💿 Hi, It's a pleasure for us to have on Hardrockheavymetal FRANK J. NORAS of WOLFEN! Welcome!
Hi, you are welcome. It is a great pleasure for me, too.
💿 Can you tell us somethin’about your early days of your career? When is this all begun? Which bands have influenced you? In the early days, it was 1989, we were just some young guys trying to play songs as good as our favourite bands did.
Of course we wanted to write our own songs and be as good or even better than our heroes.
In 1994 Andreas and I formed the band to be more than just a hobby and tried to find musicians with the same aim. We had several changes in the past, but we always worked on songs getting better and finding our own style. We all are influenced by different bands, but the main influences are the NWOBHM and the Bay Area Thrash Metal scene in the 80's.
Of course you will find also influences of metal band from the present, but we are is ready! Always trying to create our own kind of metal. 💿 Your new full-length "RISE OF THE LYCANS" is ready! It will be available from June 22nd.
Can you tell us somethin’about its composition process? Are you satisfied about this platter? We had the privilege to listening to it in preview and we were very impressed! Thank you for your positive reaction.
Writing new material for this album was a little different from the past ones. In the past Andreas von Lipinski and I were the main composers of the band.
Now, we have got another great songwriter in the band with Andi Doetsch.
It has been a great pleasure working with Andi, but also with Siggi on drums, on the new material.
We are very satisfied with new material and I think, this is the best record since The Truth behind album.
All killers, no fillers!
💿 The real "news" in music industry is the return of vinyl; What’s your feeling about this classic format and the current music business?
I love vinyl and I think it is great to have new albums on vinyl.
Vinyl shows that the fans wanted to have something in their hands and not just streaming every song of the planet.
You want to own this music and it is the best feeling holding the cover while listening to the record.
It is just awesome, that vinyl is back and getting bigger and bigger every year.
💿 "RISE OF THE LYCANS" will be out via PURE STEEL RECORDS. Can you tell us something about your relationships with them?
Pure Steel Records is great label and we are very proud to be a part of their metal family.
They give us the respect you want to have as an artist and they know what they will get from us. Best and Pure metal.
💿 Can you tell us somethin’about your next live projects? Are scheduled any gigs?
In June this year we will start playing live to promote our new album.
There are several gigs planed and I think there will be more.
💿 Thank you so much for your time! See you soon on Hardrockheavymetal!
It was a great pleasure to be at Hardrockheavymetal.
We will see you on tour, having fun, maybe drinking some beer and don’t forget, The Wolfen is always gonna get ya!