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Wolf

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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Cauldron To Support Wolf On UK Tour

Canadian heavy metal band, CAULDRON, is set to support Swedish heavy metal act WOLF on a UK tour later this year.

Catch CAULDRON and WOLF at the following shows:

09 Oct 09 - London, UK - The Underworld
10 Oct 09 - Leeds, UK - Rio's
11 Oct 09 - Glasgow, UK - Ivory Blacks
13 Oct 09 - Newcastle, UK - Trillians
14 Oct 09 - Manchester, UK - Moho
15 Oct 09 - Nottingham, UK - Rock City
16 Oct 09 - Dudley, UK - JB's

Check out the tour flyer at this location.

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Wolf Confimed For Bloodstock Open Air Festival

The Bloodstock Open Air Festival web page has posted the following article regarding WOLF:

"Bloodstock are pleased to announce that Swedish Metal heads WOLF are to make a long awaited return to this year’s Bloodstock Open Air !!

Wolf are back with their long awaited new album Ravenous, the album has been getting rave reviews by all the music mags including Bloodstocks own media partners Metal Hammer who gave the album an impressive 8/10 ! The band’s sound has often been compared to that of Iron maiden which maybe why they have gained great exposure on the radio through Bruce Dickinson’s Radio 1 rock show.

Turning attention to Ravenous, it’s yet another platter of trademark Wolf metal. Straightforward and to the point, carved from the soul with an “if ain’t broke don’t fix it” AC/DC attitude even if the band’s approach was slightly different this time out from their previous album The Black Flame.
Replacing Goding and Kellgren on Ravenous are Anders Modd and Richard Holmgren respectively. Wolf is back to full strength, with all four members on the same page.

“When you get the right people back in the band it feels great,” says Losbäck. “I’ve known Anders for many years. He used to be in Tad Morose and I’m a fan of their stuff. I remember when they came out with the Modus Vivendi album; I thought it was the best Swedish metal album ever (laughs). I knew that Tad Morose wasn’t doing anything and that he really looking to get out there again, so we asked him to jump in and do few gigs to see where it would take him because he was still with Tad Morose at the time. He made his first appearance with us at the Bloodstock Festival and actually introduced himself by doing a striptease on stage (laughs). But, he’s been around, he knows the business, and he’s a great guy and knows his metal. There’s no beating around the bush, he’s all ‘take it or leave it’ just like us.” "

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Wolf Announces U.K. Tour

Swedish traditional heavy metal group Wolf has announced a string of tour dates in Great Britain which will take place in October. The tour is in support of the bands latest studio album, "Ravenous" which is available now from Century Media Records.

The tour dates are as follows:

October 9 - London, UK - Underworld
October 10 - Leeds, UK - Rios
October 11 - Glasgow, UK - Ivory Blacks
October 13 - Newcastle, UK - Trillians
October 14 - Manchester, UK - Moho
October 15 - Nottingham, UK - Rock city
October 16 - Dudley, UK - Jb's

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Wolf Posts "Ravenous" Album Online

Swedish heavy metal group Wolf has posted their entire new studio album, "Ravenous" online at MetalKult.com. You can listen to the record by clicking here. The album will be the bands fifth and is scheduled to be released on March 24th.

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Wolf To Headline Pounding Metal Fest

Swedish heavy metal band Wolf will be performing in Spain for the first time on May 2nd as the headliners for the third annual Pounding Metal Fest. The show will take place at Sala El Grito in Fuenlabrada, Madrid and also features performances from Lone Wolf, Nocturnal and Crienium amongst others.

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Wolf Posts New Video "Voodoo" Online

Swedish heavy metal act Wolf has posted a brand new music video online for the song, "Voodoo." You can check it out below. The song comes from the bands forthcoming new studio album, "Ravenous" which will be released via Century Media Records. More...

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Wolf Posts New Song "Curse You Salem" Online

Swedish heavy metal act Wolf has posted a new track online entitled, "Curse You Salem" which comes off their forthcoming new studio album, "Ravenous." You can check the song out by heading to the bands official Myspace page. "Ravenous" will be released in North America on March 24th and will be available everywhere in Europe by February 25th.

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Wolf Guitarist Johannes Axeman Checks In

Wolf guitarist Johannes Axeman has posted the following message online:

"Hey all.

"Playing Metal Forces Fest (Nov. 29) was a blast! We'd like to thank the crowd/fans for a hellish good time and it was awesome to meet you all. People came from France, Switzerland, Holland etc, to see Wolf play and we're very grateful to have shared both our music and the bar with you all. Also thanks to Daniele and crew for everything practical and for beeing great friends. And, yes, Primordial kicked ass! Thanx for the tee's guys!

"Touchdown in Sweden on Sunday only to get six hours of sleep to catch the next flight to Umeå, Sweden to record the video for the song 'Voodoo'. Owe Lingwall (director, drummer and host) got the band to a studio where we lashed out just like we always do. We also got some incredible voodoo kids in the video but the best part; we got to see singer/guitar player, Niklas, have cockroaches, giant spiders, snakes, blood and dirt all over him. Thats what you get for all the wicked things you've done. ha ha ha! More...

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Wolf To Film Video For "Voodoo"

Swedish heavy metal band Wolf will be filming a music video for the song, "Voodoo." The song will be featured on Wolf's forthcoming new album, "Ravenous" which will be released on February 23rd. The video will be filmed with director Owe Lingwall and will be shot in Umeå, a university town in Västerbotten.

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Wolf Announces "Ravenous" Release Date

Swedish heavy metal bad Wolf has announced that they will be releasing their brand new studio album, "Ravenous" on February 23rd. The album was produced by Roy Z who has previously worked with Judas Priest, Helloween, Halford, Bruce Dickinson and others.

Comments the band: “Ravenous will grab you by the throat and it will not let go until you succumb. Our time is NOW and we’re taking each and everyone with us. We can't wait to tour for this album and unleash the new songs upon the metal community!”

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Wolf Posts New Studio Blog Online

Swedish metallers Wolf has posted the following studio blog online:

"Driving 4 hours to Örebro to record is no prob as long as you have plenty of coffea, Ballerina kex and cruise control. I was very excited to put down my leads for Ravenous since i thought i'd done good pre-work. And i did! YEAH! Sure, it's hard work and you get frustrated at points BUT if you get a 'feel' for it it doesn't matter how many takes you do. In the end, it sounds awesome and i hope the rest off the guys do to. I'm laying down my backround vocals aswell as additional vocals.

"We actually had to move from Studio Seven up to Niklas Vipers place since construction was going on and the builders was moving closer to the studio. Right now we're locked in at Viper's place to finnish off the record. Me, Viper, Roy Z and Viper's wife, Malin, who's constantly handing us beers and coffea aswell as rubbing our backs when we're tired. More...

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Wolf Posts New Studio Report Online

Swedish heavy metallers Wolf has posted the following recording update online:

"Richard Raptor is done drumming. Well, not for good, just for the album offcourse. He packed up his gear late last night and is now heading off to Thailand for a welldeserved break (on the expense of our record company of course). Not only did he bash out 12 songs, he actually did 13. Not bad for a 25 year old drummer with 3 arms.

"Our producer wizard is staying the night to work his magic with the tracks Raptor laid down so that'll be a hard nights work for him. Well, thats why we pay him the big bucs. Let's just hope that the ghost in the cellar don't get him! More...

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Wolf Drummer Posts Studio Report

Wolf drummer, Raptor, has posted the following studio report online:

"2008 - I play drums! - What day is it? - Candy please candy somebody????

"It already feels like we have know each other for a long time and it felt good right from the start to be part of a band that just doing what they do best and always ready to take it to the next level.

"We connected like brothers instantly and started working towards the same goals and here we are 6 months later, four more or less sane persons in the middle of the Wolf circus we call normal doing what we do best….in your face metal….

"We are now recording 12 new songs together with producer Roy Z (a man that knows he’s metal) and are easy to work with and have a lot of humour. More...

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Century Media Celebrates 20th Anniversary

2008 has become an extremely exciting year in the history of Century Media Records, one of the world's most respected independent homes for heavy music, as the label is celebrating its 20th anniversary!

The company's Anniversary year started off with an extremely successful, first-ever yard sale/party at the Century Media office in Dortmund (Germany) in June, where several hundred guests partied out on exclusive live shows by Angel Dust and Turisas. A video with impressions from the event can be seen at this location. A photo gallery for this event can be viewed here.

To further celebrate this anniversary Century Media Records will release the very special 2CD compilation "Covering 20 Years Of Extremes" on September 15th in Europe and on October 14th in North America. The various artists covers-release includes 32 mostly exclusive recordings and will be available in stores for the price of one CD. Sticking to the "keep it in the family" slogan, CM approached their artists about covering songs from other acts within the label's repertoire and the response from the musicians was overwhelming.

Some choices were obvious and homages to the bands that influenced them, others were inspired picks. This combination ended up leading to a heavily entertaining and truly special final result across all sub-genres of heavy music.

Here is the tracklisting: More...

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Wolf Announces New Drummer

Wolf have revealed that former Apostasy/ Haterush drummer, Richard "Raptor" Holmgren is the bands new drummer. Check out a video introduction below.

The band are currently working on their new album with details soon to follow. More...

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Wolf Post Cover of Mercyful Fate Classic Online

Swedish metallers WOLF have issued the following update:

"As many of you know, and many of you DON'T know, WOLF did a cover of MERCYFUL FATE's 'A Dangerous Meeting' on the 2002 release 'Black Wings'. We thought we'd share that with those off you that missed out, so we 'gave' the song to the WOLF UK MySpace site. We're fans of metal, good metal that is, and there's no doubt about the impact MERCYFUL FATE have had on WOLF, so we did a cover of 'em to show our appreciation. Getting the (devilish) blessing from several MERCYFUL FATE members for that version made us believe in metal even more!"

Check out the song at their Myspace page.

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Wolf Begin Writing New Material

Swedish thrashers WOLF have issued the following update:

"Writing for the new album is well on the way and we’re wrapping up the final things for a summer recording. We’ll give you more details as things move along.

On February 22-24, we’ll be recording a cover tune in Toyas Studio Seven Sweden/Örebro for a special release by Century Media records and the song we’ve taken on might not be the most obvious choice for a workingclass heavy metal band like Wolf, but rest assured, we're very excited and very proud to get a chance to record this song. Which one it is – we cannot reveal at the time, but we will do so soon.

As many off you’ve seen when watching us onstage lately is that Tobias “Hammershark” Kellgren is not with us anymore. It was a mutual decision taken way back in august that Hammershark was to leave due to lack of time to tour and personal issues, and we can’t let that hold us back. But as you might have noticed, we haven’t exactly been sitting around doing nothing. Nop, we’ve borrowed IN SOLITUDE drummer Uno “Piranha” Bruniosson as live/session drummer for shows and upcoming February recording. We will wait with announcing a permanent drummer so we’re not making any speedy decisions to jeopardize Wolf's or Uno’s future carriers. We’re hard at work, harder than ever, and we goddamn love it! The wolf is loose and was last seen heading your way."

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Wolf Post 2007 Wrap Up

Sweden's WOLF have issued the following 2007 year-end update:

"Where's the power gone? Thanx 2007!

We wanna thank each and every one of you that picked up our album, came to the shows, got yourself a t-shirt, said 'hi' and gave us beer, hanged out, played with us or simply just supported heavy metal for a great 2007. We WILL make some noise in 2008, be sure of that!

Here's the list to sum it all up:

Best on stage move: Anders Tornado's striptease at Bloodstock Festival (thank God (?) for YouTube)

Most stupid: Johannes Axeman when talking to Vinnie Appice and taking pictures with him at Bang Your Head Fest and not remembering any of it… Damn that free beer…

Most crazy stories told: Breakfast with GRIM REAPER at the hotel… Funny 'shit'.

Worst catering: Two bags of crisps and a bottle of water…for 2 bands somewhere in the UK.

Best onstage comment: Niklas Viper going, 'Someone told us that we're too metal for our own good. We say, you can NEVER be too metal for your own good!'

2nd runner up: Johannes Axeman at Bloodstock said, 'Where's the power gone? Hell, we don't need power, we're a HEAVY metal band.'

3rd runner up: Tobias Hammershark said, 'It's a lose/lose situation.'

The 'what the hell' moment: Spotting the HUGE signing queue at Bloodstock Fest. Good fun. Thanx to all of you.

Most prepared: All of us on the tour bus watching Braveheart before the gigs in Scotland.

Most rocking moment: The show at Sweden Rock Fest - 60 minutes of New Wave of Swedish / British Heavy Metal…in Sweden…

Tallest: Jensen of THE HAUNTED.

Longest wait: 9 hours at Heathrow to catch the flight home after The Cursed Earth tour.

Funniest: Setting our bass player's arse on fire at Bang Your Head Fest.

Coolest chicks: GIRLSCHOOL. Hell, they rock!

Worst moment: Having to cancel Hard Rock Hell Fest after putting down hours of work to make it happen. Damn canceling!

Coolest fan: Joxxe."

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Wolf Writing For New Album

Swedish metallers WOLF have issued the following update:

"We are now in writing mode for the next album. We've come up with some killer tunes that will sure carry the name WOLF with pride. It's too early to reveal any details but we're excited to have started writing and trying out stuff at rehearsals. We're aiming on a summer recording session and details will follow soon.

"We've been having a great 2007 with great tours and awesome festival gigs. We've met a lotta friends (fans) and made a lotta new ones that we hope to run into in the future."

WOLF recently announced the addition of bassist Anders "Tornado" Modd to the group's ranks.

The band's latest album, "The Black Flame", was recorded at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden. The follow-up to 2004's "Evil Star" is the first album to feature new drummer Tobias R Kellgren and longtime session/live guitarist Johannes Losbäck alongside founding members Niklas Stålvind (vocals, lead guitar) and bassist Mikael Goding (who has since left the band).

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Wolf Update Tour Schedule

Sweden's WOLF have updated their live schedule to include the following dates:

November
23 - Uppsala, Sweden at Thrashfest (Headline)

December
27 - Motala, Sweden at Bryggeriet Rock 'N Roll Bar

January
25 - Gothenburg, Sweden at Belsepub

As previously reported, Wolf now have a US-based MySpace fan site up and running. Check it out at this location.

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