It is a year since we last saw WOLF in the UK and this month they are back to shake our eardrums with their Swedish heavy metal, supporting EVILE.
Blackdiamond from METAL SHOCK FINLAND caught up with Viper, Raptor, Tornado and Demon (A.K.A. Niklas, Richard, Anders and Simon) at The Corporation in Sheffield this week and conducted an interview with three of the four “Wolves.”
The show was extremely heavy, extremely loud with excellent metal tunes which left my ears ringing well into the following day!
Read below for some excerpts from our conversation:
Simon discussing WOLF‘s plans for next year said: “The main focus will be to sit down and work on the new album. We’re also playing Prog Power USA and a festival in Spain, but our main goal is to make the album, then a big tour afterwards.”
When asked about the forthcoming show in India, Simon Johansson and Anders Modd said the following: “We don’t really know what to expect. It could be good or it could be excellent (laughs). It’s arranged by Harley Davidson and Rolling Stone Magazine India. We have high expectations and we’re also looking forward to eating some curry and drinking some Indian beer.”
When discussing the impact of illegal downloads Richard Holmgren stated “It can affect us in a good and bad way. The bad way is of course it’s bad for business and people don’t get paid for what they put in. The good way, maybe 1000 people a week could get to hear WOLF through downloading, then they buy a ticket and come to the shows and also buy merchandise. You have to see it in the long term, the bands will get something back from it eventually.”
I was also told some exciting news about a new product from WOLF in the shape of a hot sauce, going by the awesome name of WOLF’S BLOOD! It is being produced in Austria and the band are looking right now at the best way of delivering it to the fans. The guys said “We are working on some fun stuff that we can’t talk about yet, but we do have a hot sauce coming out called WOLF’S BLOOD. It’s 666 thousand Scoville strength and it makes you howl, don’t drink it!!”
Listen to the interview in full below:
Check out the following video footage filmed by Blackdiamond at the show:
Niklas Stalvind, WOLF