As it’s been just over a year since the release of Wolftooth’s fist pumping, stoner metal and riff worship sophomore album Valhalla, which Liam stated in his review ‘Do you like chugging, palm-muted riffs? Melodic guitar breaks? Soaring choruses? If your answer to any or all of these is yes, then you’re in for a treat’, the band wanted to celebrate with a new video.
Although we all enjoy an animated visual assault, that wasn’t Wolftooth’s ambition as due to the pandemic and lockdown restrictions, recording in a live setting simply wasn’t possible, that is until now. With the expert vision of Nicholas Xenos, who filmed and directed the footage, the band were finally able to gather to shoot the video for the track The Possession showcasing the four piece doing what they do best.
About the video Wolftooth comment, ‘The Possession is such a strong opening track and we thought a video would be fun, so we got a few lights and stacked the Orange Amps. We released Valhalla when the world had to shut down and thought a video near the album’s anniversary would be a cool nod. We wanted to keep it all live performance shots throughout, which also ties into why we’re dropping it a year after the album release since we couldn’t play live around the album, but now here we are, the world is reopening and live activities are coming back, so it all comes together!’
Now click play and raise your devil horns to The Possession…
More on Wolftooth & ‘Valhalla’
Wolftooth is a pack of seasoned metal veterans determined to raise the bar of the almighty riff, combining elements of 70s and early 80s NWOBHM with Bay Area Thrash, doom-laden riffery and a stoner sensibility, and were called ‘the best pure-blooded heavy metal band in the world right now’ by Metal Hammer not long back, while Liam Blanc of The Sleeping Shaman added ‘If you’re up for fifty minutes of top quality old-school metal you should start here.’
On sophomore album Valhalla, the Indiana outfit has upped the ante, expanding on their formula with added sonic layers and greater variation in songwriting and musical execution. Valhalla is a triumphant return for Wolftooth, a diverse record with heavy rockers, straight-up metal bangers, and expanded production. This band is ready to howl!
01. Intro ‘The Lamentation Of Frigg’
02. The Possession
05. Fear For Eternity
06. Scylla & Charybdis
07. Molon Labe
08. Crying of the Wolves
09. The Coven
Chris Sullivan – Vocals, Guitars
Jeff Cole – Guitars
Terry McDaniel – Bass
Johnny Harrod – Drums
Wolftooth and their sophomore album Valhalla is out now across three labels; Ripple Music, Cursed Tongue Records, Ice Fall Records and is available on Vinyl, CD, Cassette and Digital Download.