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Sweden's WOLF have issued the following update:
"We're absolutely gutted to announce that we have to cancel our appearance at Hard Rock Hell festival/UK this November.
We've worked our asses of to make it work and we were looking forward to hooking up with our UK friends again, but we have to back out.
The reason(s) for this is beyond our control and we really tried to get everything to work but it just didn't go our way.
We hope we can return to the UK soon and give our best show yet and make some new friends as well as thrashing with the ones we know.
Again; we're sorry to have let some off you down but we just couldn't make it work this time. Please go see GRAND MAGUS and GIRLSCHOOL and get drunk with them.
In Metal Forever..."
According to Prosthetic Records, WOLF's latest album The Black Flame will be issued on black vinyl on October 15th. It is limited to 500 copies and will come with an exclusive signed poster.
The following message has been posted by Wolf's official Myspace:
Well, gouls & goblins, we're off tomorrow (thursday) morning to catch our flights to the UK. Axeman & Hammershark are landing early tomorrow to get the (headbangers)ball rolling while Viper and new bassplayer Tornado arrives later.
We're sooooooooo looking forward to hooking up with our uk fans once more and get sloshed in the land of the greats like; Saxon, Deep purple, Grim Reaper, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Onslaught ...the list goes on & on.
On Friday we play Bloodstock fest and also schedueld a "meet & greet" at 18.00 (subject to change) So be there to say hi and cheers cause we're there to see YOU as much as you're there for us. This is also the first gig for Anders Tornado Modd on bass, so be sure to give him a warm welcome to the UK.
Saturday we're off to Dudley to play JB's with our mates in Firewind. Be there for more heavy metal madness.
Gotta go - our flying V's needs us!!!
UK NWOBHM legends DIAMOND HEAD are the latest act confirmed for Britain's Hard Rock Hell - The Winter Ball festival which is taking place from November 9th - 11th at Butlins in Minehead, UK (Somerset).
The festival billing is as follows: 3 INCHES OF BLOOD, AMENTI, BEYOND THE GRAVE, CHTHONIC, CRADLE OF FILTH, CRUCIFIED BARBARA, DIAMOND HEAD, FASTWAY, FINNTROLL, GIRLSCHOOL, GMT, GRAND MAGUS, LAUREN HARRIS, MCQUEEN, MY DYING BRIDE, RAVEN, SAXON, TESLA, THE 69 EYES, TIAMAT, TWISTED SISTER, UFO, VIXEN, WOLF, ZERO CIPHER.
The following statement has been issued via Wolf's official myspace:
"Well, now the final gig with Mikael "Tormentor" Goding is done and we're very proud to say that he pounded his bass like the metalmonster he is at Headbangers open air festival! Thanx to Tormentor for all the years of dedication, songwriting, partying etc...etc...It's been a blast.
The predator in us have been hunting for a replacement and we're proud to announce that Anders "Tornado" Modd will be helping us out as live bassist for now. You all know Anders for his outstanding work in Tad Morose and he is truly a great musician & metalfan. Rehearsals have been going great and we're ready to slay the uk once more in August on Bloodstock fest & additional gigs.
By the way; We wanted Phil from Municipal Waste, but he's already playing in a kick-ass band.
All howls breaking loose - see you on the road//
Swedish metallers WOLF have announced the departure of bassist Mikael Goding. His final appearance with the band will take place at the Headbangers Open Air festival, set to take place July 12-14 in Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Germany.
Commented Mikael: "To put it simple: too much business and mini-van, and [too little] music. The reason we started the band was that we wanted to create great new wave of British heavy metal. And we certainly have! The thing that I always have enjoyed most with WOLF is to see a song grow during rehearsals. Thinking: man! This is a really good song, and we have done it together. Now with Tobias [Kellgren; drums] and Johannes [Losbäck; guitar] living on the west coast, we hardly rehearse at all and that sucks! Unfortunately, releasing an album isn't just about music, there is a lot of business involved, and I hate that shit! Playing a gig is a lot more than the gig, and I hate that shit to! Last gig (Bang Your Head!!!) we played 40 minutes and we were away for 50 hours, and we didn't get any money at all. The worst part with leaving WOLF is how much I'll miss the fans. Even if there aren't legions of them, there is still some who are really dedicated. Like Joxe, who comes to almost every show we play in Europe. So thank you all who have bought the record and all who have been at gigs for the past '12 wasted years.'"
WOLF's performance at the Sweden Rock Festival in Sölvesborg, Sweden on June 6, 2007 was recorded by the Swedish national radio show "P3 Rock" and will be broadcast later in the year.
WOLF'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 Mikael Goding. A video for the song "I Will Kill Again" has been posted onliine at YouTube.com.
Swedish heavy metal rockers Wolf are to make their third visit to the UK in 2007 to perform at the Hard Rock Hell Fest in Minehead.
The WOLF show at Sweden Rock Festival will be recorded by Swedish national radio show P3 Rock and will be aired during 2007. Guitarist Johannes Losbäck has this to say: “We’re very exited to record the show for P3 Rock. It’s gonna be cool to share it with the thousands of metalheads that attend Sweden Rock Fest. So, be there and howl with us! And yes, the reaper will be there....” WOLF will play on Wednesday, June 6th at 6:30pm on the Zeppelin stage.
Dutch Gothic Metal Band EPICA and Finnish Metallers KIUAS are the latest additions to the line up for this years Bloodstock Open Air. To recap, bands confirmed so far are:
Rise To Addiction
Beyond All Reason
Many more bands to be announced.
As previously reported, the open air leg of this year’s Bloodstock has moved from July 6-7 to August 16-18. The rescheduling also means that the annual indoor part, usually held in September will not be taking place this year. Despite the confusion and disappointment, the event which takes place at Derbyshire’s Catton Hall boasts its strongest line-up yet.
The open air leg of this year’s Bloodstock has moved from July 6-7 to August 16-18. The rescheduling also means that the annual indoor part, usually held in September will not be taking place this year. Despite the confusion and disappointment, the event which takes place at Derbyshire’s Catton Hall boasts its strongest line-up yet with Swedish royalty In Flames and Arch Enemy alongside thrash legends Testament and Italian goth metallers Lacuna Coil. Other bands confirmed are Dream Evil, Wolf, Korpiklaani, Memfis and Rise To Addiction.
Sweden's WOLF has issued the following statement:
"WOLF are sorry to anounce that [we] have to cancel the dates with CELTIC FROST and KREATOR March 31 - April 3. Niklas Stålvind has got an infection on the vocal chords and must keep quiet for at least a few weeks to avoid serious damage to his voice. The band are looking forward to do the U.K. tour with THE HAUNTED April 25 – May 7. We were VERY much looking forward to the dates with these heroes of ours but Niklas' voice got worse and we had to drop out. We apologize to all fans, bands, promoters etc. that are affected."
WOLF recently announced plans to release its latest album, "The Black Flame", on vinyl. The Swedish underground label Blackcave Records, under license from Century Media, is putting out a limited edition of 500 copies through the Blackcave mailorder. The LP is signed and numbered by the band.
Sweden's WOLF has posted a live clip recorded during the band's appearance at the Keep It True festival on November 4, 2006 at Sporthalle in Dittigheim, Germany. Watch a video of the song "Venom" from the group's 2002 release "Black Wings" at this location.
WOLF are happy to inform everyone that their latest release, The Black Flame, will be released on vinyl through the Swedish underground label Blackcave Records. Only 500 copies will be available through Blackcave mailorder, and the limited edition will be signed and numbered by the band. No release date is set at the moment, but it will be announced shortly. "There was never a doubt about releasing The Black Flame as a vinyl record, though we've been getting a lot of questions regarding the matter, we just wanted to wait for the right time to do it and we feel that we've reached that point now," the band said. "Vinyl records are very important for us and our fans and it is an important element of the heavy metal community. It's just like denim & leather - we're naked without it."
German death metallers Dew Scented will start the recordings if their new album at the end of October – in the Soundlodge Studios (GOD DETHRONED, OBSCENITY, etc.) with Jörg Uken. The mix and mastering will be handled by legend Andy Sneap (ARCH ENEMY, MACHINE HEAD, etc.)! A early 2007 release is expected, a title hasn´t been anounced yet.
In other news, DEW-SCENTED are complete again! Guitar player Flo Müller, who left the band after the "Impact" album, joined the fold again! Welcome back.
DEW-SCENTED will also support shooting stars TRIVIUM on three shows in Germany. Here are the whole DEW-SCENTED livedates for 2006: More...
A brand new WOLF track, entitled "I Will Kill Again", has been made available for streaming at this location. The song comes off the Swedish metallers upcoming album, "The Black Flame", due in Europe on September 25 via Century Media Records (October 3 in the U.S. through Prosthetic Records).
WOLF has tapped legendary artist Thomas Holm (MERCYFUL FATE, KING DIAMOND, WOLF's "Black Wings") to create the artwork for "The Black Flame". The CD was recorded at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden and will include such tracks as "The Bite", "Silverbullit Eater", and "Black Magic". 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 Mikael Goding (bass). More...
Swedish metallers Wolf have announced an October 3rd North American release date for their fourth album, "The Black Flame", to be released through Prosthetic Records. Artwork for the up-coming effort has been posted here. The band is also preparing the first video clip from the new album, to be done for the opening song, "I Will Kill Again". Wolf had this to say on the subject;
Hi, all. We're at the house (haunted of course) in the town off Umeå in Sweden recording the video for the song I Will Kill Again from the upcoming album. Director Owe R Kill Lingwall (Nocturnal Rites) is doing his very best to make us look evil (that means he's doing nothing, cause we're already evil). Tormentor [bassist Mikael Goding] is happy cause Westham kicked Charltons arse. Axeman [guitarist Johannes Losbäck] is happy cause he likes metal. Hammershark [drummer Tobias Kellgren] is happy cause he's getting paid tomorrow and Viper [vocalist/guitarist Niklas Stållvind] is not happy cause he's being tortured by the Killer. And yes...Celtic Frost rules.
The tracklist for "The Black Flame" looks like this:
01 - I Will Kill Again
02 - At The Graveyard
03 - Black Magic
04 - The Bite
05 - Make Friends With Your Nightmares
06 - Demon
07 - The Dead
08 - Seize The Night
09 - Steelwinged Savage Reaper
10 - Children Of The Black Flame
Sweden's WOLF have set "The Black Flame" as the title of their fourth album, due this fall release via Century Media Records in Europe and Prosthetic Records in the U.S. The band are currently tracking the effort at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden and will be done recording by the end of June. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "The Bite", "I Will Kill Again", "Silverbullit Eater", and "Black Magic". The follow-up to 2004's "Evil Star" will be 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 Mikael Goding (bass).
With regards to the new album's musical direction, the band said, "Think old-school metal without beeing old-fashioned. It's heavy as hell and will hit you like a ton off bricks. It has a horror vibe to it that won't let you be, and it could be a soundtrack to old Eighties horror movies. Oh yes, it contains alot off heavy metal too...A LOT!" More...
The full lineup for the 8th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, which is sponsored this year by ESP Guitars and Krank Amps, has been confirmed.
The three-day festival at The Palladium in Worcester, MA, will feature headliners Lacuna Coil, Black Dahlia Murder, and Between the Buried and Me on Friday, April 28. Arch Enemy, Chimaira, and Exodus will headline Saturday, April 29. Headliners for Sunday, April 30 are Gamma Ray and DragonForce.
UK-based DragonForce will be making its first-ever American appearance at the festival. Italy's Lacuna Coil and Sweden's Arch Enemy will be making return appearances at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, after stellar performances at the 2003 and 2002 editions of the festival.
"It's fantastic to be a part of what is quite possibly the best U.S. metal fest around!" said Arch Enemy guitarist Mike Amott. "This is our third time playing the New England Metal and Hardcore fest and it's always a pleasure. It's held in a great venue with great fans."
"It is an honor for us to be one of this year's headliners at the New England Metal and Hardcore festival," said vocalist Andrea Ferro. "We are more than ready for it. We can't wait."
Bands confirmed for Friday (listed alphabetically) are: A Life Once Lost, A Perfect Murder, Alarum, Arsis, Between The Buried And Me, Black Dahlia Murder, Cephalic Carnage, Dead To Fall, Demiricous, Ed Gein, From A Second Story Window, Haste The Day, If Hope Dies, Lacuna Coil, Ligeia, Necrophagist, Neuraxis, Nodes Of Ranvier, Ringworm, Scarlet, Still Remains, Suicide Silence, The Absence, Thine Eyes Bleed and Through The Eyes Of The Dead.
Saturday's bands include 100 Demons, Arch Enemy, At All Cost, Caliban, Chimaira, Colin Of Arabia, Cryptopsy, Damnation AD, Death Threat, Embrace The End, Exodus, First Blood, Full Blown Chaos, God Forbid, Hate Eternal, Immolation, Into The Moat, Ion Dissonance, Overcast, Ramallah, Remembering Never, Righteous Jams, Scars Of Tomorrow, Shoot To Kill, Since The Flood, Skinless, Spitfire, Suffocation, Sworn Enemy, Terror, The Acacia Strain, The Classic Struggle, The JonBenet, and Turmoil.
Sunday's lineup is: A Love End Suicide, Bloodlined Calligraphy, Born Victim, Bronx Casket Company, Burn In Silence, Byzantine, Cannae, Cellador, Doom Raider, DragonForce, Folly, Gamma Ray, Goat Horn, Hypersolid, Inked In Blood, Into Eternity, Light This City, Losa, Mercury Switch, On Broken Wings, Phoenix Morning, Protest The Hero, Sanctity, The Miles Between, Torn Asunder, Trouble, Twelve Tribes, Who Killed The Prom Queen, Wolf, xdeathstarx, and xlooking forwardx.
Talent is subject to change.
The 8th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival is also sponsored by Prosthetic Records, 2nd Stage sponsor; Revolver Magazine, exclusive magazine partner and creator of the official event program; Facedown Records, sponsor of street marketing efforts; FUSE TV; Mazur PR; The Syndicate; and many others.
Vendors this year include Century Media/Nuclear Blast, Deepsend Records, ESP Guitars/Krank Amps, Eulogy Recordings/Hand Of Hope Records, Facedown Records, Fuse TV/Uranium, Lifeforce Records, Metal Blade Records, Oak Knoll Productions, Prosthetic Records, Red Rocket Records, Relapse Records, Revolver Magazine, Stillborn Records/Hatewear Inc., Trustkill Records, Victory Records, and others.
Friday tickets are $35.00; Saturday and Sunday individual day tickets are $40.00. Three-day passes are $109.50. Tickets are available now at all Strawberries Record Stores, online at tickets.com, or by calling tickets.com at (800) 477-6849. There is re-entry at this all-day event until 6 p.m. each day.
The Palladium is located at 261 Main Street in Worcester, Massachusetts.
MassConcerts has announced that the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival will return once again to the Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts, on Friday April 28, Saturday April 29 and Sunday April 30. Friday tickets are $35.00; Saturday and Sunday individual day tickets are $40.00. Three-day passes are $109.50. Tickets go on sale this Friday, February 24 at 10:00am at all Strawberries Record Stores, online at tickets.com, or by calling tickets.com at (800) 477-6849.
Proclaimed in past years as one of the best American festivals focusing on heavy music, the three-day show will host numerous metal, hardcore, and metalcore bands along with a jam-packed vendor area where fans can purchase hard-to-find CDs, t-shirts, and other music merchandise. ESP Guitars will be giving away guitars and Krank Amps will be giving away amps and even a half stack. These two great companies will also be bringing you up close and personal with some of the bands they endorse - so as we get closer to fest we will have schedule of artist signings and other surprises.
The show will once again take place on two stages at The Palladium. Bands that have already been confirmed for the festival are: Lacuna Coil, Gamma Ray, DragonForce (first time EVER in America!), Arch Enemy, Chimaira, The Black Dahlia Murder, Bullet For My Valentine, Exodus, Cryptopsy, 100 Demons, A Perfect Murder, Alarum, Arsis, Bloodlined Calligraphy, Bronx Casket Company, Byzantine, Caliban, Cattle Decapitation, Colin Of Arabia, Damnation AD, Dead To Fall, Death Threat, Demiricous, Dying Eyes Bleed, Ed Gein, Embrace The End, Folly, Full Blown Chaos, Goat Horn, God Forbid, Hate Eternal, Horse The Band, Hypersolid, If Hope Dies, Immolation, Inked In Blood, Into Eternity, Ion Dissonance, Ligeia, Losa, Mercury Switch, Necrophagist, Neuraxis, Nodes Of Ranvier, On Broken Wings, Protest The Hero, Ramallah, Righteous Jams, Ringworm, Sanctity, Scars Of Tomorrow, From A Second Story Window, Shoot To Kill, Since The Flood, Skinless, Still Remains, Suffocation, Sworn Enemy, The Acacia Strain, The Absence, The Classic Struggle, The Miles Between, Torn Assunder, Trouble, Twelve Tribes, I Killed The Prom Queen, Wolf, xDEATHSTARx, and xLOOKINGFORWARDx. More bands will be announced in the coming weeks. Talent is subject to change.
"We’ve been extremely happy with how this festival has grown over the years," said MassConcerts Booking Agent and festival co-founder Scott Lee, "and this year the lineup is one of the most varied yet - a great mixture of different styles of bands."
The 8th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival is brought to you by ESP Guitars and Krank Amps, teaming up to present the festival this year; Prosthetic Records, which is sponsoring the 2nd Stage upstairs, Revolver Magazine our exclusive magazine partner and creator of the official event program, Facedown Records which is sponsoring our street marketing efforts, FUSE TV, Mazur PR and The Syndicate. Vendors this year include Century Media, Trustkill, Eulogy/Hand of Hope, Metal Blade, Red Rocket Records, and many others.
Century Media Records has announced the signing of Swedish metal band, Wolf. Formed in 1995, the group has previously released material with Prosthetic Records and No Fashion Records. Here's a statement from the band:
"Wolf is a hard working heavy metal band. Century Media Records is a hard working heavy metal label. See the connection? We are very proud that we will put out the next Wolf album through Century Media. We are completely sure that we will get the support, which we need. In addition, we are convinced that the next Wolf album will tear you a new asshole."
Look for the group's Century Media debut to hit streets later this year.