volbeat_sealthedealVolbeat are pretty good at announcing their member changes just as they’re about to release a new album. They did it a few years ago when their co-producer and former Anthrax guitarist Rob Caggiano joined the band. And now, with Seal the Deal & Let’s Boogie coming out on June 3rd, the band have announced that they have a new bassist. Kaspar Boye Larsen, who has previously played bass in Danish punk band The Hitchcocks and alt metal band The Kandidate, is no stranger to the band. He’d been filling in on bass on the band’s recent US tour, and first filled in for them a decade ago. He’ll have his European debut with the band at the Rock am Ring festival on June 3rd, the same date of the album’s release. Here’s what he had to say about his new gig:

“10 years ago I returned from VOLBEAT’s very first European tour that I joined as a tour session bass player. I was so proud of playing with one of my favorite 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 favorite 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!”

If you’re not going to be in Europe and want to see what the new guy looks like, you can see him in the band’s video for their #1 rock hit “The Devil’s Bleeding Crown.”