Track Of The Day: Volbeat
Volbeat have written and recorded a song especially for boxing world champ Mikkel Kessler. And it’s a suitably bruising Track Of The Day. Click here for previous Tracks Of The Day.
The song in question is titled A Warrior’s Call, a fitting title for the Danish world middleweight champion.
Well, he had to be from Denmark, right? Because that’s also home to Volbeat. The band started out in 2001, mixing up metal, rock’n'roll and rockabilly. Vocalist Michael Poulsen, guitarist Thomas Bredahl, bassist Anders Kjolholm and drummer Jon Larsen released their debut album, The Strength/The Sound/The Songs, in 2005.
Two years later, Rock The Rebel/Metal The Devil not only took the band to the top of the Danish charts, but spread the word internationally as well, as Volbeat began to get major attention. And last year’s Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood really took things to the next level, its mix of anthemic melodies and knockabout riffs really catching the zeitgeist.
To download A Warrior’s Call for free go to Volbeat’s website here – just make sure that you subscribe to the band’s mailing list.
While you’re there, why not enter the band’s special competition? First prize: a trip to Los Angeles, to see them play live. But you better hurry, because this contest closes on November 28!