WOLFNAUT: new track – Brother of the Badlands

Norwegian stoner rock goldsmiths WOLFNAUT present their stomp-inducing new video for “Brother of the Badlands” today courtesy of The Sleeping Shaman. Their fourth album “Return of the Asteroid” will be released on April 21st on Ripple Music.

About this new track, WOLFNAUT comments: “Brother of the Badlands is a heavy and melodic stoner stomp. It encapsulates all the defining qualities of the band: Groove, melody, and heavy riffs. The perfect starting point for a journey into Wolfnaut-land. With the opening line ‘hey brother, evil is out tonight’, the song also sets the mood for what is to come. Lyrically it is a song about brothers (and sisters) who have somehow fallen off the track and into some abyss, a place where it is hard to reach them and help them back into the light. A song about talent wasted and future promises broken. But also, a song about hope. Your past can’t be remedied, but you can rise again. The future is at your command.

Watch Wolfnaut’s new video “Brother of the Badlands

Equally forged in the sounds of early hard rock and metal, and the desert and stoner rock scene that exploded in the mid-1990s, WOLFNAUT have since their debut in 1998 made it a quest to investigate the musical landscapes between melodic guitar-based songs, and sludgy and doomy rock. Their fourth album “Return of the Asteroid” is an infectious blend of catchy songcraft and hard-hitting riff madness, making you break out your air guitar, then tucking you into sweet cosmic dreams. Fans of Dozer, The Atomic Bitchwax, and Lazer Beam should love this! Listen to the album’s debut singles “My Orbit Is Mine” and “G.T.R.“! 

WOLFNAUT “Return of the Asteroid”
Out April 21st on Ripple Music

US preorder – European preorder – Bandcamp

WOLFNAUT (formerly known as Wolfgang) started life in the mid-1990s in the town of Elverum, a two-hour drive northeast of the Norwegian capital Oslo. Their energetic live shows and debut album, «Welcome to the Cactus Mountains», went down a storm in their hometown, and the album even garnered a solid review in Kerrang! WOLFNAUT reformed again in 2013, and the band released its second album, «Castle in the Woods», to raving reviews in 2016. The band’s third album, aptly titled “III”, was released in 2022. “III” brought the Norwegian trio’s blend of catchy tunes and heavy stoner riffs to a larger international audience.

For their fourth album, WOLFNAUT has teamed up with US-based label Ripple Music to spread the word even further. Production of the new album was handled by the band, with invaluable help from engineer extraordinaire Bjørn Barstad. Swedish sound wizard Karl Daniel Lidén (Greenleaf, Lowrider, Dozer, Demon Cleaner) was enlisted to mix, master, and put the finishing touches to the album. Eminent graphic designer Mirko Masala created the visuals.

Tor Erik Hagen – Bass
Ronny «Ronster» Kristiansen – Drums & Percussion
Kjetil Sæter – Guitars, Vocals & Piano




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