The original line up of mighty British Heavy Metal band Wolfsbane will release their first studio album for 17 years, 'Wolfsbane Save The World', on January 9th, distributed by Cargo.
'Wolfsbane Save The World', the group's effervescent, hard driving, melodious, hard riffing, joyous, totally uplifting fourth studio opus, is, to put it quite simply, the album the band always threatened to make, but never actually achieved. Don't miss the chance to see them preview 'Wolfsbane Save The World' live on tour!
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Wolfsbane burst out of the Midlands in the mid 80s, signed to Rick Rubin's Def American label in 1989, built up a massive following of (self-titled) 'howling mad shitheads' (HMS) and released three raucous albums before imploding in 1994, when singer Blaze Bayley joined Iron Maiden.
None of the producers on the band's three earlier albums were ever able to harness Wolfsbane's unrelenting live sound onto a studio album – even including Rick Rubin himself – but, 17 years on, the band themselves have done it.
Singer Blaze Bayley notes that "We all felt it was the best time to record own album with no interference or input from anyone outside the band. We feel we have done some of our best work on this record. After grunge and Cobain we return with a seriously cheeky smile and an album that is the perfect antidote to the dour, fashionably miserable bands that seem to have risen to prominence."
'Wolfsbane Save The World' was recorded, engineered and produced by guitarist Jase Edwards at his studio Majestic Splendour, where he has produced a number of name bands in the past. He states that "It's been a real adventure trying to figure out how Wolfsbane sound after 17 years apart. We decided to make a record that encompassed all of the things that we do really well.
"So it had to rock out, be kind of catchy and be full of personality and spontaneity to give Blaze a chance to unleash the wilder side of his character and really let go. A lot of the guitar solos were kept from the demos because they had the spontaneity that I was after. The same goes for the vocals.
"The good thing about Wolfsbane, after working with a lot of different people who require different types of production, is that all we need is to have really good rock sounds to play with. The chemistry created by the four of us is where the real sound of the band comes from. The way we play and interact with each other made the record a real joy to mix. I hope people enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoyed making it."
The time has now truly come for Blaze, Jase, bassist Jeff Hateley and drummer Steve 'Danger' Ellett, who collectively state that "We are back, we are bolder (older/balder)!! The world needs saving!! Clearly!! And with our usual modest self effacing attitude we have returned phoenix like to do it!!
"The record is full of the kind of 'don't give a fuckery' that the world is missing and needs when the going gets tough!! So pull ya self a pint of 'couldn't give a shit' and lets ROCK!! Come see us on the tour!"