Long-running Swedish d-beat/hardcore punk icons WOLFBRIGADE present the sole single from their impending tenth full-length, The Enemy: Reality, set to see release next week through Southern Lord Recordings. The hammering track “The Wolfman” has been revealed through an ominous official new video.
Directed by MeANkind and edited by Henrik Norsell, “The Wolfman” is built upon the theme of Sigmund Freud’s “Wolfman’s dream.” The video is an incredibly stark, prime example not only of WOLFBRIGADE‘s long-established but ever progressing sound, but of the band’s political message, beliefs, and outlook on humanity. A visual amalgamation of Orwellian overwatch by governmental powers, lessons unlearned from the nuclear arms race of the mid-1900s, and our current state of worldwide socio-political unrest serves as a backdrop for the band’s raging d-beat angst and scathing vocal detestation.
See WOLFBRIGADE’s video for “The Wolfman” at THIS LOCATION.
Following one-off performances in Los Angeles, California and Off Limits Festival in Naucalpan, Mexico in recent weeks, expect new live dates for WOLFBRIGADE to post over the coming months.
On the wind-bitten plains of Skaraborg, Sweden, the wolves have arisen once again. They are on the prowl, yearning for your blood, warm and fresh. On their tenth album, WOLFBRIGADE cuts deep, and they are ruthless. This time they have only submitted to themselves, from recording to production and artwork working in isolation, resulting in heightened senses and sharpened fangs. The ten songs rip into both body and mind, with no holds barred regarding power, substance, and melody.
This time around, WOLFBRIGADE‘s hybrid beast of Swedish hardcore and death metal known as Lycanthro Punk has become even more distinct. These ten tracks of destruction display both a love for 80s metal hooks and intros, as well as primitive hardcore brutality. The lyrics on The Enemy: Reality dissect the state of human existence, the bizarre animal presence that we are. The naked apes. Exploring the dynamics that rule man. Power and submission. Manipulation. The injustices of inequality. This is an album seething with anger and frustration.
The band remarks, “Humans are a narcissistic breed, incapable of real change. This album is a way for us to deal with the fact that we are one of a large pack, submitting to the same societal norms as everyone else. No matter how much we would like it to be different. We are all on the same crazy trip. The lyrics on The Enemy: Reality dissect the state of human existence, the bizarre animal presence that we are. The naked apes. Exploring the dynamics that rule man. Power and submission. Manipulation.”