Corpsepaint, fire and, er, stripping nuns: the new Powerwolf video is quite something

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German power metal sensations Powerwolf have never been ones for subtly - how can you be when you're dishing out world class heavy metal bangers with brilliant titles like Resurrection By Erection? - but their latest video is something else.

Taken from last year's special livestream show, The Monumental Mass - A Cinematic Live Event, which broadcast in December and is now being released on various physical formats, the live performance of 2018 single Demons Are A Girl's Best Friend sees the corpsepainted five-piece crank the bombast levels to whole new heights.

The track, originally released on Powerwolf's seventh studio album, The Sacrament Of Sin, is a classic slice of full-gusto power metal excellence, and sounds great live as the band are bathed in swathes of smoke with pillars of fire bursting out across an impressive stage and backing screen that look like something taken straight from an arena on Mortal Kombat. 

Things then go full Mötley Crüe, however, as a group of nuns march into view to take up position across the stage. Yes, you know exactly what happens next: off come the robes, and our apparently irresistible hunk of a frontman, Atilla Dorn, is besieged by scantily-clad strippers. Blimey. 

Who says power metal can't Is that what's happening here? Regardless, it'll certainly be unlike any other metal video you watch today.

The Monumental Mass - A Cinematic Live Event is out now via Napalm. Watch the live video for Demons Are A Girl's Best Friend below.

Merlin Alderslade
Executive Editor, Louder

Merlin moved into his role as Executive Editor of Louder in early 2022, following over ten years working at Metal Hammer. While there, he served as Online Editor and Deputy Editor, before being promoted to Editor in 2016. Before joining Metal Hammer, Merlin worked as Associate Editor at Terrorizer Magazine and has previously written for the likes of Classic Rock, Rock Sound, eFestivals and others. Across his career he has interviewed legends including Ozzy Osbourne, Lemmy, Metallica, Iron Maiden (including getting a trip on Ed Force One courtesy of Bruce Dickinson), Guns N' Roses, KISS, Slipknot, System Of A Down and Meat Loaf. He is also probably responsible for 90% of all nu metal-related content making it onto the site.