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Powerwolf

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

Latest Powerwolf News

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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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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Powerwolf Reveals Album Name And Track List

German power metal band Powerwolf have announced that the bands awaited follow up to "Blood of the Saints" will be entitled "Preachers of the Night." The track list was revealed to be:

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

Furthermore, the wolves will be the co-headliner for Kreator at the Metal Hammer Awards. The event will take place at the Kesselhaus in Berlin on September 13. More information on the album is expected soon. More...

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Powerwolf Finishes New Album

The wolves have returned: Powerwolf has spilled blood and sweat to finish the mix for the follow-up to "Blood of the Saints" (reviewed here) at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg/Sweden.

Get ready for really monstrous masterpiece and expect more updates with regard to the upcoming long player soon. After the success of the “Wolfsnächte Tour” in 2012, the wolves will conquer Europe again under the banner of “Wolfsnächte Tour 2013” later this year. Experience the band live: More...

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Powerwolf Finishing New Album

Powerwolf is currently working on the follow-up album to 2011's "Blood of the Saints" (reviewed here). The band has now checked in with the following progress report:

"Checking in from Gothenburg/Sweden, where we are about to lay final touches to the upcoming album at Studio Fredman.

"Feels great to finalize this monster project that kept us breathless and busy for the past seven months, and I dare say it sounds absolutely amazing so far. This is going to be a damn catchy and intense album. Furious, epic, heavy & wolfish to the max!

"Some more days of metal and mayhem ahead here in Sweden until we can send white smoke through the studio chimney... exiting times! Can't wait until this beast of an album gets unleashed upon you this summer..."

For more updates and to check out the band's music, head over to the Powerwolf Facebook profile.

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Demonical Announces Festival Appearance

Swedish act Demonical will be working on a new album at Necromorbus Studios in Stockholm from the end of the month through January of 2013, and the band will be returning to the live scene this spring. The band has now issued the following brief announcement about a festival appearance:

"We are confirmed for the Rockstad Falun festival on August 16th 2013 alongside Sabaton, Ensiferum, Raubtier, Månegarm and several others. More shows to be announced soon." More...

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Powerwolf Issues Album Update

Powerwolf has issued the following update with regards to the band's upcoming new studio effort:

"It's been mysteriously silent in the wolves' camp during the last few months. The reason for that is the best possible one: We have been more than busy writing the follow up album to 'Blood of the Saints.'

"And after five intense months of blood, sweat and... even more blood, we can proudly tell you that most of the songwriting is done and there's a truly monstrous piece of wolfish metal insanity on the way.

"There will be fast stuff, heavy stuff and epic stuff as well as some unholy little surprises - and all of that in the most typical, powerwolfish way you can imagine. Only 6 weeks to go until we enter the studio - can't wait to bring these songs to life.

"Be prepared for some kind of studio diary whenever we find a minute in between the studio work."

Further details on the follow-up to 2011's "Blood of the Saints" (reviewed here) will be announced as they are made available.

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Powerwolf Signs With Napalm Records

Napalm Records is extremely happy to announce that Powerwolf has joined the label's ranks. The release date for the new, as-yet-untitled longplayer and follow-up to "Blood of the Saints" (reviewed here), is tentatively scheduled for the summer of 2013. On December 15th, the wolves will share the stage with In Extremo, Helloween and many more at the Knock Out Festival in Karlsruhe, Germany.

Mattew Greywolf of Powerwolf comments: "We're blessed to have found a mighty and truely believing partner for crusades to come. Among all the labels we had been takling to, Napalm Records were the ones who stood out in means of faith, spirit and dedication to the wolves. We're looking forward to spreading the word of metal together with them in the future. Be prepared!"

Markus Riedler, CEO of Napalm Records, also adds, "Captain Napalm, the mighty twin-headed eagle, and the wolves have joined forces in order to begin the crusade for the Power Metal throne. There is no doubt that the ultimate victory of the band cannot be stopped. We are very proud to build a great future together with Powerwolf. The album will be released in the summer of 2013 and the deafening howl of the wolves will make the competitors freeze with fear."

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Powerwolf Issues Tour Recap

Powerwolf, recently touring in support of the "Blood of the Saints" album (reviewed here), has now checked in with the following tour recap:

"The Wolfsnaechte tour is over, and what can we say? It was overwhelming. We look back on 14 great celebrations and memorable nights full of blood, sweat and heavy metal.

"Our friends, none of this would have been possible without all of you, our true believers who made the venues' wall tumble, raised your fists and celebrated the metal mass with us. So in Attila´s words we would like to say 'Vielen Dankeschön!'

"We also would like to say thank you to our companions in crime on this tour: Mystic Prophecy, Stormwarrior and the our french fellow pack Lonewolf, it was a pleasure to kill side by side with you.

"Last but not least we bow our heads to our fantastic crew, who set up the church, fought the demons and turned water into wine for us each and every day: Tomtom, Olli, Jan, Ralph, Anna and busdriver Bernd for finding all those timewarps on the highways."

Photos from the tour and individual updates from various stops can also be found online via the band's Facebook profile.

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Powerwolf Posts Official Live Video

German power metal band posted an official live music video for the song "Sanctified With Dynamite." The song originally appears on the band's 2011 release "Blood of the Saints" (reviewed here).

Check out the video here:

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Powerwolf Footage From Russia Hits Web

Footage from German power metal band Powerwolf's first performances in Russia has surfaced on the web. The following video was from the band's performance in Moscow at the Plan B Club on February 4, 2012 and features the track "We Drink Your Blood" from the band's latest effort "Blood of the Saints."

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Sodom Announces Winterfire Festival Cancelled

German thrash legends Sodom announced that the Winterfire Festival scheduled for March 3, 2012 in Osnabrück, Germany (Eventhalle Neulandstr. 26 - ex-Ballroom/ex-NB) has been cancelled by the promoter. In a post on Facebook, the band stated:

"Unfortunately we reveived the news from the local promoter that the Winterfire Festival 2012 is cancelled."

The event was scheduled to include performances by: Sodom, Powerwolf, In Solitude, Onslaught, Accuser, Portrait, Bitter Piece.

In other Sodom news, the band is currently rehearsing and writing material for the follow up to "In War and Pieces" for a summer 2012 release, which coincides with the band's 30th Anniversary.

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Powerwolf To Release Live Album

Powerwolf has issued the following announcement about the upcoming release of a live album through Metal Hammer magazine:

"The time has come to reveal a surprise: after four studio albums and countless live celebrations, the time has finally come for a Powerwolf live album to be unleashed upon you.

"The album featuring 10 songs will be entitled 'Alive in the Night,' and will be exclusively released with the April issue of Metal Hammer Germany, out on March 14th (the album will ONLY be available with Metal hammer, so make sure to get your issue). More details will be revealed soon, for now, here´s the cover artwork, created by Matthew.

"For all of you, who can´t purchase Metal Hammer Germany at their local mall of choice, here's a link where you can pre-order the issue with 'Alive in the Night' here." More...

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"Monsters Of Metal - Vol. 8" Release Pushed Back

The release date for the upcoming compilation “Monsters of Metal - Vol. 8” on DVD/Blu-Ray with 90 music videos and over 400 minutes of pure metal is postponed until March 16th, 2012.

The compilation includes two DVDs and one Blu-ray with clips from bands like Nightwish, Edguy, Dimmu Borgir, Amorphis, Hammerfall, Accept, Blind Guardian, Avantasia, Deathstars, Monster Magnet, Leaves' Eyes, Tristania, Nevermore, Lacuna Coil, Arch Enemy, Machine Head, Opeth and more.

The track list is as follows:

DVD1
01 Nightwish - Storytime
02 Deathstars - Metal
03 Pain - The Great Pretender
04 Amorphis - You I Need
05 Opeth - The Devils Orchard
06 Lacuna Coil - Within Me
07 Therion - Kali Yuga Part 3: Autumn Of The Aeons
08 Leaves Eyes - Take The Devil In Me
09 Tristania - Year Of The Rat
10 Draconian - The Last Hour Of Ancient Sunlight
11 Saltatio Mortis - Hochzeitstanz
12 Die Apokalyptischen Reiter - Dr. Pest
13 Monster Magnet - Gods & Punks
14 Graveyard - Hisingen Blues
15 Seventh Void - Heaven Is Gone
16 Chrome Division - Bulldogs Unleashed
17 Dream Theater - On The Backs Of Angels
18 Gotthard - Remember Its Me
19 Edguy - Robin Hood
20 Blind Guardian A Voice In The Dark
21 Accept - Pandemic
22 Sabaton - Screaming Eagles
23 Hammerfall - One More Time
24 Rhapsody Of Fire - Sea Of Fate
25 Avantasia - Dying For An Angel
26 Powerwolf - We Drink Your Blood
27 Grave Digger - Rebellion Live@Wacken
28 Hell - On Earth As It Is In Hell
29 Tarot - Wings OfDarkness
30 Bullet - Stay Wild
31 Steelwing - The Illusion
32 Enforcer - Midnight Vice
33 Skullfist - Head Of The Pack
34 White Wizzard - Over The Top
35 Cauldron - Chained Up In Chains
36 Huntress - Eight Of Swords
37 Battle Beast - Into The Metalworld
38 Armored Saint - Left Hook From Right Field
39 Nevermore - Born
40 Alestorm - Shipwrecked
41 Turisas - Stand Up And Fight
42 Heidevolk - Nehalennia
43 Trollfest - Die VerdammteHungersnot
44. Milking The Goatmachine -The Wolf Is Dead More...

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Powerwolf Updates Tour Schedule

On February 19th, mighty Powerwolf will perform a special show metal mass at the Garage club in Saarbrücken, Germany. A special set list, pyro madness, and extended lightning mayhem are included, so don´t miss this unholy night.

As a special souvenir, every visitor will get a free exclusive Din A1 Art-Poster designed by Matthew Greywolf. Ticket presales are available at this location.

Powerwolf will embark on a headlining tour in spring 2012 to celebrate the metal mass at full length. The Wolfsnächte tour 2012 will be completed by Mystic Prophecy and Stormwarrior. Opening up will be the French fellow pack of Lonewolf. Dates are as follows:

30/03/12 – DE - Lindau - Club Vaudeville
31/03/12 – AT – Wörgl – Komma
01/04/12 – DE - Ludwigsburg – Rockfabrik
05/04/12 – DE – Hannover – Musikzirkus
06/04/12 – NL – Kerkrade – The Rock Temple
07/04/12 - CH – Zizers – Eventstage
08/04/12 – BE – Mons – PPM Fest
09/04/12 – DE - Augsburg – Spectrum
13/04/12 – DE – Langen – Stadthalle
14/04/12 – DE – Berlin – C-Club
27/04/12 – DE – Speyer - Halle 101
28/04/12 - DE - Geiselwind – Musichall
29/04/12 - DE - Hamburg – Markthalle
30/04/12 - DE - Bochum – Matrix

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Heavy Metal Done Holiday Style

There are easily hundreds of heavy videos that fit the Halloween mood, but the Christmas holiday doesn’t get nearly as much love from the metal world. But never fear, metal doesn’t disappoint, and there are a few bands that have gone the extra mile and released videos to help get you through the uncomfortable family gatherings, drunk quarreling siblings, and even the off-key caroling. So whether you’re a die-hard celebrant who can’t sleep all night until Christmas morning or a scrooge with a “bah humbug!” on your lips, check out these video clips to keep your holiday fully metal.

Twisted Sister – “O Come All Ye Faithful”

Twisted Sister is notorious for awesomely cheesy videos with ridiculous opening segments, and covering a Christmas classic certainly wasn’t going to change that. Enjoy it for the amazingly goofy guy happily spreading Twisted Sister cheer, the rocking rendition of an old holiday standby, or even just enjoy it for the dancing MILF!

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Powerwolf Announces 2012 European Show Dates

German power metal band Powerwolf announced a string of European dates for the upcoming "Wolfsnächte-Tour 2012" with Mystic Prophecy, Stormwarrior and Lonewolf. Confirmed dates for the tour are as follows:

30.03.12 DE - Lindau / Club Vaudeville
31.03.12 AT - Wörgl / Komma
01.04.12 DE - Ludwigsburg / Rockfabrik
05.04.12 DE - Hannover / Musikzentrum
07.04.12 CH - Zizers / Eventstage
08.04.12 BE - Mons / PPM Festival
09.04.12 DE - Augsburg / Spectrum
13.04.12 DE - Langen / Stadthalle
14.04.12 DE - Berlin / C-Club
27.04.12 DE - Speyer / Halle 101
28.04.12 DE - Geiselwind / Musichall
29.04.12 DE - Hamburg / Markthalle
30.04.12 DE - Bochum / Matrix

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Powerwolf Announces Russian Tour Dates

German power metal act Powerwolf announced that they will headline two dates in Russia in what is dubbed "Russian Resurrection 2012." The band is supporting its latest release "Blood Of The Saints." The confirmed dates are as follows:

February 2, 2012: St. Petersburg - Orlandina
February 3, 2012: Moscow - Plan B Club

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Powerwolf Added To Winterfire Festival

German band Powerwolf has been added to the Winterfire Festival in Osnabrück, Germany (Eventhalle Neulandstr. 26 - ex-Ballroom/ex-NB) on March 3, 2012.

The lineup for the festival is as follows:

Sodom
Powerwolf
In Solitude
Onslaught
Accuser
Portrait
Bitter Piece

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Eluveitie Announces "Eluvetie & Friends" Festival

Swiss folk metal band Eluveitie announced its very own festival "Eluveite and Friends" to be held on December 30, 2011 at the Volkshaus in Zurich, Switzerland. Ticket information can be found at this location.

The complete billing for the show:

Eluveitie
Coroner
Korpiklaani
Powerwolf
Excelsis
Blutmond

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Powerwolf Announces "The Metalfest Crusade" Tour

German power metal band Powerwolf announced dates for "The Metalfest Crusade" Festival Tour in Europe 2012 in support of the band's latest LP "Blood of the Saints."

Confirmed dates:

31.05.-02.06.2012 Mining, Metalfest Austria
31.05.-02.06.2012 Dessau, Metalfest Germany / East
01.06.-03.06.2012 Jaworzno, Metalfest Poland
03.06.-05.06.2012 Zadar, Metalfest Croatia
05.06.-07.06.2012 Milan, Metalfest Italy
07.06.-09.06.2012 Loreley, Metalfest Germany / West
07.06.-10.06.2012 Pratteln, Metalfest Switzerland
08.06.-10.06.2012 Plzen, Metalfest Czech Republic

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