[Photo Credit: Valtteri Hirvonen]
Finnish heavy melodic death metal unit WOLFHEART recently announced the upcoming release of their new full-length Winter War epic, Wolves Of Karelia, out April 10, 2020 via Napalm Records.
Today, WOLFHEART has revealed the unrelenting, heavy-hitting single “The Hammer”. A windmill-worthy intro is accented by sinister synth and marching percussion as the song switches effortlessly between black metal-inspired segments and melodic death metal riffage, closing with a somber acoustic passage. The video shows the band during the Wolves Of Karelia recording sessions with producer Saku Moilanen, giving fans an insider’s look at behind-the-scenes studio footage. The video was filmed by Valtteri Hirvonen and edited by Winternotes Production.
WOLFHEART frontman Tuomas Saukkonen says about the track and video:
“‘The Hammer’ is the best song to describe the Finnish perseverance and willpower. ‘Never surrender, Never retreat, The last defender, The hammer of the north’. Those lines really underline the fact that no matter what the conditions were, the enemy had to be stopped. Nature was the anvil and you had to become a hammer, and between those two, no invading army could survive.
With the video we wanted to reflect the brotherhood in the band and the crew in contrast to the wrath of the lyrics.”
Watch the official music video for “The Hammer” here: