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Powerwolf

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Origin  Germany
Website  www.powerwolf.net
Years active  2003–present
Genres  Power metal, Heavy metal
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Past members  Stefan Funèbre Tom Diener
Members  Attila Dorn, Matthew Greywolf, Falk Maria Schlegel, Charles Greywolf, Roel van Helden, Stefan Funèbre, Tom Diener
Record labels  Napalm Records, Metal Blade Records
Albums  Blessed & Possessed, Preachers of the Night, Blood of the Saints, Lupus Dei, The Metal Mass ‑ Live
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Powerwolf is a German power metal band created in 2003 by Charles and Matthew Greywolf. The group is notable for having dark themes and images, and including usage of corpse paint, gothic-tinged compositions and songs about Romanian werewolf and vampire legends and dark religious tales.

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Biography

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When the band was founded, the members decided to take on pseudonyms and build up backstories around those. Officially, the brothers Charles and Matthew Greywolf had been playing together for years, when they decided to create a band, and so Powerwolf was started. Soon the brothers added French drummer Stéfane Funèbre and German keyboardist Falk Maria Schlegel to the band, but could not find a suitable singer to complete the line-up. In the meantime, the band started writing, and on holidays in Romania, Charles and Matthew met Attila Dorn. Dorn, who studied classical opera at the Music Academy of Bucharest, moved to the band's hometown Saarbrücken, and became the frontman of Powerwolf. With Dorn's love of Romanian werewolf legends, the band created their debut album, Return in Bloodred, which used these same legends as the basis for many of the lyrics. In 2007, they followed up with their second album, Lupus Dei, a concept album starring a wolf as the main character and his fall from bloodlust to enlightenment.

Powerwolf's third album Bible of the Beast was released on April 25, 2009.

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In 2010, Powerwolf organist Falk Maria Schlegel stated about the group's new material: "We spent the last three months in the rehearsal room working out stuff for the new album. Even though it's still in the making, we can already promise the songs are 100% POWERWOLF, taking off where Bible of the Beast ended. There's furious stuff, there's epic stuff — and all of it is catchy as hell."

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Their fourth album, titled Blood of the Saints, was released on July 29, 2011 in Europe and August 2 in the United States.

In 2012, Powerwolf released two albums. The first was the Wolfsnaechte Tour EP, a split EP with Mystic Prophecy, Stormwarrior, and Lonewolf. This EP featured a previously unreleased Powerwolf track, "Living on a Nightmare". Copies of this EP were originally distributed along with the purchase of tickets to Powerwolf's Wolfsnaechte Tour but since the tour's conclusion, copies have been available in the Powerwolf webstore.

The second of Powerwolf's 2012 releases was Alive in the Night, the band's first live album. It contained 10 tracks and was just over 45 minutes in length. It was released with the April 2012 issue of the German edition of Metal Hammer.

Powerwolf released Preachers of the Night on 18 July 2013.

In 2014, Powerwolf released The History of Heresy I and The History of Heresy II, the second of which included several orchestral versions of Powerwolf songs. On July 17, 2015, the band released Blessed & Possessed.

Current Lineup

  • Attila Dorn – Vocals (2003-Present)
  • Roel van Helden – Drums (2011-Present)
  • Matthew Greywolf – Guitars (2003-Present)
  • Charles Greywolf – Bass (2003-Present), Studio Guitars (2011-Present)
  • Falk Maria Schlegel – Keyboards (2003-Present)
  • Past Members

  • Stefan Gemballa – Drums (2003-2010)
  • Thomas Diener – Drums (2010-2011)
  • Discography

  • Return in Bloodred (2005)
  • Lupus Dei (2007)
  • Bible of the Beast (2009)
  • Blood of the Saints (2011)
  • Preachers of the Night (2013)
  • Blessed & Possessed (2015)
  • EPs

  • Wolfsnächte 2012 - Tour EP (2012)
  • The Rockhard Sacrament (2013)
  • Wolfsnächte 2015 - Tour EP (2015)
  • Live records

  • Alive in the Night (2012)
  • The Metal Mass Live (2016)
  • Preaching at the Breeze (2017)
  • Box set

  • Trinity in Black (2011)
  • The History of Heresy I (2014)
  • The History of Heresy II (2014)
  • Songs

    We Drink Your BloodBlood of the Saints · 2011
    Army of the NightBlessed & Possessed · 2015
    Sanctified With DynamiteBlood of the Saints · 2011

    References

    Powerwolf Wikipedia


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