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Volbeat’s “A Warrior’s Call” Certified Gold by RIAA

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Michael Poulsen, photo by Francois Poulin for FW

Michael Poulsen, photo by Francois Poulin for FW

Volbeat’s “A Warrior’s Call” from Beyond Hell / Above Heaven (2010) has been certified gold for sales of 500,000 units by the RIAA.  Volbeat singer and guitarist Michael Poulsen shared, “Jon, Anders, Rob and I are very proud of this acknowledgement.  The fact that each and every sale is a gesture made by the fans that fill the venues, buy our records, and support rock music, this is truly meaningful.  Thank you to each and every one of you.  We share this moment with all of those that work on our behalf to support Volbeat globally, and with the fans who know Rock music is alive and well.”


Republic Co-Founder and C.E.O. Monte Lipman stated that Volbeat has fought hard to become one of the most important rock bands today.  Their drive, determination, and amazing talent, continues to inspire us every day.  We are thrilled with their success and congratulate them on this historic achievement.”


Rob Caggiano

Rob Caggiano, photo by Evil Robb for FW

Volbeat ~ Michael Poulsen (vocals/guitar), Anders Kjølholm (bass), Jon Larsen (drums), and former Anthrax/The Damned Things guitarist Rob Caggiano, who produced the band’s new album with longtime Volbeat co-producer Jacob Hansen ~ is currently touring the United States on a co-headline run of arenas with Five Finger Death Punch.  The Danish quartet received their first Grammy nomination in the “Best Metal Performance” category for “Room 24″ (Volbeat f/ King Diamond) from Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies and won Germany’s Echo Award for “Best International Alternative Act.”  The band’s repertoire has become a staple at Active Rock radio, ensuring their current relevance and staying power with eight Top 5 singles, five of which reached the pinnacle of #1.   Overseas, Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies has been certified platinum in the band’s home country of Denmark, alongside Germany and Austria, with gold sales in Finland. 

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Since forming in Copenhagen in 2000, Volbeat has released five studio albums and two live offerings that have turned the band into superstars, collecting platinum discs and prestigious awards and making them one of the most talked about bands the world over.  Their current release debuted at No. 1 in Denmark alongside Canada, Germany, Norway, Switzerland and Austria. The album saw a debut at No. 2 in Finland, No. 4 in the Netherlands and Sweden, and No. 9 in the United States.


For the band’s full itinerary on their current co-headlining tour, head to their official website.


Volbeat plays to yet another packed house, photo by Evil Robb for FW

Volbeat plays to yet another packed house on their current tour, photo by Evil Robb for FW


Check out more of our live photos of Volbeat on tour here and here!