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Below is our complete Speedwolf 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.

Electric Funeral Fest III Final Lineup Revealed

The final lineup of the event has been confirmed with the addition of Salt Lake City avant-doom duo Eagle Twin, Seattle punk icons Zeke, Floridian death doom cult Crud, Austin funeral doom trio Communion, Arizona behemoths Twingiant, Denver industrial post punk unit Echo Beds, and California heavy psyche rockers Roast! See the full lineup below. More...

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Electric Funeral Fest III Initial Lineup Announced

Friday June 29th will mark the one-night return of Denver speed metal legends Speedwolf as the group reunites for their first show in over four years with a headlining slot at 3 Kings. There may be no band in recent memory that’s achieved the cult status in Denver that Speedwolf has, and a raucous in-your-face performance inside 3 Kings will surely invoke wild memories (or forgotten ones) of infamous Speedwolf appearances of yore. Friday’s support spans from the soaring dual harmonies of 2017 MVPs Spirit Adrift, crushing Iowa doom trio Aseethe, the unmatched ‘70s blues-boogie of Amplified Heat, Portland’s self-proclaimed street doom merchants R.I.P. and many more.

The top slot Saturday June 30th will see the aggressive stoner metal onslaught of Wilmington NC’s Weedeater. Driven by the gutteral growl and enthralling stage energy of bassist/vocalist Dave “Dixie” Collins, NC’s manic sons are poised to lift the crowd a bit higher than usual. The meat of the Day 2 lineup matches the versatility of Day 1, including the misanthropic punishment of Primitive Man, Duel’s high-flying proto-metal roar, the manic blues attack of The Midnight Ghost Train, Opoponax records sleepers Grey Gallows and many more. More...

Read the full article at Electric Funeral Fest Event Link.

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Speedwolf Announces Tour Dates

From the depths of Denver hell comes Speedwolf with a first European conquest. Motor-charged, thrashed to death, and held together by an overdose of speed, this Fall of 2013, don't miss your chance at seeing these purveyors of classic metal as they burn across the European wasteland.

The full list of confirmed dates and venues are as follows:

12-09-13 @ MTC - Koln Germany
13-09-13 @ Morbide Fest Spiele - Bischofswerda, Germany
14-09-13 @ Enemy Of The Sun Fest - Prague, Czech Rep.
15-09-13 @ Hafenklang - Hamburg, Germany
16-09-13 @ Stengade - Copenhagen, Denmark
17-09-13 @ Koppi - Berlin, Germany
18-09-13 @ Immerhin - Wurzburg, Germany
19-09-13 @ Shelter - Vienna, Austria
20-09-13 @ Showbarlang - Budapest, Hungary
22-09-13 @ Private Hell Club - Bucarest, Romania
23-09-13 @ Klub Attack - Zagreb, Croatia
24-09-13 @ Chanel Zero - Lubljana, Slovenia
25-09-13 @ Mc Queen - Parma, Italy
26-09-13 @ Ligera - Milano, Italy
27-09-13 @ Freakout Club - Bologna, Italy
28-09-13 @ Le Pavilion Sauvages - Toulouse, France
29-09-13 @ Rocksound - Barcelona, Spain
01-10-13 @ La Resi - Valencia, Spain
02-10-13 @ Wurlitzer - Madrid, Spain
03-10-13 @ TBA - Salamanca, Spain
04-10-13 @ BRACARA Extreme Fest - Bracara, Portugal
05-10-13 @ Etengabeko Zarata - San Sebastian, Spain
06-10-13 @ Heretic Club - Bordeaux, France
07-10-13 @ Mondo Bizarro - Rennes, France
08-10-13 @ Unicorn - London, UK
09-10-13 @ TBA - Leeds, UK
10-10-13 @ The Pits - Kortrijk, Belgium
12-10-13 @ Bloodshed Festival - Eindhoven, The Netherlands More...

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Manilla Road Closes Out Chaos in Tejas 2013

Manilla Road has roots as old as most of the NWOBHM bands that helped define heavy metal as we know it. Somewhat under the radar, the group didn’t popularize metal to the extent of Mercyful Fate, Venom, Iron Maiden and Manowar. However, as noted by the die-hard fans, knowledge fans who attended the group’ rare performance on the last night of Chaos in Tejas 2013, Manilla Road surely put its stamp on heavy metal. One fan pointed out how the group influenced Candlemass and even held the door open for Candlemass to enter this world.

Manilla Road’s reluctance to tour surely kept them out of the above bands’ spotlight. They are a cult act. It was for this very reason many showed up for tonight’s show. Red 7’s dual stages offered a tremendous package with Texas’ own USBM instigators Absu playing on the indoor stage. The night was spent walking back and forth between the two stages. The indoor stage’s overcrowding mixed with humid temperatures resulted in, what felt like, a twenty-degree temperature difference. More...

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Speedwolf Announces New Tour Dates

Speedwolf has announced dates for the "Spring Speed Overdose" tour. Still riding high on debut album, "Ride With Death," released during the autumn of 2011, and touring the continent multiple times now, Speedwolf's latest conquest sees the band hitting both the esteemed Maryland Deathfest and Chaos in Tejas festivals, with many points in between during this month and next.

Along the way, the band will play alongside such heavy-hitters as Manilla Road, Rotten Sound, Abigail, Cruciamentum, and HOD among others.

Says Frontman Reed Wolf, "After three months of hibernation, Speedwolf is back on the road and set to play the two biggest punk and metal festivals in the US - Maryland Deathfest and Chaos in Tejas. So polish your chop, gas up the tank, and prepare for an injection of speed that just might kill you just in time for summer. Join us for a shot of the Spring Speed Overdose!" More...

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Speedwolf Posts New Music Video

The NWODHM speed freaks in Speedwolf have unleashed the band's first music video for the eponymous track "Speedwolf." The track appears on the band's 2011 debut album, "Ride With Death," which is available through Hells Headbangers.

Check out the video here:

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Maryland Deathfest 2013 Complete Lineup Announced

The final batch of bands for 2013's edition of the Maryland Deathfest XI has been confirmed, with the exception of one more band that expected for the Soundstage lineup in the next week or so. Here are the latest bands confirmed:

ASCENSION (Germany) - Exclusive US appearance!
DEIPHAGO (Philippines/Costa Rica)

The full lineup for Maryland Deathfest XI, which takes place May 23-26, 2013 is as follows: More...

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MDF 2013 Location Announced

With Sonar closing, the location of 2013's Maryland DeathFest XI was up in the air. The organizers have finally announced that the fest will be held in the same location as last year, and will be expanded. Maryland DeathFest XI will take place in Baltimore, Maryland on Memorial Day weekend, May 23-26, 2013. Tickets go on sale on October 15th at 12 pm (EST). You can read the entire update below:

We're a day early with this announcement, but we can finally let you know where MDF XI will be taking place.

In a nutshell, we will be returning to the property formerly known as Sonar, and will be at least doubling the amount of outside space that we've been used to utilizing. We realize that it's a bit of a mind fuck to wait around for a few months just to hear that the fest is returning to the same place, but truth be told, the other places we looked at were either not able to give us a definite answer anytime soon, and/or had too many inconveniences that we did not want to put the fans through. During the venue search, it was brought to our attention that the new owners of the property were willing to collaborate with us, so we decided to go through with returning to a familiar place that is close to the hotels and conveniences of downtown Baltimore.

The additional space outside will allow us to comfortably accommodate the crowd, and will allow more room for the MDF vendor village, food vendors/food trucks, places to sit, and other new additions like misting tents to escape the possibility of it being hotter than it should be that weekend. There will be two outside stages plus the stage inside. Due to the new configuration outside, the placement of the outside stages will likely be different.
As for the building itself, there are some renovations currently taking place, but the rooms will be used exactly how they have been in the past, and it will be air conditioned throughout.

We would also like to announce the addition of a second inside stage at Baltimore Soundstage, which is a 1/2 mile walk away from the former Sonar (at 124 Market Place), and will be used from Friday-Sunday. This will be a smaller show without a barricade that will feature mostly hardcore and punk bands, and it will be scheduled in a way that should not conflict with anything going on at the former Sonar compound. All of the bands for this stage will be included in next week's announcement on October 9th.

The latest list of bands playing at this time is as follows: More...

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Napalm Death Announces North American Tour

Napalm Death will be co-headlining a North American tour with Municipal Waste starting this October. The band will be touring in support of new album, "Utilitarian," which was released this past February. This 5-week trek also features Exhumed as support, plus Vektor, Dayglo Abortions, Attitude Adjustment, and Speedwolf on select dates. All upcoming tour dates are below.

Oct 26--Springfield, VA--Empire
Oct 27--New York, NY--Gramercy Theater
Oct 28--New London, CT--El N Gee
Oct 29--Boston, MA--Middle East
Oct 31--Montreal, QC--Les Foufounes Electriques
Nov 1--Toronto, ON--The Opera House
Nov 2--Austin, TX--Fun Fun Fun Fest**
Nov 3--Chicago, IL--Reggie's***
Nov 4--St Paul, MN--Station-4*
Nov 5--Winnipeg, MB--Osborne Village Inn
Nov 6--Regina, SK--Riddell Centre
Nov 7--Edmonton, AB--The Pawn Shop
Nov 9--Vancouver, BC--Rickshaw Theater
Nov 10--Seattle, WA--Neumo's, with MARTHA SPLATTERHEAD'S REVENGE
Nov 11--Portland, OR--Hawthorne Theater
Nov 13--San Francisco, CA--DNA Lounge
Nov 14--Santa Ana, CA-Observatory, with REPULSION
Nov 15--Hollywood, CA--House Of Blues, with DWARVES
Nov 16--Tempe, AZ--Rocky Point
Nov 17--El Paso, TX--House Of Rock*
Nov 18--Ft Worth, TX--Rail Club***
Nov 20--Nashville, TN--Exit In
Nov 23--Richmond, VA--Kingdom
Nov 24--Charlotte, NC--The Casbah
Nov 25--Knoxville, TN--The Valarium
Nov 26--Birmingham, AL--Zydeco
Nov 27--New Orleans, LA--Siberia
Nov 30--Atlanta, GA--Terminal West
Dec 1--Tampa, FL--Orpheum Theater
Dec 2--Miami, FL--Grand Central, Barge To Hell Pre-Party**
Dec 3-7--Barge To Hell**


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Speedwolf And Witchaven Announce U.S. Shows

Speedwolf and Witchaven will be heading off for the "A Ride With Death in the West" tour this coming July. The tour poster can be found here, and the dates are as follows:

Mon, July 9th - Salt Lake City, Utah - Burt's Tiki Lounge (21+)
Tue, July 10th - Boise, Idaho - The Shredder
Wed, July 11th - Vancouver, BC, Canada - Fortune Sound Club*
Thu, July 12th - Seattle, Washington - El Corazon
Fri, July 13th - Portland, Oregon - Revelations of Death Fest
Mon, July 16th - Reno, Nevada - Ground Zero
Tue, July 17th - Oakland, California - Eli's Mile High
Wed, July 18th - Reseda, California - Weber's Place
Thu, July 19th - Los Angeles, California - 5 Star Bar (21+)
Fri, July20th - San Diego, California - The Shakedown(21+)
Sat, July 21st - Phoenix, Arizona - Inner City Youth Center
Sun, July 22nd - Albuquerque, New Mexico - The Launchpad

*witchaven will not be performing at the Vancouver date. Additional info on the run of shows is available via the tour's Facebook event page.

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SXSW 2012 Thrash Show Reverts to Garage Rock

On March 16th, 2012, Motorbreath Entertainment intended to create one of the best lineups featuring bands from the “New Wave of Thrash Metal.” Exmortus, Bonded By Blood, Havok, Speedwolf and Witchaven were on the bill to play Betsy’s Bar at Austin’s annual South By Southwest (SXSW) Festival. Oregon’s Spellcaster offered a style more in line with the New Wave of Classic Metal scene that has, in a sense, run parallel with the new thrash movement.

Besides Corrosion of Conformity who came to town with their crossover thrash, “Animosity” lineup, thrash metal is an endangered species in Austin during this time of the year. When I saw Motorbreath had organized a lineup of such great, young thrash bands, I had to help with promotion. Unfortunately, a number of mishaps led to Betsy’s Bar canceling the show. However, thanks to Alex Campos of local metal marauders, Beyond The Blood, the show went on! More...

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Betsy's Bar Comments on SXSW Cancellation

Metal Underground previously reported the cancellation of Motorbreath's SXSW show featuring artists such as Havok, Bonded By Blood and Spellcaster. We contacted Motorbreath owner and show booker, Tristan Spears to get his side of the story. Now, in all fairness, we bring our readers the other side of the story told by a representative of Betsy's Bar. More...

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Motorbreath SXSW Showcase Canceled

Motorbreath Entertainment's SXSW Showcase contained a tremendous bill of new school thrash and heavy metal artists such as Bonded By Blood, Havok, Speedwolf, Exmortus, Witchaven and Spellcaster. The stellar lineup was the only old school-metal oriented event at SXSW, which was cause for Metal Underground to sponsor the event. Unfortunately, the March 16th show at Betsy's came to a abrupt and disappointing end. After the first three bands performed, Motorbreath founder, Tristan Spears announced that if more people didn't drink more alcohol, the show would be canceled. After much deliberation, the show was indeed canceled.

Spears provided Metal Underground with the following statement: More...

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Speedwolf Announces New Tour Dates

Denver's Speedwolf has announced the upcoming "One Nation Under the Wolf" tour to take place this coming March and April. The dates are available via Facebook or in the tour poster below.

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Motorbreath Entertainment SXSW 2012 Showcase

Metalunderground.com is proud to sponsor the Motorbreath Entertainment SXSW 2012 Showcase, featuring Havok, Spellcaster, Exmortus, Witchaven, Speedwolf and many more. The event takes place on Friday, March 16, 2012 at 3:00 PM (CT) at Betsy's Bar in Austin, Texas. Doors open at 3:00 pm CT. You can purchase tickets here.

Here's the complete line-up:

Havok (CO)
Exmortus (CA)
Bonded By Blood (CA)
Spellcaster (OR)
Witchaven (CA)
Speedwolf (CO)
Owl Witch
Last word (CO)
Beyond the Blood
Imminent Descent

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