Volbeat is definitely one of my forever favorite metal bands. Perhaps you’ve heard of them, or perhaps you live under a rock. Perhaps you love them, perhaps you don’t. 😛
Volbeat is a Danish rock band formed in Copenhagen in 2001. They are not a typical metal band. The group plays a catchy mix of heavy metal, rock-’n-roll and rockabilly. And I just love it! ❤ Inspired by artists as Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Metallica and Slayer, they have taken the very essence of rock-’n-roll and distilled it, getting rid of all of the flotsam and jetsom, leaving behind a sound that’s as pure as it is entertaining.
Their current line-up consists of vocalist and guitarist Michael Poulsen, guitarist Rob Caggiano (who has formerly been lead guitarist of the thrash metal band Anthrax), drummer Jon Larsen and bassist Kaspar Boye Larsen.
I fell in love with Michael Poulsen (and Volbeat) from the second I heard his golden voice. And I must confess it isn’t much of a punishment to look at him putting on a show… and they know how to put on a show!