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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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Top Songs by

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

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