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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 sixth proper 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. ~ Chris True
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Top Songs by

  1.   Song
  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.   Hallelujah Goat
  18.   We
  19.   A Broken Man and the Dawn
  20.   Thanks
  21.   Mary Ann's Place
  22.   Radio Girl
  23.   Lonesome Rider
  24.   Sad Man's Tongue
  25.   I Only Wanna Be With You
  26.   The Nameless One
  27.   I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
  28.   16 Dollars
  29.   7 Shots
  30.   16 Dollars - Live From ROCK'N'HEIM, Hockenheimring, Germany / August 16, 2013
  31.   Cape of Our Hero
  32.   The Sinner Is You
  33.   Pool of Booze, Booze, Booza/Boa
  34.   Ecotone
  35.   Say Your Number
  36.   Maybellene I Hofteholder
  37.   Peart Hart
  38.   Our Loved Ones
  39.   Evelyn
  40.   A New Day
  41.   Outro
  42.   Pearl Hart
  43.   Another Day, Another Way
  44.   Rebel Angel
  45.   Bonus Material
  46.   Danny & Lucy (11 PM)
  47.   Making Believe
  48.   Alienized
  49.   The Mirror and the Ripper
  50.   Caroline #1
  51.   Healing Subconsciously
  52.   Find That Soul
  53.   Magic Zone
  54.   Wild Rover of Hell
  55.   Something Else Or...
  56.   Angelfuck
  57.   A Better Believer
  58.   A Warrior's Soul
  59.   Rebel Monster
  60.   No Name
  61.   Soulweeper
  62.   Light a Way
  63.   Everything's Still Fine
  64.   Let's Shake Some Dust
  65.   Who They Are
  66.   Boa (JDM)
  67.   Fire Song
  68.   Caroline Leaving
  69.   Room 24
  70.   Black Bart
  71.   Beyond Hell / Above Heaven
  72.   Being 1
  73.   Back to Prom
  74.   Always, Wu
  75.   The Human Instrument
  76.   End Of The Road
  77.   Intro
  78.   Soulweeper, Pt. 2
  79.   Devil or the Blue Cat's Song
  80.   Mr. and Mrs. Ness
  81.   River Queen
  82.   Marie Lavaeu
  83.   The Bliss
  84.   The Gates of Babylon
  85.   Let It Burn
  86.   Black Rose by Danko Jones
  87.   Rebound
  88.   Mary Jane Kelly
  89.   Goodbye Forever
  90.   Seal the Deal
  91.   Battleship Chains
  92.   You Will Know
  93.   The Loa's Crossroad
  94.   Slaytan
  95.   For Evigt
  96.   Black Rose

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