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Denmark (2001 – present)

Volbeat is a heavy metal band from Denmark, founded in 2001. They released their first album, The Strength/The Sound/The Songs, in 2005 and the follow up, Rock the Rebel/Metal the Devil, was released in Denmark on February 19, 2007, and in the rest of Europe on February 26, 2007. In March 2007, it topped the Danish album chart as the best selling album, the first metal album ever to do so.

Volbeat was formed in 2001 after frontman Michael Poulsen split up his former band, Dominus. Volbeat plays a fusion of and . They are inspired by the rock n’ roll legends Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash. No other Danish heavy rock band Volbeat has been able to get to position 18 at the Danish Top 100 for CD sales in over 10 years. This milestone was reached after their concert at the Roskilde Festival 2006.

Critics have generally been positive towards The Strength / The Sound / The Songs. The German hard rock magazine RockHard gave it 10/10 in a review.

Volbeat is also praised for its live performances. Their concert at Roskilde Festival 2006 received a 6/6 stars review in the Danish newspaper BT.

In week 8 of 2007, the record Rock The Rebel / Metal The Devil debuted as #1 in the Danish Top 40 for CD-sales and at the same time The Strength / The Sound / The Songs re-entered the chart at #21. Recently, the album achieved gold status for sales in Denmark.

Volbeat opened the Roskilde Festival in 2007. Volbeat also supported Metallica together with Mnemic at their concert on Denmark July 13 of that year.


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  • Kubina91

    Most influence is Misfits?

    19 May 12:36pm Reply
  • HappyIsabel

    The related artists are ridiculous, and make no sense at all [2]

    24 Apr 8:28pm Reply
  • jessyrocker

    Love it

    18 Apr 7:40am Reply
  • vegasvolbeatfan

    Ooops! My bad..I meant going to Rapid City Apr. 25th. see?..I am sooo excited I can't control my fingers! Please don't miss seeing them if u can. Rock On....Mary Ann in Las Vegas

    9 Apr 5:24am Reply
  • vegasvolbeatfan

    Volbeat is too great to have to put up with any other band on tour. Saw them in Vegas in July and am goin to Rapid City Apr. 15the (my old college stomppin ground statdium) . Saw sooo many great bands there. Can't WAIT!!!!!! They Are THE BEST. FEEL SORRY FOR ANYONE THAT CANT SEE THEM...DAMN WE FINALLY GOT SOME METALROCK I CAN UNDERSTAND!

    9 Apr 5:21am Reply
  • sateviss

    lola montez ! good job!

    4 Apr 10:07pm Reply
  • sateviss

    awesome , incredible . like !

    4 Apr 10:06pm Reply
  • NorthDiscomfort

    The related artists are ridiculous, and make no sense at all ?

    4 Apr 8:18am Reply
  • progfly

    with influences so distinct (Cash, Death, Misfits, Elvis, Metallica..) yet these guys have managed to create an amazing sound of their own. the last two albums are sheer epicness!

    1 Apr 1:30pm Reply
  • Epsilon_X2008

    These guys are way too cool to be touring with shit like FFDP [4]

    29 Mar 3:10am Reply
  • artem_suz

    Очень даже неплохо

    9 Mar 2:23pm Reply
  • BladeOfElohim

    Still one of my favorite bands of all time. I may listen to them a lot less, but they'll always have a place in my heart.

    3 Mar 12:28am Reply
  • lexponomarev

    так себе

    13 Jan 4:22pm Reply
  • Heijohpeih

    "There's no similar band! They are unique!" Hey vitorsilighini, try out Guns of Moropolis with the Album IN DYNAMITE WE TRUST!

    11 Jan 10:11am Reply
  • fmBlueBomber

    I'm glad that Volbeat is gaining popularity, but it sucks that due to this they're now going to be lumped in with Hot Topic garbage like Avenged Sevenfold and Five Finger Cock Munch. So yeah, I agree that these guys are way too cool to be touring with shit like FFDP

    29 Nov 2014 Reply
  • isitbeer30yet

    These guys are way too cool to be touring with shit like FFDP [3]

    26 Nov 2014 Reply
  • loachy16

    Review from the Portsmouth show of the current tour:

    23 Nov 2014 Reply
  • monisiowaty

    Perfect show in Nottingham Rock City. Thanks guys

    18 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Tibrocinos

    These guys are way too cool to be touring with shit like FFDP [2]

    31 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Klonki

    Be proud Denmark, such an Amazing band!

    27 Oct 2014 Reply
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