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Saturday, September 11, 2010

Danish "Elvis Metal" group Volbeat releasing new album this week - another great band you may have never heard

This piece of news took me by surprise, as I have been listening to and following Volbeat for over a year now and this is the first I'm hearing of a new album.

Volbeat's sound is quite unique when compared to nearly all of the other hard rock/heavy metal sounds I've listened to - their songs have a Swing sound to them, reminiscent of early 60s/late 50s rock, and the vocals have clearly been influenced heavily by the stylings of Elvis Presley and other early rock vocalists. reports that "VOLBEAT will release its fourth album, "Beyond Hell/Above Heaven", in Germany on September 10 and in most parts of Europe on September 13 via Vertigo/Universal. The CD was once again recorded at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark with producer Jacob Hansen. The cover artwork was created by illustrator Karsten Wrysand and can be viewed below.

"Beyond Hell/Above Heaven" track listing:

01. The Mirror And The Ripper
02. Heaven Nor Hell
03. Who They Are
04. Fallen
05. A Better Believer
06. 7 Shots
07. A New Day
08. 16 Dollars
09. A Warrior's Call
10. Magic Zone
11. Evelyn
12. Being 1
13. Thanks

"Beyond Hell/Above Heaven" features guest appearances by MERCYFUL FATE guitarist Michael Denner, NAPALM DEATH's Mark "Barney" Greenway and KREATOR's Mille Petrozza. Additionally, Jacob Oelund of the Copenhagen rockabilly outfit TAGGY TONES and songwriter Hanrik Hall swung by the studio to lay down some seriously swinging double bass and harmonica."

I am sincerely looking forward to this album, because this band is seriously a ton of fun to listen to.  See what I mean here:

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