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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.   A Warrior's Call
  7.   Lola Montez
  8.   Dead But Rising
  9.   Doc Holliday
  10.   Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood
  11.   A Moment Forever
  12.   You or Them
  13.   My Body
  14.   Room 24
  15.   The Garden's Tale
  16.   Hallelujah Goat
  17.   We
  18.   A Broken Man and the Dawn
  19.   Thanks
  20.   Mary Ann's Place
  21.   Radio Girl
  22.   Lonesome Rider
  23.   Sad Man's Tongue
  24.   I Only Wanna Be With You
  25.   The Nameless One
  26.   I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
  27.   16 Dollars
  28.   7 Shots
  29.   16 Dollars - Live From ROCK'N'HEIM, Hockenheimring, Germany / August 16, 2013
  30.   Cape of Our Hero
  31.   The Sinner Is You
  32.   Pool of Booze, Booze, Booza/Boa
  33.   Ecotone
  34.   Say Your Number
  35.   Maybellene I Hofteholder
  36.   Peart Hart
  37.   Our Loved Ones
  38.   Evelyn
  39.   A New Day
  40.   Outro
  41.   Pearl Hart
  42.   Another Day, Another Way
  43.   Rebel Angel
  44.   Bonus Material
  45.   Danny & Lucy (11 PM)
  46.   Making Believe
  47.   Alienized
  48.   The Mirror and the Ripper
  49.   Caroline #1
  50.   Healing Subconsciously
  51.   Find That Soul
  52.   Magic Zone
  53.   Wild Rover of Hell
  54.   Something Else Or...
  55.   Angelfuck
  56.   A Better Believer
  57.   A Warrior's Soul
  58.   Rebel Monster
  59.   No Name
  60.   Soulweeper
  61.   Light a Way
  62.   Everything's Still Fine
  63.   Let's Shake Some Dust
  64.   Who They Are
  65.   Boa (JDM)
  66.   Fire Song
  67.   Caroline Leaving
  68.   Room 24
  69.   Black Bart
  70.   Beyond Hell / Above Heaven
  71.   Being 1
  72.   Back to Prom
  73.   Always, Wu
  74.   The Human Instrument
  75.   End Of The Road
  76.   Intro
  77.   Soulweeper, Pt. 2
  78.   Devil or the Blue Cat's Song
  79.   Mr. and Mrs. Ness
  80.   River Queen

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