Wolfheart share “Ancestor” video featuring Killswitch Engage’s Jesse Leach; new album arriving in September

Posted by on July 20, 2022

Photo Credit: Teppo Ristola


Finnish melodic death metal giants Wolfheart are back for their next melancholic masterpiece! On September 16th, the group will release their new album, King of the North, via Napalm Records. The follow-up to 2020’s Wolves of Karelia will feature a few notable guest vocalists, and today (20th), they’ve unveiled a video for the song “Ancestor” featuring Killswitch Engage singer Jesse Leach. 


The band’s mastermind Tuomas Saukkonen comments:

“Finnish mythology is full of nordic gods, tales and beliefs, but there is only one king of the forest. And because of that, a song about this feared and honored beast is an ideal first single. Musically diverse from blast beats to majestic chorus with legendary Jesse Leach, bringing the song onto a whole new level and lyrically diving deep into the album’s theme.”


He adds:

“After Wolves of Karelia it made a lot of sense to continue writing thematic albums, but this time I wanted to travel a lot further in history than 2nd world war and went straight to the tales about creation of nordic world, ancient gods of north and the majestic nature. The colorful theme also inspired me to write the musically most diverse WOLFHEART album and also bring the biggest variation of vocals than ever before, putting Lauri and Vageliss in their well-earned spotlight.”


Watch the clip below and pre-order the album here:



Track List:

01) Skyforger

02) Ancestor feat. Jesse Leach

03) Knell

04) Desolated Land

05) The King

06) Cold Flame feat. Karl Sanders

07) Headstones

08) Fires of the Fallen

09) Eternal Slumber


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