Melodic Death Metal Beasts WOLFHEART To Release
New Album, Wolves Of Karelia!
Watch The Video For First Single, “Ashes”, HERE!
New Album Out April 10, 2020 Via Napalm Records | Pre-Order NOW!
The album’s lyrical and musical content is inspired by the Winter War waged between Russia and the band’s native country, Finland, which took place during the winter of November 1939-March 1940. Finland ultimately managed to stop the Russian troops from invading their country. WOLFHEART mastermind and frontman Tuomas Saukkonen was inspired by the personal stories of local veterans, conveying the tales of what they experienced and survived from their perspectives. Somber, frostbitten and heroic, Wolves of Karelia portrays these tales with stunning musical precision.
“I was born in a small village right on the Russian border, about 15km to the border zone from our family farm,” says Tuomas. “There is a hill with a cannon pointing towards Russia where we used to play as kids and the famous WW2 sniper “White Death”, aka Simo Häyhä, was from the neighboring village… so you could say the history of the war is well remembered in that area.
We had 32 tanks against their 3,000 and 114 planes against their 3,800… we had less than 350,000 soldiers against their one million, and yet, still we speak Finnish.”
Wolves of Karelia Tracklist:
1. Hail Of Steel
2. Horizon On Fire
4. The Hammer
5. Eye Of The Storm
6. Born From Fire
7. Arrows Of Chaos
Wolves of Karelia will be available in the following formats:
– 4 Page Digipack
– Digital Album
– Shirt & Digipack
– Black LP Sleeve
– Silver LP Sleeve – limited to 100 copies
Formed in 2013 by frontman Tuomas Saukkonen in Lahti, Finland, WOLFHEART initially began as a solo project after he disbanded all of his other projects to begin again with a fresh sound and concept. The project’s debut album, 2013’s Winterborn, consisted of just Tuomas performing all instruments. After being joined by bandmates and releasing three additional acclaimed albums – 2015’s Shadow World, 2017’s Tyhjyys and their 2018 Napalm Records debut Constellation of the Black Light – WOLFHEART is back to take another bite out of the scene with Wolves of Karelia, their strongest album to date.
Tuomas Saukkonen: Guitar, Vocals
Joonas Kauppinen: Drums
Lauri Silvonen: Bass, Backing Vocals
Vagelis Karzis: Session Guitar