Volbeat’s Flourish Crown Shirt

Let’s start this new project “Metal ME” with the Volbeat’s Flourish Crown Shirt. This was the first Volbeat​ shirt I ever purchased. And, it’s not only my first Volbeat shirt, it’s also my favorite.

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!

2018: New Year, New Project!

As of 1st of January 2018 begins a new project: “Metal ME”. It’s all about showing my love for metal music and lifestyle.

Most of you already know I am a huge fan of metal music. Heavy metal is my main genre, but I’ve found at least one song of pretty much every genre (and sub-genre) that I like. Also in rock, rock-‘n-roll / rockabilly and even pop music. 

I mostly listen to metal. I think about over 80% of the music I listen to is metal. I have been to various metal gigs and festivals. Metal is more than just music to me. It’s a part of who I am. Metal speaks to me with so many different emotions with a sincerity that I don’t get from any other genres. It has supported me in many aspects of my life; it is my super potent anti-depressant, my party music, my relaxation. Metal has gotten me through a rough part of my life, and it’s been a part of the happiest moments in life. 

So what exactly is the metal lifestyle? Metal means different things to different people and I am not the authority on what is or isn’t metal. To me, living metal allows me to express myself, being myself. It’s is all about authenticity. 

As I already said, with my project “Metal ME” I would like to share my love for metal music and lifestyle. I have a handful of metal band shirts which I am going to show you. I will explain why some have a deeper meaning to me. I will share my favorite music, my love for vinyl, my dearest memories. 

You can see the first “Metal ME” picture in this post. You can read the story behind this picture on my here. I’ll try to add new items once a month on my Facebook page as well as on my Storybook.