POWERWOLF's sixth album, "Blessed & Possessed", will be released on July 17 via Napalm. The CD was mixed at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden with Fredrik Nordström and Henrik Udd and was mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street. The album's cover artwork was once again created by POWERWOLF guitarist Matthew Greywolf.
The limited-edition version of "Blessed & Possessed" will contain a separate mediabook bonus album titled "Metallium Nostrum" featuring 10 cover songs, including the Gary Moore classic "Out In The Fields", which can be streamed below.
Said POWERWOLF drummer Roel Van Helden: "Like most of us, I began listening to metal when I was 11 years old. Later I discovered THIN LIZZY, who, just like IRON MAIDEN, had a big influence on me. I still love to spin Gary Moore's records while having a good glass of wine. Also his blues phases were genius!"
"Blessed & Possessed" track listing:
01. Blessed & Possessed
02. Dead Until Dark
03. Army Of The Night
04. Armata Strigoi
05. We Are The Wild
06. Higher Than Heaven
07. Christ & Combat
08. Sanctus Dominus
09. Sacramental Sister
10. All You Can Bleed
11. Let There Be Night
"Metallium Nostrum" bonus album track listing:
01. A Touch Of Evil (JUDAS PRIEST)
02. Conquistadores (RUNNING WILD)
03. Edge Of Thorns (SAVATAGE)
04. Power And Glory (CHROMING ROSE)
05. Out In The Fields (GARY MOORE)
06. Shot In The Dark (OZZY OSBOURNE)
07. Gods Of War Arise (AMON AMARTH)
08. The Evil That Men Do (IRON MAIDEN)
09. Headless Cross (BLACK SABBATH)
10. Night Crawler (JUDAS PRIEST)
The band said about "Army Of The Night": "'Army Of The Night' is one of the many songs of 'Blessed & Possessed' we can't wait to perform live. Already the very first time we played that song during the songwriting, the energy and dynamics literally blew us away and we felt like this is going to be a must-play. While many of the songs on 'Blessed & Possessed' are very detailed and elaborated, this one is probably one of straightest and most compact POWERWOLF songs to date."
POWERWOLF's fifth album, "Preachers Of The Night", entered the official chart in Germany at position No. 1. The CD was released in July 2013 via Napalm Records.
POWERWOLF's first live album, "Alive In The Night", was recorded exclusively for Metal Hammer, Germany's leading metal magazine. The CD was only available with the April 2012 issue of Metal Hammer.