Volbeat is a Danish band that specializes in a combination of hard rock and heavy metal styles. All of the band's current six albums have received widespread acclaim in Volbeat's own Denmark, and the third album helped to propel the group into the international spotlight thanks to a wide range of critical praise. Volbeat has won numerous awards or nominations in various music categories.
From Death Metal to Fusion Rock
Volbeat is the creation of lead singer Michael Poulsen. Poulsen was previously in a death metal project, but it dissolved when he became disillusioned with the whole death metal scene. A couple of former members of his previous band followed him. Together with some friends, the group formed the beginning lineup for Volbeat. The band managed to sell many copies of its original demo tape, and this attracted the notice of a record label that signed Volbeat to a contract right away. The band's first album was a great success in its home country of Denmark, achieving high marks from both fans and critics alike and reaching No. 18 on Danish music charts. In particular, Volbeat has received recognition for the strength of its live performances. One of its earliest live shows in 2006 received top marks from a leading Danish newspaper.
Where can I buy Volbeat tickets?
Volbeat plays at a variety of international live shows, and it is a great idea to get your tickets for Volbeat concerts now at StubHub while you still can. All Volbeat ticket purchases at StubHub are backed by FanProject.
Who plays in Volbeat?
Volbeat officially began in 2001, and the lineup has changed somewhat since its inception. Currently, the band consists of lead singer and founding member Michael Poulsen and Jon Larsen on the drums. These two are the only parts of the original lineup remaining. Other members include Rob Caggiano as the lead guitarist, bassist and backing vocalist. Finally, Kaspar Boye Larsen also provides backing vocals and bass.
What is a Volbeat setlist like?
Volbeat has released six full-length studio albums to date. Each one has spawned some popular singles on the charts. You may hear a combination of singles at a Volbeat concert from any of these albums as part of a Volbeat tour setlist. The band's discography includes The Strength/The Sound/The Songs from 2005, Rock the Rebel/Metal the Devil from 2007, Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood from 2008, Beyond Hell/Above Heaven in 2010, Outlaw Gentlemen and Shady Ladies from 2013 and Seal the Deal and Let's Boogie from 2016. A seventh album is in the works.
Volbeat's albums have been the at the center of much critical acclaim throughout the band's career. Its first full-length album won the Best Debut Album Award at the 2005 Danish Metal Music Awards. The following year at the same awards show, fans voted Volbeat as the Best Live Band at the event. In addition, Volbeat's Rock the Rock the Rebel/Metal the Devil album won Best Album at the Danish Metal Music Awards in 2007. The group received a Grammy nomination for Best Metal Performance as well.
Has Volbeat collaborated with other bands or artists?
Some of Volbeat's work includes collaborations with artists or groups that are from similar musical genres. You can catch Volbeat performing live with other bands on some of the concert tours. If you'd like to see the group partner with some other bands live, some of Volbeat's concerts include performances with metal bands such as Gojira and Slipknot. Volbeat also played support for Nightwish during the latter's 2009 tour.Back to Top
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