Volbeat achieves highest score on Billboard Mainstream Rock No 1 Any by Non-US Act
Volbeat’s single “Shotgun Blues”, which is taken from the last album of the group, Servant of the spirit, recently topped the Billboard Mainstream Rock and Mediabase Active Rock charts, the Danish / American band’s tenth top chart, and cemented the group’s record for having the most No.1 singles on the Mainstream Rock chart by an artist based in outside of North America.
Volbeat frontman Michael Poulsen told 93.3 WMMR of the feat: âIt’s crazy. We do not understand it. There are so many European bands out there, so many great bands, and it’s hard to understand that we are the band with the most hit singles in America. It’s crazy. And yes, I don’t know what to say about it. I’m just so thankful that the fans know about Volbeat and the radio stations are playing our songs. I am very grateful for that. It’s a good feeling, because times are tough these days. We appreciate that. “
Revolver called Servant of the spirit “Excellentâ¦ the darkest and heaviest Volbeat offering yet.” For the LP, the band, which consists of Poulsen, Jon Larsen (drums), Rob Caggiano (guitars) and Kaspar Boye Larsen (bass), took their heavy metal, psychobilly and punk ‘n signature to the next level. ‘roll while showcasing Poulsen’s great ability for songwriting and storytelling. “Rarely has a successful band sounded so ravenous,” says Kerrang! album review.
Servant of the spirit was written and recorded during the shutdown and quarantine made necessary by the COVID-19 pandemic. The album features the ‘double barrel’ of summer songs the band released last June: ‘Wait A Minute My Girl’ and ‘Dagen FÃ¸r’ (with Stine Bramsen), the first of which became number nine single. one of the group on the Billboard. Mainstream rock graphic.
Volbeat has racked up nearly three billion cumulative streams over the course of his career, and landed a Grammy nomination for “Best Metal Performance” for the acclaimed 2014 “Room 24” (with King Diamond) (and gold seller) Outlaw gentlemen and shady ladies, and they have also won several Danish Music Awards.
Since its formation in 2001, Volbeat has grown from clubs in Copenhagen to flagship stages around the world, including the famous Telia Parken stadium in Denmark (becoming the only national artist to have sold the venue). Over the course of seven record-breaking albums, the band landed number one songs (including nine No. 1s on the US Mainstream Rock charts and counting, the most number of bands based outside of North America), certifications multi-platinum, awards and honors all over the planet.
Most recently they contributed a cover of “Don’t Tread On Me” to The Metallica Blacklist, with all proceeds from the song to benefit Metallica’s All Within My Hands Foundation and Denmark’s BÃ¸rne Cancer Fonden.
Buy or stream Volbeat’s Servant of the spirit.