BLABBERMOUTH.NET has received word from several people that singer/guitarist Michael Poulsen of Danish metal rock 'n' rollers VOLBEAT collapsed on stage earlier tonight (Sunday, November 29) during the band's performance at 013 in Tilburg, the Netherlands. According to one person who attended the concert, "Poulsen said at the beginning of the show that he was very ill but didn't want to disappoint the fans. About half an hour into the concert, during the song 'A Warrior's Call', Poulsen suddenly collapsed. He then was rushed to hospital. The [rest of the] concert was cancelled..."
Video footage taken right after Poulsen collapsed on stage in Tilburg can be viewed below (courtesy of Rickwon).
VOLBEAT recently entered Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark to record a song for Danish boxing champion Mikkel Kessler. Kessler is using the track, "A Warrior's Call", as an intro to his fights as part of the "Super Six" tournament.
Poulsen is a huge boxing aficianado, so when Mikkel asked the band to write his theme song, they immediately accepted.
Log on to www.volbeat.dk to get the track for free.
"Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood", the third studio album from VOLBEAT, received a U.S. release on March 17 via Mascot Records. The follow-up to "Rock The Rebel / Metal The Devil" features 14 tracks, including a SOCIAL DISTORTION cover as a bonus cut on all editions. Seven of the songs share a common lyrical theme, which will be continued on future records, and the artwork is also based on this storyline. The CD was recorded at Hansen Studios with producer Jacob Hansen, who also worked with the group on its previous two records.
"A Warrior's Call" audio stream:
Before the collapse:
Dutch media coverage of Poulsen's collapse: