This Friday, July 16 2021, 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!
Matthew Kiichi Heafy (TRIVIUM), friend and fan of POWERWOLF, has recorded an impressive version of the song “Fist By Fist (Sacralize Or Strike)”. This exciting version of the rousing track seamlessly follows the class of the original and will not only set the scene in excitement, but underlines POWERWOLF‘s international power of impact once again with this top-class feature.
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 July 16, 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 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!”
Call Of The Wild, the follow-up to their 2018 #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.
Call Of The Wild tracklisting:
01. Faster Than the Flame
02. Beast of Gévaudan
03. Dancing with the Dead
05. Alive or Undead
06. Blood for Blood (Faoladh)
08. Call of the Wild
09. Sermon of Swords
10. Undress to Confess
11. Reverent of Rats
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.
Missa Cantorem (Bonus Album) Tracklisting:
01. Sanctified With Dynamite – feat. Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear)
02. Demons Are A Girl‘s Best Friend – feat. Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy)
03. Nightside Of Siberia – feat. Johan Hegg (Amon Amarth)
04. Where The Wild Wolves Have Gone – feat. Doro Pesch
05. Fist By Fist (Sacralize Or Strike) – feat. Matthew Kiichi Heafy (Trivium)
06. Killers With The Cross – feat. Björn “Speed” Strid (Soilwork)
07. Kiss Of The Cobra King – feat. Chris Harms (Lord Of The Lost)
08. We Drink Your Blood – feat. Johannes Eckerström (Avatar)
09. Resurrection By Erection – feat. Christopher Bowes (Alestorm)
10. Saturday Satan – feat. Jari Mäenpää (Wintersun)
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.
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!
POWERWOLF Headline Show
16.09. – 18.09.21 DE – Wacken / Bullhead City
01.10.21 DE – Stuttgart / Schleyerhalle
02.10.21 CH – Zurich / Samsung Hall
04.10.21 ES – Barcelona / Razzmatazz
05.10.21 ES – Madrid / Riviera
07.10.21 FR – Paris / Zenith
08.10.21 UK – London / Roundhouse
09.10.21 BE – Antwerp / Lotto Arena
10.10.21 NL – Amsterdam / Afas Live
12.10.21 IT – Milan / Alcatraz
13.10.21 DE – Frankfurt / Jahrhunderthalle
15.10.21 DE – Munich / Zenith
16.10.21 DE – Oberhausen / König Pilsener Arena
17.10.21 CZ – Prague / Tipsport Arena
18.10.21 PL – Katowice – MCK
20.10.21 HU – Budapest / Arena
21.10.21 AT – Vienna / Gasometer
22.10.21 DE – Berlin / UFO im Velodrom
23.10.21 DE – Saarbrucken / Saarlandhalle