Wolf release a hymn to all metal fans!

Hardly any band like Wolf are such a diamond for traditional and excellent heavy metal. With their new title-track single “Shadowland”, a hymn to all metal fans is revealed.
Swinging guitars, pounding bass and drums, topped with an incredibly catchy vocal melody that reminds of Ozzy Osbourne’s early career.

Their 9th studio effort entitled ‘Shadowland’ will be released through Century Media on April 1st, 2022!

Niklas Stalvind (vocals / guitar) says:
“Thank you all for giving ‘Dust’ such a warm welcome! We hope you will like the new song ‘Shadowland’ as well and give it many spins. A bit darker perhaps, and a bit more mysterious, showing another side of our new album. Nevertheless, 100% Wolf metal. Enjoy!”

Swedish Heavy Metal Legends Wolf continue their legacy of more than 25 years (and counting) on the band’s ninth studio album, ‘Shadowland’. Led by founding vocalist/guitarist Niklas Stalvind, the new LP is the band’s sixth offering on Century Media Records; boasting eleven tracks of intrepid, old school power metal. Throughout their tenure of more than a quarter-century, Wolf have toured with some of metal’s most respected names. Revered by fans for invoking the untamed bravado of bands like Iron Maiden and Mercyful Fate, the group balances harrowing, sky-piercing vocal performances with rollicking guitars and power-punching drum beats on ‘Shadowland’.

The new album boasts some serious musical strides for Wolf, most notably the continued presence of bassist Pontus Egberg (King Diamond) and drummer Johan Koleberg (ex-Therion, ex-Lion’s Share), both of whom first appeared on the band’s previous record, 2020’s ‘Feeding The Machine’. However, Niklas shares that ‘Shadowland’ started with very different intentions in mind before it would take shape into the finished product. “When Pontus and Johan joined the band, I had four songs written. I wrote Shadowland for myself, thinking that it might turn up on a solo project or something else. My writing process was to dig deep into my unconsciousness and just let the songs take form, without trying to overthink it.

Shadowland’ enters its home stretch with thunderous anthems, be it the uproar and invocation of “The Ill-Fated Mr. Mordrake” or the desperate howls that echo through “Into The Black Hole”, each track walks a duality of unstoppable might and overwhelming dread. Stalvind comments on the overall vibe of the record, saying, “I would say sound-wise it reminds me of and updated version of ‘Evil Star’ (2004) with that in-your-face clarity where you could hear everything crystal clear, but this has more depth to it, with lots of sounds lurking in the shadows that make it more intriguing for the listener. The songs, on the other hand, remind me more of 2006 album ‘The Black Flame’, which is very melodic, but also sinister and heavy.” Hammering that point home, ‘Shadowland’ reaches its conclusion with a boundless, winding road of soul-blazing solos and undaunted defiance on the bonus track “Trial By Fire”. The song’s final line, seemingly both an invitation and a warning to the unprepared, “I’ll see you on the other side.”

“Shadowland”, track-listing:

  • 1. Dust
  • 2. Visions For The Blind
  • 3. Rasputin
  • 4. Exit Sign
  • 5. Seek The Silence
  • 6. Shadowland
  • 7. The Ill-Fated Mr. Mordrake
  • 8. The Time Machine
  • 9. Evil Lies
  • 10. Into The Black Hole
  • 11. Trial By Fire (Bonus Track)

Pre-order your copy: HERE

Wolf are:

Niklas Stålvind – lead vocals and guitars
Simon Johansson – guitars and backing vocals
Pontus Egberg – bass guitar
Johan Koleberg – drums

Wolf release a hymn to all metal fans!

February 27, 2022

Hardly any band like Wolf are such a diamond for traditional and excellent heavy metal. With their new title-track single “Shadowland”, a hymn to all metal fans is revealed. Swinging guitars, pounding bass and drums, topped with an incredibly catchy vocal melody that reminds of Ozzy Osbourne’s early career. Their 9th studio effort entitled ‘Shadowland’ will be released through Century Media on April 1st, 2022! Niklas Stalvind (vocals / guitar) says: “Thank you all for giving ‘Dust’ such a warm welcome! We hope you will like the new song ‘Shadowland’ as well and give it many spins. A bit darker perhaps, and a bit more mysterious, showing another side of our new album. Nevertheless, 100% Wolf metal. Enjoy!” Swedish Heavy Metal Legends Wolf continue their legacy of more than 25 years (and counting) on the band’s ninth studio album, ‘Shadowland’. Led by founding vocalist/guitarist Niklas Stalvind, the new LP is the band’s sixth offering on Century Media Records; boasting eleven tracks of intrepid, old school power metal. Throughout their tenure of more than a quarter-century, Wolf have toured with some of metal’s most respected names. Revered by fans for invoking the untamed bravado of bands like Iron Maiden and Mercyful…

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