Live wild, ride fast and uncover the secrets of the night with heavy metal trailblazers Roadwolf!
Brace yourself for an ear-shattering, face-melting experience as Austrian heavy metal sensations Roadwolf unleash their highly-anticipated sophomore album, Midnight Lightning, out on May 19, 2023 via Napalm Records! With their debut album, Unchain the Wolf (2020), the band firmly established themselves as purveyors of classic heavy metal, drawing inspiration from legendary acts such as Judas Priest, Saxon, UFO, Dio and Ozzy Osbourne. Since its release, the band has turned heads on stage, performing at renowned metal festivals such as Wacken and sharing the stage with notable acts such as Enforcer, Skull Fist, Bullet, Lizzy Borden, Vicious Rumors, and Night Demon. Now, they bring the madness directly to you with their all killers no fillers album Midnight Lightning!
Starting off with a jolt to the ears, “On The Run” blasts with a bang, featuring electrifying guitar riffs, a pulsating bassline, and driving drums that set the tone for the entire album. The title track “Midnight Lightning” brings out Roadwolf’s heavy metal prowess with soaring vocals and scorching guitar solos, reminiscent of Judas Priest. “Mark of the Devil” presents the band’s songwriting abilities, with multiple Iron Maiden-inspired solos and dynamic changes throughout the track. “Supernatural” offers a softer side of the band with ballad-like verses, but then explodes into heavy metal power during the choruses. “High Under Pressure” races along with a blistering pace that is further enhanced with great dueling guitar and saxophone solos. “Sons Of The Golden Horde” showcases another powerful song with lyrics of historic wars, reminiscent of Iron Maiden’s great historical anthems. “Don’t Deliver Us From Evil” delivers an uplifting song with pure energy and catchy choruses that will have the whole crowd singing along. Roadwolf keeps on rolling with another grooving track in “Running Out Of Time”. Bringing out their Motörhead influence on “Savage Child”, the song showcases the band’s speed metal skills, as well as catchy choruses with small alterations to keep it interesting with each repeat. Last but not least, the album concludes with the slow but beautiful ballad “Isolated Hearts”, featuring clean guitar reverb and soft piano underscoring powerful vocals singing of fading of hearts in the face of warfare. With Midnight Lightning, Roadwolf turns the intensity up to 11 and beyond, taking no time to rest and delivering a more explosive and dynamic sound than ever before!
Midnight Lightning Tracklist: 1. On The Run 2. Midnight Lightning 3. Mark of The Devil 4. Supernatural 5. High Under Pressure 6. Sons of the Golden Horde 7. Don’t Deliver Us From Evil 8. Running Out of Time 9. Savage Child 10. Isolated Hearts
Roadwolf are: Franz Bauer – vocals / Valentin Strasser – guitar / Christoph Aigner – bass / Emanoel Bruckmüller – drums