German metallers POWERWOLF will release their seventh album, "The Sacrament Of Sin", later in the year via Napalm Records. The follow-up to 2015's "Blessed & Possessed" was recorded at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden with producer Jens Bogren, who has previously worked with KREATOR, DRAGONFORCE, SEPULTURA and PARADISE LOST, among others.
Guitarist Matthew Greywolf comments: "We're proud to finally unveil the album title along with the amazing cover artwork of 'The Sacrament Of Sin'. While we are in the final stage of mixing the album at Fascination Street Studios, we can't wait to unleash this monster and celebrate this new chapter together with all of you. Expect nothing less but a mass more intense than ever, bringing some new elements to the liturgy while being as wild and wolfish as it could!"
"The Sacrament Of Sin" track listing:
01. Fire & Forgive
02. Demons Are A Girl‘s Best Friend
03. Killers With The Cross
04. Incense And Iron
05. Where The Wild Wolves Have Gone
07. Nightside Of Siberia
08. The Sacrament Of Sin
09. Venom Of Venus
10. Nighttime Rebel
11. Fist By Fist (Sacralize Or Strike)
12. Midnight Madonna (bonus track; only available at EMP and Napalm Records mailorder)
POWERWOLF will embark on the European "Wolfsnächte Tour 2018" in the fall. Swedish melodic metal sensation AMARANTHE and Germany's heavy/glam high flyers KISSIN‘ DYNAMITE will be joining in as special guests.
Greywolf told New Noise in a 2016 interview that the members of POWERWOLF "don't care about labels, such as power metal or whatever. We are a band that plays heavy metal, period. I've grown up listening to bands such as IRON MAIDEN, BLACK SABBATH, MERCYFUL FATE and SAVATAGE; I never wondered how to label those bands, since they were just great heavy metal bands for me, and I still see it that way."
Greywolf also talked about POWERWOLF's strong visual presentation in a live environment, which was captured on the "The Metal Mass Live" DVD and Blu-ray, released in July 2016 via Napalm Records.
"I love bands who deliver a great visual show on top of the music," he said. "To make that point clear, it's the music that matters most and comes first. We are a metal band, not a theater group. But if you take a look at those great shows, like what IRON MAIDEN delivered in the '80s and still deliver, it's obvious that a great metal shows needs to be supported by great visuals."