Wolfheart

STYLE: ORIGIN: FinlandFORMED: 2013LABEL: Spinefarm Records
  • MEMBERS:
  • Tuomas Saukkonen - vocals, guitar
  • Mika Lammassaari - guitar
  • Lauri Silvonen - bass
  • Joonas Kauppinen - drums
BIOGRAPHY

Tuomas Saukkonen shocked everyone in 2012 with his announcement that he will bury all of his metal music projects at the same time to start anew. BEFORE THE DAWN, BLACK SUN AEON, DAWN OF SOLACE and ROUTASIELU received their coup de grâce February 23rd, 2013.

After years of pouring his creative juices to projects too numerous to count, since the end of 2012 Saukkonen has focused on just one labour of love, WOLFHEART.

Be the approach melodic and hopeful, acoustic and fragile, harsh black/death metal or atmospheric doom, WINTERBORN has it all, in a mix like of which you haven’t heard before.

Saukkonen recorded and released WINTERBORN entirely by himself playing all the instruments and doing all the vocals, with Mika Lammassaari (Eternal Tears Of Sorrow, Mors Subita) as his only guest, playing guitar solos.
WINTERBORN proved a roaring critical success scoring high ratings in reviews left and right. To cap off a great year for his project, WINTERBORN was elected the best debut album of 2013 in the annual Record Store Äx customers’ poll. WOLFHEART deserved to be a fully operating band.

2014 / 2015 took the band on the road to the national stages with Shade Empire and Finntroll, into the international stages with the first European tour with Swallow The Sun and even to Tokyo with Sonata Arctica etc.

Also big European / Scandinavian festivals were targeted and the climax of the 2015 was the 2nd album SHADOW WORLD which continued the path of critical praises and was the first product from the co-operation with Spinefarm Records (Universal).

After a rapid ride since the release of the debut and second album the band cleared the calender in the beginning of 2016 and started the pre-production of the 3rd album in the legendary Petrax studios (CoB, HIM, Korpiklaani etc). Only few selected festival shows were booked to break the studio cycle but the focus has been intense and the scheduled release of the TYHJYYS -album was set to the march of 2017.

January 2017 WOLFHEART headed back to tour in Europe with Insomnium and Barren Earth for 19 concerts.

March 2017 started with the release TYHJYYS (Finnish meaning emptiness) -album via Spinefarm Records. The album received dozens of high-rated reviews across the globe. March 2017 continued with a headliner tour in Spain and with two concerts with Dark Tranquillity in Finland and with autumn tour in Europe with Ensiferum and Skyclad.

Festivals 2017: Dark Troll Festival (GER), Nummirock (FIN), Rock Harz (GER), John Smith (FIN), Gothoom (SVK), Wacken Open Air (GER), Rockstadt Extreme Fest (RO), Brutal Assault (CZ), Bloodstock (UK), Summer Dying Loud (PL), Iberian Warriors (ESP)

For 2018 the band has already announced their upcoming concerts in the legendary 70000tons of metal cruise (US) and Ragnarök festival in Germany.

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DISCOGRAPHY

Wolves Of Karelia / 2020

Wolfheart - Wolves of Karelia
  • Album Info
  • 2020
  • Napalm Records

1. Hail Of Steel
2. Horizon On Fire
3. Reaper
4. The Hammer
5. Eye Of The Storm
6. Born From Fire
7. Arrows Of Chaos
8. Ashes

Emerging from dusky woods, the untamed and forlorn nature of Finnish quartet WOLFHEART leads them to one of the most picturesque regions of their home country, Karelia. Just as wildlife itself maintains harmony through a violent clash of the beautiful and unpredictable, “Wolves of Karelia” explores the previously coined genre of winter metal – smoothly connecting a traditional approach towards extreme genres (‘Reaper’) with atmospheric or acoustic details (‘the Hammer’, ‘Horizon on Fire’), crowned by the instrumental interlude, ‘Eye of the Storm’.

With the noted complexity of their fifth album, WOLFHEART master the art of sonic storytelling through eight multi-faceted stylistic eposes with a virtuosity of riffs, guitar solos, and abrupt tempo-changes. Above all, however, “Wolves of Karelia” attack with complex arrangements and melodically-grasped melancholy, creating a release as bewitching and intense as it is atmospherically resonant.

Constellation Of The Black Light / 2018

Wolfheart - Constellation Of The Black Light
  • Album Info
  • 2018
  • Napalm Records

1. Everlasting Fall
2. Breakwater
3. The Saw
4. Forge With Fire
5. Defender
6. Warfare
7. Valkyrie

WOLFHEART‘s fourth album “Constellation Of The Black Light” proves to be uncompromising and dives headfirst into Black Metal, Nordic Death Metal, soaring melodies and complex arrangements as on the opener ‘Everlasting Fall‘ – the start of a colossal journey that these Finns embark on with their typical melancholy. They have a knack for sparse piano parts (‘The Saw‘) and the guts to be dramatic (‘Defender‘). So WOLFHEART succeeds in finding the right balance between Extreme Metal and a little Doom romance: a demanding work of art that is second to none.

“Raw Finnish Coldness – Death and Doom freeze to Winter Metal!”

Tyhjyys / 2017

Wolfheart - Tyhjyys
  • Album Info
  • 2017
  • Spinefarm Records

1. Shores Of The Lake Simpele
2. Boneyard
3. World On Fire
4. The Flood
5. The Rift
6. Call Of The Winter
7. Dead White
8. Tyhjyys

“Tyhjyys” is the third album from Finnish melodic death metal band WOLFHEART. It was released by Spinefarm Records on March 3rd, 2017.

Shadow World / 2015

Wolfheart - Shadow World
  • Album Info
  • 2015
  • Spinefarm Records

1. Aeon Of Cold
2. Zero Gravity
3. Storm Centre
4. Last Of All Winters
5. Nemesis
6. Abyss
7. Resistance
8. Veri

“Shadow World” is the second album from Finnish melodic death metal band WOLFHEART. It was released by Spinefarm Records in August 2015. The album’s highest rank on the official Finnish album chart was sixth.
Music videos were shot for the songs “Aeon of Cold” and “Zero Gravity”.

Winterborn / 2013

Wolfheart - Winterborn
  • Album Info
  • 2013
  • Spinefarm Records

1. The Hunt
2. Strength And Valour
3. Routa, Pt.2
4. Gale Of Winter
5. Whiteout
6. Ghosts Of Karelia
7. I
8. Chasm
9. Breathe
10. Isolation
11. Into The Wild

“Winterborn” is the first album from Finnish melodic death metal band WOLFHEART, released in 2013.
A music video was shot for the song “Routa pt. 2”.

REVIEWS AND INTERVIEWS

Report and photos by Serena Solomon A few days of relief from the monotonous, gigless summer. Saarihelvetti 2020 was one of few festivals that luckily were able to stay strong

September 7, 2020 by Serena

There’s a little legend about Finnish bands bringing the brutal weather with them when they perform their Southern Californian debuts. It happened with Wintersun‘s debut in 2012 and with too

November 4, 2018 by Slayanys Maniax

WINTERSUN and WOLFHEART at Nosturi, Helsinki: it was an epic night of enchanting atmospheres, echoes from the forest and heaviness which blasts the ears: that is how I´d personally define the

April 30, 2018 by steelrain

As Tuomas Saukkonen, Wolfheart‘s frontman and founder told me once when I ran into him at Tavastia, “Same shit, different band.” He was referring to his previous band, Before The Dawn. While I do

August 15, 2015 by Tero Tolkki
TOURDATES
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2021-02-12T18:30:00Bossanova BallroomPortlandUnited StatesInfoTickets
2021-02-14T18:30:00El CorazónSeattleUnited StatesInfoTickets
2021-02-16T18:00:00Metro Music HallSalt Lake CityUnited StatesInfoTickets
2021-02-17T18:00:00The Roxy TheaterDenverUnited StatesInfoTickets
2021-02-18T18:30:00The Riot RoomKansas CityUnited StatesInfoTickets
2021-02-19T19:00:00Skyway TheatreMinneapolisUnited StatesInfoTickets
2021-02-23T18:30:00Mod Club TheatreTorontoCanadaInfoTickets
2021-02-26T18:30:00Jewel Music VenueManchesterUnited StatesInfoTickets
2021-02-27T23:00:00Saint Vitus BarNew YorkUnited StatesInfoTickets
2021-02-28T18:30:00OttobarBaltimoreUnited StatesInfoTickets
2021-03-03T18:30:00Cosmic Charlie'sLexingtonUnited StatesInfoTickets
2021-03-04T18:30:00The Grey EagleAshevilleUnited StatesInfoTickets
2021-03-05T18:30:00ZydecoBirminghamUnited StatesInfoTickets
2021-03-07T18:00:00Masquerade (Hell)AtlantaUnited StatesInfoTickets
2021-03-08T18:00:00White Oak Music HallHoustonUnited StatesInfoTickets
2021-03-09T18:00:00The Rail Club LiveFort WorthUnited StatesInfoTickets
2021-03-10T18:00:00Come and Take It LiveAustinUnited StatesInfoTickets
2021-03-11T18:00:00RockHouse Bar & GrillEl PasoUnited StatesInfoTickets
2021-03-12T18:00:00Club RedMesaUnited StatesInfoTickets
2021-03-13T18:30:00Brick By BrickSan DiegoUnited StatesInfoTickets
2021-03-14T19:00:001720™Los AngelesUnited StatesInfoTickets
2021-04-08T19:00:00KiffAarauSwitzerlandInfoTickets
2021-04-09T19:00:00Backstage By The MillParisFranceInfoTickets
2021-04-10T19:00:00Le FerrailleurNantesFranceInfoTickets
2021-04-11T19:00:00De Verlichte GeestRoeselareBelgiumInfoTickets
2021-04-14T19:30:00PumpehusetCopenhagenDenmarkInfoTickets
2021-04-15T19:15:00SlaktkyrkanJohanneshovSwedenInfoTickets
2021-04-17T19:15:00ValandGothenburgSwedenInfoTickets
2021-04-18T19:30:00St. Pauli-KircheHamburgGermanyInfoTickets
2021-04-19T19:00:00BaroegRotterdamNetherlandsInfoTickets
2021-04-20T18:30:00UnderworldLondonUnited KingdomInfoTickets
2021-04-21T19:30:00Manchester Academy 3ManchesterUnited KingdomInfoTickets
2021-04-22T19:00:00AsylumBirminghamUnited KingdomInfoTickets
2021-04-23T19:00:00MuziekgieterijMaastrichtNetherlandsInfoTickets
2021-04-24T19:00:00Mergener Hof e.V.TrierGermanyInfoTickets
2021-04-25T19:00:00Backstage HalleMunichGermanyInfoTickets
2021-04-26T19:00:00Orto BarLjubljanaSloveniaInfoTickets
2021-04-27T19:00:00Dürer KertBudapestHungaryInfoTickets
2021-04-28T19:00:00New club ChmelnicePrahaCzech RepublicInfoTickets
2021-04-29T19:45:00Club Zentral im Jugendhaus MitteStuttgartGermanyInfoTickets
2021-05-23T19:00:00Moda KayıkhaneİstanbulTurkeyInfoTickets
2021-12-11T23:00:00Saint Vitus BarNew YorkUnited StatesInfoTickets
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