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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
 
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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.

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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.

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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.

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

Knotfest 2014 is an event metal fans will never forget.

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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

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Volbeat Taking Anthrax + Crobot on 2015 Tour

There's an early contender for best tour of the spring, as Volbeat will be hitting the road with Anthrax and Crobot in 2015.

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Trivium’s Matt Heafy Joins Volbeat in ‘Evelyn’ Video

Volbeat let the cameras roll during a show in which Trivium's Matt Heafy came onstage to perform the song 'Evelyn.'

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Volbeat’s Rob Caggiano Unveils Recording Plans for Band’s Sixth Album

After completing their touring later this year, Rob Caggiano reveals the band is eyeing a late summer 2015 return to the studio.

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Five Finger Death Punch + Volbeat Prove Rock Is Alive and Well at Massachusetts Gig

If rock is dead, as recent headlines suggest, Five Finger Death Punch and Volbeat didn't get the message.

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Volbeat Begin to Plot Next Studio Album

Volbeat drummer Jon Larsen lays out the plan for the end of the 'Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies' cycle and the start of a new album.

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