Swedish metal bands WOLF, RAM and POWERVICE will team up for the Gothenburg Old School Heavy Metal Assault concert on September 30 at Musikens Hus in Gothenburg, Sweden. This will be WOLF's first gig since the European release of their new album, "The Black Flame". More information can be found at www.myspace.com/goshma.

As previously reported, WOLF will see the North American release of "The Black Flame" on October 3 through Prosthetic Records. The band's previous record, "Evil Star", along with its back catalog, was also licensed for North American release through Prosthetic in early 2004. A video for the album's opening song, "I Will Kill Again", was recently shot with director Owe R Kill Lingwall (NOCTURNAL RITES).

As previously reported, WOLF has tapped legendary artist Thomas Holm (MERCYFUL FATE, KING DIAMOND, WOLF's "Black Wings") to create the artwork for "The Black Flame". The CD was recorded at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden and will include such tracks as "The Bite", "I Will Kill Again", "Silverbullit Eater", and "Black Magic". The follow-up to 2004's "Evil Star" is the first album to feature new drummer Tobias R Kellgren and longtime session/live guitarist Johannes Losbäck alongside founding members Niklas Stålvind (vocals, lead guitar) and Mikael Goding (bass).

With regards to the new album's musical direction, the band said, "Think old-school metal without being old-fashioned. It's heavy as hell and will hit you like a ton of bricks. It has a horror vibe to it that won't let you be, and it could be a soundtrack to old Eighties horror movies. Oh yes, it contains a lot of heavy metal too...A LOT!"

WOLF was formed 1995 by Stålvind and Goding. After recording several demos, Daniel "Dale" Bergkvist (drums) joined the band in 1997 and completed the core lineup that recorded the first three albums: "Wolf" (2000), "Black Wings" (2002) and "Evil Star" (2004) — all of them recorded and produced at the Abyss studio by Peter Tägtgren.


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