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Volbeat’s "Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies" to Feature Guest Appearance from King Diamond

Image courtesy of Facebook.com/Volbeat (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Facebook.com/Volbeat (via ABC News Radio)

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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