G'Day..been a while huh?
But you now what its like, you find a band you absolutly dig and you got to tell everybody , so to that point , its time to tell you about (although you probably already know all this stuff anyway) POWERWOLF
So there I was googling yoo toob the other day for some recent wacken gigs , as I was in the mood for some new power metal to get into , and what should i find but a video called "Demons are a girls best friend" , what a ripper title and after 3 minutes I was convinced it was a ripper song, so on the hunt (sorry) for some more Wolf howls and i found a veritable mountain of music videos and two full gigs, RockPalast 2018 and Masters of Rock 2015...to suggest i was beyond stoked is an understatement ...and as near as i can tell , I sort of think their a combo of Hammerfall and Nightwish with just a hint of Helloween, but im a crazy aussie , what do I know HAHAHAHA.........anyway to the stuff you already know
One of Germany's leading metal bands, Powerwolf combine high-speed guitar work and thundering drums with forceful vocals and dark fantasy themes.
Powerwolf were formed in 2003 by guitarist Matthew Greywolf (born Benjamin Buss) and bassist Charles Greywolf (born David Vogt), two musicians who had been working together for years. Teaming with keyboard player Falk Maria Schlegel and drummer Stéfane Funèbre, the new group had trouble finding a lead singer who suited their vision until a holiday to Romania where Matthew and Charles met Attila Dorn (born Karsten Brill), who had a outstanding voice as well as a passion for tales of werewolves, vampires, and evil spirits, all very good power metal themes.
The band adopted the name Powerwolf, with Dorn's lyrics meshing with the group's music, and they scored a deal with Napalm Records, which released their debut album, Return in Bloodred, in 2005. Metal Blade Records signed Powerwolf to a North American deal, and their second album, Lupus Dei, a concept album devoted to werewolf lore, appeared in 2007.
Released in 2009, Bible of the Beast proved to be Powerwolf's final album with Stéfane Funèbre, with new drummer Roel van Helden joining in 2010.
Powerwolf's fourth album, Blood of the Saints, appeared in the summer of 2011, and a live album, Alive in the Night, was released in 2012.
Powerwolf signed with Capitol/Universal for the North American release of 2013's Preachers of the Night, while Napalm Records continued to represent the band in Germany, where the album debuted on the sales charts at number one.
when 2015 arrived , album number 6 was released and to say it was much-anticipated is a understatement , the boys called it Blessed and Possessed, and in 2016, Powerwolf issued their first DVD/Blu-Ray, the sprawling Metal Mass: Live....[which im definately going on the hunt for ]
2018 heralded the arrival of album number seven, The Sacrament of Sin, which featured the amazing tune "Demons Are a Girl's Best Friend" and the equally bonza "Fire & Forgive."
Now, there is just a smidge of religionistic verbiage in the lyrics, so some smartarse asked one of the Greywolfs if he was a Christian or a Satanist, Greywolf looked at him and stated "I am a metalist, a metal fan. Metal is my religion. Look at all these people, what unites them? I can tell you, it's the fucking metal.....GOOD ANSWER WOLFIE !
Benjamin "Matthew Greywolf" Buss – lead guitar (2003–present)
David "Charles Greywolf" Vogt – rhythm guitar, studio bass (2003–present)
Falk Maria Schlegel – keyboards (2003–present)
Karsten "Attila Dorn" Brill – vocals (2003–present)
Roel van Helden – drums (2011–present)
Stéfane Funèbre (real name Stefan Gemballa) – drums (2003–2010)
Tom Diener – drums (2010–2011)
Markus Pohl – rhythm guitar (2016–present)
Fabian Schwarz – rhythm guitar (2012)
Return in Bloodred (2005)
Lupus Dei (2007)
Bible of the Beast (2009)
Blood of the Saints (2011)
Preachers of the Night (2013)
Blessed & Possessed (2015)
The Sacrament of Sin (2018)
Metallum Nostrum (2019, cover album originally released as a bonus disc to Blessed & Possessed)
Wolfsnächte 2012 - Tour EP (2012)
The Rockhard Sacrament (2013)
Wolfsnächte 2015 - Tour EP (2015)
Alive in the Night (2012)
The Metal Mass Live (2016)
Preaching at the Breeze (2017)
Trinity in Black (2011)
The History of Heresy I (2014)
The History of Heresy II (2014)
"We Drink Your Blood" (2011)
"Sanctified with Dynamite" (2012)
"Amen & Attack" (2013)
"Army of the Night" (2015)
"Demons Are a Girl's Best Friend" (2018)
"Fire & Forgive" (2018)
"Killers With The Cross" (2018)
"Incense & Iron" (2018)
"The Sacrament Of Sin" (2018)
"Where The Wild Wolves Have Gone" (2018)
SO, there you go...hope you enjoy it ...seeya one day