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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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Top Songs by

  1.   Song
  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.   Dead But Rising
  11.   Black Rose
  12.   Doc Holliday
  13.   Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood
  14.   A Moment Forever
  15.   You or Them
  16.   My Body
  17.   Room 24
  18.   The Garden's Tale
  19.   We
  20.   A Broken Man and the Dawn
  21.   The Bliss
  22.   Let It Burn
  23.   Hallelujah Goat
  24.   Sad Man's Tongue
  25.   I Only Wanna Be With You
  26.   Thanks
  27.   I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
  28.   Radio Girl
  29.   Lonesome Rider
  30.   Battleship Chains
  31.   16 Dollars
  32.   You Will Know
  33.   Goodbye Forever
  34.   The Gates of Babylon
  35.   Light a Way
  36.   Cape of Our Hero
  37.   Pool of Booze, Booze, Booza/Boa
  38.   Marie Laveau
  39.   Making Believe
  40.   For Evigt
  41.   Goodbye Forever
  42.   Rebound
  43.   Mary Ann's Place
  44.   Healing Subconsciously
  45.   Mary Jane Kelly
  46.   Rebel Angel
  47.   The Mirror and the Ripper
  48.   Evelyn
  49.   Maybellene I Hofteholder
  50.   Pearl Hart
  51.   Who They Are
  52.   Black Rose
  53.   The Sinner Is You
  54.   The Nameless One
  55.   7 Shots
  56.   Our Loved Ones
  57.   Fire Song
  58.   Magic Zone
  59.   River Queen
  60.   Black Bart
  61.   Say Your Number
  62.   The Loa's Crossroad
  63.   A New Day
  64.   Something Else Or...
  65.   Everything's Still Fine
  66.   Slaytan
  67.   Angelfuck
  68.   Soulweeper
  69.   Danny & Lucy (11 PM)
  70.   Caroline #1
  71.   Let's Shake Some Dust
  72.   Intro by Chicago Symphony Orchestra
  73.   Back to Prom
  74.   Devil or the Blue Cat's Song
  75.   Rebel Monster
  76.   Find That Soul
  77.   Mr. and Mrs. Ness
  78.   The Human Instrument
  79.   Another Day, Another Way
  80.   Caroline Leaving
  81.   Being 1
  82.   Boa (JDM)
  83.   Alienized
  84.   A Better Believer
  85.   Wild Rover of Hell
  86.   Always, Wu

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