This year marks the 15th anniversary of German power metal act, Powerwolf. The ultimate high priest of heavy metal are celebrating their triumphant story, as well as the bands anniversary by giving the fans a special gift which is a brand-new version of their hit single ‘Kiss of the Cobra King.”
Matthew Greywolf comments:
To celebrate the packs 15th birthday, we decided to realize an idea that had been around for many years – it felt like now was the right time for it to be realized. As a birthday present to ourselves and all the legions of PW-maniacs out there, we have re-written the ‘Return in bloodred’-classic ‘Kiss Of The Cobra King.
“This song has been one of our faves ever since and it was a fun experience to transform this song into how it would sound if it were a song written by Powerwolf in 2019. In fact, it has become a totally new song and we absolutely love it. The writing and recording-session for this one was truly special to us, as there was no album context, no huge framework, just a loose idea and the freedom to let it happen. And since a special recording deserves a special visualization, we went all the way and shot an amazingly weird video-clip – enjoy!
The track is taken from the bands debut release “Return in Bloodred.” Powerwolf rewrote the song and gave it a new and refreshing vibe, along with a brand-new video to go along with the track. The new version of the song is now available as CD Single, a 7” Single Picture Vinyl (only available on EMP) as well as in Digital Formats.
The story of POWERWOLF, beginning in 2004, reads like a true fairytale, but is the result of one of the most hard working and entertaining live bands on the heavy metal planet. POWERWOLF has not only received plenty of Gold and Platinum awards to date, numerous releases have entered the official album charts at the pole position #1. With Blessed & Possessed (2015), POWERWOLF achieved Gold status for the first time and stayed at the Top of the charts for more than nine weeks, while the predecessor, Preachers Of The Night(2013) – as well as the incredible DVD, The Metal Mass (2016) – hit the official German album charts at #1. POWERWOLF’s holy mass in the name of heavy metal is unstoppable, their latest magnum opus, The Sacrament of Sin (2018), again entered the album charts at #1. The accompanying Wolfsnächte tour, in which POWERWOLF headlined large venues with their phenomenal stage performances, became a single major triumph – as well as the numerous summer festival shows in which the crowds were thrilled and completely captivated by the ‘wolf. POWERWOLF prove that metal is more than just great music, it’s religion.
Just recently, even a board game has been dedicated to the wolfpack. Play a POWERWOLF in an adventurous battle against the Strigoi.
In celebration of their 15th band anniversary, POWERWOLF will not only raise their glasses with their very own, just released Gin, The Sacrament of Gin will also continue to preach the holy metal mass on stage this fall. While many shows are selling out fast, make sure to catch their unique and memorable live perfomances at the following dates:
08.11.19 Esch zu Alzette (LU) – Rockhal
09.11.19 Weissenhäuser Strand (D) – Metal Hammer Paradise (Sold Out)
10.11.19 Tilburg (NL) – O13 (Sold Out)
12.11.19 Köln (D) – Palladium
13.11.19 Copenhagen (DK) – Amager Bio (Sold Out)
15.11.19 Oslo (NO) – Rockefeller (Sold Out)
16.11.19 Stockholm (SE) – Fryhuset
17.11.19 Gothenburg (SE) – Trädgarn
19.11.19 Helsinki (FIN) – The Circus
20.11.19 Tallin (EE) – Rock Café
22.11.19 Gdansk (PL) – B90
23.11.19 Zlin (CZ) – Winter Masters Of Rock (Sold Out)
24.11.19 Wroclaw (PL) – A2
25.11.19 Krakow (PL) – Studio
27.11.19 Bucharest (RO) – Arenele Romane
28.11.19 Sofia (BG) – Music Jam
29.11.19 Athens (GR) – Piraeus 117 Academy
30.11.19 Thessaloniki (GR) – Principal Club Theater
02.12.19 Bratislava (SK) – Refinery Gallery
03.12.19 Graz (AT) – Orpheum
05.12.19 Linz (AT) – Posthof (Sold Out)
06.12.19 Innsbruck (AT) – Music Hall
07.12.19 Bern (CH) – Bernexpo – Halle 4.1
14.03.20 Hell & Heaven Festival (Mx)
05.- 07.06.20 Rock am Ring (D)
05.- 07.06.20 Rock im Park (D)