LONEWOLF

LONEWOLF (France)

Besetzung/line-up:
Jens Börner – Vocals, Guitars
Damien Capolongo – Guitars
Alexandre Hilbert – Bass

LONEWOLF was formed in Grenoble (south-east of France) in 1993. After the first demo tape “The Calling” (1994), and the “Holy Evil” 7″ single (1996) the band has split up but returned in 2000, stronger and more dedicated than ever before, with the same .. playing True Metal. The same year the debut CD album “March Into The Arena” was out (released by the band, and next year re-released by a Spanish label Goi Music with a bonus track). First serious live shows took place: LONEWOLF was invited to play at the Heavy Metal Holocaust Festival in Athens (Greece), and opened the first French GRAVE DIGGER live show.

Second full lenght album “Unholy Paradise” came out in 2003. Even if the band wasn’t happy with its sound and production, it was a huge step forward, and band made its name in the Heavy Metal underground, and supported the album sharing the stage with acts such as: PARAGON, WIZARD, PAUL DI’ANNO, SACRED STEEL, DARK AGE or GRIM REAPER. In 2004 band decided to honor the Greek metalheads who were supporting LONEWOLF since the beginning, and the very special 7″ single “Hellenic Warriors” was out on the Eat Metal Records. The same label decided to offer LONEWOLF an album deal – “Made In Hell”, the third full lenght studio release has been recorded at the Microclimat Studio in France (with LONEWOLF’s sound engineer Mitch behind the recording board), and mixed at the German Eike Studio by Eike Freese (DARK AGE). Album was out in February 2008, and later the same year, the HARD ROCKER magazine from Poland released “The Curse Of The Seven Seas” album: CD compilation incl. most important and rare tracks of LONEWOLF. Few months later band signed exclusive management & booking deal with Bart Gabriel’s HARD ROCKER MANAGEMENT (home of CRYSTAL VIPER, WIZARD and WILD KNIGHT, new band of the ex-RUNNING WILD and X-WILD members). The next studio album recorded in summer of 2009 (and featuring special guests such as Majk Moti of RUNNING WILD, Jan Bunning of PARAGON and Marta of CRYSTAL VIPER), has been mixed and mastered by the legendary Andy La Rocque (KING DIAMOND, HAMMERFALL), and produced by Bart Gabriel (CRYSTAL VIPER, METALUCIFER, SABBAT). Front cover artwork was drawn by Chris Moyen, the cult artist known from cooperation with bands such as SLAYER, TRIVIUM or DESASTER. Shortly after recording the album, LONEWOLF signed multiple record deal with the German Heavy Metal label Karthago Records, which will release “The Dark Crusade” on November 15, 2009. Vinyl comes through KILLER METAL RECORDS.

Two more songs of the “Dark Crusade”-recording sessions (“Beyond the grave” / “Iron religion”) were released on the first KILLER METAL RECORDS vinyl-LP-compilation “METAL OR DEATH” in September 2010.

Releases on  KILLER METAL RECORDS:

1.) The dark crusade LP (December 2009)
100 copies, handnumbered, green vinyl (SOLD OUT)
400 copies, handnumbered, black vinyl, 12,– €