Interview with Volbeat Guitarist Thomas Bredahl
Volbeat. Volbeat. Volbeat.
Some housekeeping tidbits, then Volbeat. Alright, first, the newly redesigned All Knowing Force will debut next week. Second, the newly redesigned All Knowing Force will debut next week. Goodbye bland white site. It was a fun three years.
Volbeat. This interview was prerecorded on April 5th. I wish it were possible to have them as guests during our live show, but being on the road presents certain limitations. We caught up with Thomas Bredahl for a 15 minute spot, which, honestly, was nothing more than us proclaiming Volbeat to be one of the best bands in the world. In the midst of that, we talked touring with Metallica, their new record Beyond Hell/Above Heaven, and their current U.S. tour.
We did our best to clean up the audio, as there was a lot of background noise.
This might rub some people the wrong way, but I don’t care. The fact that Volbeat has not conquered the United States is a disgrace, and is a testament to the very reason the music industry is failing. Back in the late 90’s, a band called System Of A Down went from being a club support act to headlining arenas and festivals on their Toxicity album. They were a fresh, unique sound. A chance was taken, and it paid off. Volbeat has an even more fresh, unique sound and yet they’re hard-pressed to get a U.S. push by anyone other than Jose Mangin at Sirius. This is disgusting. This is disgraceful. I have introduced Volbeat to scores of people and their minds were blown.
Anyone who reads this, or listens to this audio, and becomes a fan of the band, YOU’RE WELCOME. And next time you see that mohawked Latino Jose Mangin at a show, thank him for being the only one with enough balls to promote good music.
Volbeat plays the House of Blues in Hollywood, CA tonight (4/6/11) and they’re back in New York City at Irving Plaza on 4/27. Check their site for all dates in between.
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Volbeat – Official Site