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Volbeat hit the heights on Rewind, Replay, Rebound - Live In Deutschland

Rewind, Replay, Rebound is Volbeat's latest album (and all the hits) live recorded Live In Deutschland

Volbeat: Rewind, Replay, Rebound: Live In Deutschland
(Image: © Vertigo Berlin)

Bigger in Germany than Mercedes-Benz, it’s little wonder that Volbeat decided to record a slew of sold-out shows there for their live album. 

When vocalist/guitarist Michael Poulsen says: “The German audience has always had a special place in our hearts since the very beginning. They have always supported us and still do”, he’s not kidding. 

Back in 2013 I travelled out to Berlin to see them headline an enormous outdoor arena. It was in the middle of a storm that blew horizontal rain at the stage, but the frenzied German audience acted like it was the height of summer and AC/DC had just strolled on for the encore.

It sounds like little has changed, given the audience reaction in Stuttgart, Cologne and Hamburg to songs like Dead But Rising, For Evigt and Leviathan, Volbeat carried shoulder high, their songs in the eaves and filling the night.

Philip Wilding is a novelist, journalist, scriptwriter, biographer and radio producer. As a young journalist he criss-crossed most of the United States with bands like Motley Crue, Kiss and Poison (think the Almost Famous movie but with more hairspray). More latterly, he’s sat down to chat with bands like the slightly more erudite Manic Street Preachers, Afghan Whigs, Rush and Marillion. He ghosted Carl Barat’s acclaimed autobiography, Threepenny Memoir, and helped launch the BBC 6 Music network as producer and co-presenter on the Phill Jupitus Breakfast Show. Five years later he and Jupitus fronted the hugely popular Perfect 10 podcast and live shows. His debut novel, Cross Country Murder Song, was described, variously, as ‘sophisticated and compelling’ and ‘like a worm inside my brain’. His latest novel The Death And Life Of Red Henley is out now.