MusikUniverse.net conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Michael Poulsen of Danish metal rock 'n' rollers VOLBEAT when the band performed in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada this past weekend as the support act for METALLICA. Watch the chat below.
Poulsen has started posting regular updates from the band's current North American tour with METALLICA. Check it out at www.volbeat.dk.
VOLBEAT recently entered Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark to record a song for Danish boxing champion Mikkel Kessler. Kessler will use the recording as an intro to his upcoming fights as part of the "Super Six" tournament.
"Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood", the third studio album from VOLBEAT, received a U.S. release on March 17 via Mascot Records. The follow-up to "Rock The Rebel / Metal The Devil" features 14 tracks, including a SOCIAL DISTORTION cover as a bonus cut on all editions. Seven of the songs share a common lyrical theme, which will be continued on future records, and the artwork is also based on this storyline. The CD was recorded at Hansen Studios with producer Jacob Hansen, who also worked with the group on its previous two records.
An e-card for "Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood" can be found at this location.
"Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood" was certified gold in Denmark for sales in excess of 20,000 copies less than a month after its release,. The CD entered the Danish chart at No. 1, and was beaten only by METALLICA's "Death Magnetic" in its second week of release.