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Volbeat, a Danish metal band begun by former Dominus leader Michael Poulsen in October of 2001, became a dominant force not only in Danish metal, but in Danish rock as a whole, charting albums and singles on a regular basis. Poulsen's earlier group, Dominus, was a giant in Danish metal, releasing four albums in ten years, and making a lasting impression on the scene. Poulsen felt it was time to start over, and his concept of giving straight-up heavy metal a more trad rock flourish (Poulsen was a big Elvis fan, if that is any indication) was at the heart of Volbeat. Bringing together members Franz Gottschalk on guitar (he would be replaced by Thomas Bredahl in 2006), Jon Larsen on drums, and Anders Kjølholm on bass, vocalist and guitarist Poulsen was able to release the band's first demo, Volbeat, in 2002. Reception was lukewarm to the initial release, but the group's second demo, Beat the Meat, was an instant success, getting airplay on European radio. Volbeat consolidated this early win with a semifinal appearance on the Danish talent show competition Live Contest. From then on, Volbeat began an almost constant work schedule, including performances with Europe and America's biggest metal acts, as well as winning a number of genre and industry awards for their music. The band soon landed a record deal with Rebel Monster, and released The Strength/The Sound/The Songs. That first "official" release was a relative monster in the band's home nation, and beyond brisk sales, the album won a handful of awards, including Best Album in the Danish Metal Musik Awards in 2005. Volbeat had further reason to celebrate, as 2006 saw the group playing most of the Continent's best-known rock festivals, including Roskilde and Summer Breeze. They followed up these appearances with a Danish tour. A follow-up to their best-selling debut finally appeared in shops in 2007. Titled Rock the Rebel/Metal the Devil, the album debuted at number one in Denmark, and later that year Volbeat made a repeat appearance at Roskilde, opened for Metallica and Megadeth, and once again toured Europe. They followed that chart-topper with Guitar Gangsters and Cadillac Blood in 2008, which also hit the top spot in Denmark, and once more toured festivals worldwide, seeing their brand of metal, hard rock, and punk cross over into the pop market without a concession in their sound. In 2010 Volbeat released Above Heaven/Beyond Hell with guest appearances from Mercyful Fate/King Diamond guitarist Michael Denner, Napalm Death's Mark "Barney" Greenway, Kreator's Mille Petrozza, and Jacob Øelund of rockabilly crew Taggy Tones. They toured relentlessly for the next year and a half on their own and played many festivals. In 2012 Volbeat reentered the studio and emerged in April 2013 with their fifth album, Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies, which introduced a new member of the group, former Anthrax guitarist Robert Caggiano, who was brought in to co-produce and add guitar solos for the project and ended up joining the band. One of Volbeat's most stylistically diverse offerings to date, Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies also became a major international success; it went to number one in Austria, Canada, Denmark, Holland, Germany, Norway, and Switzerland, while making the Top Ten in the United States, Sweden, Holland, and Belgium. After extensive global touring and numerous festival appearances, Volbeat jumped right back into the studio with co-producer Jacob Hansen. A pre-release single, "The Devil's Bleeding Crown," was issued in April 2016. The full length Seal the Deal & Let's Boogie, followed in June. ~ Chris True
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Stations Featuring
Volbeat

    New Rock First

    New Rock First
    3 songs

    Hard Rock

    Hard Rock
    8 songs

    Xtreme Alt Rock

    Xtreme Alt Rock
    5 songs

    Grammy Awards 2014

    Grammy Awards 2014
    1 song

Albums by
Volbeat

Top Songs by
Volbeat

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   Still Counting
  3.   The Hangman's Body Count
  4.   Fallen
  5.   Heaven Nor Hell
  6.   Lola Montez
  7.   A Warrior's Call
  8.   The Devil's Bleeding Crown
  9.   Dead But Rising
  10.   Doc Holliday
  11.   Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood
  12.   A Moment Forever
  13.   You or Them
  14.   My Body
  15.   Room 24
  16.   The Garden's Tale
  17.   The Bliss
  18.   Seal the Deal
  19.   Hallelujah Goat
  20.   We
  21.   A Broken Man and the Dawn
  22.   Thanks
  23.   Mary Ann's Place
  24.   Radio Girl
  25.   Lonesome Rider
  26.   Sad Man's Tongue
  27.   I Only Wanna Be With You
  28.   The Nameless One
  29.   I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
  30.   16 Dollars
  31.   7 Shots
  32.   16 Dollars - Live From ROCK'N'HEIM, Hockenheimring, Germany / August 16, 2013
  33.   Cape of Our Hero
  34.   The Sinner Is You
  35.   Pool of Booze, Booze, Booza/Boa
  36.   Ecotone
  37.   Say Your Number
  38.   Maybellene I Hofteholder
  39.   Peart Hart
  40.   Our Loved Ones
  41.   Evelyn
  42.   A New Day
  43.   Outro
  44.   Pearl Hart
  45.   Another Day, Another Way
  46.   Rebel Angel
  47.   Bonus Material
  48.   Danny & Lucy (11 PM)
  49.   Making Believe
  50.   Alienized
  51.   The Mirror and the Ripper
  52.   Caroline #1
  53.   Healing Subconsciously
  54.   Find That Soul
  55.   Magic Zone
  56.   Wild Rover of Hell
  57.   Something Else Or...
  58.   Angelfuck
  59.   A Better Believer
  60.   A Warrior's Soul
  61.   Rebel Monster
  62.   No Name
  63.   Soulweeper
  64.   Light a Way
  65.   Everything's Still Fine
  66.   Let's Shake Some Dust
  67.   Who They Are
  68.   Boa (JDM)
  69.   Fire Song
  70.   Caroline Leaving
  71.   Room 24
  72.   Black Bart
  73.   Beyond Hell / Above Heaven
  74.   Being 1
  75.   Back to Prom
  76.   Always, Wu
  77.   The Human Instrument
  78.   End Of The Road
  79.   Intro
  80.   Soulweeper, Pt. 2
  81.   Devil or the Blue Cat's Song
  82.   Mr. and Mrs. Ness
  83.   River Queen
  84.   Marie Lavaeu
  85.   The Gates of Babylon
  86.   Let It Burn
  87.   Black Rose
  88.   Rebound
  89.   Mary Jane Kelly
  90.   Goodbye Forever
  91.   Battleship Chains