Norwegian stoner rockers WOLFNAUT drop fuzzy new track off upcoming « Return of the Asteroid » album on Ripple Music!
Norwegian stoner rock veterans WOLFNAUT team up with Doomed & Stoned to present their fast-paced new single « G.T.R. » today! Their fourth album « Return of the Asteroid » will be released on April 21st on Ripple Music.
About this new track, the band comments: « The fierce and energetic “G.T.R.” is not inspired by car racing or video games. The song was written after reading a news story about the chaotic withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan. There was a quote in the story attributed to an Afghan saying, which translated into English goes something like this: “You have the watches, but we have the time.” After decades of war, the Afghans have learned that foreign soldiers will eventually go home, but the locals will stay on. Perseverance can prevail against the greatest armies. (This does not in any way mean that the band endorses the cruel Taliban rule in Afghanistan!)«
Listen to Wolfnaut’s new single « G.T.R » right here
Equally forged in the sounds of early hard rock and metal, and the desert and stoner rock scene that exploded in the mid-1990s, WOLFNAUT have since their debut in 1998 made it a quest to investigate the musical landscapes between melodic guitar-based songs, and sludgy and doomy rock. Their fourth album « Return of the Asteroid » is an infectious blend of catchy songcraft and hard-hitting riff madness, making you break out your air guitar, then tucking you into sweet cosmic dreams. Fans of Dozer, The Atomic Bitchwax, and Lazer Beam should love this!
« Return of the Asteroid » will be released on black vinyl, a special limited colored vinyl, CD and digital on 21 April 2023 on Ripple Music! Listen to the album’s debut single « My Orbit Is Mine« !
WOLFNAUT (formerly known as Wolfgang) started life in the mid-1990s in the town of Elverum, a two-hour drive northeast of the Norwegian capital Oslo. Their energetic live shows and debut album, «Welcome to the Cactus Mountains», went down a storm in their hometown, and the album even garnered a solid review in Kerrang! WOLFNAUT reformed again in 2013, and the band released its second album, «Castle in the Woods», to raving reviews in 2016. The band’s third album, aptly titled “III”, was released in 2022. “III” brought the Norwegian trio’s blend of catchy tunes and heavy stoner riffs to a larger international audience. For their fourth album, WOLFNAUT has teamed up with US-based label Ripple Music to spread the word even further.
Production of the new album was handled by the band, with invaluable help from engineer extraordinaire Bjørn Barstad. Swedish sound wizard Karl Daniel Lidén (Greenleaf, Lowrider, Dozer, Demon Cleaner) was enlisted to mix, master, and put the finishing touches to the album. Eminent graphic designer Mirko Masala created the visuals.
Tor Erik Hagen – Bass
Ronny «Ronster» Kristiansen – Drums & Percussion
Kjetil Sæter – Guitars, Vocals & Piano