Manchester’s Wolfcrusher are heavy, the sort of heavy that can cause tectonic plates to shift, the sort of heavy that you get a sore neck just listening to. Like all the best bands they’re difficult to stuff into any one genre, but instead lift bits and pieces from stoner rock, death metal and southern rock and mix them through with some unbelievably catchy groovin’ melodies.
And it rocks, it really f’kin rocks. Enough variety to keep things constantly interesting, but enough cohesion to stop it sounding like a compilation album. Don’t believe me? well compare the crushing Moving Mountains (and it probably could), with the lighter-in-the-air epicness of Reborn.
CB will be reviewing the band’s upcoming “Virgin Tapestry” album once our ears start working again, but in the meantime rest assured that the future of “heavy” is in good hands.
Band Information :
Band Name : Wolfcrusher
Year Formed : 2010
Location : Manchester UK
Current Lineup :
Gary Harkin – Vocals
Daniel Mucs – Guitar/Vocals
Arun Kamath – Guitar
Mitch – Bass
Dan Mikietyn – Drums
Brief History :
Wolfcrusher was the brainchild of guitarist Dan Mucs (Not Above Evil, Dirty Habit, Ten Foot Wizard) with his machine like ability to churn out great riff after great riff, and a great ear for a mind blowing melody, the foundations could not have been set on more solid ground.
He joined forces with drummer Dan Mikietyn (ex Blood Vigil), with a love on linear drum patterns, creative syncopation, and the priceless ability to slip into a huge groove, the two found an immediate chemistry and hit the band room to start working on something that would turn heads, and ears.
They soon enlisted good friend, and incredibly talented lead Arun Kamath (Soma Dark, ex Bisonhammer) on Guitar, adding another dynamic to the already brutal tone of the band.
Chris Mitchell-Taylor (Visitor, ex Blood Vigil) on bass, solidified the rhythm section and contributed his unique and captivating presence to the stage.
Gary Harkin (Bison hammer, Ten Foot Wizard) came into the fold and provided the final piece of the puzzle. With the ability to Jump from guttural growls, searing screams, to the melodious vocal lines that perfectly compliment the diverse WOLFCRUSHER sound. The line-up was complete.
Wolfcrusher take their influence from Death Metal, Southern Rock, and everything in between, the only premise being: Make it groovy, make it catchy, and make it heavy!
Playing their first gig in December 2010, they instantly made a buzz as word got around about their infectious music and explosive live show.
Their debut album ‘a virgin tapestry’ will be available worldwide from early summer 2011 through casket Records.
Career Highlight :
Playing Bloodstock 2011 with some killer bands.
Plans For The Future :
UK tour in 2012, UK and European festival dates, world domination.
Interesting Stuff :
After just one year, Wolfcrusher were signed to Casket Music, endorsed by Dean Guitars and Irongears. Our album “Virgin Tapestry” has been given 8/10 from Metal Hammer, 4/5 from Terrorizer.
Ideal tour-mates : Black Label Society, Mastodon, Clutch, Spires
Dream rider : Beer & Pizza
Wolfcrusher on the Web :
Band Website : www.wolfcrusher.com
Twitter : http://twitter.com/wolfcrusherband
Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/wolfcrusher.manchester?sk=wall
Bigcartel : http://wolfcrusher.bigcartel.com/
Reverbnation : http://www.reverbnation.com/wolfcrusher