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Interview: Volbeat’s Michael Poulsen talks success, Jon Schaffer collaboration

Posted by on October 22, 2014

You can count the number of big breakout rock and metal successes of the last five years on one hand (more about that here), and Volbeat is certainly one of them. Both their current album, 2013’s Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies and their last, Beyond Hell/Above Heaven, have sold over 200,000 copies and are still going strong, […]

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This Phil Anselmo/GWAR backstage bonding moment is touching

Posted by on March 25, 2014

Yesterday, Phil Anselmo posted a video taken backstage last month at the Soundwave Festival in Sydney, Australia. In the minute-long clip, Anselmo, GWAR’s Dave Brockie and Brent Purgason, Satyricon’s Satyr and Frost and Volbeat’s Michael Poulson headbang to Slayer’s “Angel of Death” in Down’s dressing room. There’s nothing that special about it initially, in fact, […]

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New Iced Earth album streaming now

Posted by on December 30, 2013

You don’t have to wait until January 21st to hear the new Iced Earth album, Plagues of Babylon. In fact, you can hear the entire album below, courtesy of Spotify. Plagues, the band’s 11th studio album, is the second one featuring onetime Into Eternity vocalist Stu Block. You’ve previously gotten a chance to hear both the title […]

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Iced Earth Announces Album Release Date And Tour

Posted by on November 13, 2013

Iced Earth announced its new studio album Plagues Of Babylon a month or so ago, and now an official release date and tour has been confirmed. The new album will be out January 21, 2014 on Century Media. As an added bonus, the album will also feature appearances from Volbeat frontman Michael Poulsen, Symphony X/Adrenaline Mob singer […]

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King Diamond To Appear On New Volbeat Album

Posted by on March 6, 2013

While Volbeat sounds more like Social Distortion covering Misfits songs, they’ve announced that King Diamond will be making a guest appearance on their forthcoming album, Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies. The King will appear on “Room 24,” a song that was, according to the bio, inspired by a terrifying experience in a hotel room somewhere in […]

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Rob Caggiano Joins Volbeat As New Guitarist

Posted by on February 4, 2013

Shortly after departing Anthrax, Rob Caggiano revealed that he would be co-producing Volbeat’s new album Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies. Now comes word that he’ll be doing a little more than producing, as Caggiano has been announced as the Danish rockabilly metal group’s new guitarist. Volbeat frontman Michael Poulsen had the following to say about […]

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Rob Caggiano Co-producing Volbeat’s New Album

Posted by on January 15, 2013

When announcing his departure from Anthrax, Rob Caggiano stated that he was hoping to concentrate on production work. Well, now it turns out that Caggiano’s first producer job since leaving Anthrax will be with Volbeat. The Denmark rockabilly metal group announced earlier this morning that their new album, titled Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies, will […]

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King Diamond Performs Sweden Rock Fest With Members Of Mercyful Fate, Volbeat, And Motörhead

Posted by on June 11, 2012

Technically, King Diamond made his return to the stage at the Metallica 30th anniversary shows and with a surprise three song set in Dallas. However, the metal legend performed his first full show since his triple-bypass heart surgery this past Saturday (June 9) at the Sweden Rock Festival. And fans were indeed in for something special. In addition […]

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Volbeat To Tour North America With Iced Earth And Hellyeah

Posted by on April 18, 2012

Earlier today, Vobeat announced plans to tour North America this Summer. Joining the Danish rockabilly metal group will be Hellyeah and Iced Earth. Iced Earth guitarist Jon Schaffer had the following to say about the tour: “I’m completely stoked, Volbeat is one of my all-time favorite bands, and Michael and the boys are great people. […]

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Volbeat Tap Mercyful Fate Guitarist For Gigantour

Posted by on December 19, 2011

Last month, Volbeat announced that they had parted ways with guitarist Thomas Bredahl. At the time, it wasn’t clear whether the band would fulfill their upcoming tour commitments as a trio or with a temporary replacement. Well today, the Danish metal rockabilly band announced that they have tapped none other than Mercyful Fate guitarist Hank […]

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