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FUCKING WEREWOLF ASSO, a Swedish futuristic spazz-core / post hardcore powerhouse with an 8-bit affectation, have teamed up with IDIOTEQ to give you another tasty glance into their new album “Why Do You Love Me Satan”, to be released on September 9th via Swedish Columbia label, owned by Shelby Cinca of the legendary DC post hardcore act FRODUS. FUCKING WEREWOLF ASSO was an out-growth of main-man Dennis Wedin (bass/vocals/keys) love of 8-bit and bent-circuit electronic music inspired by 80’s and 90’s video game music. Wedin, who is actually a successful DIY video game creator at Hotline Miami, actually created a video game centering around the band’s music called Keyboard Drumset Fucking Werewolf (see the video below). The band have toured around Europe five times as well as playing the U.S. during the SXSW festival a few years ago. “Why Do You Love Me Satan” is their weirdest and most adventurous offering so far and I am super stoked to give you “If She Ask Tell Her It’s All At The Bottom Of Göta Älv”, full of vigorous, almost schizophrenic rhythms that will leave you hungry for this pumping record.
“It’s always been hard to define our space clearly with this band.  We’re too aggressive for the chip-tune bands and we’re too melodic and electronic for the hardcore bands.  Regardless, we entertain both crowds when we play live shows” says Dennis Wedin, who handles vocals, bass and keyboards in the subtly named F*cking Werewolf Asso.

Over the past decade, the Gothenburg based band has morphed from a solo keyboard/bent- circuit side-project to a full-on live powerhouse.  U.S. expatriate and influential punk/electronic artist, Shelby Cinca (Frodus, Decahedron) sums up their current sound as “futuristic spazz-core.”  Cinca will be releasing the band’s newest album, Why Do You Love Me Satan via his mostly electronic-centric label, Swedish Columbia (El Huervo, Triobelisk) on 9/8.

On this release, the band admits that they were going for a bigger sounding recording.  Wedin explains “all of our previous records were DIY and we are happy with them.  Now, with all live instruments in the band, we wanted to try and make a slicker-sounding record.  So we recorded in this top-notch Swedish studio that had a ton of vintage gear.  We ended up mastering the album on analog tape as well.”

The result is a hard-charging melodic assault of a record that lurks somewhere between cathartic anger and self-loathing.  See video below for a prime example of what to expect.

Rounded out by Peter Rasmusson (guitars, keys and vocals) andMartin Svensson (drums, vocals) Wedin admits that lyrically their songs are over-the-top emotional explosions due to relationships.  “There are so many things and emotions you feel that your ex should know/hear about, but you can’t or you don’t tell them for different reasons. Those are the things I sing about and in a way I use the listener/audience to play the role of my ex.”

What is also interesting about the band is that aside from the 8-bit influence on their sound, they have a legitimate cult status in the gaming world due to Wedin’s work as a graphic artist/designer.  Along with his partner, Jonatan Soderstrom, Wedin created the PC and Playstation Game, Hotline Miami, Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number as well as the indie freeware romp,Keyboard Drumset F*cking Werewolf (which actually is an interactive music video-game for one of the band’s songs).

Once the games reached a certain status, gamers and gaming publications began to try and find out more about the creators.  However as Wedin relates, “the soundtracks to the games are more electronica so when people search and find our band, let’s just say a lot of them don’t expect the kind of chaos that Werewolf creates.”

This chaos extends to F*cking Werewolf Asso’s live performances which the band prides themselves on even more than the music.  They have toured through Europe five times and even hit SXSW in during 2013.  As previously mentioned the band usually finds themselves as the odd band out no matter which show they play but manage to come away with fans.

Wedin’s favorite example stands as “during one German tour, we somehow got booked on a big Christian music festival.  We had no idea, so we ended up driving way out into the forests to a beautiful campground.  We were setting up on this outdoor stage and all of these cute girls were showing up and setting up tents.  This guy comes on and started making an announcement in German, we asked a girl what he was saying and it turned out to be the Morning Prayer.  It was then we noticed that we had an upside down cross painted on our bass drum.  We deftly turned that cover around before we lost any of the cute girls luckily.”

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