"When it comes to feel, playability, sound and looks, the DEAN V is the ultimate metal-guitar. I play with alot of "attack" and "agression" so the instrument i'm playing have to take alot off beating and The Dean V fights back!...and i love a challange."
It was in the year 1995 that Swedish metal heads Niklas Stålvind and Mikael Goding decided (after 666 pints) to form a Heavy Metal band that was in the true sense of the word, both HEAVY and METAL. They recruited drummer Daniel Bergkvist and the mighty WOLF was born. Their debut self titled album, with cover artwork from legendary Swedish horror artist Hans Arnold, saw the light of day in 2000, got great reviews, the video went on rotation & Wolf set out to tour, play high profile festivals, bang their heads, drink beer etc. 2002 - Wolf record the smashing Black Wings album. Using Thomas Holm (Mercyful Fate et al) as cover artist he gave the album a metal-look heavier then an Exodus riff – again the album got great reviews and the band played; festivals including Sweden Rock & Wacken & toured with Saxon. 3 being an uneven number they recruited guuitarst Johannes Losbäck (ex Decameron, Seventh One) and again they play.
Wolf live and breathe Heavy Metal at their live shows - energy, volume, Flying V guitars and a "never stand still" policy gives every metal-fan what they want. In 2004 Wolf decide it's time to go back to the studio, again with Peter Tägtgren as producer to record their groundbreaking Evil Star album.
Unsurprisingly, the trend of great reviews and more live shows followed, gaining the band an ever-growing fanbase within the public, the media and other bands. During this period, long-time drummer Daniel Bergkvist decided to leave the band but still remains the "5th member" of Wolf. Drummer Tobias R Kellgren (Dissection, Decameron, Seventh One, Soulreaper) got that gig. So, that's the past and now to the present. With Wolf now on Century Media Records they are about to let loose a beast of an album in the form of The Black Flame.
Banished to Fredman Studio during the summer of 2006, with Fredrik Nordstrom in the producer's chair, Wolf have created the ultimate horror movie metal soundtrack that will leave a taste of blood in your mouth and a longing for more … it is straight up, in your face Heavy Metal with classic old–school inspired thrashing guitar work, the airtight rhythm section and anthemic choruses. If the beast under your bed has a walkman, you can bet it's wearing your bullet belt & listening to The Black Flame. The major part off -06 will be dedicated to promoting the album.
Wolf recently added Anders Modd (bass) and Richard Holmgren (drums) to the lineup and are in the process off writing for the upcoming 5th album.
Wolf - Voodoo
WOLF – announce release date for new album “Ravenous”!
Are you hungry for some “real” metal? Do you feel a ravenous appetite for ripping riffs, masterly executed leads and yell-a-long hooks revoking the classic 80’s heavy metal sound and charm in perfection? Well, as Sweden’s WOLF are synonymous with everything that’s METAL, their fifth album “Ravenous” guarantees pure, metallic satisfaction. It will be released on February 23, 2009 in Europe and in March for the American release!
The Axeman comments:
“Ravenous” will grab you by the throat and it will not let go until you succumb. Our time is NOW and we’re taking each and everyone with us. We can't wait to tour for this album and unleash the new songs upon the metal community!”
Produced by the mighty Roy Z. (Judas Priest, Sebastian Bach, Halford, Helloween, Malmsteen, Bruce Dickinson) at Studio Seven in Örebro the new effort promises metal hits en masse!
Wimps and posers beware! In 2009 WOLF shall triumphantly return and they are f**king “Ravenous”!