Although you could possibly class Wolfbrigade as being part of the second wave of crust fuelled hardcore from the fertile land of d-beat that is Sweden, their stop/start history, which includes a, rightly so, name change, can be traced all the way back to 1995, making them now somewhat stalwarts of the anarcho punk scene.
And today, it’s time to blow off the cobwebs and get your pogo on as The Shaman is honoured to bring you their new EP, the ferocious three-track rager that is Anti-Tank Dogs before its official release this Friday, 12th August through Agipunk in Europe and Armageddon Label in North America.
States the band about the EP, ‘On Anti-Tank Dogs, we stare down into the abyss of conformity. It’s our journey to the twilight world, the underground, a place that has no map or directions. Just follow no rules, abide by no laws, obliterate all obstacles, dismiss fear, and tell everyone to fuck off. Born to breed!’
Words of wisdom from the Lycanthro Punks, now the only thing to add is to click play below…
More On Wolfbrigade & Anti-Tank Dogs
Since their formation in 1995, then under the moniker Wolfpack, Wolfbrigade have become one of the most enduring – and influential – forces in the worldwide hardcore-punk scene. Particularly at the turn of the millennium, when the revamped moniker was invoked, Wolfbrigade have etched a unique sound that draws in the locomotive surge of d-beat with the crushing intensity of death metal; some would call it ‘crust’, but the band evade easy categorization with every record they release. And seven albums in and more than two decades touring worldwide under the Wolfbrigade banner, the ‘Lycanthro Punks’ show no signs of slowing down.
If anything, Wolfbrigade have aged gracefully – if such a thing is allowed in punk and metal – almost like a fine wine. Case in point: the crushing new three-track EP Anti-Tank Dogs. This 12-minute stormer is a welcome reminder of how these Swedes have consistently remained a cut above the countless legions playing under the wider crust/metalpunk umbrella.
Heavy as hell, a metal-tinged Discharge-meets- Motörhead on a hellbound train pounding out three tracks of their downtuned d-beat devastation, Wolfbrigade show a new aspect with the epic, Orgasmatronic B-side Necronomion – gloomy, haunting, an evocative atmosphere for post-apocalyptic times. Everything is brought into crushing clarity by the mastering courtesy of Magnus Lindberg (Converge, Cult of Luna, Tribulation, Hellacopters).
Anti-Tank Dogs Tracklisting:
01. Anti-Tank Dogs
Mikael Dahl – Vocals
Jocke Rydbjer – Guitar
Erik Norberg – Guitar
Johan Erkenvåg – Bass
Tommy Storback – drums
Anti-Tank Dogs, the new three-track EP from Wolfbrigade releases this Friday, 12th August, and is available to pre-order from Agipunk in Europe, and for North America, head to Armageddon Label‘s webstore.