German power metal force Powerwolf announce new album Wake Up The Wicked

Powerwolf in 2024
(Image credit: Matteo Vdiva Fabbiani for VD Pictures)

German power metal cult Powerwolf have announced their next studio album, Wake Up The Wicked.

The followup to 2021 album Call Of The Wild and 2023 studio/compilation release Interludium will be released on July 26 via Napalm Records.

Select physical versions of the album will come with the additional release Manhattan Metal Mass – Live In New York City: a live recording of the band’s first-ever US show at the Palladium Times Square in New York on February 23, 2023.

A two-CD release of Wake Up The Wicked and Manhattan Metal Mass – Live In New York City also comes with a bust of a werewolf in a crown.

Powerwolf will follow the release of Wake Up The Wicked with extensive tours of Europe and North America.

The band will start in the US at Los Angeles’ The Hollywood Palladium on August 29 and finish the leg at Place Bell in Laval, Canada, on September 15. Support will come from special guest Unleash The Archers.

Powerwolf will then hit Europe, starting on October 4, for a run of shows where support will come from power metal act Hammerfall and ‘dwarf metal’ favourites Wind Rose.

The full list of dates that Powerwolf are playing in 2024 is available below, and tickets are now available via their website.

The full track listing and artwork of Wake Up The Wicked is also below. Preorders are now available.

Metal Hammer gave Wake Up The Wicked’s predecessor, Call Of The Wild, a glowing four-star review.

Journalist Holly Wright wrote of the album: “[W]hile Call Of The Wild is hardly a reinvention, it writes another chapter in their unerring yearning for the top tiers.”

No news yet on when the first single from Wake Up The Wicked will be released.

Artwork for new Powerwolf album Wake Up The Wicked

(Image credit: Napalm)

Powerwolf – Wake Up The Wicked track listing:

1. Bless ’Em With The Blade
2. Sinners Of The Seven Seas
3. Kyrie Klitorem
4. Heretic Hunters
5. 1589
6. Viva Vulgata
7. Wake Up The Wicked
8. Joan Of Arc
9. Thunderpriest
10. We Don’t Wanna Be No Saints
11. Vargamor

Powerwolf 2024 tour dates:

Aug 29: Los Angeles The Hollywood Palladium, CA
Aug 31: Denver The Ogden Theatre, CO
Sep 03: Chicago The Riviera Theatre, IL
Sep 04: Cleveland The Agora Theatre, OH
Sep 05: Silver Spring The Fillmore, MD
Sep 07: Tampa Jannus Landing, FL
Sep 08: Atlanta The Masquerade, GA
Sep 09: Charlotte The Fillmore, NC
Sep 12: Philadelphia The Fillmore, PA
Sep 13: Worcester The Palladium, MA
Sep 14: New York City Brooklyn Paramount, NY
Sep 15: Laval Place Bell, Canada

Oct 04: Hamburg Barclays Arena, Germany
Oct 05: Amsterdam AFAS Live, Netherlands
Oct 06: Antwerp Lotto Arena, Belgium
Oct 09: Nantes Zenith, France
Oct 10: Esch Sur Alzette Rockhal, Luxembourg
Oct 11: Stuttgart Schleyerhalle, Germany
Oct 12: Frankfurt Festhalle, Germany
Oct 14: Milan Alcatraz, Italy
Oct 16: Zürich The Hall, Switzerland
Oct 17: Paris Zenith, France
Oct 18: Oberhausen Rudolf Weber Arena, Germany
Oct 19: Berlin Velodrom, Germany
Oct 21: Krakow Tauron Arena, Poland
Oct 22: Budapest MVM Dome, Hungary
Oct 23: Vienna Gasometer, Austria
Oct 25: Munich Olympiahalle, Germany
Oct 26: Prague Sportovni Hala Fortuna, Czechia

Matt Mills
Contributing Editor, Metal Hammer

Louder’s resident Gojira obsessive was still at uni when he joined the team in 2017. Since then, Matt’s become a regular in Prog and Metal Hammer, at his happiest when interviewing the most forward-thinking artists heavy music can muster. He’s got bylines in The Guardian, The Telegraph, NME, Guitar and many others, too. When he’s not writing, you’ll probably find him skydiving, scuba diving or coasteering.