Finnish heavy melodic death metal unit Wolfheart have today revealed another fantastic offering cut from Wolves Of Karelia, entitled “Hail Of Steel”. The track signals oncoming war with an ocean-like wave of rhythm and hair-raising guitars, cascading into an extreme, melodic wall of blastbeats and symphonics. Accented by piercing clean vocal harmonics and pummeling double bass, the track sets the grand stage for the entire album. The new music video is equally as searing – a fiery performance fitting for the epic track.
“Hail Of Steel” is an embodiment of the fierce chaos of war. The Finnish army had 32 tanks against 3000 Russian tanks, 114 planes against 3800 Russian planes, three times bigger troops, etc., so those Fins really saw steel and fire raining from the sky.
The quartet’s fifth album, and first with new lead guitarist Vagelis Karzis (ex-Rotting Christ), 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. Just as wildlife itself maintains harmony with a violent clash of beauty and unpredictability, Wolves Of Karelia explores the band’s previously coined genre of “winter metal” – smoothly bridging a traditional approach of extreme genres while maintaining atmospheric and acoustic elements.
Furthermore, and in response to the unfortunate but necessary rescheduling of their 2020 North American Devastation on the Nation tour dates, Wolfheart recently announced an exclusive virtual concert experience! The performance is being pre-taped at the Finlandia Klubi in Lahti, Finland and will provide fans with an absolute rager of a concert without anyone having to leave the comfort and safety of their own homes.
The purchase of a virtual ticket will grant access to a full HD pro-mixed multicam video of the entire set, a Q&A video and a bonus full gear overview video, to be delivered on April 9, 2020. To learn more and to purchase your “ticket” to this exclusive virtual Wolfheart concert, click here.