Of course I do! For the albums Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood, Beyond Hell/Above Heaven and Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies, the cover art, booklet art and the art featured in some of the music videos (i.e. Radio Girl, Maybellene I Hofteholder, etc.) were done by Danish artist Karsten Sand.
Often times, Michael Poulsen draws a concept of what he wishes the art to look like, gives it over to Karsten Sand, and lets the professional artist work his magic.
You can see some of the work he has done for Volbeat as well as other things here at his website: Click Here!
Thanks for asking, Anonymous! :)
Hey, Volbeat Fans!
I wanted to bring your attention to this band here called Chainfist. My good friend, Michael Kopietz, is the lead guitarist of this band. They are from Denmark, just like Volbeat! Here’s some info about their upcoming new album, “Scarred,” due out worldwide October 6th!
Danish metallers CHAINFIST will release their second full length album “Scarred“, on October 6 worldwide via Mighty Music/Target Group. The album contains 11 tracks, produced by Michael Hansen at Phon Studio and mixed/mastered by Jacob Hansen (Primal Fear, Volbeat, Anubis Gate, Pretty Maids) at Hansen Studios The “Scarred” album teaser can be viewed below:
Undoubtedly “The Big Four” has been a great inspiration for CHAINFIST, but at the same time the band is incorporating new school heavy metal elements and gripping vocal melodies to make their unique touch on the genre, with bands like Mercenary, Volbeat and Disturbed as references.
Jacob Hansen sought a dirty sound, but yet with a mainstream appeal, which was fitting for the old-school riffing’s, powerful leads and melodic vocals that was pivotal for this recording.
“Scarred” track listing:
01. Scars of time
02. 1000 ways to bleed
03. Black rebel noise
04. Another day in hell
05. Poison moon
07. Know you hate
08. Seven minutes of pain
10. Mass frustration
11. Black rebel noise (acoustic)
Jackie Petersen – Vocals
Michael Kopietz – Guitars
Thomas Hvisel – Guitars
Braca Pedersen – Bass
Jesper Heidelbach – Drums
CHAINFIST is a five-piece Danish metal band formed in 2007, which consists of ex-members of Panzerchrist, Frozen Sun and Infernal Death.
In September 2010 they released their first full-length album “Black Out Sunday” which was praised by several Danish metal-sites, e.g. heavymetal.dk that gave them 10/10 stars and commented: “The album is a bomb filled with everything from every drawer, all without being overwhelming or cluttered.”
Since then the band has been playing on various stages in Denmark, building up a solid live-reputation with top-marks from the critics.
In the fall of 2013 the band began the recording of their second album “Scarred” – an album that are the result of intense and spontaneous live-recording sessions to get the most “manhood” out of the drums, guitars and bass as possible. “Manhood and Downstrokes, this was the main attitude” guitarist Michael Kopietz (ex-Frozen Sun, ex-Panzerchrist) explains.
So, if you Volbabes and Voldudes could do me a huge favor and check Chainfist out! With influences like Volbeat, Metallica, Avenged Sevenfold and Disturbed, you can’t go wrong, right? \m/
Click the picture at the top to go to their website! Or click below for more links:
I’m going to assume you mean for all the Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood-related songs? If you do, then rest assured—I’ve been planning a story for that for a long time. I just need to work out some plot holes and figure out a good way to start the story off right, then I can fix you up a story to explain how all the songs in the story works out—from my perspective, at least.
Personally, I believe that some of the songs are actually being sung by Cadillac Blood, while some are rumors/stories he’s heard about the citizens of The 10 House City. I also have many theories based around who Cadillac is. Not what his name is, that we never find out, but who he was before coming to The 10 House City.
Disclaimer: I am not Michael Poulsen and I cannot tell you how he envisioned the story. What I can tell you is that Michael once said he planned to write a book for the Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood album and publish it on the internet for everyone to read. Unfortunately, that has yet to happen, what with Volbeat’s crazy tour schedule.
My daughter makenna on her 4th birthday with micheal in grand rapids 10/21/14
(Submitted by Andy Smith)
If you’re willing to make the trek, Volbeat will be in Youngstown, OH on October 4th. As for Cincinnati, I cannot be certain when, exactly, Volbeat will be there. But rest assured, they will hit Cincinnati in the future. Just be patient and keep on loving Volbeat! ;)
Volbeat appreciates you for being around and supporting them with love and hellfire! :) Keep on making noise, Carrie Allen!