Denmark's VOLBEAT have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place June 2-4 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order):
LEGION OF THE DAMNED
As previously reported, VOLBEAT have just finished shooting their first video for the cover track "I Only Wanna Be With You" (originally recorded by DUSTY SPRINGFIELD). The song comes off VOLBEAT's debut album, "The Strength, The Sound, The Songs", which was released in September 2005 via the Mascot Records subsidiary Rebel Monster Records. The CD was recorded at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark with producer Jacob Hansen (RAUNCHY, INVOCATOR) and contains re-recorded tracks from the group's two demos, as well as several new songs.
VOLBEAT won the "Hope of the Year" award at the Steppeulv awards, which were held on Jan. 28 in Copenhagen. The awards show is arranged by the Association of Danish Music Critics who hand out prizes to a number of artists who deserve extra attention. In addition to the honor, publicity and the prestigious figurine, VOLBEAT will also get to play at this year's Roskilde Festival, set to take place June 29 – July 2 in Roskilde, Denmark.