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Below is our complete Wolfbrigade news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Southern Lord will be bringing back the furious early era of Wolfbrigade, the band then known as Wolfpack, in a trilogy of reissues this April.
The series will encompass the savage Swedish act's first three LPs -- "A New Dawn Fades," "Lycanthro Punk," and "Allday Hell" -- as well as a boxset including all three LPs and the remaining two EPs released before the group's name change. Southern Lord comments:
"Wolfbrigade was one of the main factors in the renaissance of d-beat driven hardcore punk that ruled the world in the late 1990s and early 2000s, with a legion of bands and labels forming a globally recognized network of crushing momentum, siren-like leads and earnest anger sourced from political dissatisfaction and the need to build from the ground up a DIY system.
"Wolfbrigade's music stood at the forefront, in no small part down to their instantly identifiable brand of destructive riffing, riddled with chaos and ire, and with a fatally catchy tendency to structure tracks in a manner that kept the listener captive, slammed between a constant buffeting of high-speed verses and snappy choruses. Add to that their bare-bones intensity, underwritten by the storming d-beat drumming.
"The first three albums cemented their direct blasting approach and remain longstanding favorites, before their transformation at the turn of the millennium brought in darker tones and alternate directions. More...
The first round of band confirmations have been made for Maryland Deathfest 2015. The thirteenth edition of the festival will take place in Baltimore, Maryland from May 21-24, 2015.
The bands confirmed so far are as follows:
Aeternus (Norway) - exclusive US appearance
Arcturus (Norway) - exclusive US appearance
Aura Noir (Norway) - exclusive US appearance
Bulldozer (Italy) - exclusive US appearance
Darkened Nocturn Slaughtercult (Germany)
Dragged into Sunlight (UK)
Einherjer (Norway) - exclusive US appearance
Impetuous Ritual (Australia) - exclusive US appearance
Lock Up - exclusive US appearance
Lycanthropy (Czech Republic)
Portal (Australia) - exclusive US appearance
Skepticism (Finland) - exclusive US appearance
Suffering Mind (Poland)
Triptykon (Switzerland) - exclusive US appearance
Tsjuder (Norway) - exclusive US appearance
Twilight of the Gods - exclusive US appearance
Vallenfyre (UK) - exclusive US appearance
Vulcano (Brazil) - exclusive US appearance
Wolfbrigade (Sweden) - exclusive US appearance
Dates that each band performs and running times will not be set until closer to the festival dates.
The organizers are satisfied with the venue situation this year and have decided to use the same set up next year. This means that Maryland Deathfest 2015 will use the Edison Lot (located at 545 N. High St) for the two main stages, Rams Head (located at 20 Market Place) will be used each night and will host death/black metal bands, and Soundstage (located at 124 Market Pl) will be used each day/night for grind/hardcore/punk bands. On Thursday, only Rams Head will be used.
Sweden's Wolfbrigade has checked in with the following year-end recap and announcement about upcoming activity:
"Dear December. 2012 has been a fantastic year for us, a year to remember. 'Damned' was released on Southern Lord Recordings and La Familia Releases and seems to have been embraced by old and new fans. The gigs we have done in Europe and North America have been the best we have ever done. We really appreciate everyone coming out and all the hard work from the organizers.
"Not to forget, we did the one off all-Wolfpack songs gig in Prague. Everyone who keeps asking for more of that, we ALWAYS play, around 50%, songs of the Wolfpack albums, it's the same band, folks. Sure, there's been 3 changes in the personnel over the last 18 years, but few bands that stick together this long has all original members left. We have been the same members for the last 9 years now and are looking forward to many more, even if the past will always be a part of us.
"The brigade is in hibernation over the winter but we will start building on our new rehearsal space (aka the Wolf's Den) and studio( engineered by Jocke - and yes, he will be recording other bands as well, more about that later on), as well as starting to plan our next moves. See you in 2013." More...
As Swedish crust icons Wolfbrigade set their savage debut Southern Lord LP, "Damned," loose on the public this week, today BrooklynVegan is streaming the entire 12-track album right here.
Recorded at the renowned Gothenburg-based Studio Fredman (At The Gates, Amon Amarth, Opeth), "Damned" is a stark reminder of exactly why Wolfbrigade is considered a pioneer of the Swedish d-beat/crust movement and is undoubtedly one of the strongest releases in the band's history. The following press release was also issued:
"Initially known as Wolfpack, Wolfbrigade have been storming the scene since 1995. The outfit unleashed three LPs and as many EPs of their potent crust-inspired punk in less than five years, instantly making a massively influential impact worldwide and helping fuel an entire new wave of 'd-beat' bands and scenes internationally. With some personnel changes at the turn of the century the band kicked off the new millennium under the revamped moniker Wolfbrigade.
"Since then the band's already powerful attack became even more sinister and morose, yet more aggressive and pummeling. Following four LPs and several splits and mini-releases under the Wolfbrigade banner since 2001, the outfit have remained at the top of their game and continue to release invigorating and demoralizing socially-aimed antagonism on a regular basis."
Wolfbrigade wreaks havoc on the masses once again this week as the band unleash the furious, explosive and outright anthemic, "Ride The Steel" from the forthcoming LP "Damned" via our comrades at Terrorizer Magazine.
Check out the song "Ride the Steel" right here.
Recorded at renowned Gothenburg-based Studio Fredman (At The Gates, Amon Amarth, Opeth), "Damned" is the first Wolfbrigade album to be released by Southern Lord, set to hit the shelves for public access in North America on April 24th. According to a press release, "This album is a stark reminder of exactly why the band are considered pioneers of the Swedish d-beat/crust movement and is undoubtedly one of the strongest releases in the band's history."
Today, humanity will feel Wolfbrigade's wrath once again, as another track from the Swedish crust icons' forthcoming LP "Damned" infects the world wide web. Courtesy of the diehards at Blow The Scene -- who instinctively conducted a massive interview with the 'Brigade back in January when the pack's cooperation with Southern Lord was announced -- now behold the opening track from "Damned."
The first of three Wolfbrigade albums to be released via Southern Lord, "Damned" is set for North American release on April 24th. The 35-minute album was recorded at renowned Gothenburg-based Studio Fredman by Frederik Nordstrom (At The Gates, Amon Amarth, Opeth) and shows the band at the finest and most devastating hour in its storied lineage.
The complete book “Fortress Europe (The Big Shiny Prison Vol. II) ” is now online as a free PDF download. 10 years in the making, “Fortress Europe” is the long promised beast of nonfiction journalism from underground USA journalist Ryan Bartek.
Clocking in at 222 pages, this career defining & genre bending work details the author's travels throughout the European Underground in Summer 2011.
Refuting every stereotype of traditional journalism, “Fortress Europe” combines the classic autobiographical road novel with the current state of European Counterculture. The result is an odyssey of monumental scope featuring face-to-face interviews with a number of legends in extreme metal, hardcore punk, industrial, experimental, psychedelic & good old rock n' roll.
Appearances include Laibach, Wolfbrigade, Rotting Christ, Killing Joke, Funeral Winds, Enochian Crescent, Moonsorrow, Fondlecorpse, Defeated Sanity, First Blood, Hello Bastards, Armed Response Unit, Melting Walkmen, Abortion, Panthiest, CNK, Arkangel, HATE, Repulsione, Dehuman, Dickless Tracy, General Surgery, Grind The Enemy, Fides Inversa, Excavated, Terri Bomb, Flowers of Flesh & Blood, Knuckledust, Chiens, Vanguard, Splitter, Pyramido, Fen, Black Breath, Ingurgitating Oblivion, Scavenger Brats, El Schlong, Spacemen 3 & legendary Detroit writer/60's radical Mr. John Sinclair.
“Fortress Europe” also includes a bonus section featuring commentary by members of Brutal Truth, Master, Agathocles, Battlelore, Corpus Christii, Manzer, Seita, Cruadalach, Livstid, Nahemah, Der Blutharsch, Mincing Fury & Primordial.
Having recently signed Swedish crust punk overlords Wolfbridage to the label, today Southern Lord has set loose an advance track from the crew’s upcoming LP, "Damned," set to hit the streets of North America on April 24th. The raging 35-minute album was recorded at renowned Gothenburg-based Studio Fredman by Frederik Nordstrom (At The Gates, Amon Amarth, Opeth) and arguably shows the band at its finest and most devastating hour, and is the first of three upcoming full-lengths set to be released via Southern Lord.
Today the world can experience a bit of Wolfbrigades voracious new mayhem via the closing track to the LP, entitled “Peace Of Mind,” now streaming through the player below.
With select touring planned in both Europe and USA throughout 2012, and at least two more releases confirmed for release via Southern Lord, it’s safe to say that we’ll all feel the sting of Wolfbrigade quite a bit in the years ahead. More...
Pioneers of the Swedish d-beat/crust movement, Wolfbrigade has signed with Southern Lord Recordings for the release of the band's next three crushing full-length releases of malevolent darkness, the first being finalized to strike in the first few months of 2012.
The band's newest LP, and first for Southern Lord -- simply and aptly entitled "Damned" -- will hit the streets in North America early next year. A top-notch surge of Wolfbrigade's primal and hateful attack, "Damned" levels all in listening range with its 12 devastating anthems in under 35 minutes. The album was recorded at the renowned Gothenburg-based Studio Fredman by Frederik Nordstrom (At The Gates, Amon Amarth, Opeth) and the artwork is available below. The track listing is as follows:
1. Feed The Flames
2. Slaves Of Induction
3. Road To Dreams
4. The Curse of Cain
5. On Your Knees... In Misery
6. Ride the Steel
7. Hurricane Veins
8. From Beyond
9. Catch 22
10. Damned to Madness
11. Where No One Sleeps
12. Peace of Mind More...