Wolfbrigade sign to Southern Lord

13 Dec

 

WOLFBRIGADE: Swedish Crust Punk Overlords Sign With Southern Lord

 Pioneers of the Swedish d-beat/crust movement, WOLFBRIGADE have signed with Southern Lord for the release of their next three crushing full-length releases of malevolent darkness, the first being finalised to strike in the first few months of 2012.

Wolfbrigade have been storming the scene internationally in one form or another since 1995. Then formed as Wolfpack, the outfit unleashed three LP’s and as many EPs of their potent crust-inspired punk in less than five years, instantly making a massively influential impact worldwide and helping fuel an entire new wave of “d-beat” bands and scenes internationally. With some personnel changes at the turn of the century the band kicked off the new millennium under the revamped moniker Wolfbrigade. Since then the band’s already powerful attack became even more sinister and morose, yet more aggressive and pummeling. Following four LP’s and several splits and mini-releases under the Wolfbrigade banner since 2001, the outfit have remained at the top of their game and continue to release invigorating and demoralising socially-aimed antagonism on a regular basis.

The band’s newest CD, and first for Southern Lord — simply and aptly entitled Damned — will hit the streets in the UK early next year (the LP version will be released on La Familia Records). A top-notch surge of Wolfbrigade’s primal and hateful attack, Damned levels all in listening range with its 12 devastating anthems in under 35 minutes. Recorded at renowned Gothenburg-based Studio Fredman by Frederik Nordstrom (At The Gates, Amon Amarth, Opeth) the record showcases the band arguably at their finest hour. Here is a glimpse at the artwork:

With select touring planned in both Europe and USA throughout 2012, and at least two more releases confirmed for release via Southern Lord, it’s safe to say that we’ll all feel the sting of Wolfbrigade quite a bit in the years ahead.

Damned Track Listing:

1. Feed The Flames

2. Slaves Of Induction

3. Road To Dreams

4. The Curse of Cain

5. On Your Knees… In Misery

6. Ride the Steel

7. Hurricane Veins

8. From Beyond

9. Catch 22

10. Damned to Madness

11. Where No One Sleeps

12. Peace of Mind

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