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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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Powerwolf Issues Recording Update

Powerwolf has checked in with the following brief update about beginning the drum recording for an upcoming new release:

"Matthew Greywolf back in the studio. We started tracking drums today, and it sounds way beyond our expectations. Even Attila paid a visit to sanctify this place, which should be a good omen for the work to be done during the next couple of days. Now getting high on holy water."

Powerwolf also recently confirmed an appearance at the Rockharz Open Air festival in Harz, Germany.

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Powerwolf Confirms Festival Date

Heavy metallers Powerwolf have announced that they will be taking part in this year's edition of the Rockharz Open Air festival, set to take place between July 7-9, 2011 at Airport Ballenstedt in Harz, Germany.

The confirmed line-up includes:

AMORPHIS
CALIBAN
EMIL BULLS
END OF GREEN
FEUERSCHWANZ
FREI.WILD
GRAND MAGUS
HACKNEYED
HAIL OF BULLETS
HAMMERFALL
HYPOCRISY
IN EXTREMO
LETZTE INSTANZ
ORDEN OGAN
PAUL DI'ANNO
POWERWOLF
SALTATIO MORTIS
SEPULTURA
STAHLMANN
TARJA
THE NEW BLACK
TURISAS
TÝR
U.D.O.

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Powerwolf Checks In From The Studio

Powerwolf has checked in from the recording studio with the following update:

"Wolves in the studio: the wolves have started with the recordings of the upcoming album. The recordings are taking place in different studios and locations during January and February.

"To let you all participate in the madness between catharsis and celebration, we will post some notes, pictures and videos from the studio every now and then on our official facebook site."

Additional details on the upcoming album will be announced as they are made available.

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Powerwolf To Enter The Studio

Powerwolf has issued the following announcement about entering the studio to record a new album:

"The wolves are currently busy writing the follow up album to 'Bible of the beast.' We spent the last three months in the rehersal room working out stuff for the new album. Even though it's still in the making we can already promise the songs are 100% Powerwolf, taking off where 'Bible of the beast' ended - there's furious stuff, there's epic stuff - and all of it is catchy as hell.

"For the production we're going to team up with exactly the same crew as for 'Bible of the beast:' Kohlekeller Studios for the recordings, any chapel we can haunt for organ and choir celebrations - and of course Studio Fredman and Fredric Nordström for mix. The pack will invade studio in December and the recording process will last until February. Expect a tentative release midyear 2011. More details and updates will follow as we find a minute to draw a few lines."

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Powerwolf Comments On Bloodstock Appearance

Powerwolf will headline the Sophie Lancaster stage of Bloodstock on Friday, August 13th. Powerwolf guitarist Matthew Greywolf issued the following brief statement about their debut U.K. appearance at Bloodstock's 10th anniversary event:

"It's a big honour for us to celebrate the metal mass at this legendary festival. This will be our first time in the UK and getting the chance to perform at the country's biggest metal festival is incredible. We can't wait to unleash mayhem there!"

You can also check out Powerwolf tracks via the band's official MySpace page.

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Powerwolf Posts Live Video Footage Online

Transilvanivan Heavy Metal band POWERWOLF has uploaded a video from the running "Bible Of The Beast tour" online. Watch the video of the song "In Blood We Trust" below:

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Powerwolf Parts Ways With Drummer

Powerwolf has issued the following update about parting ways with their drummer Stefane Funebre:

"Stefane Funebre will have to focus on his increasing religious duties in the future and will therefore no longer be able to join the wolves on their crusade. Funebre will however remain a part of the pack for life and will keep supporting us with his spiritual and mental guidance behind the scenes. As the new member of the wolfpack we welcome Tom Diener, who will take place on the holy drum seat in the future. Tom already toured with us as temporary replacement for Funebre during the last 12 months and in the meantime has become a true member of the pack and a master of the ceremony. Be sure he will unleash some great metal madness with us in the future."

Powerwolf also has the following upcoming tour dates: More...

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The New Black Announces Tour With Powerwolf

THE NEW BLACK will share the stage with POWERWOLF on the “Bible Of The Black” Tour. Check them out at the following tour dates:

METAL HAMMER + GUITAR PRESENTS: "BIBLE OF THE BLACK TOUR”, PART I

20.03.2010 D-Neckarsulm, Fear Dark Festival (/w/Powerwolf/)
26.03.2010 D-Neukirchen bei Fulda, Sägewerk (/w/Powerwolf/)
27.03.2010 D-München, Backstage Club (/w/Powerwolf/)
10.04.2010 D-Hannover, Musikzentrum (/w/Powerwolf/)
11.04.2010 D-Köln, Underground (/w/Powerwolf/)

THE NEW BLACK (without Powerwolf)

05.03.2010 D-Heidelberg, Halle02 (/w/Doggirl/)
06.03.2010 D-Esslingen, Rock For One World

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Track Listing Announced For Running Wild Tribute

Chicago black metallers Withering Soul have issued the following statement about the final track list for the upcoming Running Wild tribute album:

"The final track-listing for 'ReUnation - A Tribute To Running Wild', scheduled to be released in fall 2009 via Remedy Records, is as follows:

CD1:
01. POWERWOLF - Riding The Storm
02. FATE - Soul Vampires
03. ORDEN OGAN - The Battle Of Waterloo
04. ESENIA - Resurrection
05. 5TH SONIC BRIGADE - Angel Of Mercy
06. SATANOCHIO - Siberian Winter
07. DEADLOCK feat. Jürg Theiler - When Time Runs Out
08. SKILTRON - Ballad Of William Kidd
09. MOTORJESUS - The Rivalry
10. SUIDAKRA feat. Axel Römer & Matthias Zimmer - Marooned
11. THUNDERSTORM feat. Preacher - Welcome To Hell
12. WITHERING SOUL - Firebreather
13. WARHEAD - Faceless
14. WILD KNIGHT - Tsar

CD2:
01. JOSÉ JUAN GALLEGO - Draw The Line
02. MAGICA - Victory
03. CHINCHILLA - Conquistadores
04. HELLISH WAR - Return Of The Gods
05. OVERTURES - Pirate Song
06. BURNING POINT feat. Majk Moti - Gods Of Iron '09
07. CUSTARD - Under Jolly Roger
08. SEVEN SEAS - Detonator
09. HALOR - Little Big Horn
10. THUNDERBLAST - Timeriders
11. CRYSTAL VIPER - Libertalia
12. EVERTALE - Blazon Stone
13. WINTERS DAWN - Into The Fire
14. HEAVENLY - Masquerade
15. SOLEMNITY - Dr. Horror
16. WITCHTRAP - Victim Of States Power
17. RAVAGE - Fight The Fire Of Hate

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Powerwolf Announces New Album Details

Powerwolf has issued the following update about their upcoming album:

"As we just came back from Sweden with the final mix of the album in hands, we think it's time to reveal some more information about the new opus: it will be entitled "BIBLE OF THE BEAST", and be released on April 24th. For all of you who can't wait to get the song titles - here's the track list:

1. Raise your fist, evangelist
2. Moscow after dark
3. Panic in the pentagram
4. Catholic in the morning... satanist at night
5. Seven deadly saints
6. Werewolves of armenia
7. We take the church by storm
8. Resurrection by erection
9. Midnight messiah
10. St. Satan's day
11. Wolves against the world

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Exodus Confirmed For Bang Your Head Open Air 2009

Germany's Bang Your Head Open Air Festival 2009 has confirmed Exodus as the latest band to play. The show is set to take place on June 26th and 27th at Messegelände Balingen. Other confirmed bands include Blind Guardian, W.A.S.P., Sodom, Voivod, Powerwolf, Alestorm, and Sacred Reich.

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Powerwolf Issues Recording Update

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."

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More Bands Confirmed For Summer Breeze Open Air

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.

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Powerwolf To Begin work on New Album

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...

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Brainstorm Launch European Tour

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:

March
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)

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Before The Dawn Confirmed For Wacken Open Air

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.

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Nightwish Confirmed For Wacken Open Air 2008

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
AUTUMN
AVANTASIA
AXXIS
CARCASS
CHILDREN OF BODOM
CREMATORY
DESTRUCTOR
DREAM OF AN OPIUM EATER
EXCREMENTORY GRINDFUCKERS
GOREROTTED
GORGOROTH
HATEBREED
IRON MAIDEN
KAMELOT
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE
KREATOR
KRYPTERIA
LORD BELIAL
NIGHTWISH
OBITUARY
POWERWOLF
PRIMORDIAL
SABATON
SALTATIO MORTIS
SONATA ARCTICA
THE BONES

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Gorgoroth Confirmed For Wacken 2008

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
AUTUMN
AVANTASIA
AXXIS
CARCASS
CHILDREN OF BODOM
CREMATORY
DESTRUCTOR
DREAM OF AN OPIUM EATER
EXCREMENTORY GRINDFUCKERS
GOREROTTED
GORGOROTH
HATEBREED
IRON MAIDEN
KAMELOT
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE
KREATOR
KRYPTERIA
LORD BELIAL
OBITUARY
POWERWOLF
PRIMORDIAL
SABATON
SALTATIO MORTIS
SONATA ARCTICA
THE BONES

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Four More Bands Confirmed For Wacken 2008

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.

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Brainstorm To Tour With Pagan's Mind

German metallers BRAINSTORM have announced dates for their upcoming tour, with guests PAGAN'S MIND and POWERWOLF.

Dates include:

March
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.

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