POWERWOLF Honors ALICE COOPER’s 75th Birthday with Cover of Iconic Single, “Poison”.
- Written by: Rock Metal Machine
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Special Album, Interludium, to be Released on April 7, 2023 | Get your Copy HERE!
ALICE COOPER is inarguably one of the biggest names in the history of rock music. To honor his 75th birthday on February 4, 2023, POWERWOLF has released a cover version of his larger-than-life song “Poison”. The 1989 hit single from the legendary album Trash is an absolute evergreen and known by every rock and metal fan worldwide. POWERWOLF pays tribute by adding their trademark sound to the song, without sacrificing the iconic structure of the original.
POWERWOLF on the cover:
“Over the years we have released several cover songs to pay tribute to artists/bands that we personally hold in high regard. With "Poison", Alice Cooper has created a timeless classic and we could not miss the opportunity to celebrate his 75th birthday (on February 4) with our own version.“
POWERWOLF are undoubtedly one of the most celebrated and successful heavy metal bands of the last decade. Multiple #1 album chart entries, 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.
Just in time for the highest Christian holiday, Easter 2023, another highlight of the band's discography,the special album Interludium, will be released on April 7, 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". Interludium also features gems and rarities from the band's history, such as “Midnight Madonna” and “Living On A Nightmare”.
Interludium Tracklisting :
1. Wolves Of War
2. Sainted by the Storm
3. No Prayer At Midnight
4. My Will Be Done
5. Altars On Fire
7. Stronger Than The Sacrament
8. Living On A Nightmare
9. Midnight Madonna
10. Bête du Gévaudan
Interludium will be available in various formats:
- 3 LP Vinyl Transparent / Black in Cardboard Box (1-LP Gatefold + 2 x Bonus Album in Slipcase) with Slipmat – strictly limited to 300 worldwide (Napalm Records Shop exclusive)
- 3 LP Vinyl Marbled Green / White / Black in Cardboard Box (1-LP Gatefold + 2 x Bonus Album in Slipcase) with Slipmat – strictly limited to 300 worldwide (Powerwolf Shop exclusive)
- 3 LP Vinyl Marbled Black / Red in Cardboard Box (1-LP Gatefold + 2 x Bonus Album in Slipcase) with Slipmat – strictly limited to 400 worldwide (EMP exclusive)
- 3 CD Earbook with 96 pages booklet – strictly limited to 1500 worldwide
- 2 CD Mediabook with 48 pages booklet, incl Communio Lupatum II bundled with ticket for Un Holy Metal Mass in Cologne
- 2 CD Mediabook with 48 pages booklet, incl Communio Lupatum II with Aluminium Chalice (Capacity: 0,6l, Height: 20cm, Weight: 750g) – strictly limited to 500 worldwide (Napalm Records Shop exclusive)
- 2 CD Mediabook with 48 pages booklet, incl Communio Lupatum II
- 1 CD Jewel Case
- 1 LP Gatefold with poster
- 2 Music Cassette – strictly limited to 300 worldwide
- Digital Deluxe Album
- Digital Album
One day before the release of the special album Interludium, POWERWOLF will celebrate Easter with their devotees at Palladium in Cologne. The album release show will be one of the biggest concerts in the history of the band and a once in a lifetime experience for each POWERWOLF fan!
The story of POWERWOLF, beginning in 2004, reads like a true fairytale, but is the result of the efforts of one of the most hard-working and entertaining live band on the heavy metal planet. POWERWOLFhave secured a remarkable collection of gold and platinum awards, starting in 2015, when they reached Gold status for the first time in the Czech Republic with their album, Blessed & Possessed. Additionally, both Preachers Of The Night (2013) and the subsequent masterpiece The Sacrament Of Sin (2018), as well as the groundbreaking streaming event The Monumental Mass: A Cinematic Metal Event (2022), entered the German album and DVD charts at #1 (a massive achievement for an audio-visual release). The thrilling DVD, The Metal Mass, (2016) also secured the #1 spot on the German DVD charts. Most recently, the new studio album, Call Of The Wild, entered the album charts at #2 (and staying for 16 weeks in the charts) while the hit single "Dancing With The Dead" went gold and platinum. The Best Of album, Best Of The Blessed, released in 2020, also successfully entered the German charts at #2. POWERWOLF achieved massive success as they headlined large venues with their phenomenal stage performances on the almost completely sold out Wolfsnächte headline tours (2019 & 2022), as well as numerous summer festival shows in which crowds were thrilled and completely captivated by the wolves and their unique, (un)holy metal mass. Beyond many others, they’ve also headlined Wacken, Masters Of Rock, Summer Breeze – all massive live successes. Once POWERWOLF performs the new studio album, Call of the Wild, for the first time ever, at their long-awaited debut North American shows in 2023, as well as the Easter mass in Cologne – with the special album Interludium, the whole world will be completely under the sign of the wolfpack once again!
North America Shows 2023:
23.02.23 US – New York, NY / Palladium Times Square – SOLD OUT!
24.02.23 CA – Montreal, QC / M TELUS – SOLD OUT!
25.02.23 US – Worcester, MA / The Palladium – SOLD OUT!
20.03.23 US – Dallas, TX / The Factory In The Deep Ellum
22.03.23 US – Denver, CO / The Odgen Theatre
24.03.23 US – San Francisco, CA / Regency Ballroom
25.03.23 US – Los Angeles, CA / The Wiltern
Exclusive “Interludium” Release Show:
06.04.23 DE – Cologne / Palladium
Festival Shows 2023:
02.-04.06.23 CZ – Pilzen / Metalfest
04.06.23 HU – Budapest / Barba Negra Open Air
06.06.23 RO – Bukarest / Romexpo
07.-10.06.23 AT – Nickelsdorf / Nova Rock Festival
17.06.23 FR – Clisson / Hellfest
22.-24.06.23 NO – Oslo / Tons Of Rock
28.06.-01.07.23 ES – Galicia / Resurrection Fest
15.07.23 DE – Saarbrücken / SB Open Air
11.-13.08.23 BE – Kortrijk / Alcatraz
16.-18.08.23 DE – Dinkelsbühl / Summer Breeze
17.-19.08.23 DE – Sulingen / Reload Festival
26.08.23 DE – Gießen / Gießener Kultursommer
Attila Dorn – vocals
Falk Maria Schlegel – organ
Charles Greywolf – guitar
Matthew Greywolf – guitar
Roel van Helden – drums