Wolfheart have announced the upcoming release of their new full-length album “King of the North”, out September 16, 2022 via Napalm Records. The first single off the album, “Ancestor” was also released, alongside a music video, in which Wolfheart join forces with none other than Jesse Leach of Killswitch Engage. “Ancestor” is the album’s most frostbitten anthem, unleashing Wolfheart’s acclaimed brand of crushing blast beasts and cutting-edge vocal performances.
Over the course of the last two years alone, the band has remained relentless with the release of their highly acclaimed full-length, “Wolves of Karelia” (2020) and “Skull Soldiers” EP (2021), gaining massive praise from fans and press alike with their icy tales of battle and triumph. The new album, “King of the North”, picks up right where Wolfheart left off – taking every aspect of their trademark sound of colossal melodies, growling vocals and driving drum rhythms to searing new levels. Each song on “King of the North” is dedicated to a different story of Finnish mythology – underlined by Wolfheart’s grand, crushing songwriting and production. Besides Jesse Leach’s performance on “Ancestor“, “Cold Flame” features Karl Sanders of legendary extreme metal group Nile.
Tuomas Saukkonen about the new single:
“Finnish mythology is full of nordic gods, tales and beliefs, but there is only one king of the forest. And because of that, a song about this feared and honored beast is an ideal first single. Musically diverse, from blast beats to majestic chorus with legendary Jesse Leach, bringing the song onto a whole new level and lyrically diving deep into the album’s theme.”
You can watch “Ancestor” below:
“King of the North” tracklisting:
02 Ancestor feat. Jesse Leach
04 Desolated Land
05 The King
06 Cold Flame feat. Karl Sanders
08 Fires of the Fallen
09 Eternal Slumber