BiografieVOLBEAT 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: 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 a ired 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 ( 2 days la ter 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

VOLBEAT are featured on the soundtrack to Denmarks first ever snow board 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".

850 copies of the "Beat the meat" demo cd has been sold until now (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 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 2 biggest news pappers B.T and POLITIKEN . 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.

VOLBEAT is sponsored by DEACONN streetwear (

VOLBEAT line-up:

Michael Poulsen - Guitar & Vocals
Jon Larsen - Drums
Anders Kjølholm - Bass
Franz - Guitar
Quelle: http://www.volbeat.dkDiscografieThe Strength/The Sound/The Songs CD 2004

Soulweeper 2003 (Demo-single)

Beat the meat 2003 (Demo)

VOLBEAT 2002 (Demo)



Volbeat Promo 2010
Mittwoch 29.09.2010
Sie sind wohl DER Senkrechtstarter der vergangenen drei Jahre. Sie haben es mit ihren letzten drei Alben sowie mit unzähligen Konzerten weltweit bis an die Spitze der Heavy Metal Szene geschafft.


Sonntag 13.11.2016
VOLBEAT auf großer Europatour und wir waren in Oberhausen mit von der Partie.


Beyond Hell/ Above Heaven - Cover
Die Geschichte der dänischen Band VOLBEAT liest sich wie ein musikalisches Märchen.
Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood - Cover
"Guitar Gangsters And Cadillac Blood" heisst also das dritte Album der Dänen um Michael Poulsen.
Live From Beyond Hell / Above Heaven    - Cover
VOLBEAT haben es mittlerweile verdient zu den großen Bands in Europa gezählt zu werden.
Outlaw Gentlemen And Shady Ladies - Cover
Mir fällt spontan keine Band ein, die es innerhalb so kurzer Zeit geschafft hat, mittels ehrlicher handgemachter Mukke so durchzustarten und sich einen Platz an der Spitze des Genres „Harte Rock