Sour - ‘House of Gold & Bones – Part 2’

    Released on April 9, 2013.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well-versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice. #TransRightsAreHumanRights

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