Danish metal band VOLBEAT has received its first gold album for sales in excess of 20,000 copies in Denmark of its sophomore CD, "Rock the Rebel / Metal the Devil". The album entered the Danish chart at No. 1 upon its release in late February and stayed in the Top 5 for three months.
VOLBEAT will support METALLICA on July 13 in Århus, Denmark. Also appearing on the bill is MNEMIC.
VOLBEAT recently announced the addition of guitarist Thomas Bredahl from the punk rock combo GOB SQUAD to the group's ranks. GOB SQUAD supported VOLBEAT on their Danish tour in 2006.
"The Strength, The Sound, The Songs" last year became the first Danish heavy rock release in over 10 years to break the national Top 20.