VOLBEAT‘s fourth album, 2010’s “Beyond Hell/Above Heaven”, was officially certified gold in March by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) for sales in excess of a 500,000 copies.
“Beyond Hell/Above Heaven” was reissued in July 2011 as a deluxe edition featuring the original album as well as a DVD called “Return To Tilburg” that was filmed at a concert on February 24, 2010. The show was a makeup date for a November 2009 gig in the Dutch city at which VOLBEAT frontman Michael Poulsen passed out on stage after roughly thirty minutes due to illness.
The Danish group had begun to crack the U.S. market thanks to the success of “Fallen”, the Top 15 rock single from the “Beyond Hell” album. Poulsen told The Pulse Of Radio that the song has a special significance to him. “It’s a song I wrote for my father,” he said. “I lost my father [in June 2008]. It’s a very emotional song for me. He was the biggest VOLBEAT fan, you know; he almost knew more about VOLBEAT than I did. He was definitely proud and, you know, it’s always great to be able to do your parents proud of what you’re doing.”
VOLBEAT will release its sixth full-length album, “Seal The Deal & Let’s Boogie”, on June 3. The CD’s first single, “The Devil’s Bleeding Crown”, was made available last week along with an official lyric video.
Rob Caggiano, who joined VOLBEAT on guitar in February 2013, co-produced “Seal The Deal & Let’s Boogie” just as he did the previous record, 2013’s “Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies”.
VOLBEAT will return to the road this spring with a string of dates scheduled around their first-ever performances at California’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on April 15 and April 22.
The two-week run of shows will kick off with an intimate “Evening With Volbeat” gig at the Roxy in West Hollywood, California on April 13.