Volbeat members don’t understand the band’s US radio success
VOLBEAT‘s “The blue of the shotgun” single, extract from the last album of the group, “Servant of the Spirit”, recently exceeded both the Billboard Traditional rock and Mediabase The Active Rock charts, the tenth top chart of the Danish / American group, and cemented VOLBEATrecord for having the most # 1 singles on the Mainstream Rock list by an artist based outside of North America.
VOLBEAT leader Michael poulsen Recount 93.3 WMMR on the achievement (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “It’s crazy. We don’t 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 n # 1 over there in America. It’s crazy. And yes, I don’t know what to say about that. I’m just so thankful that the fans know about VOLBEAT and the radio stations broadcast 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” “excellent … the darkest and heaviest VOLBEAT for the moment. “For the LP, the group, which consists of Poulsen, Jon Larsen (drums), Rob caggiano (guitars) and Kaspar Boye Larsen (bass), took his heavy metal, psychobilly and punk ‘n’ roll signature to the next level while presenting Poulsenthe great capacity 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 LP includes the “double barrel” of summer songs the band released last June: “Wait a minute girl” and “Dagen Fûr” (with Stine bramsen), the first of which became the group’s ninth number one single on the Billboard Mainstream rock graphic.
VOLBEAT has accumulated nearly three billion cumulative streams during his career, landed a “Best metal performance” Grammy apply for “Room 24” (with King Diamond) of 2014 acclaimed (and gold seller) “Outlaw men and shady ladies”, and won several Danish Music Awards.
Since its creation in 2001, VOLBEAT has grown from clubs in Copenhagen to landmark 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 group 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. More recently, they have contributed to a resumption of “Don’t step on me” at “The Metallica Blacklist”, with all the benefits of the track benefiting METALLIC‘s Everything in my hands foundation and the Børne Cancer Fonden from Denmark.
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