Speculation: Volbeat kicks off July’s Rocksmith DLC

Greetings Rocksmith fans!

It took us a few hours but Dan’s clue has been solved and it has led us to Copenhagen’s own @VOLBEAT!

Let’s check out how it went down

  • LONESOME
  • WINSOME
  • WINTER
  • ENTER
  • ENCORE
  • HARDCORE
  • PARKOUR

  • PARKOUR
  • PARTY
  • FORTY
  • FOREHEAD
  • BEHEAD
  • BELOW
  • FALLOW
  • FALCHION

  • FALCHION
  • FASHION
  • FASCIST
  • EXIST
  • EXHUME
  • VOLUME
  • VOLBEAT

Yay! Plus it’s a Five Pack!

For those not familiar with @Volbeat, they are a Danish heavy metal band that play a fusion of rock and roll, heavy metal, and rockabilly. They also seem to be a band that people request weekly on facebook!

Volbeat has made an appearance in music games before via Rock Band DLC 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQSfq9skB-o

Being their most popular song, this is probably a sure thing

You can really hear the Rockabilly influence in this one

This one has a great solo!

Elvis would be proud


What songs are you hoping for in next week’s @Volbeat DLC? Or is this an instantly skippable week for you? Let us know!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9q6qCdegKOg

There’s that modern music y’all wanted 😉

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Zach
Zach
July 8, 2015 2:47 pm

I am glad some people like this. But whrn will Ubisoft will give us more classic rock? I feel like Rock Band has much more. I will get two Vol.beat songs but on the condition they step it up we need more from artists who only have one songs do the math !

Qwark
Qwark
July 6, 2015 7:58 pm

I’m just thankful that we are getting a band that isn’t from America or England.
Like their style, I’ll pick this one up.

REAPER 202307
REAPER 202307
July 6, 2015 4:19 pm

Holy crap I’ve suggested this pack on the rocksmith Facebook page 30 times and we’re finally getting it! I hope Evelyn is on there!

BlueCollarNINJA
BlueCollarNINJA
July 6, 2015 4:11 pm

Seriously dude?… I know Eddie Vedder is the singer for mookie blaylock. I was comparing vocals not bands which is why I didn’t say pearl jam.

Evan
Evan
July 6, 2015 2:41 pm

Michael sørensen I love where your heads at. Opeth would b outstanding, their core is death metal but they have such a range it would be a dream to have. Such an amazing and talented band!

Casey
Casey
July 6, 2015 12:52 pm

Lola Montez confirmed via Twitter!

BlueCollarNINJA
BlueCollarNINJA
July 6, 2015 5:39 am

Thank u Microsoft for fixing the controller shut off thing on Xbox1 just in time for volbeat! The first time I heard fallen I went out and got a guitar the next day!! The only bad thing u can say about volbeat is u can’t understand what the singer saying. He is just a harder vedder…(band name?) if u look up the lyrics they’re epically poetic and the music spills out of the metal genre into blues, country and good old fashioned rock n roll. Fallen and sad man’s tongue please!!

Secret Squirrel
Secret Squirrel
July 6, 2015 1:06 pm

Eddie Vedder is the lead singer of Pearl Jam. How do you you know a singer’s name/style, but not their band name? I usually have the opposite problem.

Dyseman
Dyseman
July 5, 2015 11:36 pm

Once again I have to say “Who??” Yeah I’m old. And to be honest, regardless if I know them or not, I have, so far, bought EVERY E-Standard song in the RS catalog. (Ok quite a few Drop-D’s)

Do I play the ones I buy and never heard of or don’t like? Eh… sometimes. If the mood hits me. So I’ll buy these if in E but looking doubtful

Acorn-san
Acorn-san
July 5, 2015 6:12 pm

Yawn.

MarleySantana
MarleySantana
July 5, 2015 12:49 pm

Curious, are these guys popular? Are they new? Just wondering how they got the nod.

As I’m not hearing anything special apart from a local high school band, I’m just curious what area, or purpose, or void they fill on RS.

Things were a little different last month as we got a speck of country. The month prior we got a small amount of blues. Is this one more of the same as with most of 2015s dlc or is this filling some void--new band, foreign band, etc.? Not dissing them. Just asking.

Bat Wings
Bat Wings
July 5, 2015 1:26 pm
Reply to  MarleySantana

Voleat is highly requested band that’s been together going on 15 years now

here’s some info on them you may want to read before you go crawl back under the rock you been hiding under for the last decade….;-]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volbeat

MarleySantana
MarleySantana
July 6, 2015 1:18 am
Reply to  Bat Wings

Alright Bat Wings, I’m gonna help you regulate your thoughts real quick. We’ll come at this two ways.

1) Join the military, become an ambassador for your country, and in the process see what names (musically) come up from people you meet around the world.
2) Because I’m not familiar with this band does not automatically put them in the category of worthless. If you took it that way, bad you as a fan for missing the point. Bad on me for bringing them down more than intended.

As I said, it was not my intent to diss the band. If the high school comment was a little harsh, I apologize. But for those who assume YOUR favorite band absolutely must be world famous (aka known by everyone) because you’re a fan…..OOOPS it doesn’t work that way. Again, just asking who they are.

Are any of your familiar with Loso, Morgan Heritage, Los Lonely Boys, Ukla the Moc, Fred Hammond, Black Uhuru, or Celilio and Kapono? All of them are world famous. Many have even won awards both globally and in the US (Grammy, AMA, etc). If you are unaware, does that place you under the rock with me or are we all just needing a little enlightenment?

For those of you all who came at the question a little more intelligently, Thank You for the update. Been out of country for a while so I don’t have cable radio yet.

Chris
Chris
July 7, 2015 3:57 am
Reply to  MarleySantana

War: god’s way of teaching americans geography. Note how he only suggests leaving his country if he has a gun in his hand.

MarleySantana
MarleySantana
July 8, 2015 2:08 am
Reply to  Chris

Come on people. Learn to be open minded.

Note how no suggestion of a weapon was ever suggested. Note how very few ambassadors are packin heat. Note how much more boring and possibly insulting it would have sounded to say remember what you learned in school then go to those locations and talk music with people.

You learn more by being around people as opposed to pointing a finger from afar.

Forget geography in that statement. Most of us are from somewhere else anyway. War: God’s way of teaching the world your time is almost up.

Now can we get back to the music?

Casey
Casey
July 5, 2015 4:18 pm
Reply to  MarleySantana

Are you really comparing a band with rob caggiano (ex guitarist of Anthrax) to a local high school band? They aren’t super popular where I’m from (quebec canada) but I got a couple buddies who are big fans like myself. They play on Octane on Sirius xm quite frequently as well. Anyways, not sure about a void, but they have 1million+ fb fans and all their videos on YouTube seem to have 1million+ views as well. That’s pretty impressive for a danish rocknroll band. They’ll definitely bring in the cash.

IZ
IZ
July 5, 2015 10:47 pm
Reply to  MarleySantana

I don’t know how popular these guys are but RS does cater to some very off-beat stuff as of late. I imagine they go after some of these lesser known/popular bands as filler at times. I’m sure it costs time and money to license just popular stuff so they need a break every now and then.

Joey G
Joey G
July 4, 2015 10:36 pm

Volbeat kicks ass. Can’t wait for tuesday. They got to put in still counting and I’m praying for Evelyn plz!

WIsenheimer
WIsenheimer
July 4, 2015 4:33 pm

This is so awesome! 3 weeks in a row now I get to save my dlc money. Thank you rocksmith

Bat Wings
Bat Wings
July 5, 2015 1:31 pm
Reply to  WIsenheimer

$heeple of your decent are known to be quite covetous, $tingy and cheap with their $$$

Chris
Chris
July 4, 2015 2:49 pm

if we’re going Nordic how about some Kent?

toshineon
July 6, 2015 8:26 am
Reply to  Chris

I second this. I’d love some Kent, they have a nice melancholy air to them that few songs already in Rocksmith has.

Jam Bone
Jam Bone
July 4, 2015 11:32 am

Wow. I’ve never heard of this band and they are horrible.

Anthony Blancett
Anthony Blancett
July 4, 2015 11:13 am

I had never heard of these guys, but they sound great. Hope these are the songs of the pack. Thank you rocksmith.

Josh
Josh
July 4, 2015 7:15 am

Would like to see Doc Holiday and Mirror and the Ripper in this one. Both songs have killer riffs. Doc Holiday has a bad ass solo thanks to Rob Caggiano.

Andrew Stuart
July 4, 2015 7:10 am

Never heard of them until now, really interesting take though. They look fun.

Terminus
Terminus
July 4, 2015 1:21 am

Sounds kind of jammin’ but not enough for purchase. It’s not like I don’t have enough DLC to work on already.

Joseph
Joseph
July 3, 2015 8:49 pm

Volbeat!!! Hell yeah! Take my money now!! Looking forward to this one!!

Honky thom
Honky thom
July 3, 2015 6:41 pm

too pop-rock for my tastes. Not going to diss it though.

Dave
Dave
July 3, 2015 5:43 pm

This guy is a crooner. Love the sound and I have never heard of em…I suppose I will be buying some cds as well as some tracks…I am glad I heard em, he sounds like Danzig but with a little less Danzig…which I can live with.

Bat Wings
Bat Wings
July 3, 2015 5:33 pm

one of the best bands out there these days that live to ROCK n ROLL !!!

Secret Squirrel
Secret Squirrel
July 3, 2015 5:07 pm

Volbeat is awesome. Got to see them tour with Anthrax earlier this year. I’m definitely in for this one.

Would love to see:
Doc Holiday
Black Bart
Dead But Rising
Radio Girl
A Moment Forever
The Mirror and the Ripper
Still Counting
Sad Man’s Tongue

Rocksmith tends to cater more to peripheral fans of a band though. They usually just give the radio hits, so I won’t hold my breath for most of these.

WonderWaage
WonderWaage
July 3, 2015 6:24 pm

Some very nice picks

Muffy Diver
Muffy Diver
July 3, 2015 5:00 pm

Weak. Not interested in this. But there’s always next week. Happy for anyone who has been requesting this. Rock on!

WonderWaage
WonderWaage
July 3, 2015 3:33 pm

Are the songs suggested in the article, the most popular songs in the US?

If yes, what an incredible shame. Just one of the bands 10 best songs are mentioned in this article.

WonderWaage
WonderWaage
July 3, 2015 4:02 pm
Reply to  Elliott

To be fair, the song’s mentioned probably aren’t bad guesses. The best songs of theirs are on the first 3 albums, and the albums that a popular in the US, are the latest 2.. I’m hoping for one or two from their early stuff. Fingers crossed.

HA!
HA!
July 3, 2015 3:33 pm

Weird, that didn’t post despite saying it did…

Pretty sick of the troll, mods. He hasn’t contributed ANYTHING positive ever and clearly won’t be doing so any time soon.

If he keeps posting shit like this on every thread and ruining them, I think that I am permanently done visiting this site.

Brian
Brian
July 3, 2015 3:12 pm

I’m not familiar with these guys, and not really that into what I’m hearing on the youtube videos above, but that’s okay. After the last several weeks of great music (imo), I could use a week off. And who knows, maybe I’ll look at the charts and decide it’s worth buying after all. I mean, I’m not PJ-10 or anything!

Casey
Casey
July 3, 2015 5:46 pm
Reply to  Brian

It was clear your weren’t anything like it when you said “imo”; that thing has a hard time distinguishing opinion from fact. Much Respect, hope next week treats you better!

PJ-10
PJ-10
July 3, 2015 2:39 pm

I see July is picking up where June left off … Can ubisoft please get a dlc pack from a band that is worth a shit???… For Christ sakes!!!…. Danish rock may as well be Mexican mariachi bands greatest hits.

PH
PH
July 3, 2015 4:00 pm
Reply to  PJ-10

I had never heard of this band. But that’s Rob Caggiano from Anthrax, this is more Bass oriented, and, also, I kinda dig what I am hearing. I’m gonna get it.

WonderWaage
WonderWaage
July 3, 2015 4:03 pm
Reply to  PJ-10

What have you liked? Are there anything left that you like? We can’t have Kings of Leon every week

Louis
Louis
July 3, 2015 4:17 pm
Reply to  WonderWaage

Please no Kings of Leon post Molly’s Chamber.

WonderWaage
WonderWaage
July 3, 2015 4:25 pm
Reply to  Louis

Kings of Leon has 2 good songs that we don’t already have.

cstewart
cstewart
July 3, 2015 5:11 pm
Reply to  PJ-10

I would love some mariachi dlc.

hammer
hammer
July 3, 2015 6:31 pm
Reply to  cstewart

Yes

Jim
Jim
July 3, 2015 5:40 pm
Reply to  PJ-10

Yeah a band that sings in English and is pretty much entirely influenced by various American acts may as well be mariachi, that doesn’t sound xenophobic at all. The only reason you even know they’re Danish is because this article says so, and you’re clearly oblivious to how many other bands from non-English speaking countries have been popular in English speaking markets throughout the history of music.

Kenny
Kenny
July 4, 2015 6:52 am
Reply to  PJ-10

Sorry but not all of us our rednecks who have only heard the one record being played over and over.

Mike
Mike
July 4, 2015 8:48 am
Reply to  PJ-10

It was probably cheap and easy to license, that’s all that really matters

Mike
Mike
July 4, 2015 5:42 pm
Reply to  Elliott

True, just an assumption. I imagine a band like this that is trying to gain a fan base is easier to license than a band like AC/DC

slowmotioncoco
slowmotioncoco
July 3, 2015 2:27 pm

I can hear Misfits influence in 16 dollars. Or maybe it’s just me.

cstewart
cstewart
July 3, 2015 5:14 pm
Reply to  slowmotioncoco

Not just you. There’s a striking similarity to Walk This Way in the vocals too.

Ikea rock
Ikea rock
July 3, 2015 2:03 pm

about time for a danish band but im more into swedish bands like refused those guys rock like the swedish chef on speed

Louis
Louis
July 3, 2015 4:19 pm
Reply to  Elliott

Elliott do you think bands that are actively against the use of their songs for commercial value, will pop up in RS, due to the whole learning songs, as opposed to RB/GH

Michael Sørensen
July 3, 2015 6:01 pm
Reply to  Elliott

I really like the sweedish scene for modern glam-metal. Crashdïet, Hardcore Superstar and Reckless Love really picks up the pace from the great glam bands of the 80’s very good in my opinion.

Also though Opeth is a death metal band they would provide an awesome dynamic and melodic side to the metal dlc in rocksmith.

dXk
dXk
July 3, 2015 1:56 pm

Surprisingly, despite all my love of hard rock and metal, Volbeat is just one band I never liked. These guys are very popular, so congrats to those who’ve been wanting this all along; unfortunately, I’ll be skipping this pack.
Let those fingers play on, guys! 🙂

Liam
Liam
July 3, 2015 1:19 pm

Three weeks in a row that I’ve been sold. Jesus. I wonder if I’m gonna be the only one asking for the cover of I Only Wanna Be with You. We’ve been getting other covers here and there, so why not?

Casey
Casey
July 3, 2015 1:00 pm

Been loving the dlc Ubisoft! Got 3/5 packs last month! I’m always happy when we get a 5 pack, especially by a killer band such as Volbeat! 🙂 people who say it sucks because its not their style have to grow up a bit 😛 and this is coming from a 19yo..

Mike
July 3, 2015 12:36 pm

A Warrior’s Call
Heaven Nor Hell
Still Counting
Hangman’s Body Count
Sad Man’s Tongue

Casey
Casey
July 3, 2015 12:52 pm
Reply to  Mike

Exactly the pack I want! I would be happy with Lola Montez too though, i really like the guitar work in that song. Either way this pack is gonna be awesone 😀

HA!
HA!
July 3, 2015 3:27 pm
Reply to  Mike

I could replace Still Counting with Dead but Rising or Lola Montez. Maybe even both if a Warrior’s Call goes, but I do like it.

Lightning
Lightning
July 5, 2015 5:22 am
Reply to  Mike

I’m pulling for Lola Montez over A Warrior’s Call. Otherwise perfect.