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Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
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:
A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH
DEVIL SOLD HIS SOUL
HAIL OF BULLETS
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...
Swedish heavy metal outfit Wolf has posted a new music video online for their song, "Hail Caesar." You can check it out below. Speaking on the video, guitarist Johannes stated: “When approached by Morning Star Films to shoot a video for 'Hail Cesar' we were thrilled since we've never worked with them before. They had similar ideas as we did for a video since we wanted a "down to earth" heavy metal video. No fancy stuff, just a lotta flying v's and head banging. We decided to let Morning Star follow us from load-in till doors close. And where better to capture the insanity of a Wolf gig than in Gothenburg/Sweden at the Belsepub on our Ravenous tour?
"All said and done! We give you a video with us, our fans, beer, guitars, tattoos, sweat and the works. We wanted the intense feeling of a club gig and we wanted to make it feel like "you're there". We thru in a few clips from a movie as well, just to give it an artistic feel... but truth said... we just wanted the head banging right?
"Working on a video including live clips make you wanna play live even more, so we're very excited to unleash this live fury on the upcoming gigs at the Rock Hard in Germany and also, for the first time for Wolf, in Malaysia at the Kuala Lumpur fest!
"So enjoy... we goddamn did... and still do!" More...
Canadian traditional heavy metal heroes CAULDRON recently completed their trek around the USA and Canada on the North American Nightmare Tour with ENFORCER, and now the band are preparing to kick off their UK tour with Swedish legends WOLF this Friday at the Underworld in London.
CAULDRON frontman JASON DECAY comments:
"I'm just running around town here, getting a new flight case, getting the car fixed, finishing with work, getting ready for the UK tour with Wolf. Really looking forward to the bus, pounding some metal with Wolf and the English fans, and drinking all your English ales!! I even heard Bruce
Dickinson is coming with Kevin Heybourne to the show this time, can't wait!!"
You can catch CAULDRON and WOLF at the following shows:
09.10.09 London - The Underworld
10.10.09 Leeds - Rio's
12.10.09 Glasgow - Ivory Blacks
13.10.09 Newcastle - Trillians
14.10.09 Manchester - Moho
15.10.09 Nottingham - Rock City
16.10.09 Dudley - JB's
CAULDRON's debut album, "Chained To The Nite," is available now worldwide featuring nine tracks of traditional, true-to-the-roots heavy metal.
Swedish heavy metal outfit Wolf has posted their new music video online for the song, "Speed On." You can check it out below. The song comes from the bands most recent studio album, "Ravenous" which is out now through Century Media Records. More...
Just For Fun
In a special article at Noisecreep.com, you can check out their own list of the ten worst album covers from otherwise well respected bands (and Dragonforce.) Among the embarassing album covers are Iron Maiden, Pantera, Razor and Artillery. You can check it out by heading to NoiseCreep.com.
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.
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.” "
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
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.
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.
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...
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.
Wolf guitarist Johannes Axeman has posted the following message online:
"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...
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.
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!”
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...
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...
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...
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...