Volbeat Unleash Cover Of Metallica’s “Don’t Tread On Me”

The song is part of ‘The Metallica Blacklist’ album.

[Volbeat © Matt Bishop Photo]

Multi-platinum Danish rockers Volbeat have unleashed their their version of “Don’t Tread On Me” from the forthcoming album, The Metallica Blacklist. While staying true to the original version, Volbeat indeed put their signature spin on the track. Stream the official music video below.

The Blacklist album features an unprecedented 50+ artists contributing a unique interpretation of their favorite cut from Metallica’s self-titled fifth album, celebrating the 30th anniversary of Metallica (aka The Black Album). All profits from The Metallica Blacklist will be donated to charity, benefiting Metallica’s All Within My Hands foundation and a charity of each contributing artists’ choice. For “Don’t Tread On Me,” Volbeat has chosen the Børne Cancer Fonden in Denmark.

“We didn’t want to touch any of the big hits on that album, which is quite difficult because they’re all hits, somehow,” frontman Michael Poulsen said. “We were trying to pick a song that you don’t hear as much from that album, and the most important thing was to pick a song where we could transform it into a Volbeat song. “Don’t Tread on Me” definitely had a swing that I could turn into a Volbeat swing, and it turned out really great.” 

The Metallica Blacklist will be available on digital and streaming on September 10, and on vinyl and CD October 1.
 
Recently Volbeat announced their first headlining shows in nearly two years. Puncutated by festival appearances at Rebel Rock (Orlando, FL: September 23, 2021) and Aftershock Festival (Sacramento, CA: October 8, 2021), the eight date headline run will see the band coming to cities including Atlanta, San Diego, and Los Angeles (full dates below). Special guests The Hu, Twin Temple, and Municipal Waste will be joining them for select dates. Tickets for these dates will go on sale on Friday, July 23 at 10am local time here.

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 (and 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 eight #1s on the US Mainstream Rock chart and counting), multi-platinum certifications, awards and accolades (including a Grammy nomination) all over the planet.

Their latest album, Rewind, Replay, Rebound, was released on August 2, 2019 and has spawned the hit singles “Last Day Under The Sun,” “Die To Live (feat. Neil Fallon of Clutch)” and “Leviathan.”

A live album featuring songs recorded during the subsequent world tour, Rewind, Replay, Rebound: Live in Deutschland, was released digitally on November 27, 2020. A vinyl-only bonus track compilation, Hokus Bonus, was originally made available on limited-edition vinyl on RSD Black Friday 2020 and will be available in a new, limited European version and a North American standard version this Summer and are available for pre-order at volbeat.dk.

VOLBEAT WAIT A MINUTE… LET’S TOUR DATES
Fri 9/24 – Atlanta, GA at Tabernacle*
Sun, 9/26 – Oklahoma City, OK at The Criterion*
Tue, 9/28 – San Antonio, TX at Sunken Garden Amphitheater^
Wed, 9/29 – Lubbock, TX at Lonestar Amphitheater^
Sat, 10/2 – San Diego, CA at The Observatory North Park #
Wed, 10/6 – Los Angeles, CA at Hollywood Palladium %
Sat, 10/9 – Paso Robles, CA at Vina Robles Amphitheatre*
Sun, 10/10 – Oakland, CA at The Fox Theater*

* Twin Temple
^ The Hu & Twin Temple
# Municipal Waste & Twin Temple
% Municipal Waste

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