German metallers POWERWOLF will enter Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden in January to begin recording their seventh studio album. Due in 2018 on Napalm Records, the follow-up to 2015’s “Blessed & Possessed” will be produced by Jens Bogren, who has previously worked with KREATOR, DRAGONFORCE, SEPULTURA and PARADISE LOST, among others.
“It feels exciting and spurring to have one of our all-time fave producers working with us on this adventure,” says guitarist Matthew Greywolf. “Can’t wait to record a truly epic new chapter of the metal mass. Be forewarned!”
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.”