Volbeat frontman Michael Poulsen was the guest on Full Metal Jackie’s radio show this past weekend. Poulsen spoke all about the band’s latest album ‘Outlaw Gentleman & Shady Ladies’ and what their new bandmate Rob Caggiano brings to the band both on the record and as a whole. The vocalist also spoke about being influenced by older artists as well as newer musicians. If you missed Full Metal Jackie’s show, check out her interview with Michael Poulsen below:
Danish rockers Volbeat have always been extremely popular in their home country, and with each album they've gained more momentum and fans. However, 2010‘s ‘Beyond Hell/Above Heaven’ was their true breakthrough in North America, spawning hit singles such as ‘Heaven nor Hell’ and ‘A Warrior's Call,’ which both topped the Billboard Active Rock chart.
Guitarist Rob Caggiano's exit from Anthrax has been a confusing one. At first, Caggiano chalked up his departure as wanting to focus primarily as an in-studio producer, specifically with Volbeat, but exactly one month after leaving Anthrax, Caggiano joined Volbeat as a full-time guitarist. The reactions of Anthrax band members have been mixed, but now Caggiano has gone further in-depth as to why he chose to leave the thrash legends.
Volbeat are ramping up to the April 9 release of their 'Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies' album and they've now unveiled the track listing for their upcoming effort. The group tweeted out the full track listing for their 'Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies' album via an Instagram posting. One of the surprises on the collection was 'My Body,' a cover of the breakout Young the Giant hit, and the group has added it to their recent live performances.