Volbeat confirm new bassist


Volbeat have confirmed the addition of bassist Kaspar Boye Larsen on a full-time basis into the band.

Larsen played bass with the Danish/American rockers during their recent U.S tour while he was also a tour session bassist with them in the past.

Now though Larsen is a fully-fledged member of Volbeat, something frontman Michael Poulsen is thrilled with.

He says: “We are happy to announce that Kaspar Boye Larsen is officially now the new bass player in Volbeat. We just got back from a great U.S. tour and Kaspar showed, as we expected, that he's the real deal.

“The fans love him and we can't wait for the rest of you to hook up with us as a full band again on our coming shows.”

In addition to his history with Volbeat, Kaspar was a member of punk band The Hitchcocks in addition to metallers The Kandidate.

Kaspar will make his European bow with Volbeat on June 3 when they play Germany’s Rock AM Ring festival – the same day the band drop their sixth album ‘Seal The Deal & Let’s Boogie.’

"Ten years ago I returned from Volbeat’s very first European tour that I joined as a tour session bass player," Kaspar beams.

“I was so proud of playing with one of my favourite bands and loaded with great memories of good times but also sad that it was over.

“A lot of things have happened in the meantime, but the songs are as great as ever and I'm super stoked to be joining one of my favourite bands on stage, only this time on a permanent basis.

“I'm very grateful that the guys thought of me after all these years and I can't wait to see you all out there!"