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6/24/2008
 
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Anew Revolution Announce Tour Dates With Volbeat
July 2, 2010
Anew Revolution has confirmed the following dates with Danish rock band, Volbeat. "We're very excited about hitting the road with Volbeat. They have a unique thing about them that I am excited to experience first hand. I am totally looking forward to how we mesh!" says frontman Joey Duenas.

w/ Volbeat:
8/22 - Marquis Theater - Denver, CO
8/23 - The Complex - Salt Lake City, UT
8/24 - Knitting Factory Concert House - Boise, ID
8/26 - The Independent - San Francisco, CA
8/27 - House of Blues - Anaheim Anaheim, CA

The band just ended a successful run with Taproot, which was capped off with an appearance with Nonpoint at this year's "Summerfest" in Milwaukee this past weekend. Anew Revolution will set out on headline dates in July before ending the run at 94.1 WJJO's "Bandcamp" supporting Godsmack and Sevendust in Madison, WI.

7/14 - Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
7/16 - Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
7/21 - Maple wood, MN @ The Rock
7/22 - Rockford, IL @ Bar 3
7/24 - Battle Creek, MI @ Planet Rock
7/29 - Muskegon, MI @ The Blue Note
7/31 - Saginaw, MI @ 12 Stones
8/14 - Madison, WI @ Band Camp @ Willow Island
 
 
 
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Volbeat To Tour With Metallica
September 2, 2009
Danish Thrashabilly metallers, Volbeat, will tour in support of their latest album 'Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood' on 14 select shows with Legendary Bay Area metallers, Metallica, as a part of their 'Death Magnetic' North American Tour.

Volbeat has unleashed their trademark thrashing rockabilly sound on unsuspecting Americans via their first ever U.S. release, 'Rock The Rebel/Metal The Devil' on Mascot Records USA in 2008. The first single, "Sad Man’s Tongue," took over the airwaves in 2008. They went on to release yet another rock-a-billy metal masterpiece 'Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood' in 2009 – The four piece combines influences from the 50’s to current mosh-pit metal that puts you in a death grip. It’s this imposing blend that has created the U.S.A. to become diehard fans. The new CD also contains a respectful and powerful interpretation of "I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry" originally by Hank Williams Sr.

Volbeat is comprised of vocalist/guitarist Michael Poulsen, guitarist Thomas Bredahl, bassist Anders Kjølholm and drummer Jon Larsen.

Volbeat On Tour w/ Metallica (Machine Head on California Dates):
10/26 - Air Canada Centre - Toronto, Canada
10/27 - Air Canada Centre - Toronto, Canada
10/31 - Colisee Pepsi - Quebec City, Canada
11/01 - Colisee Pepsi - Quebec City, Canada
11/09 - Van Andel Arena - Grand Rapids, MI
11/10 - HSBC Arena - Buffalo, NY
11/12 - Times Union Center - Albany, NY
11/14 - Madison Square Garden - New York, NY
11/15 - Madison Square Garden - New York, NY
12/05 - Mandalay Bay - Las Vegas, NV
12/07 - Idaho Center - Boise, ID
12/08 - ARCO Arena - Sacramento, CA
12/10 - Honda Center - Anaheim, CA
12/12 - HP Pavilion - San Jose, CA

For more information on Volbeat, go to www.volbeat.dk, www.myspace.com/volbeat or www.mascot.com.
 
 
 
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Mascot Bands Pestilence And Volbeat Sweep Radio Charts
April 16, 2009
Legendary death metallers, Pestilence, with their come-back album 'Resurrection Macabre', and up and coming rock-a-billy metal band Volbeat, with their latest U.S.A. release, 'Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood', are sweeping the radio charts in the first weeks of release.

Chart Positions for Pestilence - 'Resurrection Macabre':

CMJ Loud Rock
#2 Most Added w/ 82 Adds
Debut #14 on the charts!

FMQB Metal Detector
#2 Most Added w/ 39 Adds
Debut #34 on the charts

CMJ Loud Rock Select
Debut #23 on the charts

CMJ Loud Rock Select Tracks
Debut #71 on the charts w/ "Synthetic Grotesque"
Debut #72 on the charts w/ "Devouring Frenzy"

Mediaguide Metal Specialty
Debut #11 on the charts

Chart positions for Volbeat - 'Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood':

CMJ Loud Rock
#16 to 9 on the charts

FMQB Metal Detector
#17 to 4 on the charts

CMJ Loud Rock Select
#18 to 4 on the charts

CMJ Loud Rock Select Tracks
#15 to 6 on the charts w/ "Find That Soul"
Debut #45 on the charts w/ "Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood"

Mediaguide Metal Specialty
#10 to 16 on the charts

For more information & to hear the music from each respective band, go to www.myspace.com/pestilenceofficial and www.myspace.com/volbeat.
 
 
 
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Volbeat Set To Tour With Nightwish
February 20, 2009
Danish rockabilly thrashers, Volbeat, unleash their 2nd U.S. album, 'Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood', on March 17th on Mascot Records U.S.A. This new rock-a-billy metal masterpiece arrives on the tail end of their successful 2008 release, 'Rock The Rebel/Metal The Devil'. They will support this release with a month long tour with Multi-platinum Finish band Nightwish in May 2009. Tour dates are listed below.

The title 'Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood' refers to a story that connects seven of the thirteen (official) songs on the album: "Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood," "Find That Soul," "Maybellene I Hofteholder," "Still Counting," "Back To Prom," "Light A Way" and "A Broken Man And The Dawn." It’s a tale about a travelling band whose leader is a man that once got shot in the desert and left for dead. During the bands tour he went on a mission to find the mysterious killer that put seven bullets in his body. While travelling from city to city the band ends up in a small town called Ten House City performing for just a handful of people in the local bar. The songs offer observations of the people in the rundown venue, made by the bandleader. This storyline will continue to be a connecting theme and developed as Volbeat writes future albums.

Volbeat US Tour Dates 2009:
5/01 - Webster Theater - Hartford, CT
5/02 - Nokia Theater - NYC
5/03 - Crocodile Rock Café - Allentown, PA
5/05 - Sonar - Baltimore, MD
5/06 - Club Oasis - Louisville, KY
5/08 - Pop's - Sauget, IL
5/09 - Diamond Ballroom - Oklahoma City, OK
5/10 - Scout Bar - San Antonio, TX
5/11 - Pavillion @ Concrete Street - Corpus Christi, TX
5/12 - Warehouse Live - Houston, TX
5/14 - The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA

For more information on Volbeat, visit www.volbeat.dk or www.myspace.com/volbeat.
 
 
 
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Volbeat To Release New Album
January 23, 2009
Danish metallers, Volbeat, will unleash their 2nd U.S. album, 'Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood', March 17th on Mascot Records U.S.A. This new rock-a-billy metal masterpiece arrives on the tail end of their successful 2008 release, 'Rock The Rebel/Metal The Devil'.

With the word “Originality” being a much abused word in the world of rock-‘n-roll – It is very appropriate to describe Volbeat. The four piece combines influences from the 50’s to current mosh-pit metal that puts you in a death grip. It’s this imposing blend that has created the U.S.A. to become diehard fans. The new CD also contains a respectful and powerful interpretation of "I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry," originally by Hank Williams Sr.

The title, 'Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood', refers to a story that connects seven of the thirteen (official) songs on the album: "Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood", "Find That Soul", "Maybellene I Hofteholder", "Still Counting", "Back To Prom", "Light A Way" and "A Broken Man And The Dawn". It’s a tale about a travelling band whose leader is a man that once got shot in the desert and left for dead. During the bands tour he went on a mission to find the mysterious killer that put seven bullets in his body. While travelling from city to city the band ends up in a small town called Ten House City performing for just a handful of people in the local bar. The songs offer observations of the people in the rundown venue, made by the bandleader. This storyline will continue to be a connecting theme and developed as Volbeat writes future albums.

While the whole concept of ‘Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood’ is intriguing; it’s above all a knock out of a hard rock/metal album. “It’s one of our goals to improve every time”, explains singer and guitar player Michael Poulsen. “That’s the main reason of our existence. Every tour had to be better than the previous one. We also want every album to be better than the one before. We wanted to improve on the song writing with 'Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood'. I think we succeeded.”

For more information visit www.volbeat.dk or www.myspace.com/volbeat.
 
 
 
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Biography
YEAR FORMED: 2001
HOME TOWN: Copenhagen, Denmark
MEMBERS:
Michael Poulsen - Vox/Guitar
Anders Kjoelholm - Bass
Jon Larsen - Drums
Thomas Bredahl - Guitar

VOLBEAT was formed in October 2001 by Michael Poulsen, who had previously split up the Danish metal band DOMINUS. DOMINUS was said to be Denmarks pride of metal. During their 10 years of existence Michael Poulsen and DOMINUS released 4 albums and had their videos shown on both MTV, VIVA. (for further infomation: www.diehardmusic.com). VOLBEAT's musical style is said to be a combination of Metallic Rock'n'roll with a touch of the sixties melodic tunes. As a Swedish Reporter from SLAVESTATE MAG wrote: METALLICA should have hired VOLBEAT as songwriters for their "Load" and "Re-Load" albums. Others have said: This is ELVIS-metal.

In 2002 VOLBEAT release their self-titled debut demo. The response was moderate, and it wasn't until the release of their "Beat the meat" demo from 2003 that things really started happening.

Songs from the "Beat the meat" demo has been aired on Swedish Radio top 30, and has been one of the ten most played songs with the track "Soulweeper" , and also the French Radio have had the track "Danny & Lucy" on their top 30. Both songs are featured on the debutalbum "The Strength/The Sound/The Songs" .

In 2004 VOLBEAT reaches the semifinals in Denmarks biggest music talent competition LIVE CONTEST.

On the 16th of December 2004 VOLBEAT went to Holland to support New Yorkers HELMET at the MELKWEG in Amsterdam (www.melkweg.nl). 2 days later on the 18th of December VOLBEAT played the big JINGLE BELL ROCK SHOW in Copenhagen, Denmark. Later that evening the band was approached by the danish national tv-station TV2, requesting to use their music during their coverage of the WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS IN HANDBALL in Tunisia. Unfortunately the station later ran from their promises.

VOLBEAT were a nominee for the best live act in 2004 at www.danishmetal.dk

VOLBEAT are featured on the soundtrack to Denmarks first ever snowboard movie "FROST" with the track "Pool of booze".

VOLBEAT appeared in the legendary German Heavy Metal Magazine METAL HAMMER as the best band/ best promo cd: "Beat the meat" (2003), produced by Jacob Hansen, and later in German mag HEAVY ODER WAS as "Best upcoming band".

1000 copies of the "Beat the meat" demo cd has been sold until summer 2005.

After many months of negotations between the band and many large record companies VOLBEAT secured a deal on the newly formed label REBEL MONSTER RECORDS. A sub-label to MASCOT RECORDS.

Now their debut release "The strength the sound the songs" is out and the response all over the world is nothing short of amazing.

VOLBEAT's cd sale has set some kind of Danish record, since no other Danish Heavy Rock band than VOLBEAT has been able to get that high position at the Danish TOP 100 (position nr 18) for cd sales in over 10 years, and they are leaving bands behind like Madonna, Pink Floyd, Eminem, Guns n Roses,wolfmother, Black Eye Peace, Keane,Franz Ferdinand, Coldplay, Kashmir, just to name a few. VOLBEAT were honoured with a 10/10 review by the legendary German metal magazine Rock Hard, and also made it to no. 6 on their soundcheck list. It's the first time ever any danish band is given a 10/10 review in Rock Hard, and we are of course very proud of this to say the least.

VOLBEAT won the award for the best debut album on DANISH METAL MUSIK AWARD 2005 held in Copenhagen Denmark the 26th of november. The Band was not there in person to receive the award, since they were in HOLLAND to support such bands as CANDLEMASS and DESTRUCTION on the ARNHEM METAL MEETING FESTIVAL ,and the day after they played on the legandary DYNAMO CLUB.

After leaving the DYNAMO CLUB in EINDHOVEN, VOLBEAT went home to Copenhagen Denmark to support LIFE OF AGONY from U.S.A.

VOLBEAT was among the 10 best releases in the year 2005 in DENMARK'S 3 biggest news pappers B.T and POLITIKEN and JYLANDS POSTEN . The band appears on the list together with such Bands as ROLLING STONES, RAMMSTEIN, MOTORHEAD, AUDIOSLAVE, THE DARKNESS, THE WHITE STRIPES, GORILLAZ, RAVEONETTES.

VOLBEAT was nominated in 3 category's in Denmarks most acknowledged and respected Musik Award show called STEPPEULVEN , which took place in VEGA, the 28th of January 2006 in Copenhagen Denmark. Other nominated bands were KASHMIR, MEW, RAVEONETTES, TV-2, L.O.C, MAGTENS KORRIDORER, BIKSTOK RØGSYSTEM and many more. VOLBEAT won the price for the most promising band of the year.

In April 2006 VOLBEAT was playing to the ANTHRAX aftershow in the Netherlands. A big moment since ANTHRAX has been an influence from day one.

The 22th of April 2006.Frontman Michael Poulsen had the honour to perform with some of ELVIS PRESLEY's old studio musicians in Amager bio/ Copenhagen Denmark . Michael Poulsen: This was the greatest moment in my life, I still can't beleive it.

2006 is also the Year where VOLBEAT is playing over 12 Festivals jobs including: ROSKILDE FESTIVAL, SPOT FESTIVAL, SKANDERBORG FESTIVAL, ROCK HARD FESTIVAL, FULL FORCE FESTIVAL, SUMMER BREEZE FESTIVAL.

And after that VOLBEAT is heading for a 2 month Danish tour. And after that one month European Tour with HATESPHERE and RAUNCHY, followed by diffrent gigs around the world. And between all that a Second album is going to be recorded in October 2006 by producer Jacob Hansen .

VOLBEAT is sponsored by VANS and EASTPAK.