It is taken almost 20 years, however Powerwolf is lastly bringing their heavy metallic mass to North America.
Forward of the a lot hyped tour and launch of their newest assortment Interludium (accessible April seventh by way of Napalm Information), founding member and keyboardist Falk Maria Schlegel sat down with Metallic Injection for a preview of the holy sacrament that may be a Powerwolf efficiency on U.S. and Canadian soil.
“I’m so sorry it took us two decades to come over for the first time,” he provides sincerely. “And also you’re utterly proper, we obtained quite a lot of requests and the followers had been asking, ‘Hey guys, when will you come over and play your metallic mass with us?’ Numerous believers and metallic believers. And yeah, the time has come now, for the primary time, and we’re actually trying ahead to enjoying that present.
“And I promised that last year in an interview and now it’s really going to happen and I’m super excited to be honest. And we want to deliver a great show, a great metal mass with you over there.”
Although Schlegel is fast to level out that, whereas the maiden voyage to the west is a check-mark on the bucket checklist for the band and their legion of followers, it definitely is not going to be a one-off.
“I hope this is the starting point for the future that we will come over almost every year. I’m really hoping that we’ll have much more activities in North America. So I consider this as a starting point and that we can continue it in the future.”
Constructing on the momentum of 2021’s Name of the Wild and final 12 months’s The Monumental Mass – A Cinematic Metallic Occasion, Powerwolf will uncork Interludium, a set of recent songs, rarities and the bonus album Communio Lupatum II, (the place eleven befriended bands like Eisbrecher, Electrical Callboy, Korpiklaani and Rage cowl among the largest hits of Powerwolf‘s profession), simply in time for Easter.
“It’s called Interludium from the Latin language because it’s something in between. Something in between Call of the Wild, The Monumental Mass, and probably the next full album,” Schlegel shares.
“We had these six new songs and we were thinking about, should we keep it for the next album or should we just release it, as you said, for the fans to have some new music from Powerwolf? And then to combine it with some rarities and the Communio Lupatum II, with the bands who are covering Powerwolf. So we have a good result.”
Powerwolf just lately toasted shock rock legend and licensed icon Alice Cooper on his 75th birthday with a fittingly epic cowl of his chart-topper “Poison”, with Falk Maria sharing that the person himself reached out to the band to supply private reward for his or her model.
“‘Poison’ is absolutely probably the greatest songs ever in rock historical past. It wasn’t really easy to strategy that music as a result of everybody on the planet is aware of that music, and we need to maintain the character of that music on one aspect and on the opposite aspect we needed to place some Powerwolf sounds in there too, to have an excellent combination.
“The really nice thing is that Alice contacted us and said, ‘Guys, listen, this new version is awesome and I’m really proud to be honest.’ I’m really proud to read that because the Grandmaster told us ‘I like your version of ‘Poison.” It is like, come on. That is actually superior. And you recognize, it was, I assume, a very good birthday current for Alice Cooper.”
As for what followers can anticipate from Powerwolf‘s maiden heavy metallic mass throughout North America?
“If I speak for Powerwolf, I would say the credo is metal is religion and we want to deliver,” Schlegel urges. “We take into account us as a pure heavy metallic band with quite a lot of yeah, utilizing some clichés, some leisure issue, some over-the-top performing onstage, however utterly devoted to what we’re doing.
“At our exhibits, we’re celebrating the holy heavy metallic mass. It isn’t solely a live performance for us and likewise for the viewers, I hope so. Usually, nobody is barely standing there watching and listening to the present. It is extra like an entire household in a single room and with quite a lot of vitality.
“It’s fun, it’s energy, it’s hot. And I don’t know, I guess that’s the best description of what a Powerwolf show stands for.” Catch Powerwolf at one of many upcoming exhibits and pre-order Interludium right here.
2/23 New York, NY @ Palladium Occasions Sq. – Offered Out
2/24 Montreal, QC @ M TELUS – Offered Out
2/25 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium – Offered Out
3/20 Dallas, TX @ The Manufacturing facility
3/22 Denver, CO @ The Ogden Theatre
3/24 San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
3/25 Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
4/6 Cologne, Germany @ Palladium
6/2-4 Pilzen, Czech Republic @ Metalfest
6/4 Budapest, Hungary @ Barba Negra Open Air
6/6 Bukarest, Romania @ Romexpo
6/7-10 Nickelsdorf, Austria @ Nova Rock Pageant
6/17 Clisson, France @ Hellfest Open Air
6/22-24 Oslo, Norway @ Tons of Rock
6/28-7/1 Galicia, Spain @ Resurrection Fest
7/15 Saarbrücken, Germany @ SB Open Air
8/11-13 Kortrijk, Belgium @ Alcatraz Pageant
8/16-19 Dinkelsbühl, Germany @ Summer time Breeze Pageant
8/17-19 Sulingen, Germany @ Reload Pageant
8/26 Giessener, Germany @ Giessener Kultursommer