Volbeat have shared the video for “Becoming” from their album, Servant Of The Mind. The video, which can be seen now below, captures the energy of the band on the road during their last three tours. It was edited and directed by Brittany Bowman.
Michael Poulsen says of the song, “It is a tribute to the mighty Entombed and our good friend L.G. Petrov, who sadly passed away. When we were about to record “Becoming,” it has that opening riff that is really inspired by Entombed, and we thought ‘why not use that same Boss HM-2 pedal on it that Entombed was known for using.’ That pedal is the signature Swedish distorted guitar sound, and is sounds disgustingly good. After we reorded the song we got the news of L.G.’s passing, and decided to dedicate the song to him since Entombed was the inspiration behind that riff. ‘Becoming‘ is for you, my dear friend. Cheers!”
Since forming in 2001, Volbeat has gone from the clubs of Copenhagen to headlining stages around the world, including the famed Telia Parken stadium in Denmark (becoming the only domestic artist to ever sell out the venue). Over the course of eight record-breaking albums the band has picked up number one songs (including ten #1s on the US Mainstream Rock chart and counting, the most of any band based outside of North America), multi-platinum certifications, awards and accolades all over the planet. Their latest album, Servant Of The Mind, was released on December 3rd, 2021. They also contributed a cover of “Don’t Tread on Me” to The Metallica Blacklist, with all proceeds from the track benefiting the All Within My Hands Foundation and the Børne Cancer Fonden of Denmark.