Well, this is unexpected! No, not that Volbeat released a new song — we knew they were in the studio over the winter. What's unexpected is that the song, "Parasite," is just 40 seconds long.

Volbeat make excellent use of their time, unleashing a pop-punk corker that's all too catchy. It's the kind of song that bores its way into your brain immediately, and you can go back and get your fix as often as you need. You can actually listen to the song almost eight times in just five minutes.

Take a listen to "Parasite" in the video below. If you feel the need to sing along, here's the lyrics:

Hey it’s back again now get it off my skin
It’s back again now get it off my skin
Make it go away

Go, go, go all the way up to the fucking moon
Yeah all the way up to the fucking moon
Make it go away

Cause you’re just one little parasite who don’t know your time is up
It’s hammer time today

"It's definitely not going to be the same thing as the last record or the record before it. It'll be slightly different," guitarist Rob Caggiano told Loudwire in an interview late last year. "Obviously we're right smack in the middle of it right now, so it's hard to say but definitely has a big rock feel to it, which I think is a cool thing," he said at the time.

The new album, which does not have a release date yet, will be Volbeat's first since 2016's Seal the Deal & Let's Boogie.

Volbeat are wrapping up a tour with Godsmack and will return to the U.S. on the Knotfest Roadshow this summer featuring Slipknot alongside Behemoth and Gojira. See those tour dates beneath the video.

Slipknot, Volbeat, Behemoth + Gojira 2019 Tour Dates
Fri Jul 26 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre
Sat Jul 27 - San Bernardino, CA - San Manuel Amphitheater
Thu Aug 1 - Salt Lake City, UT - USANA Amphitheatre
Sat Aug 3 - Albuquerque, NM - Isleta Amphitheater
Sun Aug 4 - Phoenix, AZ - Ak-Chin Pavilion
Tue Aug 6 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
Thu Aug 8 - Lincoln, NE - Pinnacle Bank Arena
Sat Aug 10 - Des Moines, IA - Iowa State Fairgrounds*
Sun Aug 11 - Tinley Park, IL - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Mon Aug 12 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
Wed Aug 14 - Virginia Beach, VA - Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
Fri Aug 16 - Noblesville, IN - Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
Sat Aug 17 - Bonner Springs, KS - Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
Sun Aug 18 - Maryland Heights, MO - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Tue Aug 20 - Toronto, ON - Budweiser Stage
Wed Aug 21 - Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Fri Aug 23 - Burgettstown, PA - KeyBank Pavilion
Sat Aug 24 - Scranton, PA - The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
Sun Aug 25 - Darien Center, NY - Darien Lake Amphitheater
Tue Aug 27 - Mansfield, MA – The Xfinity Center
Wed Aug 28 - Wantagh, NY - Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Fri Aug 30 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
Sat Aug 31 - Camden, NJ - BB&T Pavilion
Sun Sep 1 - Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live
Tue Sep 3 - Alpharetta, GA - Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
Wed Sep 4 - Tampa, FL - MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Fri Sep 6 - Austin, TX - Austin360 Amphitheater at Circuit of The Americas
Sat Sep 7 - Dallas, TX - Dos Equis Pavilion
Sun Sep 8 - The Woodlands, TX - The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman

*Iowa State Fair – Slipknot & Gojira only

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