Hailing from Finland, Wolfshead‘s style is pure old school heavy metal – heavy guitar riffs, growling bass, pounding drums with bluesy, leather-lunged whisky-scented vocals on top. Taking their main influences from such acts as Black Sabbath, Motörhead, Venom and the whole NWOBHM movement, Wolfshead manages to combine almost everything from heavy rock music from between 1967 and 1985 to their own unique blend. They write songs about lycanthropy, living deads, witch hunts, Cthulhu Mythos and of course, heavy metal itself.
Wolfshead was formed in a Pentagram concert in Helsinki, Finland in April 2011 when old buddies Vesa Karppinen (bass, also known from Fall of the Idols) and Ari Rajaniemi (guitar, also known Torture Pulse & Deep River Acolytes) met and decided that they’ll put a band together when Vesa moves to Oulu. You could say the power of the riff compelled them. A few months later they gathered to a rehearsal room with a mutual buddy, drummer Jussi Risto and in a few moments it was obvious the trio gelled as musicians. After writing songs for a few months the trio decided to complete the line up, enter vocalist Tero Laine. In Summer 2012 Wolfshead released their first demo and begun playing gigs. In 2014 the band released their second demo MMXIV followed by “Caput Lupinum” EP in 2015.
The name of their debut album is “Leaden”, meaning heavy. And that is what it is. It could have been called “This is heavy metal“. LEADEN will be released on physical support and digital download/streaming next OCTOBER 27, 2017.