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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. (He had been 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 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

    Hard Rock

    Hard Rock
    8 songs

    Xtreme Alt Rock

    Xtreme Alt Rock
    6 songs

    Metal Mosh Pit

    Metal Mosh Pit
    2 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.   A Warrior's Call
  6.   Heaven Nor Hell
  7.   Seal the Deal
  8.   Lola Montez
  9.   The Devil's Bleeding Crown
  10.   Black Rose
  11.   Dead But Rising
  12.   Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood
  13.   A Moment Forever
  14.   You or Them
  15.   My Body
  16.   The Garden's Tale
  17.   Room 24
  18.   Doc Holliday
  19.   A Broken Man and the Dawn
  20.   Hallelujah Goat
  21.   The Bliss
  22.   Black Rose
  23.   Sad Man's Tongue
  24.   Let It Burn
  25.   We
  26.   Thanks
  27.   Battleship Chains
  28.   Goodbye Forever
  29.   I Only Wanna Be With You
  30.   Lonesome Rider
  31.   Radio Girl
  32.   Mary Ann's Place
  33.   16 Dollars
  34.   For Evigt
  35.   Marie Laveau
  36.   Cape of Our Hero
  37.   I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
  38.   You Will Know
  39.   Pool of Booze, Booze, Booza/Boa
  40.   The Gates of Babylon
  41.   Who They Are
  42.   Maybellene I Hofteholder
  43.   The Mirror and the Ripper
  44.   Healing Subconsciously
  45.   Making Believe
  46.   Pearl Hart
  47.   Rebound
  48.   Our Loved Ones
  49.   Goodbye Forever
  50.   Mary Jane Kelly
  51.   The Sinner Is You
  52.   The Nameless One
  53.   7 Shots
  54.   Rebel Angel
  55.   Light a Way
  56.   A New Day
  57.   The Human Instrument
  58.   Slaytan
  59.   Black Bart
  60.   Magic Zone
  61.   Something Else Or...
  62.   Danny & Lucy (11 PM)
  63.   Another Day, Another Way
  64.   Evelyn
  65.   Back to Prom
  66.   Caroline Leaving
  67.   Let's Shake Some Dust
  68.   Angelfuck
  69.   Find That Soul
  70.   River Queen
  71.   Boa (JDM)
  72.   Fire Song
  73.   Say Your Number
  74.   Intro by Chicago Symphony Orchestra
  75.   Alienized
  76.   Everything's Still Fine
  77.   The Loa's Crossroad
  78.   Wild Rover of Hell
  79.   Always, Wu
  80.   Soulweeper
  81.   Caroline #1
  82.   Rebel Monster
  83.   Devil or the Blue Cat's Song
  84.   Mr. and Mrs. Ness
  85.   A Better Believer
  86.   Being 1

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