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Formed: 1995
From: Sweden
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Wolf News

Below is our complete Wolf 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.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Wolf Posts New Album Making-Of Clip

Swedish outfit Wolf will release "Devil Seed" on August 25th in Europe and on September 2nd in North America via Century Media Records.

The band has now posted a documentary clip covering the recording of the album, which can be seen below. Wolf also comments:

"People have asked us about the making of the 'Devil Seed' album. Luckily our guitar player Simon Johansson took a camera to the studio and recorded a studio diary so people can see what's going on behind the scenes.

"Citizens of Europe, mark August 25th in your calendars, citizens of North America, mark September 2nd in your calendars because that´s the day this baby is born! Meanwhile we bring you the "Making of 'Devil Seed' - The Studio Diary. What happens when a studio runs out of coffee? Did they really use a xylophone on one of the tracks? What's more useful, a roll of toilet paper or a bass player? The answers to these questions dwell within this epic mini documentary." More...

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Wolf Details New Album "Devil Seed"

Sweden's Wolf will return with their seventh studio album entitled "Devil Seed." The album will be released on August 25th in Europe and on September 2nd in North America via Century Media Records.

For the new release, Wolf has teamed up with Jens Bogren (Kreator, Paradise Lost, Opeth) over at Fascination Street Studios and have delivered not only a heavy sounding release but also one chock full of clarity and complexity. The cover artwork was created once again by designer Thomas Holm (Mercyful Fate, King Diamond) and can be seen below.

Guitarist Simon Johansson (guitars) commented on the artwork:"Wolf is back and once again we have worked with the amazing Thomas Holm (Mercyful Fate/King Diamond) for the album art. Thomas has a way of catching the feeling of an album and to put colors to our music. This time Niklas Stålvind also contributed to some drawings found in the booklet and the collaboration between the two of them turned out great. Devil Seed starts as an embryo and when you least aspect it you find yourself dancing with the Devil."

The track list for "Devil Seed" is:

1. Overture in C Shark
2. Shark Attack
3. Skeleton Woman
4. Surgeons Of Lobotomy
5. My Demon see lyric video here)
6. I Am Pain
7. Back From The Grave
8. The Dark Passenger
9. River Everlost
10. Frozen
11. Killing Floor More...

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Wolf Premieres New Lyric Video "My Demon"

Swedish metal act Wolf premiered a lyric video for the new track "My Demon" over at Metal Hammer's website at this location (also in the player below). The song appears on the band's upcoming release "Devil Seed," which drops via Century Media Records on August 25th in Europe and September 2nd in North America.

"Devil Seed" was produced by Jens Bogren (Kreator and Opeth). Guitarist/vocalist/founder Niklas Stålvind commented: "I haven’t been this pleased with the songs on a Wolf album since the release of 'Black Wings.' I really think we have taking our songwriting to the next level on this one and I hope that the metal fans will love it as much as we do."

Check out "My Demon" here: More...

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Wolf Announces New Album, Tour

Sweden's pack of heavy metal stalwarts in Wolf return with their seventh studio album entitled "Devil Seed."

This time around, the wolves have teamed up with Jens Bogren (Kreator, Paradise Lost, Opeth) over at Fascination Street Studios, with cover artwork being created once again by designer Thomas Holm (Mercyful Fate, King Diamond).

"I haven't been this pleased with the songs on a Wolf album since the release of Black Wings, which scored 10/10 in Rock Hard magazine," says founding member Niklas Stalvind. "I really think we have taking our songwriting to the next level on this one and I hope that the metal fans will love it as much as we do."

Century Media Records will unleash "Devil Seed" on August 25th in Europe and September 2nd in North America. Then, a short time later, Wolf will take to the streets with a tour of the U.K. with further European dates to be announced soon. More...

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ProgPower USA XIV: Saturday Crazies

Carrying the energy over from ProgPower XIV’s Friday show to Saturday’s show was like a Herculean trial for me, running on a combined total of 6 hours sleep from the last two days. In the quiet of dawn, nobody from ProgPower: Hardcore, the unofficial fitness group, was awake enough to run or work out, but not for lack of effort -- They had put in a good run and hot yoga session earlier in the week. (Only at ProgPower, folks.) Fortunately, each of the seven bands on the second day’s roster brought its game face and gave me and the other concert-goers what we needed to raise our bodies, put our hands in the air, bang our heads, jump (if you really enjoyed Sabaton), and fall in love all over again.

After descending upon Einstein Bagel Co at the end of Peachtree St for breakfast with my group of fellow black-shirted friends, which brought a few funny reactions from the locals, we headed down to The Loft next to Center Stage to see Wolverine’s exclusive all-acoustic set for Gold Badge holders and sponsors only. Having rehearsed well in advance, Wolverine was a well-oiled machine, although the same could not be said for the guitar cables that seemed to be shorting out on them by the dozen. Nevertheless, the show was to be unforgettable. Drawing heavily from “Communication Lost,” perhaps the easiest Wolverine album to translate to an acoustic setting, the show took the form of a sort of “Storytellers” gig.

The typical routine they followed went something like this: Vocalist Stefan Zell or bassist Thomas Jansson would give a background and context to a song, they would play it through, Jansson or keyboardist Per Henriksson would take a passionate but subdued solo, Zell would light up the air with his voice, and the crowd would weep. It’s true -- one attendee brought a box of tissues with her, which the band autographed after the performance, for members of the audience that couldn’t help but resonate with the song. The whole performance gave the impression of a slow burn -- warm and electrifying. A special set, indeed. More...

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ProgPower USA XIV: At A Glance

In its 14th year for 2013, the ProgPower USA Festival is one of the longest-running US festivals, and the longest-running US multi-day festival to feature bands from outside the US.

This year, it has the special distinction of being the US debut show for five bands. Totaling more than a hundred and twenty band performances in its time, it has developed a reputation as a tastemakers’ festival, heightening awareness within the US of foreign bands.

It can be a daunting festival, price- and endurance-wise, but it’s one that should be considered if the genres it derives its name from at all turn your head. Here’s what you can expect from this year’s celebration of the fast and the nerdy down at Center Stage in Atlanta, Georgia, starting on September 4th. More...

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ReinXeed Cancels ProgPower USA Performance

Swedish metal act ReinXeed has cancelled its first U.S. performance, which was scheduled for Saturday, September 7, 2013 at the ProgPower USA Festival in Atlanta, GA. Festival promoter Glenn Harveston announced that Chicago progressive metal act Divinity Compromised will fill the 2-3pm opening spot for that day.

The band provided the following explanation: "We are very sorry to announce our cancellation of ProgPower USA and all other shows and festivals in 2013. Due to personal private reasons Tommy ReinXeed will not do any more live shows after the "Rock out Wild" festival and for the rest of the year.

"We are all very sorry about this but respect his decision and are looking forward to the upcoming release of the album 'A New World' and new strength and motivation to tour in the future."

The revised lineup for ProgPower USA is as follows:

Thursday, September 5, 2013 (Kickoff Show):

In The Silence - 6:00 to 6:45
Circle II Circle - 7:15 to 8:45
Luca Turilli's Rhapsody - 9:30 to 11:45 More...

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ProgPower USA Reveals 2013 Festival Lineup

Just following Epica's performance on the first day of ProgPower USA XIII, festival promoter Glenn Harveston revealed the lineup for ProgPower XIV, held annually at Center Stage in Atlanta, Georgia. For 2013, Saturday's event will be held on Friday, September 6-7, 2013 and will have one less band, but Saturday there will be a triple co-headliner. The roster was revealed as the following:

Friday, Sept. 6, 2012:

Damnation Angels
Ashes of Ares
Soilwork (co-headliner)
Shadow Gallery (co-headliner)

Saturday, Sept. 7, 2012:

Heaven's Cry
Circus Maximus (co-headliner)
Armored Saint (co-headliner)
Sabaton (co-headliner) More...

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Wolf Posts New Music Video Online

Swedish heavy metal outfit Wolf has posted a new music video online for the song, "Skull Crusher." You can check it out below. The video was filmed in Dublin, Republic Of Ireland and the song comes from the group's latest studio album, "Legion Of Bastards."

Niklas Stålvind (vocals and guitars) comments: "We have never had so much fun making a video as we had on this one. Smashing a car into smithereens is something we always wanted to do without cleaning up after us or get in trouble with the police. It was the best exercise/therapy you could ever wish for. I felt like I was 10 kilos lighter in both body and spirit afterwards. We had to work hard to demolish it good. A Volvo is made in Sweden and hard to tear apart - just like this Heavy Metal band. This one is for all the skull crushing metal heads out there - We salute you!" More...

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Wolf Posts Bloodstock Survival Video Online

Swedish heavy metal outfit Wolf has posted a video online in which the band share its advise for anyone to this year's edition of the Bloodstock Open Air festival. You can check it out below. The event will take place at Catton Hall, Derbyshire, England from August 12th -14th and will be headlined by W.A.S.P., Immortal and Motorhead. More...

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Primordial And Xerath Added To Bloodstock 2011

The organisers of Britain's Bloodstock Open Air festival has announced that Irish black metal outfit Primordial and British extreme metal band Xerath have been added to this year's edition of the event. The festival will take place from August 12th-14th in Catton Hall, Derbyshire and will feature this lineup:

W.A.S.P. (Headliners)
Devin Townsend Project
Lawnmower Deth
October File

Immortal (Headliners)
Rhapsody Of Fire
Grave Digger
Angel Witch
The Rotted
Deadly Circus Fire
Def Con One

Motorhead (Headliners)
Morbid Angel
Napalm Death
Power Quest
Survivors Zero

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Wolf Posts New Song Online

Sweden's Wolf has launched a brand new track titled "Vicious Companions" from the band's upcoming new album "Legions Of Bastards" online. You can check out the song by heading over to the band's Facebook page The band also commented:

"Metal heads worldwide - enjoy the opening track of 'Legions of Bastards!' The perfect track for beer drinking and head banging, although maybe not at the same time. On April 29 we also have a release party in Dortmund (Germany) where we will play some tunes at the renowned metal pub Die Burg, so come out, drink tons of beer with us and behave like legions of bastards! We would also like to thank the awesome guys at Rock Hard Magazine for making 'Legions of Bastards' album of the month!"

The album has the following release dates:

NORTH AMERICA / SPAIN / ITALY: Tuesday, April 26, 2011
SWEDEN / FINLAND / HUNGARY: Wednesday, April 27, 2011
AUSTRALIA / NEW ZEALAND: Friday, April 29, 2011

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Wolf Video Interview Posted Online

A new video interview has been posted online featuring Swedish heavy metal act Wolf and "The Metalheadz." You can view the interview in the player below.

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Firewind Announces European Tour Dates

Greek power metal outfit Firewind has announced that they will be embarking on a headlining tour of Europe this September in support of their latest studio album, "Days Of Defiance." Joining them on the trek will be Century Media labelmates Wolf. A message from Firewind guitarist Gus G. reads as follows:

"While we"ve done one off shows, mini tours and played open air summer festivals in Europe, we haven"t been on a proper tour across Europe in 3 years. Firewind has returned and we're looking forward to this one more than anything! We can't wait to play a full set again for our crazy fans all over the continent and play songs from Days Of Defiance as well as older fan favorites! Get ready for an ass-kicking night full of Fire and Fury!

"We're also pleased to have our buddies from Wolf on board for this tour. We've known them for years and we did a one-off show together in the UK back in 2007. They're a killer band and great bunch of guys who just like us, live for metal! See you out there!"

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Wolf Performs New Song Live

Video footage has surfaced online of Wolf performing its brand new song "Skull Crusher" live for the first time. You can check out the video in the player below. Wolf's new album "Legions Of Bastards" drops on April 26, 2011.

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Wolf Reveals New Album Artwork

Swedish heavy metal group Wolf has revealed the front cover artwork for their forthcoming studio album, "Legion Of Bastards." You can check it out at the bottom of this page. The album will be released in Europe by April 25th and in North America on April 26th and features the following tracklisting:

Vicious Companions
Skull Crusher
Full Moon Possession
Jekyll & Hyde
Tales From The Crypt
Nocturnal Rites
Road To Hell
False Preacher
Hope To Die
K-141 Kursk More...

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Motorhead And W.A.S.P. To Headline Bloodstock

The organisers of Great Britain's Bloodstock Open Air festival has announced that, in addition to black metal icons Immortal headlining the second day of the event, heavy metal veterans W.A.S.P. will be headlining the main stage on the friday, with rock gods Motorhead closing the festivities on the final day of the event. Speaking about the festival, Motorhead frontman Lemmy stated:

"Bloodstock is celebrating 11 years, Motorhead 36 years - Boys and girls, come and see, we will rock your fu**in’ ass’. See you at Bloodstock!"

The event will take place at Catton Hall, Derbyshire from August 12th-14th and will feature the following lineup: More...

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Wolf Reveals New Album Title

Swedish heavy metal act Wolf has posted the following album update online;

"This coming weekend will be the end of the recording session of the new Wolf album 'Legions Of Bastards'. The final lead vocals will be immortalized by Niklas 'Razorthroat' Viper and that means we're done recording.

"We're VERY excited and fired up to unleash this new album upon the metal community. Preparations for the upcoming European tour with Accept and rehearsals are next on the roster so all of us is pulling their weight and we can't wait to hit the road."

"Legions Of Bastards" is set for release in April of 2011 through Century Media Records and was produced by Pelle Saether of Studio Underground.

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Wolf Confirms Festival Appearance

Swedish heavy metallers Wolf have confirmed that it will be taking part in the forthcoming edition of the Summer Breeze festival. Summer Breeze 2011 is set to take place between August 18th, 19th and 20th, 2011 in Dinkelsbuhl, Germany.

The confirmed line-up now includes:

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Dream Theater And More Pay Tribute To Dio

As the tributes from fans, friends and critics alike pour in, more contemporaries of Ronnie James Dio have spoken about the man, his music and his legacy. You can read some more tributes below.

Exodus' Gary Holt - "What more can be said about Ronnie that hasn't been said by so many others. He was the kindest, most humble metal god I've ever had the pleasure and honor of touring with. I first met him at Foundations forum, about two to three weeks before our tour with them during the Dehumanizer tour, for about ten minutes while he waited outside for his cab. I introduced myself, said it was an all time honor to meet and tour with him and said see you soon. Fast forward to the first day of the tour, and he sees me and says "How are you doing Gary?". I would not have been offended if he never knew my name the whole tour, but he remembered it from a ten minute chat around three weeks earlier. We had many golden moments hanging out with him, while he allowed me to relentlessly badger him for stories about Ritchie Blackmore and the time spent singing for my favorite band, Rainbow. R.I.P., your impact on me won't ever be forgotten." More...

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