Powerwolf To Release 10th Anniversary Edition Of “Blood Of The Saints”

Powerwolf will be releasing a 10th anniversary edition of “Blood Of The Saints” on December 17. The effort will feature new cover art by Zsofia Dankova, an extended design, and various bonus content including demos, live recordings, and orchestral tracks.

Here’s the available formats:

– 3-LP Box Set ⁠
A total of 34 tracks, including demo & live bonus LPs, flag and a 64-page booklet.⁠
Available in 3 coloured variants of 500 copies each: Transparent Curacao vinyl (EMP), viole(n)t vinyl (Napalm Records) and crystal clear vinyl (Bandshop/Metal Blade USA).⁠

– 3-CD Earbook ⁠
A total of 34 tracks, including demo & live bonus CDs and a 64-page booklet. Limited to 2.000 copies.⁠

– 2-CD Digibook⁠
A total of 24 tracks, including demo bonus CD and a 36-page booklet.⁠

– Gatefold LP with A1 Poster and Insert Sheet⁠
Available in the following vinyl variants and limitations: 180g black, orange red marbled (500 copies), silver black marbled (500 copies), white red marbled (300 copies), clear sunshine yellow vinyl (200 copies, UK exclusive), white silver blue marbled (200 copies, MB Shop exclusive), “flame” marbled (US exclusive) and white black marbled (US exclusive).

Matthew Greywolf commented:

“Looking back at the era of ‘Blood Of The Saints’ it was an intense and wonderful time in which we learned a lot, had the chance to expand our touring activities and indeed found a lot of new listeners both with the release of the album as well as on tour.”

Powerwolf Reschedule European Tour For 2022, DragonForce & Warkings To Open

Powerwolf have been forced to postpone their headlining European tour. The trek is now scheduled for 2022 with DragonForce and Warkings set to open.

Tour Dates:

11/11 Berlin, GER – Velodrom
11/12 Munich, GER – Zenith
11/13 Prague, CZE – Tipsort Arena
11/14 Katowice, POL – MCK
11/16 Budapest, HUN – Barba Negra
11/17 Vienna, AUT – Gasometer
11/18 Stuttgart, GER – Schleyerhalle
11/19 Zurich, SWI – Samsung Hall
11/21 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz
11/22 Madrid, SPA – Riviera
11/24 Milano, ITA – Alcatraz
11/25 Frankfurt, GER – Jarhrhunderthalle
11/26 Oberhausen, GER – Koning Pilsner Arena
11/27 Paris, FRA – Zenith
11/29 London, UK – Roundhouse (no DragonForce)
12/01 Amsterdam, NET – AFAS live
12/02 Hamburg, GER – Sporthalle
12/03 Saarbrucken, GER – Saarlandhalle
12/04 Antwerp, BEL – Lotto Arena

Powerwolf commented:

“Dear friends, we fought until the last breath and tried ALL possible options to see all of you again, but unfortunately we have to postpone our “Wolfsnächte” tour due to the ongoing pandemic and decisions far beyond our control! Words cannot describe the feeling of not being able to meet you all again, we truly miss to celebrate with you!

But let’s focus on better times: We are excited to announce two great special guests with Dragonforce and Warkings to join us next year! Together we will celebrate the holy metal mass wilder than ever! All tickets will remain valid for the dates in 2022! See you there and stay safe, your wolves!”

Trivium’s Matt Heafy Guests On New Version Of Powerwolf’s “Fist By Fist (Sacralize Or Strike)”

Powerwolf have teamed up with Trivium’s Matt Heafy for a new version of their song “Fist By Fist (Sacralize Or Strike).” The updated take on the track will be featured on a bonus album, titled “Missa Cantorem,” which will be included with select editions of the band’s new album “Call Of The Wild“ (out July 16). Heafy commented:

“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.”

Arch Enemy’s Alissa White-Gluz Guests On New Version Of Powerwolf’s “Demons Are A Girl’s Best Friend”

Powerwolf have teamed up with Arch Enemy’s Alissa White-Gluz for a new version of their song “Demons Are A Girl’s Best Friend.” The updated take on the track will be featured on a bonus album, titled “Missa Cantorem,” which will be included with select editions of the band’s new album “Call Of The Wild“ (out July 16).

White-Gluz commented:

“I enjoyed putting a woman’s spin on ‘Demons Are A Girl’s Best Friend‘; altering the lyrics to fit a strong message of female empowerment and delivering them with a mighty roar! Thanks to Powerwolf for being open to having their song reconstructed like this!”

Powerwolf’s Christian “Falk Maria Schlegel” Jost added:

“It was a pleasure to work and perform together with Alissa for the very first time on our joint video shoot for ‘Demons Are A Girl’s Best Friend‘. Immediately, there was a great energetic atmosphere on set! Alissa is such a wonderful artist and interacting with her during this shoot as well as re-interpreting this video together was an amazing experience.”

Powerwolf Premiere “Beast Of Gévaudan” Video

Powerwolf have premiered a new video for their new song “Beast Of Gévaudan.” This track is from the band’s new album “Call Of The Wild,” which will be released on July 9.

Matthew Greywolf said the following about the song:

“We are more than proud to present ‘Beast Of Gévaudan’, the first song off our upcoming album, ‘Call Of The Wild’. The story behind the song couldn’t fit better into the world of Powerwolf: It’s about a mysterious beast that killed countless people in the south of France at the end of the 18th century. The beast was never caught and there have always been many legends surrounding the events, up to the interpretation of the clergy, who saw the beast as ‘God’s punishment’ or even as a ‘savior of mankind from the worldly and sinful existence.'”

He also added the following about the album:

“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” Track Listing:

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”

Notably, various formats of “Call Of The Wild” (2-CD mediabook, 3-LP vinyl box, 3-CD earbook, digital) will also come with a guest-filled bonus album called “Missa Cantorem.” Here’s the track listing for that:

01. “Sanctified With Dynamite” (feat. Primal Fear’s Ralf Scheepers)
02. “Demons Are A Girl’s Best Friend” (feat. Arch Enemy’s Alissa White-Gluz)
03. “Nightside Of Siberia” (feat. Amon Amarth’s Johan Hegg)
04. “Where The Wild Wolves Have Gone” (feat. Doro Pesch)
05. “Fist By Fist” (Sacralize Or Strike)” (feat. Trivium’s Matt Heafy)
06. “Killers With The Cross” (feat. Soilwork’s Björn “Speed” Strid)
07. “Kiss Of The Cobra King” (feat. Lord Of The Lost’s Chris Harms)
08. “We Drink Your Blood” (feat. Avatar’s Johannes Eckerström)
09. “Resurrection By Erection” (feat. Alestorm’s Christopher Bowes)
10. “Saturday Satan” (feat. Wintersun’s Jari Mäenpää)

Powerwolf To Release New Album “Call Of The Wild” In July

Powerwolf have announced that they will be releasing their new album “Call Of The Wild” on July 9. You can check out the cover art for that effort below:

In other news, the band also have a European/UK tour booked for October:

10/01 Stuttgart, GER – Schleyerhalle
10/02 Zürich, SWI – Samsung Hall
10/04 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz
10/05 Madrid, SPA – Riviera
10/07 Paris, FRA – Zenith
10/08 London, UK – Roundhouse
10/09 Antwerp, BEL – Lotto Arena
10/10 Amsterdam, NET – Afas Live
10/12 Milano, ITA – Alcatraz
10/13 Frankfurt, GER – Jahrhunderthalle
10/15 Munich, GER – Zenith
10/16 Oberhausen, GER König Pilsener Arena
10/17 Prague, CZE – Tipsport Arena
10/18 Katowice, POL – MCK
10/20 Budapest, HUN – Arena
10/21 Vienna, AUT – Gasometer
10/22 Berlin, GER – UFO im Velodrom
10/23 Hamburg, GER – Sporthalle

Powerwolf Premiere “Sanctified With Dynamite” Live Video

Powerwolf have premiered a new live video for “Sanctified With Dynamite.” You can check that out below. As previously reported, the band’s new “Best Of The Blessed” release will be available on July 3. The group commented:

“Friends, we can finally present you the live version of ‘Sanctified With Dynamite’ which will be featured on our special double release ‘Best Of The Blessed’! Looking forward to meet you all again and celebrate the metal mass with you!”

Powerwolf Premiere Lyric Video For New Version Of “Werewolves Of Armenia”

Powerwolf have premiered a lyric video for their new version “Werewolves Of Armenia.” This version of the track is from the band’s “Best Of The Blessed” release, which will be available on June 5.

The group commented:

“We are proud to share this newly recorded version of ‘Werewolves Of Armenia’ with you all. ‘Werewolves Of Armenia’ has become one of the most popular songs in our live shows ever since its release on Bible of the Beast in 2009. Over the years we have slightly developed the song further and further in countless live shows, and this new version, to us, has this extra kick and power this song gained over the years. It feels pretty close to how this song works in the live situation with all of you singing and partying along. Hope this new version can give you all some wolfish power in these hard times!”

Powerwolf Re-Sign With Napalm Records

Powerwolf have re-signed wih Napalm Records. Guitarist Matthew Greywolf commented:

“We are pleased to inform you that we have extended our great collaboration with the Napalm Records team. To have people behind us that help to spread the word of metal with know-how, energy and — above all — passion is great.”