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

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