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Sunday, September 6, 2020

LONEWOLF - Division Hades [True Heavy Metal]


 Buckle up, LONEWOLF are back with their new album "Division Hades"!

The new album is a mix of the LONEWOLF sound from their early days, paired with the epic sound as known

from "Heathen Dawn".

The addition of a new lead guitarist obviously had an impact on the songwriting, as each guitarist has an own

style. Damien, the band's new guitarist, already played on the first 3 albums, and brought this "old" feeling

and memories back.



Musically, you will get what you expect from a LONEWOLF album: True heavy metal - mostly the German

way!

Influences by bands like Running Wild or Grave Digger are (and will always be) noticeable, and combined

with LONEWOLF's own identity, "Division Hades" turned out to be the band's strongest album so far.

True to the motto "never change a running system", LONEWOLF continued working with the same talented

people: The sound, clear yet very powerful, has again been mixed and mastered by Charles Greywolf

(Powerwolf) at Studio Greywolf in Germany. And the artwork has again been done by the very talented Péter

Sallai (Sabaton, Hammerfall, Korpiklaani) in the pure tradition of the latest releases, meaning he delivered a

great artwork that fits this strong album perfectly.

Lyric-wise the album deals with our misdirected society, touches the topic of rebellion but is simply about

heavy metal as well. There are also 2 songs that deal with the loss of a parent, and the life after loss.

Another one is a tribute to Mark "The Shark" Shelton, whose death shocked the metal scene. Manilla Road

always had a huge influence on LONEWOLF, so they had to write something about him.

Last but not least, "Division Hades" marks the band's 10th studio album, and therefore it had to include

something special:

The CD Digipak comes with a bonus disc, entitled "Into The Past We Ride", that contains both old and some

very rare re-recorded tracks covering the time span between the band's first demo tapes until the second fulllength

album. Not only fans will enjoy old stuff with a new sound, played by one of the best line-ups

LONEWOLF ever had - that's for sure!

FACTS

• The 10th album of the French true metal outfit LONEWOLF – available as 2-CD Digipak, limited

edition Vinyl LP as well as download & stream.

• Produced by Lonewolf at Microclimat Studio.

• Recorded by Xavier Sindt in Grenoble, France.

• Mixed and mastered by Charles Greywolf at Studio Greywolf in Saarwellingen, Germany.

• Cover artwork by Péter Sallai / Mortpaintgraphics.

GUEST MUSICIANS

• Backing vocals by Yves Campion (Nightmare, Archon Angel), Fabrice Emmanuelson (Rising Steel,

Whisky Of Blood, Ellipsis), Glenn “Ovulator” Syllath (Grand Bouc Noir, Helegion), Damien “Norde

Metalheart”.

• All keyboards played by Jonathan Dagenais.

DISCOGRAPHY

2002 • March Into The Arena

2003 • Unholy Paradise

2008 • Made In Hell

2009 • The Dark Crusade

2012 • Army Of The Damned

2013 • The Fourth And Final Horseman

2014 • Cult Of Steel

2016 • The Heathen Dawn

2017 • Raised On Metal

2020 • Division Hades



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