Wolfheart - New Album In April, Details And First Single Revealed

Melodic death metal bringers Wolfheart are ready to release new album, Wolves Of Karelia, on April 10th via Napalm Records. The album's lyrical and musical content is inspired by the Winter War waged between Russia and the band's native country, Finland, which took place during the winter of November 1939-March 1940. Finland ultimately managed to stop the Russian troops from invading their country. The group is also streaming a brand new video clip for the first album single, called "Ashes".

Wolfheart mastermind and frontman Tuomas Saukkonen was inspired by the personal stories of local veterans, conveying the tales of what they experienced and survived from their perspectives. Somber, frostbitten and heroic, Wolves Of Karelia portrays these tales with stunning musical precision.

"I was born in a small village right on the Russian border, about 15km to the border zone from our family farm," says Tuomas. "There is a hill with a cannon pointing towards Russia where we used to play as kids and the famous WW2 sniper "White Death", aka Simo Häyhä, was from the neighboring village… so you could say the history of the war is well remembered in that area."

He adds: "We had 32 tanks against their 3,000 and 114 planes against their 3,800… we had less than 350,000 soldiers against their one million, and yet, still we speak Finnish."

Tuomas on the band's first single: "Ashes" is the last song of the album and grand finale of the main theme which is Winter War. More precisely the end of the war. The first dawn when the guns and cannons went silent. I was listening to a lot of stories told by veterans of that day. Most heartbreaking and grand was a story of veteran who lost his best friend in the war and his body was never found until just recently in the Russian woods by a team who still tries to find remains of the fallen heroes left behind. He waited 80 years to know the fate of his friend."

Wolves Of Karelia tracklist:

01. Hail Of Steel
02. Horizon On Fire
03. Reaper
04. The Hammer
05. Eye Of The Storm
06. Born From Fire
07. Arrows Of Chaos
08. Ashes

Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Wolfheart
Posted: 21.02.2020 by Abattoir


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21.02.2020 - 23:52
Grouch Douglas
Interesting concept. Much different than their other stuff. I know Tuomas and company won't disappoint though. Hopefully they play some of the new stuff when I see them (Finally!!) next month.
22.02.2020 - 01:17
Has he run out of ideas for song titles? There is an "Ashes" song on the latest Dawn Of Solace. The track is good though.
22.02.2020 - 14:35
This guy is really a machine. I'm very impressed by the frequency and the quality of his new material.
22.02.2020 - 17:16
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Tage Westerlund
Great video, its home, artic circle, snow, winter, frozen watter, its home, if Tomas would come from warm climate country I would not bother listen his music, all is same, but since its brother in snow, it makes this higher value, come here and you will understand lyrics. Somehow musicially its his best better as others we can say
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22.02.2020 - 18:01
Just came back from a walk in the woods while listening to full albums Shadow world and Thyjjis and what do I read here ? Great piece of news now let's check this out !

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