Michael Poulsen and Volbeat brought rode their Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies tour into Nashville to entertain fans with their unique blend of metal and rockabilly.

Volbeat hails from Copenhagen and is known for a sound which blends John Cash and Metallica, Elvis Presley and Social Distortion, and a touch of blue rock for good measure. The Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies album was release in April 2013, and received a Grammy nomination for Best Metal Performance. The Volbeat North American tour continues into May before they head back to their native Europe for multiple festival appearances during the summer.

In support of Volbeat is Trivium and Digital Summer. Metal band Trivium, from Orlando, Florida, is known for a progressive thrash/death metal sound. Formed in 2000, the band has produced six studio albums, including their latest Vengeance Falls released in October 2013. It was announced shortly after this concert that Nick Augusto had left the band.

Digital Summer, from Phoenix, Arizona, has been rocking fans since forming in 2006. Their fourth studio album, After Hours: Unplugged & Rewired, was released this past October. A music video followed in January for the track, This City. While all members of the band are clearly talented, it is worth noting Austin Rios, their new drummer who joined in January 2014, is just 13 years old. With his talent at this young age, he has quite a career ahead of him.

Our photographer, Sarah Dunbar, was on hand to capture the performances of these three great bands. Here are her photos.


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