The high priests of heavy metal – POWERWOLF – will continue their unique success story and release their long awaited new studio album Call Of The Wild!
In anticipation of the event, friend and fan of POWERWOLF, Trivium singer Matthew Kiichi Heafy has recorded an impressive version of the song ‘Fist By Fist (Sacralize Or Strike)’.
The new version of the rousing track seamlessly follows the class of the original, and underlines POWERWOLF‘s international power of impact.
The song will be featured on the exclusive bonus album Missa Cantorem, which will be included in various Call Of The Wild formats. A simultaneously exciting and entertaining journey through the band’s success story, sung by friends and companions of POWERWOLF.
Matthew Kiichi Heafy states: “It is a tremendous honor to be able to do my rendition of the fantastic ‘Fist By Fist’ by the mighty POWERWOLF. POWERWOLF has been one of my favorite bands for ages, so this is a privilege of the highest caliber
Once again created in cooperation with the honorable producer duo of Jens Bogren and Joost van den Broek, the masterpiece will open a new chapter in the band’s history on 16th July 2021. The eighth studio album will serve both old and newly recruited POWERWOLF devotees with well-known classic trademarks, and equally surprise and delight them at every stage of this wild 11-track ride.
Matthew Greywolf comments on Call Of The Wild: “With Call Of The Wild, we are opening a new, exciting chapter in the history of POWERWOLF. The album sounds unmistakably like POWERWOLF and is so much more at the same time: Besides new territory like the Celtic instrumentation in ‘Blood for Blood (Faoladh)’ or the ballad like ‘Alive or Undead’ we have raised all our trademarks to a new level.
Until now, we never sounded so powerful and wild – in the truest sense of the word. We can’t wait to finally share this beast of an album with you all!”
The first music video from the new album for ‘Beast Of Gévaudan’ has already gained more than 1.3 million views on YouTube. Watch the outstanding video again here: https://youtu.be/po-u-V6GiEk
Pre-order Call Of The Wild here: https://powerwolf.napalmrecords.com/
Call Of The Wild, the follow-up to their 2018 number 1 charting studio album Sacrament Of Sin, manifests the band’s inimitable success story and proves once again that they sit unchallenged on the throne of the genre.
First enthusiastic press quotes on Call Of The Wild:
“Germany’s high-powered lycanthropes claw their way to world domination.” – Metal Hammer UK
“The packs mightiest howl so far!” – Sweden Rock
“CALL OF THE WILD is not only strong as usual and offers everything you love the band for, but also impresses with various strong surprises in terms of sound, energy and lyrical concept” – Metal Hammer Germany
“Call Of The Wild puts a diamond-studded crown on the pack’s output to date!” – Rock It! –
“A really strong album, with which POWERWOLF – as assuredly as you’d hear ‘Amen’ said in church – will place themselves at the top of the charts again in July.” – Rock Hard Germany
“Any way you slice it – the music of Powerwolf is inexplicably catchy” – Aardschok
Various formats (2-CD Mediabook, 3-LP Vinyl Box, 3-CD Earbook, digital) of the new album include the bonus album Missa Cantorem – a cross-section of the Wolves‘ success story with newly recorded vocals by friends and companions of the band.
2021 marks not only the return of the wolves, but also the return of the heavy metal community to the legendary fields of Wacken. What could be a better setting to celebrate the first holy metal mass under the sign of Call Of The Wild than a headline show at the Bullhead City Festival in Wacken
Call Of The Wild track-listing:
- Faster Than the Flame
- Beast of Gévaudan
- Dancing with the Dead
- Alive or Undead
- Blood for Blood (Faoladh)
- Call of the Wild
- Sermon of Swords
- Undress to Confess
- Reverent of Rats
Missa Cantorem (bonus album) track-listing:
- Sanctified With Dynamite – feat. Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear)
- Demons Are A Girl‘s Best Friend – feat. Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy)
- Nightside Of Siberia – feat. Johan Hegg (Amon Amarth)
- Where The Wild Wolves Have Gone – feat. Doro Pesch
- Fist By Fist (Sacralize Or Strike) – feat. Matthew Kiichi Heafy (Trivium)
- Killers With The Cross – feat. Björn “Speed” Strid (Soilwork)
- Kiss Of The Cobra King – feat. Chris Harms (Lord Of The Lost)
- We Drink Your Blood – feat. Johannes Eckerström (Avatar)
- Resurrection By Erection – feat. Christopher Bowes (Alestorm)
- Saturday Satan – feat. Jari Mäenpää (Wintersun)
POWERWOLF headline show:
16.09. – 18.09.21 DE – Wacken / Bullhead City
On their upcoming tour, fans can not only expect brand new heavy metal anthems to be played and chanted along by thousands, but also the biggest and most epic production POWERWOLF has brought to the stage thus far, once again cementing their status as one of the most intense live bands.
“Wolfsnächte” 2021 tour date
Attila Dorn – vocals
Falk Maria Schlegel – organ
Charles Greywolf – guitar
Matthew Greywolf – guitar
Roel van Helden – drums