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Powerwolf has issued the following statement about working with a classical music conservatory while recording their new album:
"Holy heavens. We spent two days at the Musikhochschule Saarbrücken, a conservatory for classical music. And no - not as bad examples of misguided musicians. We recorded choir arrangements with a choir of 25 men and women, most of them students or graduates of the conservatory. We already did choir stuff on three songs on "Lupus dei", but this time we developed things further and bigger: 8 of the new songs got majestic choir arrangements, written by maestro Francesco Cottone. And we can tell you - it´s pure shivers down your spine when 25 classical singers cantillate Powerwolf anthems! We were speechless. Our gratitude goes to the brave choir women and men, who took all the time and dedication, feared neither the devil nor the loss of their good reputation collaborating with the wolves, and did a damn great job."
The following bands have now been confirmed for Germany's Summer Breeze Open Air Festival 2009:
Amon Amarth, Amorphis, Backyard Babies, Battlelore, Before the Dawn, Beneath the Massacre, Brainstorm, Callejon, Cataract, Corvus Corux, Dagoba, Entombed, Epica, Equilibrium, Evocation, Firewind, Ghost Brigade, Grand Magus, Grave, Hate Eternal, The Haunted, Katatonia, Legion of the Damned, Misery Index, Narziss, One Way Mirror, Opeth, Powerwolf, Raunchy, Sacred Steel, Unhelig, Unsun, Vader, Volbeat, Vomitory, Vried, Waylander, Wintersun.
German power metallers, Powerwolf, have issued the following update:
"After having crowned the touring for 'Lupus dei' with the celebration at Wacken open air, we have now started pre-producing the follow up album to 'Lupus dei'. We're currently sweating blood and incense creating new anthems, and can hardly hide our enthusiasm about the stuff we have written yet. Expect a goddamn mighty 3rd strike, that will be heaven in hell for all you wolfmaniacs!" More...
Germany's BRAINSTORM kick off their European tour today (March 4th) in Copenhagen, Denmark.
The five-piece just released their current album, "Downburst", and will play a wide selection of songs from their discography on this tour including lots of new tunes.
Brainstorm will be playing a minimum of 90 minutes on each show (minimum being the operative word). Support comes from PAGAN'S MIND and additionally, on some exclusive dates, Dracula's sons POWERWOLF.
Also, Brainstorm will be doing an exclusive in-store on March 11th at Media Mark in Pratteln, Switzerland. The in-store begins at 6 PM (CET). Tour dates:
4 - Kopenhagen, Denmark - The Rock (no Powerwolf)
5 - Hamburg, Germany - ?Markthalle (no Powerwolf)
6 - Osnabrück, Germany - Bastard Club (no Powerwolf)
7 - Weert, Netherlands - De Bosuil (no Powerwolf)
8 - Memmingen, Germany - Kaminwerk
9 - Saarbrücken, Germany - Garage
11 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7
12 - Ludwigsburg, Germany - Rockfabrik
14 - Mulhouse, France -? Noumatruff
15 - Vosselaar, Germany - Biebob (no Powerwolf)
16 - Langen, Germany - Stadthalle
18 - Bochum, Germany - Zeche
19 - Nürnberg, Germany - Hirsch
20 - Wörgl, Austria -? Komma
21 - Wien, Austria -? Szene
22 - Budapest, Hungary - Avalon Club (no Powerwolf)
Finland's BEFORE THE DAWN is the latest act confirmed for next summer's Wacken Open Air Festival, set to take place July 31 - August 2, 2008 in Wacken, Germany.
The Wacken Open Air Festival will be headlined by IRON MAIDEN (on July 31st). The current line-up includes: AT THE GATES, AUTUMN, AVANTASIA, AXXIS, BEFORE THE DAWN, CARCASS, CHILDREN OF BODOM, CORVUS CORAX, CREMATORY, DESTRUCTOR, DREAM OF AN OPIUM EATER, ENEMY OF THE SUN, EXCREMENTORY GRINDFUCKERS, EVOCATION, GIRUGÄMESH, GOREROTTED, GORGOROTH, HATEBREED, IRON MAIDEN, KAMELOT, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, KREATOR, KRYPTERIA, LORD BELIAL, LORDI, NIFELHEIM, NIGHTWISH, OBITUARY, AXEL RUDI PELL, POWERWOLF, PRIMORDIAL, SABATON, SALTATIO MORTIS, SONATA ARCTICA, THE BONES, WARBRINGER.
Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH have been been confirmed for next year's installment of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place July 31 - August 2, 2008 in Wacken, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:
AS I LAY DYING
AT THE GATES
CHILDREN OF BODOM
DREAM OF AN OPIUM EATER
The Gaahl-fronted version of the Norwegian black metal band GORGOROTH has been been confirmed for next year's installment of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place July 31 - August 2, 2008 in Wacken, Germany. The group will be one of the headliners on the event's "Black Stage." The festival billing is shaping up as follows:
AS I LAY DYING
AT THE GATES
CHILDREN OF BODOM
DREAM OF AN OPIUM EATER
PRIMORDIAL, GOREROTTED, POWERWOLF and AUTUMN are the latest bands confirmed for next summer's Wacken Open Air Festival, set to take place July 31 - August 2, 2008 in Wacken, Germany.
The festival will be headlined next year by IRON MAIDEN. The current line-up includes: AT THE GATES, AUTUMN, AVANTASIA, AXXIS, CARCASS, CHILDREN OF BODOM, CREMATORY, DESTRUCTOR, DREAM OF AN OPIUM EATER, EXCREMENTORY GRINDFUCKERS, GOREROTTED, HATEBREED, IRON MAIDEN, KAMELOT, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, KREATOR, KRYPTERIA, LORD BELIAL, OBITUARY, POWERWOLF, PRIMORDIAL, SABATON, SALTATIO MORTIS, SONATA ARCTICA, THE BONES.
German metallers BRAINSTORM have announced dates for their upcoming tour, with guests PAGAN'S MIND and POWERWOLF.
4 - Copenhagen, Denmark at The Rock
5 - Hamburg, Germany at Markthalle
7 - Weert, Netherlands at De Bosuil
8 - Memmingen, Germany at Kaminwerk
9 - Saarbrücken, Germany at Garage
11 - Pratteln, Switzerland at Z7
12 - Ludwigsburg, Germany at Rockfabrik
14 - Paris, France at Venue TBA
15 - Vosselaar, Belgium at Biebob
16 - Langen, Germany at Stadthalle
18 - Bochum, Germany at Zeche
19 - Nürnberg, Germany at Hirsch
21 - Vienna, Austria at Szene
22 - Budapest, Hungary at A Zene Haza
As previously reported, after celebrating their tenth anniversary with the re-releases of their first two efforts (Hungry and Unholy) and the release of their first ever 2-DVD set Honey From The B's, Brainstorm are set to release their new album, Downburst. Produced by Sascha Paeth (ANGRA, RHAPSODY OF FIRE, KAMELOT) and Miro, Downburst will be released as a regular jewelcase as well as in a limited edition jakebox (100% plastic-free) including 2 bonus tracks.
Tracklist: 'Falling Spiral Down', 'Fire Walk With Me', 'Stained With Sin', 'Redemption In Your Eyes', 'End In Sorrow', 'How Do You Feel', 'Protect Me From Myself', 'Surrounding Walls', 'Frozen', 'All Alone', 'Crawling In Chains' (exclusive European bonus track), 'Hold Tight' (exclusive European bonus track).
The album will be unleashed on January 25th (Germany/Austria/Switzerland/Italy) and January 28th (Europe) through Metal Blade Records.
German metallers BRAINSTORM will team up with PAGAN'S MIND and POWERWOLF for a European tour in March 2008. Confirmed dates so far are as follows:
Mar. 04 - DK - Copenhagen @ The Rock
Mar. 05 - DE - Hamburg @ Markthalle
Mar. 07 - NL - Weert @ De Bosuil
Mar. 08 - DE - Memmingen @ Kaminwerk
Mar. 09 - DE - Saarbrücken @ Garage
Mar. 11 - CH - Pratteln @ Z7
Mar. 12 - DE - Ludwigsburg @ Rockfabrik
Mar. 14 - FR - Paris @ Venue tba
Mar. 15 - BE - Vosselaar @ Biebob
Mar. 16 - DE - Langen @ Stadthalle
Mar. 18 - DE - Bochum @ Zeche
Mar. 19 - DE - Nürnberg @ Hirsch
Mar. 21 - AT - Wien @ Szene
Mar. 22 - HU - Budapest @ A Zene Haza
More dates will be announced soon.
CANDLEMASS have confirmed more opening acts on their upcoming tour in support of their new album, King Of The Grey Islands. Their updated schedule is as follows:
31 - Malmoe, Sweden - K.B.
1 - Copenhagen, Denmark - The Rock (with SATURNUS)
2 - Hamburg, Germany - Markthalle *
3 - Berlin, Germany - Kato *
4 - Nurenberg, Germany - Hirsch *
6 - Essen, Germany - Turock *
7 - Eindhoven, Holland - Dynamo *
8 - Würzburg, Germany - Soundpark Ost
9 - Rijssen, Holland - Lucky ***
11 - Leeds, UK - Rio's **
12 - London, UK - Dingwalls **
14 - Antwerp, Belgium - Trix (with SERPENTCULT)
15 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7 *
16 - Milano, Italy - Transilvania
19 - Budapest, Hungary - A 38 (with STEREOCHRIST)
20 - Krakow, Poland - Studio (with CEMETARY OF SCREAM)
22 - Flensburg, Germany - Roxy (with STRONGHOLDE)
23 - Göteborg, Sweden - Sticky FIngers
24 - Linköping, SwedenvAtmosfär
26 - Stockholm, Sweden - Klubben
29 - Thessaloniki, Greece - Idrogios
30 - Athens, Greece - Gagarin 205
* support from POWERWOLF
** support from CENTURIONS GHOST, BATTERED
*** support from AGENT STEEL, VICIOUS RUMORS, AFTER ALL, OFFICIUM TRISTE, INHUME
Multinational metalheads POWERWOLF will support Swedish doom metal legends CANDLEMASS on the following dates:
Sep. 02 - D - Hamburg @ Markthalle
Sep. 03 - D - Berlin @ Kato
Sep. 04 - D - Nürnberg @ Hirsch
Sep. 06 - D - Essen @ Turock
Sep. 07 - NL - Eindhoven @ [to be announced]
Sep. 08 - D - Würzburg @ Soundpark Ost *
Sep. 15 - CH - Pratteln @ Z7
* Power Of Doom Festival with CANDLEMASS, WARNING, POWERWOLF, THE LAMP OF THOTH
Multinational Metalheads Powerwolf has finished their second album “Lupus Dei,” mixed in Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden.
“The songwriting was a truly emotional process. I have never been that dedicated to any piece of music in all my life so far“, Attila Dorn reflects. In the end the band had written ten brand new tunes carrying on where “Return in Bloodred” left off. Tracks such as “We Take It From The Living“ and “Prayer In The Dark“ feature all the trademarks of Powerwolf songs, yet adding more melodic density, pounding heaviness and epic moments than ever before.
Paying tribute to the spiritual feeling of the album, Powerwolf recorded parts of “Lupes Dei” in a chapel built in the 12th century. “It was haunting. Recording in a church can not be compared to any studio situation. You can breathe history in such a place and it was definitely the most inspirational surrounding we could have chosen for the creation of this album”, Matthew Greywolf says. "On the title track as well as on ‘In Blood We Trust’ we even worked with a 30-piece classical choir, which was amazing."
Lyrically, dealing with the word of the Bible and the dogmas of metal, “Lupus Dei” features everything Powerwolf has come to represent; haunting horror atmospheres, spiritual organ madness, Attila’s outstanding and unique vocal performance—and most of all TEN EXTREMELY CATCHY METAL ANTHEMS SOON TO BE HOWLED BY MANY WOLF-ADDICTED SOULS.
Here is the “Lupes Dei” track listing:
1. Lupus Demonae (Intro)
2. We Take it from the Living
3. Prayer in the Dark
4. Saturday Satan
5. In Blood We Trust
6. Behind the Leathermask
7. Vampires Don’t Die
8. When the Moon Shines Red
9. Mother Mary is a Bird of Prey
10. Tiger of Sabrod
11. Lupus Dei
Metal Blade Europe has announced that Powerwolf will be completing the line-up for their 10th anniversary party, the METAL BLADE RRROOOAAARRR. The show will take place October 2nd at the LKA (Longhorn) in Stuttgart.
Powerwolf 18:00-18:30 30min.
Cataract 18:45-19:25 40min.
Primordial 19:45-20:35 50min.
Brainstorm 20:55-21:55 60min.
Amon Amarth 22:15-23:30 75min.
All-Star Band 23:30-???
All bands will be performing special sets with a few surprises in their set lists. After the Amon Amarth gig a Metal Blade all-star band will be playing a few cover tunes.
Every visitor will get a free CD. There will be special event merchandise for fair prices available at the venue. In between the bands there will be presentations and lotteries – lots of goodies will be raffled among the visitors!
Tickets for the METAL BLADE RRROOOAAARRR are only available via www.metalblade.de – each ordered ticket includes a free poster. Tickets are only 20,00 Euros.