Origin: Denmark  
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Volbeat

The Danish outfit seemingly came out of nowhere with their 2005 debut The Strength, The Sound, The Songs, the album being a fresh breath of air in the metal scene. In actuality the band was formed back in 2001 by vocalist Michael Poulsen and steadily built a fan base in the intervening years. One of the more striking elements of the band is the vocals of Poulsen, as many have pointed out his similarities to none other than Elvis Presley! This is not an Elvis impersonator fronting a metal band, but rather a metal vocalist melding a few of the King's vocal inflections into his own unique style. Musically, the closest reference point might be "Load"-era Metallica, hard-driving metal tinged with thrash but with a clear accessible edge, and a nod or two to, of all things, 50's and 60's rock (quite subtle but noticeable). Since that debut the band has continued to do things their own way (the album titles alone indicate that), and with the curious addition of former Anthrax guitarist Rob Caggiano, they've carved quite a unique career.

Recent album: Rewind, Replay, Rebound, released on August 2, 2019.

Current Members

Michael Poulsen

guitars/vocals

Rob Caggiano

guitars (ex-Anthrax)

Kaspar Boye Larsen

bass

Jon Larsen

drums

Former Members/Guests

Franz Gottschalk

guitars (ex-Illdisposed)

Thomas Bredahl

guitars

Anders Kjølholm

bass



Discography



The Strength, The Sound, The Songs  
2005 Mascot
  1. Caroline Leaving (Caroline part Two)
  2. Another Day, Another Way
  3. Something Else Or ...
  4. Rebel Monster
  5. Pool of Booze, Booze, Booza
  6. Always. Wu
  7. Say Your Number
  8. Soulweeper
  9. Firesong (Danny & Lucy revisited)
  10. Danny & Lucy (11 pm)
  11. Caroline #1
  12. Alienized
  13. I Only Wanna Be with You
  14. Everything's Still Fine
  15. Healing Subconsciously
  16. Pelvis on Fire
  17. Rewind the Exit
  18. Die to Live
  19. When We Were Kids
  20. Sorry Sack of Bones
  21. Cloud 9
  22. Cheapside Sloggers
  23. Maybe I Believe
  24. Parasite
  25. Leviathan
  26. The Awakening of Bonnie Parker
  27. The Everlasting
  • Michael Poulsen
  • Franz Gottschalk
  • Anders Kjølholm
  • Jon Larsen



Rock The Rebel / Metal The Devil  
2007 Mascot
  1. The Human Instrument
  2. Mr & Mrs Ness
  3. The Gardens Tale
  4. Devil or the blue cat's song
  5. Sad Mans Tongue
  6. River Queen
  7. Radio Girl
  8. A Moment Forever
  9. Soulweeper #2
  10. You Or Them
  11. Boa
  • Michael Poulsen
  • Thomas Bredahl
  • Anders Kjølholm
  • Jon Larsen
2007 Readers' Album #70




Live: Sold Out  VIDEO
2008 Mascot



Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood  
2008 Mascot
  1. Intro/End Of The Road
  2. Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood
  3. Back To Prom
  4. Mary Ann's Place
  5. Hallelujah Goat
  6. Maybelenne i Hofteholder
  7. We
  8. Still Counting
  9. Light A Way
  10. Wild Rover Of Hell
  11. I'm So Lonely I Could Cry
  12. A Broken Man And The Dawn
  13. Find That Soul
  14. Making Believe (bonus track)
  • Michael Poulsen
  • Thomas Bredahl
  • Anders Kjølholm
  • Jon Larsen
2008 Readers' Album #42




Beyond Hell/Above Heaven  
2010 Vertigo
  1. The Mirror And The Ripper
  2. Heaven Nor Hell
  3. Who They Are
  4. Fallen
  5. A Better Believer
  6. 7 Shots
  7. A New Day
  8. 16 Dollars
  9. A Warrior's Cal
  10. Magic Zone
  11. Evelyn
  12. Being 1
  13. Thanks
  • Michael Poulsen
  • Thomas Bredahl
  • Anders Kjølholm
  • Jon Larsen
2010 Readers' Album #21




Live From Beyond Hell/Above Heaven  VIDEO
2011 Vertigo



Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies  
2013 Vertigo
  1. Let's Shake Some Dust
  2. Pearl Hart
  3. The Nameless One
  4. Dead but Rising
  5. Cape of Our Hero
  6. Room 24
  7. The Hangman's Body Count
  8. My Body
  9. Lola Montez
  10. Black Bart
  11. The Lonesome Rider
  12. The Sinner Is You
  13. Doc Holliday
  14. Our Loved Ones
  • Michael Poulsen
  • Rob Caggiano
  • Anders Kjølholm
  • Jon Larsen
2013 Readers' Album #29




Seal The Deal And Let's Boogie  
2016 Vertigo
  1. The Devil's Bleeding Crown
  2. Marie Laveau
  3. For Evigt
  4. The Gates of Babylon
  5. Let It Burn
  6. Black Rose
  7. Rebound
  8. Mary Jane Kelly
  9. Goodbye Forever
  10. Seal the Deal
  11. Battleship Chains
  12. You Will Know
  13. The Loa's Crossroad
  • Michael Poulsen
  • Rob Caggiano
  • Jon Larsen
2016 Readers' Album #33




Rewind, Replay, Rebound  
2019
  • Michael Poulsen
  • Rob Caggiano
  • Kaspar Boye Larsen
  • Jon Larsen




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