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Powerwolf

Formed: 2003
From: Saarland, Germany
Last Known Status: Active

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Below is our complete Powerwolf 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.

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Powerwolf Posts Update On New Album

German power werewolves Powewolf posted an update from the studio. The band is currently recording rhythm guitars for the upcoming, yet untitled, new album at Kohlekeller Studios. The album is targeted for release in 2015 via Napalm Records.

Guitarist Matthew Greywolf commented: "Most of the basic tracks are done. I´ll probably spend some more days shredding riffs, until we´ll proceed to lead and melody guitars. Feels great to slowly get the songs in shape!"

In addition, keyboardist Falk Maria Schlegel arrived at the studio for metal and metal support while Matthew keeps torturing his fingers.

More information is expected soon. More...

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Sabaton Announces "Sabaton Open Air"

Swedish heavy metal band Sabaton just announced a new and very special kind of festival: the Sabaton Open Air / Rockstad:Falun festival in the band's hometown Falun, the Sabaton Cruise on the Baltic Sea, and now there is also Sabaton Open Air / Noch ein Bier Fest in Germany.

For a long time Sabaton has had the plans for doing a special and totally unique event in Germany and that will become reality now. In July the group will organize the new Sabaton Open Air - a headline concert where people will surely get a unique show.

For this concert Sabaton has chosen the stunning Amphitheatre in Gelsenkirchen (famous from Rock Hard Festival) and as support on this show will be Powerwolf and Korpiklaani as well as former band mates in Civil War.

Bassist Pär Sundström comments: “In 2008 we organized ‘One more beer party’ in Essen in Germany as a release party for ‘Art of War.’ Since then the idea has existed of doing something similar. Now, seven years later, all pieces have fallen into position and we are ready. There will be a lot of ‘Noch ein Bier’ that night!” More...

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Powerwolf Starts Recording New Album

Since January 4th, the werewolves of Germany's Powerwolf have entrenched themselves in the studio to record the upcoming 6th studio album, and follow up to 2013's "Preachers of the Night" (see review here), which is expected to be released in summer 2015.

"Roel has started tracking drums yesterday and is currently outdoing himself in energy and speed. Already now the drum tracks sound amazing" reports guitarist Matthew Greywolf. "We'll probably spend the rest of the week celebrating our Dutch drum-demon, before we start with the guitars recordings."

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Powerwolf To Release New Album In 2015

German power metal werewolves Powerwolf revealed that the majority of the songwriting for the follow up to "Preachers of the Night" (see review here) has been completed and will be released in 2015.

Guitarist/songwriter/producer Matthew Greywolf posted the following update: "During the past six months we have been secretly busy writing songs for the follow up album to 'Preachers of the night.' By now, the major part of the songwriting is finished and we're right now preparing for the studio work. The recordings will begin in early January and will keep us busy until March. The release is scheduled for summer 2015.

"So, what can you expect? Without revealing too much at this early stage, you can expect an album that's 100% uncompromising POWERWOLF-stuff.

"There's songs to go wild to, there's epic and atmospheric stuff - and a lot of wolfish metal madness in between - and quite a bunch of songs that will be must-plays on any future POWERWOLF liveshow for damn sure. We can't wait to get this album shaped! We'll keep you posted!"

Stay tuned...2015 promises to include werewolves. More...

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Tribute To The Lesser Played Halloween Classics

So its Halloween yet again….and for some reason it just doesn’t seem as scary and wonderful as it used to be. Maybe its age….maybe it’s the state of the world….perhaps it’s just desensitization or my state of mind. Though its still my favorite time of year, Halloween used to be "special," mainly due to the fact that I bought into this notion that Halloween is the “world holiday of metal.” Not unlike horror films, metal used to have a creep factor in the 80's that seems all too polished and mechanical in 2014. For me, it's the only time when severely under-produced records can have a massive shock value.

On the topic of special Halloween memories over the years, I distinctly remember 1986 – when Slayer had just released what is arguably the greatest thrash metal album of our time just 24 days prior to Halloween. I begged my parents for money to buy it just around a day or two before Halloween…and it literally scared the crap out of me as a 15 year old kid. Every Halloween in that time, back when more people used to celebrate it with open doors, family, friends and I used to walk 5-7 miles – filling multiple pillow cases with candy…only to return home and dump it on the floor before switching costumes to go out for another 2-3 miles before all the lights went out in the neighborhood precisely at 8:30pm. 1986 was particularly memorable because the topic of discussion was “Reign in Blood.” My friends and I gasped in terror conjured by the album mostly because it was so "rebellious" and clashed directly (and indirectly) with our Roman Catholic upbringing. These were days before we reached the age of reason. More...

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Powerwolf Releasing "The History Of Heresy II"

Powerwolf will release "The History Of Heresy II" 3 disc box set on October 24th, 2014 via Metal Blade Records.

The second part of "The History Of Heresy" features the "Bible Of The Beast" and "Blood Of The Saints" albums with bonus tracks, plus "The Sacrilege Symphony" orchestra album and the second part of an autobiographic hardcover book.

The book, "The History Of Heresy," includes 128 pages full of candid stories, as well as tour and studio reports. You can also see Powerwolf live on these dates:

14/11/14 DE - Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle
15/11/14 DE - Weissenhäuser Strand - Metal Hammer Paradise More...

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Roundtrip To Hel, Part III

[Continued from Part II]

SUNDAY, 6/29 - 13:00

“We have less than thirty minutes to catch the bus.”

THAT gets me moving. Did I mention I’ve developed Midnight Sun Syndrome since arriving in Finland? According to the current DSM edition, its chief symptom is “a complete ignorance and lack of regard for the time of day and nonchalant indifference toward tardiness; see also ‘The Casual Southerner.’”

I enter the bathroom. Nera, a shy, tiny black cat, scampers between my legs and out the door. I almost trip and plant a bare foot smack in the litter box. I’m still waking up.

As the mornings have ticked by - it’s still “morning” to us this weekend - it’s gotten more and more difficult to grease the joints, clear the skull, and get going. Tuska is not a camping festival, so I’ll be damned if I’m going to forsake the comforts of home at my disposal. A shit, shower, and shave is as good as a full-immersion baptism after a night of drinking.

My ill-advised windmilling at Omnium Gatherum last night really did a twisting number on my hair, which is in danger of Chris Barnesing. Lacking a brush, I clumsily yank apart the knotted strands and clumps cemented together with dried sweat.

And then, Rachel’s muffled yell over the running shower, through the closed door: “You ready?” Not even close. More...

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Savatage Reunion Show Set For Wacken 2015

Promoters for the Wacken Open Air Festival announced that Trans-Siberian Orchestra will be performing live on stage at Wacken 2015, followed immediately by a Savatage reunion gig that will mark the band's first live performance in over a decade. Furthermore, these appearances are the only live appearances for both bands in Europe during 2015.

Guitarist Chris Caffery proudly proclaimed in his Facebook post: "I am extremely happy to make this post! Today our friends at the Wacken festival announced that Savatage will be finally playing again! Wacken 2015! Both Savatage and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra will make an appearance! Savatage will close the festival that night following #TSO's first ever European festival appearance! I have been waiting for then to announce this for a a few weeks! It was hard to keep it a secret! Yes Legion...our patience has finally paid off...Savatage will play again next summer!"

In addition, Running Wild will return to the stage after playing the farewell performance in 2009 before recently returning with two studio releases ("Shadowmaker" and "Resilent").

Other band named in the first wave of acts are: In Flames, In Extremo, U.D.O. (Special Orchestra show), Sabaton, Amorphis (Special "Tales from the Thousand Lakes" show), Death Angel, Powerwolf, Ensiferum, Kataklysm, Cannibal Corpse, Sepultura and Thyrfing.

The pre-sale starts in the night from Sunday, August 3rd to Monday, August 4th at Midnight (German time) (6:00pm EST) – exclusively at Metaltix.com. As always, the first offer is the 10,000 limited X-Mas Tickets. The X-Mas tickets will be available for 150€ + 10€ pre-sale fee and will be delivered together with one of the limited W:O:A X-Mas T-Shirts! Every customer can order up to 2 X-Mas tickets. More...

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Powerwolf Announces New Box Set

Metal Blade Records is proud to announce three Powerwolf releases for June 24th. First off there will be "The History Of Heresy," a massive box set containing two CDs and one DVD. Additionally, and for the first time ever, "Lupus Dei" and "Return In Bloodred" will be released as picture discs on June 24th in an edition of 500 copies each.

Head over to Metal Blade's website here for "The History of Heresy" pre-order options, and check out the song "Saturday Satan" below. The box set includes:

- Special sized hardcover box with embossment, faint laminated
- 112-page hardcover book with liner notes, retrospective, tour, studio reports written by the band members, and loads of previously unpublished photos
- Three coversleeves
- "Lupus Dei" CD including five live bonustracks
- "Return In Bloodred" CD including three live bonustracks
- "The Wacken Worship" bonus-DVD
- Five photo cards with info on each band member

Powerwolf comments: "Feels great to feature our early works in the form of such a great boxset. Working on the book 'The history of heresy' brought back so many great memories - and more than ever taught us to be grateful. Grateful for having such wonderful fans and such great supporters, without whom none of this would have happened. Still hard to believe we're around since 10 years now already, but releasing such a great package box is probably the best way to celebrate such an anniversary. Hope you all enjoy reading the book, while listening to the roots of Powerwolf - and we hope to see you all at Out and Loud Festival on May 29th, where we'll celebrate our 10th anniversary with a very special headliner show!" More...

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Powerwolf Announces 10th Anniversary Show

To celebrate Powerwolf's 10th anniversary, the wolves will play a special show headlining at the Out & Loud Festival, taking place in Geiselwind, Germany, on May 29th.

In addition to some surprises and special appearances, fans will have the chance to co-create the set list for that show. To participate, just send an e-mail with five songs you would like to see performed at this special show to the following email-address: 10years@powerwolf.net.

The five most requested songs will be integrated in the set list on May 29th. Deadline for song submission is May 2nd.

Powerwolf's latest full-length album "Preachers of the Night" is out now, and you can read our review at this location. More...

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Nuclear Blast To Release New "Monsters Of Metal"

Nuclear Blast Records will be releasing "Monster of Metal Volume 9," a new DVD/Blu-Ray compilation, on January 10th, 2014.

"Monsters of Metal" will bring you a total of 45 music videos from all corners of the metal genre with a total duration of 211 minutes.

Check out a trailer below, and the complete track listing is as follows:

01. Accept – Teutonic Terror
02. Amorphis – Hopeless Days
03. Avantasia - Sleepwalking
04. Black Star Riders – Hey Judas
05. Doro – Raise Your Fist In The Air
06. Epica – Storm The Sorrow
07. Gotthard- Starlight
08. Korpiklaani - Rauta
09. Nightwish – Storytime (live)
10. Powerwolf – Amen & Attack
11. Rage - 21
12. Sabaton – Ghost Division (live)
13. Sonata Artcica – I Have A Right
14. Threshold – Staring At The Sun
15. Anti-mortem– Stagnant Water
16. Asking Alexandria – Closure
17. Children Of Bodom - Transference
18. Eluveitie - Havoc
19. Hatebreed – Honor Never Dies
20. Heaven Shall Burn– Hunters Will Be Hunted
21. Hypocrisy – End Of Disclosure
22. In Flames – Where The Dead Ships Dwell
23. Kataklysm - Elevate
24. Meshuggah – Break Those Bones Whose Sinews Gave It Motion
25. Moonspell - Lickantrope
26. Nile – Enduring The Eternal Molestation Of Flame
27. Soilwork – Spectrum Of Eternity
28. Suffocation – As Grace Descends
29. Suicide Silence – You Only Live Once
30. Thy Art Is Murder – Reign Of Darkness
31. Death Angel - Truce
32. Destruction - Carnivore
33. Devildriver – The Appetite
34. Kreator – Phantom Antichrist
35. Legion Of The Damned – Mountain Wolves Under A Crescent Moon
36. Lost Society – Kill (those Who Oppose Me)
37. Overkill – Electric Rattlesnake
38. Tankard – A Girl Called Cerveza
39. Testament – Native Blood
40. Free Fall– World Domination
41. Graveyard – Endless Night
42. Kadavar – Come Back Life
43. Orchid - Capricorn
44. Scorpion Child – Polygon Of Eyes
45. The Vintage Caravan – Expand Your Mind More...

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Powerwolf Hitting The Road

After releasing new album "Preachers of the Night" (reviewed here), Powerwolf will hit the road again at the end of September with Majesty and Battle Beast. Dates are as follows:

w/Ashes of Ares*
w/Wisdom**

26.09.2013 FR – Paris, Divan Du Monde *
27.09.2013 UK – London, Underworld *
28.09.2013 DE – Osnabrück, Rosenhof *
29.09.2013 NL – Nijmegen, Doornrosje *
01.10.2013 DE – Langen, Neue Stadthalle *
02.10.2013 CH – Pratteln, Z7 *
03.10.2013 DE – Lindau, Vaudeville *
04.10.2013 DE – München, Backstage *
05.10.2013 DE – Stuttgart, LKA *
19.10.2013 DE – Saarbrücken, Garage
24.10.2013 DE – Köln, Essigfabrik **
25.10.2013 DE – Hamburg, Markthalle **
26.10.2013 DE – Speyer, Halle 101 **
27.10.2013 DE – Hannover, Faust **
29.10.2013 CZ – Prag, Nova Chelmnice **
30.10.2013 DE – Leipzig, Hellraiser **
31.10.2013 DE – Geiselwind, Music Hall **
01.11.2013 BE – Vosselaar, Biebob **
02.11.2013 DE – Essen, Weststadthalle ** More...

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Powerwolf Streaming "Coleus Sanctus"

The German power metal werewolves are streaming the new track "Coleus Sanctus." The song appears on the new album "Preachers of the Night," which is available via Napalm Records (see review over here).

Check out "Coleus Sanctus" here:

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Powerwolf Posts New Album Preview

Powerwolf has posted a preview clip online featuring samples from the new album "Preachers of the Night," due out July 19th via Napalm Records. The preview is available below, and the track listing for "Preachers of the Night" is:

1. Amen & Attack (watch the music video here)
2. Secrets Of The Sacristy
3. Coleus Sanctus
4. Sacred & Wild
5. Kreuzfeuer
6. Cardinal Sin
7. In The Name Of God (Deus Vult)
8. Nochnoi Dozor
9. Lust For Blood
10. Extatum Et Oratum
11. Last Of The Living Dead More...

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Powerwolf Posts "Amen & Attack" Music Video

The German power metal werewolves have posted a new music video for the new track "Amen & Attack." The song appears on the upcoming release "Preachers of the Night," which is set to drop on the full moon of July 19th via Napalm Records.

The track listing for "Preachers of the Night" is:

1. Amen & Attack
2. Secrets Of The Sacristy
3. Coleus Sanctus
4. Sacred & Wild
5. Kreuzfeuer
6. Cardinal Sin
7. In The Name Of God (Deus Vult)
8. Nochnoi Dozor
9. Lust For Blood
10. Extatum Et Oratum
11. Last Of The Living Dead

Check out the video here: More...

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Powerwolf Posts "Preachers Of The Night" Teaser

German power wolves Powerwolf posted a teaser clip for the upcoming LP "Preachers of the Night." The album drops on July 19, 2013 via Napalm Records. The album is described as "a truly catchy and intense album -- furious, epic, heavy und wolfish up to the max! Powerwolf have again created an album that goes directly in your ears with its easy-to-grasp hooklines and catchy refrains, but you also won't be fed up with it after numerous listens."

The track listing for "Preachers of the Night" is:

1. Amen & Attack (streaming here)
2. Secrets Of The Sacristy
3. Coleus Sanctus
4. Sacred & Wild
5. Kreuzfeuer
6. Cardinal Sin
7. In The Name Of God (Deus Vult)
8. Nochnoi Dozor
9. Lust For Blood
10. Extatum Et Oratum
11. Last Of The Living Dead

Check out the teaser clip here: More...

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Powerwolf Streaming "Amen & Attack"

German power wolves Powerwolf are streaming the new single "Amen & Attack." The song appears on the band's upcoming new LP "Preachers of the Night." The album is set for release on July 19, 2013 via Napalm Records.

The track listing for "Preachers of the Night" is:

1. Amen & Attack
2. Secrets Of The Sacristy
3. Coleus Sanctus
4. Sacred & Wild
5. Kreuzfeuer
6. Cardinal Sin
7. In The Name Of God (Deus Vult)
8. Nochnoi Dozor
9. Lust For Blood
10. Extatum Et Oratum
11. Last Of The Living Dead

Check out "Amen & Attack" here: More...

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Powerwolf Shooting New Music Video

Powerwolf has checked in with the following announcement about shooting a music video for a track off the band's upcoming album:

"The wolves have just spent some adventurous and thrilling days and nights shooting a videoclip to the song 'Amen & Attack' from the upcoming album 'Preachers of the Night.' Expect a blast of furious scenes with a lot of fire, a burning organ and a sinister screenplay."

The track listing for "Preachers of the Night" is:

1. Amen & Attack
2. Secrets Of The Sacristy
3. Coleus Sanctus
4. Sacred & Wild
5. Kreuzfeuer
6. Cardinal Sin
7. In The Name Of God (Deus Vult)
8. Nochnoi Dozor
9. Lust For Blood
10. Extatum Et Oratum
11. Last Of The Living Dead

You can also check out the recently revealed cover artwork for the album at this location. More...

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Powerwolf Unveils Album Artwork

German power metal band Powerwolf unveiled the album artwork for the new LP "Preachers of the Night" (seen below). It was created once again by guitarist Matthew Greywolf. The album is expected for release this year through Napalm, but the official date has not yet been announced.

The track listing for "Preachers of the Night" is:

1. Amen & Attack
2. Secrets Of The Sacristy
3. Coleus Sanctus
4. Sacred & Wild
5. Kreuzfeuer
6. Cardinal Sin
7. In The Name Of God (Deus Vult)
8. Nochnoi Dozor
9. Lust For Blood
10. Extatum Et Oratum
11. Last Of The Living Dead More...

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Dark Tranquility Replaces Soilwork At Dong 2013

Germany's Dong Open Air 2013 will take place during this upcoming July 11th - 13th, with full details available at the festival's website.

Fans wanting to see Soilwork perform in support of latest album "The Living Infinite" (reviewed here) will be disappointed to know the band has now pulled out of the festival.

However, the organizers of the fest have announced Dark Tranquility will be stepping in to replace Soilwork. Dark Tranquility's new album "Construct" is due out on May 27th in Europe and on May 28th in North America via Century Media Records.

The currently announced lineup for the Dong Open Air fest features: More...

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