Agipunk and Armageddon labels are proud to present a brand-new EP from the Swedish legends of hardcore punk – Wolfbrigade, Anti-Tank Dogs, coming out on a 7- inch vinyl.
Since its formation in 1995 (then under the moniker Wolfpack), Wolfbrigade has become one of the most enduring and influential forces in the worldwide hardcore-punk scene. Particularly at the turn of the millennium, when the revamped moniker was invoked, Wolfbrigade has etched a unique sound that draws in the locomotive surge of D-beat with the crushing intensity of death metal; some would call it “crust,” but the band evade easy categorization with every record they release. Seven albums in and more than two decades touring worldwide under the Wolfbrigade banner, the “Lycanthro Punks” show no signs of slowing down.
If anything, Wolfbrigade has aged gracefully – if such a thing is allowed in punk and metal – almost like a fine wine. Case in point: the crushing new three-track EP, Anti-Tank Dogs. This 12-minute stormer is a welcome reminder of how these Swedes have consistently remained a cut above the countless legions playing under the wider crust/metal punk umbrella. Heavy as hell, a metal-tinged Discharge-meets-Motorheadon a hellbound train pounding out three tracks of their down-tuned D-beat devastation. Wolfbrigade shows a new aspect with the epic, orgasmatronic B-side “Necronomicon” – gloomy, haunting, and evocative atmosphere for post-apocalyptic times.
“On Anti-Tank Dogs, we stare down into the abyss of conformity” – states the band. “It’s our journey to the twilight world, the underground, a place that has no map or directions. Just follow no rules, abide by no laws, obliterate all obstacles, dismiss fear, and tell everyone to fuck off. Born to breed!”
Everything is brought into crushing clarity by the mastering courtesy of Magnus Lindberg (Converge, Cult of Luna, Tribulation, Hellacopters).