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Volbeat

With their novel take on heavy metal, infused with straightforward rock and pop melodies, as well as a peculiar penchant for vintage ‘50s rock & roll, Denmark’s Volbeat brought a fresh perspective to a music scene normally dominated by American and British groups. Formed in 2001, by singer and guitarist Michael Poulsen (previously with death metal band Dominus), along with bassist Anders Kjølholm, drummer Jon Larsen and guitarist Franz Gottschalk (replaced in ’02 by Thomas Bredahl), Volbeat first gained popularity in their homeland, reaching the top of the Danish charts with both their sophomore album, ‘Rock the Rebel / Metal the Devil’ (2007), and its successor, ‘Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood’ (2008). At the same time, the group distinguished itself on tour, including acclaimed appearances at many of the top European summer festivals; performances which gradually spread their fame internationally and led to U.S. runs (sometimes augmented by former Mercyful Fate guitarist Hank Sherman) with Iced Earth, Hellyeah and Gigantour, behind 2010’s ‘Beyond Hell / Above Heaven’ LP. Rob Caggiano, of Anthrax fame, officially joined the group after producing their fifth album, 2013’s ‘Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies,’ which made Volbeat the first Danish act to crack the U.S. Top Ten since dance group Aqua in 1997. The album also boasted a guest vocal by Danish metal legend King Diamond in ‘Room 24,’ which was later nominated for a Grammy award in the ‘Best Metal performance’ category.

  1. Selected Discography: ‘Rock the Rebel / Metal the Devil’ (2007),' ‘Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies’ (2013)
  2. Related Artists: King Diamond, Mercyful Fate, Anthrax, Dominus
  3. Further Reading: 2014 Grammy Nominees for Best Metal Performance
 
Melina Dellamarggio
Melina Dellamarggio

Volbeat Release ‘Seal the Deal’ Lyric Video

Volbeat have released a lyric video for 'Seal the Deal' off their forthcoming record, 'Seal the Deal & Let's Boogie.'

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Theo Wargo, Getty Images / Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com

Avenged Sevenfold, Volbeat + More Announced for 2016 High Elevation Rock Fest

Avenged Sevenfold and Volbeat lead a hard rocking lineup taking the stage at Denver's inaugural High Elevation Rock Fest in September.

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YouTube: VolbeatVEVO

Volbeat Release ‘The Devil’s Bleeding Crown’ Music Video, Name Permanent Bassist

Volbeat have released a music video for the catchy 'The Devil's Bleeding Crown' and have named their permanent new bass player.

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Melina Dellamarggio
Melina Dellamarggio

Volbeat, Black Stone Cherry + Monster Truck Show ‘Who They Are’ to Phoenix

Check out our recap and photos from Volbeat's recent concert in Phoenix with Black Stone Cherry and Monster Truck.

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Hoganson Media Relations / Republic Records
Hoganson Media Relations / Republic Records

Thousand Foot Krutch vs. Volbeat – Cage Match

Vote for either Thousand Foot Krutch's 'Running With Giants' or Volbeat's 'The Devil's Bleeding Crown' in this Loudwire Cage Match.

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Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com
Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com

Volbeat Unleash ‘The Bliss’ Lyric Video

Volbeat have revealed their lyric video for the highly catchy new song 'The Bliss' from their 'Seal the Deal & Let's Boogie' disc.

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Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com

Volbeat Crush The Roxy in Los Angeles Ahead of Coachella Appearance

Volbeat got in a rocking club show at the Roxy in Los Angeles ahead of their Coachella appearance this weekend.

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Republic Records
Republic Records

Volbeat Announce ‘Seal the Deal & Let’s Boogie’ Album Details, Stream New Song ‘The Devil’s Bleeding Crown’

Volbeat have released all the details regarding their 'Seal the Deal & Let's Boogie' album and have shared a new song, 'The Devil's Bleeding Crown.'

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Metallica, Avenged Sevenfold + Volbeat To Play First Rock Show at New Minneapolis Stadium

Metallica will be playing the inaugural rock show at the new U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, with Avenged Sevenfold and Volbeat as support.

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Volbeat Reveal Touring Return With April 2016 U.S. Dates

Volbeat have revealed a string of April tour dates surrounding their Coachella appearances with Black Stone Cherry and Monster Truck.

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