Chicago/Minneapolis-based quintet WOLVHAMMER has completed their fourth album, The Monuments Of Ash & Bone, for release in early May through Blood Music.
While things have seemed quiet for WOLVHAMMER in recent years, the band has been hard at work behind the scenes and are now set to strike. Four years since the Profound Lore release of Clawing Into Black Sun – which was supported by tours with the likes of Shining, 1349, Origin, Taake, Revenge, and Young And In The Way – 2018 looms heavy with the vengeful return of WOLVHAMMER. Brandishing a revamped lineup, the imminent release of their fourth full length album, The Monuments Of Ash & Bone, is on the horizon with new label partner, Blood Music.
With the current rapid rise in quality USBM, WOLVHAMMER races to the forefront with their upcoming fourth album which sees them merging the black metal tendencies of Enslaved with the mid-tempo sludge of Celtic Frost. Far removed from the methodical riffing and trudging pace of their previous record, and eschewing any frills, The Monuments Of Ash & Bone delivers nearly forty-two minutes of savagery through seven new songs. The album kicks the tempo into high gear and goes straight for the throat on tracks such as “Eternal Rotting Misery” and “Law Of The Rope.” No experimental bullshit, just the sound of rotten flesh and slow decay.
The Monuments Of Ash & Bone was recorded and mixed by Jarrett Pritchard (Goatwhore, Exhumed) at his own New Constellation Studios in Orlando, Florida, and mastered by Ken Sorceron (Abigail Williams, The Faceless) – both of whom provide additional guitar tracks to the album – and completed with artwork by Brian Sheehan.
Although there has been a four-year break between full lengths, the musical core of WOLVHAMMER has remained active, with guitarist Jeff Wilson writing and recording various projects, as well as being one half of the atmospheric black metal band Abigail Williams, and vocalist Adam Clemans being tapped as the new front man for Skeletonwitch. Adding John Porada (Terminate) on guitar in 2016, the new line up was filled out with Garry Naples (Novembers Doom) and Andrew Gerrity (Doomsday) before hitting the studio in the summer of 2017.
WOLVHAMMER with Uada and the Black Moriah:
6/22-23/2018 Hay Camp Brewery – Rapid City, SD @ Stygian Rites Festival
6/23/2018 Hydra Beer Hall – Sioux Falls, SD (no Uada)
6/24/2018 Lee’s Liquor Lounge – Minneapolis, MN
6/25/2018 Park Theatre – Winnipeg, MB
6/26/2018 Vangeli’s Tavern – Saskatoon, SK
6/27/2018 The Temple – Edmonton, AB
6/28/2018 Distortion Live – Calgary, AB
6/29/2018 Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
6/30/2018 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
7/01/2018 Tonic Lounge – Portland, OR
7/02/2018 Opera Metro – Oakland, CA
7/03/2018 Club Bahia – Los Angeles, CA
7/05/2018 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
7/06/2018 The Doll Hut – Anaheim, CA
7/07/2018 You Revolution – Tijuana, MX
7/08/2018 Ables Bar – Ensenada, MX
7/09/2018 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
7/10/2018 Juggernaut Music – Gallup, NM
7/11/2018 The Classic Tavern – Laredo, TX
7/12/2018 The Guillotine – San Antonio, TX
7/13/2018 Come And Take It Live – Austin, TX
7/14/2018 The Concert Pub North – Houston, TX
7/15/2018 Renos Chop Shop – Dallas, TX
7/16/2018 89th Street – Oklahoma City, OK
7/20/2018 Melody Inn – Indianapolis, IN*
7/21/2018 Reggies – Chicago, IL*
8/16-19/2018 Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Las Vegas, NV @ Psycho Las Vegas
* w/ Doomsday