POWERWOLF to Release New Album, Interludium, on Good Friday, April 7, 2023.
- Written by: Rock Metal Machine
- Category: Latest Fireworks Magazine News
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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, 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". Interludium also features gems and rarities from the band's historysuch as “Midnight Madonna” or “Living On A Nightmare”
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.
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
CD 2 Communio Lupatum II
1. Werewolves Of Armenia (by Wind Rose)
2. Reverent Of Rats (by Mystic Prophecy)
3. Dancing With The Dead (by Annisokay)
4. Call Of The Wild (by Rage)
5. Venom Of Venus (by Ad Infinitum)
6. Sudenmorsian (Where The Wild Wolves Have Gone) (by Korpiklaani)
7. Stossgebet (by Eisbrecher)
8. Fire & Forgive (by Electric Callboy)
9. Armata Strigoi (by Warkings)
10. We Are The Wild (by Lord Of The Lost)
11. Night Of The Werewolves (by Unleash The Archers)
CD 3 Interludium Orchestrale
1. Wolves Of War (orchestral version)
2. Sainted by the Storm (orchestral version)
3. No Prayer At Midnight (orchestral version)
4. My Will Be Done (orchestral version)
5. Altars On Fire (orchestral version)
6. Wolfborn (orchestral version)
7. Midnight Madonna (orchestral version)
8. Bête du Gévaudan (orchestral version)
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 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!
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
Easter Mass 2023:
06.04.23 DE – Cologne / Palladium
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. POWERWOLF have 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 Interludium the whole world will be completely under the sign of the wolfpack once again!