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Volbeat @ Roundhouse, London

November 25th, 2014

Volbeat

@ Roundhouse, London

17th November 2014

Review by Kirsty Birkett-Stubbs

Photos by Michelle Murphy

 

The guy beside me is meerkating. Bouncing up on the tips of his toes, straining his neck, bending this way and that, clutching his phone. Looking for his friends. I can understand. A good gig with good friends is something very lovely indeed. But I want to tell him it doesn’t matter, if only to stop him from keep invading my eye line. Also he’s missing all the songs. The band are just a few feet away and the music is really flying – if you can’t just enjoy that then there’s something a bit wrong. After all we’re all friends here tonight.

And now a girl bursts into tears. Jesus. Let’s assume it’s because of the music, although that would imply levels of hysteria beyond anything expected. Volbeat have never felt big enough to cause such emotion. Not in the UK. Back home, sure, platinum all the way, Europe and the US are on board, but here they’ve always seemed to struggle to impact. People say they like them, but rarely do you meet someone foaming at the mouth, raging about just how good they are. And yet tonight they’ve sold out the show, sold out the impressive Roundhouse no less.

Volbeat

Volbeat

It’s not for us to speculate how or why, but when Hatebreed roll on stage and you can only loosely use the term “full” to describe the place, well it suggests something. It suggests the coins have been coughed up for Volbeat. It suggests the tide is turning.

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HELLFEST 2013

July 17th, 2013

Hellfest Festival 2013

@ Clisson, France

21st- 23rd June 2013

Review by Kirsty Birkett-Stubbs
Photography by Tess Donohoe  Hellfest

It may be some people’s epitome of hell, Michael Buble fans I’m looking at you, but for the metal/rock community Hellfest’s towering gateway looks positively pearly. This year’s line-up is so jam-packed that I was looking for the little glass jars and labels. You’d make a fortune if you could bottle any number of the diverse scope of bands on the bill, with the riffs left in natch, but I’d like them to play their sets first.

Once inside that gateway the layout is much the same as last year, and that isn’t meant in a well-they-clearly-couldn’t-be-arsed sense, because Hellfest could teach most others a thing or 20 on how to put together a fan-friendly festival. Except when it comes to the number of toilets on site that is.

Whilst the Hellfest tree still dominates in its stark simplicity, the hidden beer gardens have gained a snazzy gateway of their own, which invites you into the woodlands. Instead of a fairytale monster at the end of the path though, you’ll find a winebar, which is win-win really. And at night the scrap-metal merch stands and bars still glow with their own rooftop fires.

Stage-wise we’ve got Main Stage 1 and 2, which continue their staggered times so that as one plays, the other sets up, and vice versa. The result is no waiting around for soundchecks or bands to start, just back-to-back bam-bam-bam metal. A similar set-up is in place at the Altar and the Temple, where you can find black metal, death metal and the like, then there’s the Valley which is home to the stoner and doom types, and the Warzone where the punk and hardcore drops.

Hellfest 2013 – it’s like being welcomed home.
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King Diamond and Volbeat Release Free Download

April 5th, 2013


Volbeat’s latest album, “Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies”, features a guest appearance from the legendary King Diamond.

Today, King Diamond and Volbeat are pleased to release the Jacob Hansen mastered version of this track, titled “Room 24″, as a FREE download gift to the fans.

Fans can download the track in full-quality HERE.

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DANKO JONES Leaks Select North American Tour Dates with VOLBEAT – More Dates Coming Soon

November 28th, 2012

DANKO JONES is pleased to announce select North American tour dates for 2013! These dates are scheduled as part of an upcoming tour with Danish hard-rockers Volbeat. DANKO JONES will perform as direct support throughout the tour. See directly below for the leaked dates (as well as a one-off date in Flint, MI this December) and expect the full tour to be announced within the next few weeks.

 

DANKO JONES at Banana 101.5’s “End of the World Party”

12/21 Flint, MI @ Holiday Inn Gateway Center (Buy tickets)

 

DANKO JONES 2013 Direct Support Tour Dates with Volbeat:

3/27 Dawson Creek, BC (Canada) @ EnCana Events Centre

3/28 Edmonton, AB (Canada) @ Shaw Conference Centre

3/30 Regina, SA (Canada) @ Brandt Centre

4/9 New York, NY @ Best Buy Theatre

 

 

DANKO JONES’s new album, Rock And Roll Is Black And Blue, is in stores now! You can also purchase the album digitally on iTunes or Amazon, or stream it on Spotify!

 

 

Make sure to keep up with DANKO JONES online:

www.dankojones.com

www.facebook.com/dankojones

www.twitter.com/dankojones

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MOTÖRHEAD – Aragon Ballroom, Chicago February 10, 2012

February 26th, 2012

MOTÖRHEAD

MEGADETH / VOLBEAT / LACUNA COIL



Aragon Ballroom, Chicago

February 10, 2012



Live Review and Photos by Tim Shockley



 

The last time Motörhead played the Aragon Ballroom was in 1994, amidst a stifling blizzard. Eighteen years later, guess what? Yep, a near-whiteout! Come back in the summer, guys!  

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Gigantour 2012 Calgary – Megadeth, Motorhead, Lacuna Coil, Volbeat

February 26th, 2012

GIGANTOUR

Megadeth

Motorhead, Volbeat and Lacuna Coil

 

Feb 18, 2012 6:00 PM

The Big Four (Stampede Park)

Calgary, AB, Canada

Live review & pics by Monika Deviat


Gigantour, the traveling heavy metal festival created by frontman Dave Mustaine of Megadeth, stopped in Calgary Alta., on February 18, 2012 for the third time since the festival’s inception in 2005.  This year’s festival also featured England’s metal legends Motorhead, who probably played a large part in selling out the venue. Italy’s Lacuna Coil and Denmark’s Volbeat rounded out the bill and added a bit of diversity.  Unfortunately the tour hit one of the worst large venues in Calgary for sound. The Big Four building is a concrete box with large pillars breaking up the sound and view. Surprisingly though, the overall sound for the evening was fairly decent. One great idea someone had was to have the line-up for doors inside the building. Underneath the hall where the bands played, a corral was set up (how fitting for a city known as Cowtown) for fans to line up (get herded) and stay warm.

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Volbeat parts ways with guitarist Thomas Bredahl

November 30th, 2011

Volbeat has decided to part ways with Thomas Bredahl. Being in a band is in many ways similar to a marriage with ups and downs. At times you can work it out and sometimes you need to go separate ways… We want to thank him for the work he has put in for Volbeat and we wish him all the best in the future. Volbeat will play all shows as announced, either as a trio or with a replacement guitarist. Right now we’ll take a well deserved break and we will be back on the road in January, ready to rock the Gigantour and Wacken.

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MEGADETH, MOTÖRHEAD, VOLBEAT, LACUNA COIL – More North American Gigantour 2012 Dates Confirmed

November 1st, 2011
Gigantour 2012

Gigantour 2012

MEGADETH are excited to re-launch, for the first time since 2008, their critically acclaimed package festival, Gigantour. The multi-artist bill – with metal heavyweights MOTÖRHEAD, VOLBEAT and LACUNA COIL, all personally picked by Dave Mustaine – will kick off in early 2012 with dates tentatively set for late January through early March. Gigantour was founded by Mustaine in 2005 and was last in North America in May 2008.

 

The first Gigantour 2012 dates announced are:

 

January

26 – Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ

27 – Mohegan Sun Arena – Uncasville, CT

28 – Theater at Madison Square Garden – New York, NY

29 – Tsongas Arena – Lowell, MA

 

February

1 – Glens Falls Civic Center – Glens Falls, NY

2 – Colisee Pepsi – Quebec City, QC

3 – Bell Centre – Montreal, QC

5 – K-Rock Centre – Kingston, ON

7 – General Motors Centre – Oshawa, ON

8 – Copps Coliseum – Hamilton, ON

9 – Palace of Auburn Hills – Auburn Hills, MI

10 – Aragon Ballroom – Chicago, IL

12 – Eagles Ballroom – Milwaukee, WI

14 – Myth – St. Paul, MN

16 – Prairieland – Saskatoon, SK

17 – Shaw Conference Centre – Edmonton, AB

18 – Big 4 Building – Calgary, AB

20 – Abbotsford Ent & Sports Centre – Abbotsford, BC

21 – Showare Center – Kent, WA

23 – Event Center at San Jose State University – San Jose, CA

24 – Gibson Amphitheatre – Universal City, CA

25 – Comerica Theatre – Phoenix, AZ

26 – Tingley Coliseum – Albuquerque, NM

28 – The Fillmore Auditorium – Denver, CO

 

Tickets for the Quebec City and Montreal dates go on sale Saturday, November 5th at 12 noon, available at:

 

Bell Centre Box Office

By phone: (514) 790-2525 or 1 877 668-8269

Order online: evenko.ca

Ticket prices: $63 / $68 / $73 (taxes and service fees included)

 

For other ticket information visit Ticketmaster. More dates to be announced soon.

Gigantour is a chance to, as Mustaine says, tour with like-minded artists “that play heavy music in a high-energy environment,” with a fan-friendly ticket price. He founded the tour in 2005 and invited such artists as ANTHRAX, DREAM THEATER, FEAR FACTORY, LAMB OF GOD, OPETH, STATIC-X, and IN FLAMES to join Megadeth. For Lacuna Coil, Gigantour 2012 marks a return to the tour, as they performed on the 2007 Australian tour; the Italian heavy metal group’s singer Cristina Scabbia also appeared on Megadeth’ 2007 re-recording of their song, ‘A Tout Le Monde’.

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Copenhagen Live Festival at Amager Strandpark in Copenhagen, Denmark 2010

June 22nd, 2010

 

Copenhagen Live Festival 2010

Amager Strandpark

Copenhagen

Denmark

2/6 – 2010

With ……

Slash,

Bullet For My Valentine,

Skunk Anansie,

Volbeat

 

Reviewed and live pictures by: Anders Sandvall

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Volbeat at Green Concert at Valby Park in Copenhagen, Denmark 2009

August 26th, 2009

 

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Green Concert

Volbeat

Valby Park

Copenhagen

Denmark

27/7 – 2009

 

Reviewed by: Anders Sandvall, Ulrika Henriksson

Live pictures by: Anders Sandvall

 

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Metaltown Festival Frihamnen at Gothenburg, Sweden 2009

August 10th, 2009

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Metaltown Festival

Frihamnen

Gothenburg

Sweden

26-27/6 – 2009

 

Review and live pictures by: Anders Sandvall

 

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Volbeat at Guitar Gangster 2009 Cadillac Blood Scandinavian Tour in Lund, Sweden 2009

April 2nd, 2009

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Volbeat

Guitar Gangster 2009 Cadillac Blood Scandinavian Tour

Fars and Frosta Sparbank Arena

Lund

Sweden

7/3 – 2009

 

Reviewed and pictures by: Anders Sandvall

 

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Volbeat at Guitar Gangsters and Cadillac Blood Scandinavian Tour KB Malmoe Sweden 2008

December 30th, 2008

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Volbeat

Guitar Gangsters and Cadillac Blood Scandinavian Tour

Kulturbolaget

Malmoe

Sweden

9/12 – 2008

 

Reviewed by: Anders Sandvall

Pictures by: Anders Sandvall

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Danish Metal Awards at Amager Bio in Copenhagen Denmark 2007

November 27th, 2007

Danish Metal Awards 2007
Amager Bio
Copenhagen
Denmark
17/11  2007

Reviewed by: Anders Sandvall
Guest contributor: Ulrika Henriksson
Photos by: Anders Sandvall

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