The stark and striking immediacy that defines WOLFBRIGADE’s dbeat hardcore-crust punk remains evident on their incoming album, Run With The Hunted, which can now be heard in its entirety, as the album sees release today via Southern Lord. Listen to WOLFBRIGADE’s Run With The Hunted in its entirety below.
Formed in 1995, initially as Wolfpack, after five years they ventured into the new millennium as WOLFBRIGADE. The band has released an impressive volume of LPs and smaller releases, and have toured widely over the years, becoming one of the premier acts of their genre. Their damning music surges with outcries against human socio-political injustices, yearning for transformation and freedom.
WOLFBRIGADE’s Run With The Hunted strikes with ten brutal new tracks of their trademark d-beat, hardcore-crust-punk fury, elevating both the harsh intensity and the melodic attributes of their music to new extremes of savageness. There’s a concentrated sense of urgency across the record, and a sense of dystopia fueling the scathing vocal wrath. Run With The Hunted was recorded in both Studio Fredman in Gothenburg (At the Gates, In Flames, Martyrdöd), by Fredrik Nordström and Henrik Udd, and in Sunlight Studio (Dismember, Entombed, Grave) in Stockholm, by Tomas Skogsberg.
About the new album, WOLFBRIGADE declares, “We looked to explore our rawness, writing straight-up, in-your-face, primitive songs. On this record, we decided to push the melodic strains even further, but without losing either intensity or brutality. Lyrically we have been inspired by both classic and obscure dystopian literature, finding suitably horrible metaphors for the decline of western society. The search for freedom continues, but this time the path is pointed inwards, into ourselves.”
WOLFBRIGADE continues to play live in support of the new album, with a solid list of festival performances across Europe confirmed for the Spring and Summer months, with SMSF Fest, Obscene Extreme, DIY Fest, Wacken Open Air, and more impending.
6/10/2017 SMSF Fest – Beja, PO
7/02/2017 Kraken – Stockholm, SE
7/06-08/2017 Obscene Extreme – Trutnov Battlefield, CZ
7/06-08/2017 DIY Fest – Gdynia, PL
8/04-06/2017 Wacken Open Air – Wacken, DE
8/04-06/2017 Het Bos – Antwerp, BE