There’s something completely lifegiving about hardcore punk. The energy, the opposition, the hidden melodies of uprising. It’s the music of choice when everything becomes simply to dark and convoluted and all I want to do is give up and give in.

And Wolfbrigade, the long-running Swedish hardcore stalwarts are an excellent choice in such situations. Their take on the genre incorporates both a certain amount of melody, as well as touches of both thrash/death metal and more Motörhead-like rock’n’roll (a band that seems to have influenced both logo and album-covers to a certain extent).

But underneath such stylistic choices, of course, still beats (d-beats, even :-) ) the true heart of punk – the empathy with the downtrodden and the utter disregard and contempt for the high, mighty and power-hungry.

Which all brings about this energizing combination of rage and downright body-moving, mosh-inducing pit-unity that so often makes going to a punk-show so invigorating (bruises and all).

And, to release an album as fresh and direct as Run With The Hunted, 20-odd years into a punk-rock “career” bodes well for a special experience when your tired body will be trying to keep up with Wolfbrigade on Sunday 22nd April at Het Patronaat.

Wolfbrigade – Live at Wacken Open Air 2017

Swedish crust berserks Wolfbrigade gave rein to their anger inside Bullhead City Circus at Wacken 2017.

Liveset, Wacken Open Air, 2017

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Audio Kollaps / High Tech DegradationEP Split w. Audio Kollaps (2000)Youtube
Progression / RegressionAlbum (2001)spotify
In Darkness You Feel No RegretsAlbum (2003)Youtube
Wolfpack YearsEP (2003)Youtube
A D-Beat OdysseyEP (2004)Youtube
Prey To the WorldAlbum (2007)Youtube
ComaliveAlbum (2008)spotify
DamnedAlbum (2012)spotifyBandCamp
Run With The HuntedAlbum (2017)spotifyBandCamp