Rock the Rebel/Metal the Devil

Volbeat - Rock the Rebel-Metal the Devil
  • Album Info
  • 2007
  • Mascot Records

1. The Human Instrument
2. Mr. & Mrs. Ness
3. The Garden’s Tale
4. Devil Or The Blue Cat’s Song
5. Sad Man’s Tongue
6. River Queen
7. Radio Girl
8. A Moment Forever
9. Soulweeper #2
10. You Or Them
11. Boa (JDM)


Rock the Rebel/Metal the Devil is the second studio album by Danish heavy metal band Volbeat, released in 2007. The album debuted at #1 on the Danish Albums chart in 2007, making it Volbeat’s first album to do so.

The song “Mr. # Mrs. Ness” continues the story of Danny & Lucy, which began on the bands debut album with the tracks “Fire Song” and “Danny & Lucy (11 PM)”. This story is continued on Volbeat’s next album, Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood with the song “Mary Ann’s Place” and is concluded on the band’s newest album, Seal The Deal & Let’s Boogie, with the song “You Will Know”.

The track “The Garden’s Tale” was released as a single in Denmark and proved to be a surprise hit for the band in their home country, staying on the Danish Charts for 18 straight weeks and peaking at #18. The music video for the song was also put into heavy rotation on MTV Denmark. Music Videos were also produced for the songs “Sad Man’s Tongue” and “Radio Girl”, but whether or not they were ever released as radio singles is unclear.

Michael Poulsen – vocals, guitar
Franz “Hellboss” Gottschalk – guitar
Thomas Bredahl – guitar (credited, but did not appear on this album)
Anders Kjølholm – bass
Jon Larsen – drums
Guest musicians
Johan Olsen (Magtens Korridorer) – Danish vocals on “The Garden’s Tale”
Additional musicians
Anders Pedersen (Giant Sand) – lap steel guitar on “The Human Instrument” and “Sad Man’s Tongue”
Rod Sinclair – banjo and guitar solo on “Sad Man’s Tongue”
Martin Pagaard Wolff – acoustic guitar on “Sad Man’s Tongue”
Jacob Hansen – backing vocals on “River Queen” and “Soulweeper #2”
Jacob Hansen – engineering, mixing, mastering
Martin Pagaard Wolff – co-engineering
Daniel Madsein – studio drum technician
Artwork and photography
Jester – artwork, design
Jacob Dinesen – photography of Poulsen, Kjølholm and Larsen
Manne Gersby – photography of “Hellboss”
Axel Jusseit – photography of Volbeat