Call Of The Wild - Earbook

POWERWOLF
Art. Nr.:
67361
Release: 16.07.2021
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Band POWERWOLF
Release Date Jul 16, 2021
Genre Power Metal
Edition Limited Edition
Packaging Ecolbook
Number 3

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100 paige 3-CD Earbook

POWERWOLF - a name that makes the eyes of every disciple of traditional melodic heavy metal moist with joy and stands for a successful quintet that, after 15 years of steep ascent, basically needs no more extensive introduction. Last year, the anniversary was celebrated with a best-of compilation, which united the highlights of the six studio discs released to date - including both long-running hits from the early works and more recent hits from the gold-awarded records "Blessed & Possessed" and "The Sacrament Of Sin", such as the platinum hit single "Demons Are A Girl's Best Friend" - under one roof. Now, only about 12 months later, the probably most successful pack of the contemporary German metal fauna is ready with bared fangs for the next bloody foray. In the form of the programmatically titled "Call Of The Wild" work, which was once again a cooperation with the venerable producer duo Jens Bogren and Joost van den Broek in the Swedish Fascination Street Studios, will be out on July 16th, 2021, and mark a new chapter in the band's history. The album will feature beloved classic trademarks that are ready to reach out to veteran and freshly recruited POWERWOLF devotees alike, surprising and delighting them at every stage of this wild 11-track ride with stylistic advancements on an unprecedented scale! "Faster Than The Flame" - an opening beat that ignites the bonfire in purest POWERWOLF manner as a fiery distillation of such traditionally-fulminant album openers as "Amen & Attack" or "Fire & Forgive" - bears the distinctive signature of the creative minds around main songwriter Matthew Greywolf already in the first chords and impressively demonstrates, that the five-piece has undoubtedly succeeded in creating its very own, unmistakable sound over the course of the last one and a half decades. From this bomb-proof basis, the wolves subsequently dare to take the lead with tracks like the outrageously catchy "Dancing With The Dead" (a future classic in every decent headbanger party playlist!), the wonderfully heretical "Glaubenskraft" or Attila Dorn's epic-emotional moment "Alive Or Undead" - a power ballad at its absolute best, which finally cements the reputation of the frontman as an absolute exceptional bard - to enter new musical territory every minute, in order to conquer it for themselves almost in the same breath and turn it into one big firework of fresh influences. Lyrically, “Call Of The Wild” (besides the usual tongue-in-cheek heresy à la "Undress To Confess") is the hour of the mythical scary characters, who would all have good cards in the fight for the rank of the official band mascot: While "Beast Of Gévaudan" tells at top speed the story of a legendary predator that spread fear and terror in southern France in the middle of the 18th century, the stomping "Varcolac" pays homage to the eponymous wolfish demon of Romanian folklore, before "Blood For Blood (Faoladh)" evokes the Irish relative of the moon worshiper known to us as "Werewolf" in front of a fitting sound backdrop. In the final spurt, "Reverent Of Rats" puts a pompous exclamation mark behind a work that can justifiably be called the most multi-faceted of the band's history so far and which - beyond all promotional platitudes - plunges into the race as a hot contender for the top position among this year's metal releases!  

TRACKLIST

CD 1: Call of the Wild
01 Faster Than the Flame
02 Beast of Gévaudan
03 Dancing with the Dead
04 Varcolac
05 Alive or Undead
06 Blood for Blood (Faoladh)
07 Glaubenskraft
08 Call of the Wild
09 Sermon of Swords
10 Undress to Confess
11 Reverent of Rats

CD 2: Missa Cantorem
01 Sanctified with Dynamite feat. Ralf Scheepers
02 Demons Are A Girl‘s Best Friend feat. Alissa White-Gluz
03 Nightside of Siberia feat. Johan Hegg
04 Where the Wild Wolves Have Gone feat. Doro Pesch
05 Fist by Fist (Sacralize or Strike) feat. Matthew Kiichi Heafy
06 Killers with the Cross feat. Björn Strid
07 Kiss of the Cobra King feat. Chris Harms
08 We Drink Your Blood feat. Johannes Eckerström
09 Resurrection by Erection feat. Christopher Bowes
10 Saturday Satan feat. Jari Mäenpää

CD 3: Symphony Of The Wild
01 Faster Than the Flame Orchestral Version
02 Beast of Gévaudan Orchestral Version
03 Dancing with the Dead Orchestral Version
04 Varcolac Orchestral Version
05 Alive or Undead Orchestral Version
06 Blood for Blood (Faoladh) Orchestral Version
07 Glaubenskraft Orchestral Version
08 Call of the Wild Orchestral Version
09 Sermon of Swords Orchestral Version
10 Undress to Confess Orchestral Version
11 Reverent of Rats Orchestral Version