Wolvhammer are ready to release their fourth LP, The Monuments of Ash & Bone, at the beginning of May. It picks up where Clawing into Black Sun left the band four years ago, shedding any excess fat in favor of strong, mid-tempo sludgy black metal.
“In this band, we try not to plan every little detail,” Wolvhammer tell Decibel. “Keeping things fairly spontaneous in the writing/recording process is way more artistic to me than rehearsing every single part for 6 months before going into the studio. That being said, we knew we wanted to work with Jarrett [Pritchard, recording/mixing], we wanted a faster paced record, every vocal line to be as memorable as possible and to sound more like we do as a live band. I think the album opener is a pretty good outcome of those initial ideas and sums up what this band is all about. No bullshit, no shaking hands, no kissing babies, no politics. Real life, real emotion, real amps, and a real middle finger to what we feel the modern state of metal has become.”
You can hear what Wolvhammer have in store with an exclusive stream of “Eternal Rotting Misery,” the lead single from The Monuments of Ash & Bone.