Fear, Emptiness, Decibel: Stream Wolfheart’s New Flexi Disc, “Fire and Ice”
Before there were blogs there were these things called magazines, and the only metal magazine we still get excited about reading every month is Decibel. Here’s managing editor Andrew Bonazelli…
A couple months ago, Vince gave props to Finnish melodeath outfit Wolfheart, an “Unsigned and Unholy” alum that made good, signing with Spinefarm and dropping outstanding sophomore album Shadow World in late August. Mastermind Tuomas Saukkonen, a veteran of Before the Dawn and Black Sun Aeon, has busted enough ass in the name of extremity over the last 15-plus years to reap some rewards. So, winter right around the corner, there was no better time to enlist Wolfheart to write and record a brand new song for the Decibel Flexi Series, appearing in our Finnish Metal Issue.
You can watch a cool teaser trailer about the making of “Fire and Ice” here, but know that this isn’t some cheesy power metal wank about “the elements.” According to Saukkonen, “The song is inspired by the winter war between Finland and Russia, 1939-1940. Our grandfathers and their fathers were true badasses. They were fighting literally between fire and ice, heavily outnumbered, but did not let [the] Russians invade Finland.” That we can back. Take a listen below. If you want the real thing, on flag-appropriate blue-on-white plastic, it’s in the Finnish Metal Issue.
The December 2015 issue of Decibel can be purchased here, and also features Children of Bodom, Amorphis, and Swallow the Sun. But why not just get a full subscription to ensure you never miss one of these killer flexis?