Contact Us



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
Facebook: Gutterdammerung

Volbeat + Mark Lanegan Join Casting for Silent Film ‘Gutterdammerung’

Members of Volbeat and Mark Lanegan are the latest to take part in the 'loudest silent film on Earth.'

Read More

Category: Metal, News, Rock, Videos Tags: ,
Morten Rygaard for Loudwire

Volbeat Play Historic Show in Denmark [Photos]

Over 37,000 turned out to see native sons Volbeat play in Odense, Denmark on Saturday.

Read More

Category: Concerts, Metal, News, Pictures, Rock Tags:
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Volbeat Frontman Michael Poulsen Talks Upcoming Album + More

Volbeat's Michael Poulsen speaks about writing new music, becoming popular in the U.S., how he likes to spend his downtime and more!

Read More

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Volbeat and Anthrax Wrap Up Tour With Electrifying Show in NYC With Crobot

n the heart of New York City, fans lined up in the rain to see Volbeat, Anthrax and Crobot play Hammerstein Ballroom.

Read More

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Rock on the Range: Day 3 Main Stage – Linkin Park, Rise Against, Volbeat, Halestorm, Anthrax + More

On the last day of Rock on the Range 2015, the festival’s Main Stage saw some heavy hitters all throughout the day like Linkin Park, Rise Against and Volbeat.

Read More

Volbeat Anthrax Crobot
Mary Ouellette, / Kevin Winter, Getty Images / Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Volbeat, Anthrax + Crobot Forced to Cancel Show Due to Inadequate Building Infrastructure

Volbeat and Anthrax were forced to cancel their gig Sunday night (May 3) in Calgary, Canada, after a building engineer determined the Calgary Stampede Corral’s infrastructure was not strong enough.

Read More

Category: Concerts, Metal, News, Rock Tags: , ,
Photo by Matthew Rodgers, HERFitzPR

Anthrax Offer First Vocal Listen of Upcoming Album in New Studio Video

Anthrax give you another glimpse inside the studio while they work on a new album, and they reveal the dates for their spring tour with Volbeat.

Read More

Category: Concerts, Metal, News, Videos Tags: ,
Slipknot Five Finger Death Punch Volbeat
Liz Ramanand (3), Loudwire

Slipknot, Five Finger Death Punch + Volbeat Lead 2015 Northern Invasion

Slipknot, Five Finger Death Punch and Volbeat will be heading to Somerset, Wis. in May for the inaugural Northern Invasion festival.

Read More

Slipknot (4)

Knotfest 2014: Slipknot, Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat + More Crush California

Knotfest 2014 is an event metal fans will never forget.

Read More

Michael Poulsen Volbeat
Theo Wargo, Getty Images

Volbeat’s Michael Poulsen Crowd Surfs to Give Away T-Shirt to Young Fan

During a recent concert in Lubbock, Texas, Volbeat frontman Michael Poulsen went above and beyond to give a young boy a t-shirt!

Poulsen noticed a young fan in the crowd during the band’s performance at FMX Freakfest 2014 in Lubbock. The Volbeat singer decided to deliver the kid a t-shirt in the most incredible way: He crowd-surfed

Read More

Category: News, Rock, Videos Tags: ,

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Loudwire quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!