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MICHAEL SCHøN POULSEN (born 1 April 1975) is a Danish vocalist and guitarist. He is currently the singer, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter of the band Volbeat .

CONTENTS

* 1 Biography * 2 Musical equipment * 3 Awards

* 4 Discography

* 4.1 with Dominus * 4.2 with Volbeat

* 5 References * 6 External links

BIOGRAPHY

Poulsen at the Summer Breeze Open Air 2007 in Dinkelsbühl , Germany.

Poulsen grew up in Ringsted , Denmark
Denmark
, which is about a 40 miles (63 kilometers) from Copenhagen, in a working-class family. He has a twin sister and two older sisters, who are also twins. His parents were big fans of Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley
, Jerry Lee Lewis , Johnny Cash , and Chuck Berry . As a teenager, he got in touch with metal music like Metallica , Iron Maiden , Whitesnake , Deep Purple
Deep Purple
, Iced Earth
Iced Earth
and Black Sabbath . At the age of 17, he moved to Copenhagen
Copenhagen
and formed his first band Dominus . Poulsen stated a major influence during this period was Chuck Schuldiner and his band Death .

Dominus released four records between 1994 and 2000. The band split-up a year later as Poulsen was fed up with death metal music and the death metal scene. He wrote new songs with a more rock'n'roll approach and established Volbeat. After releasing two demos, their debut album The Strength / The Sound / The Songs reached number 18 in the Danish charts and became the first album of a Danish metal band in 20 years to enter the top 20. On 22 April 2006, Poulsen performed with some of Elvis Presley's studio musicians in Copenhagen. Volbeat's sophomore record Rock the Rebel / Metal the Devil and their third effort Guitar Gangsters "> shortly before the release of Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood. The song "Light a Way" from the same album was played at his funeral. A week after the death of his father Poulsen tattooed his parents' names, Jørn and Else, on his fingers, with a letter on each finger except the thumb. Later songs, like "Fallen" ( Beyond Hell/Above Heaven ) and "Our Loved Ones" (Outlaw Gentleman text-align:left; vertical-align:top;">

WITH DOMINUS

* 1994: View to the Dim * 1996: The First Nine * 1997: Vol. Beat * 2000: Godfallos

WITH VOLBEAT

* 2002: Volbeat-DEMO * 2003: Beat the Meat-DEMO * 2005: The Strength / The Sound / The Songs * 2007: Rock the Rebel / Metal the Devil * 2008: Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood * 2010: Beyond Hell/Above Heaven * 2013: Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies * 2016: Seal the Deal ">

* ^ "Volbeat." Starpulse. Accessed January 6, 2016. http://www.starpulse.com/Music/Volbeat/Biography/. * ^ Schiffbauer, Conny. "Im Schwatzkasten mit Michael Poulsen (Volbeat)". Rock Hard (in German). Vol. 257 no. October 2008. p. 18. ISSN 1437-8140 . * ^ Metalgreg. "Volbeat" (in German). Metal.de. Retrieved 2008-09-20. * ^ A B "VOLBEAT: \'Rock The Rebel / Metal The Devil\' Tops Danish Album Chart". Blabbermouth . Retrieved 2008-09-20. * ^ "VOLBEAT Frontman Performs With ELVIS PRESLEY\'s Backing Musicians: Photos Available". Blabbermouth. Retrieved 2008-09-20. * ^ "VOLBEAT: \'Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood\' First-Week Chart Positions Revealed". Blabber]. Retrieved 2008-09-20. * ^ da:Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood * ^ http://www.bt.dk/musik/volbeat-pladen-tilegnet-min-afdoede-far * ^ http://www.b.dk/kultur/mere-end-en-myte * ^ http://w