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|Release Date||Apr 7, 2023|
POWERWOLF are undoubtedly one of the most celebrated and successful current heavy metal bands. Multiple #1 album chart entries, already 9 gold and platinum records, huge sold out arena shows, as well as headline slots at the biggest festivals have paved their way. In less than 20 years of band history, POWERWOLF has made it to the very highest league of heavy metal. The constant superior quality of their numerous releases, ecstatic fans at all live shows and enthusiastic critics are representative of POWERWOLF.
Just in time for the highest Christian holiday, Easter 2023, another highlight of the band's discography, Interludium, will be released on April 07, 2023. The new release features six new studio tracks, including the single "Sainted By The Storm", which was already celebrated on the band's exhilarating Wolfsnächte 2022 headline tour, as well as one of the most intense tracks in the band's history, "My Will Be Done". The new tracks unite POWERWOLF's musical trademarks and put the strengths of the band as a grown unit in the foreground. Charles and Matthew Greywolf's grandiose guitar playing, Attila Dorn's epochal voice, Roel van Helden's intensity on drums and Falk Maria Schlegel's omnipresent and recognizable organ come together perfectly.
Interludium also features gems and rarities from the band's history. "Stronger Than The Sacrament" and "Living On A Nightmare" were only available on strictly limited samplers and tour-EP-singles from 2012 and 2015. "Midnight Madonna" was released on the Earbook edition of The Sacrament Of Sin, while fans from France will know "Bête du Gévaudan" as the French version of the hit single "Beast Of Gevaudan" from an exclusive single version.
The 10 songs on the special album were produced by the outstanding quartet of Joost van den Broek, Jacob Hansen, Jens Bogren and Fredrik Nordström. The impressive artwork was crafted by the exceptional Zsofia Dankova once again.
Interludium comes in several editions, most of them containing another exciting surprise: the bonus album Communio Lupatum II, where eleven befriended bands like Eisbrecher, Electric Callboy, Korpiklaani and Rage cover some of the biggest hits of POWERWOLF’s career. More limited versions also contain the second bonus album Interludium Orchestrale, containing eight orchestral versions of the album tracks.
Arriving shortly after their very first North American shows, one of the biggest shows of the band’s career - the (Un-)Holy Easter Mass in Cologne (album release show) - and before several headline summer festival appearances, with Interludium, the whole world will once again be under the spell of the wolfpack in 2023!
01 Wolves Of War
02 Sainted by the Storm
03 No Prayer At Midnight
04 My Will Be Done
05 Altars On Fire
07 Stronger Than The Sacrament
08 Living On A Nightmare
09 Midnight Madonna
10 Bête du Gévaudan