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Michael Poulsen of Volbeat

Michael Poulsen of Volbeat

About a month ago, Volbeat lead guitarist Rob Caggiano told us, “Next year is gonna be very light, I think, for Volbeat, as far as touring. There’s gonna be some stuff here and there, but overall, it’s gonna be kind of some chill time, creative time.” (Read the interview here.) Apparently, “very light” includes more than a month of tour dates in the United States and Canada with Caggiano’s former band, Anthrax, in support, along with openers Crobot. There never appeared to be any bad blood between Caggiano and Anthrax, and if Anthrax members Scott Ian, Charlie Benante and Frank Bello joining Volbeat onstage earlier this year at Carolina Rebellion didn’t confirm that, this tour announcement certainly does. The full press release and the initial tour dates are below. (more…)

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Coast-to-coast tour begins April 3 at the Fillmore in Denver, Colo.
with Trivium and Digital Summer supporting (more…)

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Michael Poulsen of Volbeat

Michael Poulsen of Volbeat

Live photos: Volbeat, Danko Jones, Spoken

Review by Greg Maki

Here in the United States, Volbeat has reached a point that, for a fan, is arguably the most exciting stage of a band’s career. They’ve scored a handful of radio hits in the past couple years, building their fan base with each one, and they’re still “new” enough here that many fans are seeing them in concert for the first time. No matter what happens in the future, those moments when you discover and fall in love with a band are maybe the most thrilling in all of music.

The capacity crowd at Rams Head Live was full of fans falling in love with Volbeat, and the Danish band repaid that love with one of the best shows I have seen in recent years. Accustomed to playing the big houses in Europe, the members of Volbeat—vocalist/guitarist Michael Poulsen, bassist Anders Kjølholm, drummer Jon Larsen and new lead guitarist Rob Caggiano, formerly of Anthrax—brought that same stage presence here, making the show feel bigger than it was. At the same time, they played to the more intimate nature of the club, all smiles and constantly interacting with the audience. (more…)

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Volbeat, from left: Michael Poulsen, Anders Kjolholm and Jon Larsen

Volbeat, from left: Michael Poulsen, Anders Kjolholm and Jon Larsen

Volbeat conquers America
An interview with drummer Jon Larsen

Denmark’s Volbeat has been one of metal’s biggest international success stories in recent years. Propelled by a pair of No. 1 singles at Active Rock Radio (“A Warrior’s Call” and “Still Counting”), tours with Metallica and Megadeth, and their own headlining runs, the band has become a force in the American metal scene. On the last day of their summer U.S. tour with HellYeah and Iced Earth, Live Metal’s Greg Maki sat down with drummer Jon Larsen backstage at Rams Head Live in Baltimore to talk about Volbeat’s breakout success, Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe’s incarceration in the Czech Republic and more. (more…)