Less than two years after their debut EP “Me From Myself, To Banish”, french hardcore/crust outfit DIREWOLVES are releasing their first full-length “Aegri Somnia” on March 31th. The record was mastered at New Alliance East (CONVERGE / GAZA), while the artwork is once again handled by Fortifem. “Aegri Somnia” will be released on gatefold LP and CD via Throatruiner Records.
“Formed in 2011 in Lorient, western France, DIREWOLVES rapidly stood out from the pack by combining both the melodic and the heavy aspects of punk hardcore. Their first full-length «Aegri Somnia» not only follows the path of their EP «Me From Myself, To Banish» (2012) but also enhances the spectrum of their sound, browsing through a large range of sub-genres while avoiding their respective clichés. Songs such as “Holy Treason” or “Face The Facts” show the band at their most vehement, colliding unstoppable drumming with heavily metallic-influenced riffs while the end of the record explores more emotionally-charged post-metallic soundscapes. With their constant will to remain straightforward but diversified DIREWOLVES deliver eleven highly epic and passionate anthems, condensing everything you could expect from a great hardcore LP in 2014.”
30.04.13 Vannes w/ Authority Zero, Fat’n’mean @ L’éloge de la lenteur
20.04.13 Plouhinec w/ Death engine, Dust @ K-fé de la barre
13.04.13 Rennes w/ Stinky Bollocks, New Fury @ Gazoline