1.Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the band since the recording of the new album?
Our second full length album “Bez’te zivi vracaju se mrtvi” is released on September 9th via Symbol of Domination Productions and now we are spreading it to all medias worldwide. ‘Till now we got pretty good marks(90/100, 8/10 etc) in couple of webzines and we hope we’ll also get great feedback from the audience.
2.You have a new album coming out, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording and also how does it differ from the stuff you
have released in the past?
We kept the same formula that we are using since our first demo in 2001. and that’s combination of thrash and black metal with lyrics covering historical and pagan themes. But this record is two steps forward in our music, sound is much more powerful, production is on higher level and we as musicians have improved. It took us couple of months to finish record, made cover, record video etc. and yes it was stressful, but in the end we think it was worth of it.
3.This is the first album to be released in 9 years, can you tell us a little bit more about what has been going on during that time frame?
Uff...tons of crappy things happened during these 9 years. We split up in 2007. - couple of months after we released our debut. Then we had 2 years of break, personal issues, reunion, couple of line-up changes etc. Last year we finally said to ourselves: either we’re gonna make a new record or we’ll split up. We recorded the album in autumn 2015.and made a deal with guys from Symbol of Domination for releasing it.
4.A lot of your lyrics cover Serbian Mythology and Slavic paganism, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in these ancient religions?
Slavic mythology, culture and traditions represent our great passion, we’re very fascinated with it. A lot of beliefs and traditions which we practise today have it’s pre-Christian roots and most of the people don’t know that. Perun, Svarog, Dazhbog...those are our gods and we want to present them, our culture and tradition, just like the bands from Sweden, Greece, Finland present their culture.
5.You also have lyrics covering World War I, what are some of your interests in this war?
World War I was really important for our country and it’s consequences we feel even today. One third of Serbian population died in that war. Those soldiers that were defending our country...their bravery, their heart, struggles they have passed through… This is something really hard to describe. Those were GREAT people! Glory to the heroes!
6.I have read that you have had negative feedback from some far left groups, what where some of the accusations they have made against the band?
Yeah it was long time ago. Those groups wanted to forbid our appearance on Exit festival(Novi Sad, Serbia) accusing us that we are nazi band. Of course those were false accusations. Wolf’s Hunger was always and always will be, band that is inspired by Serbian history and Slavic mythology. If we were born in Sweden we would sing about Odin and Thor, but we are born here in Serbia and it’s completely natural for us to sing about our history and tradition.
Anyway, we had great support from fans and organizators and we played on that festival even more motivated. Not very comfortable situation but we got out stronger.
7.Originally the band was called 'Altair's Stone', what was the cause of the name change and also the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Wolf's Hunger'?
Honestly I can’t remember, it was long time ago. We were 15-16 year old kids back then when we started Altair’s stone. Those days our attitude was like “fuck satanism and those shits let’s write lyrics in Enslaved way but inspired with Slavic mythology”. Dusan, one of our former members gave the name of the band Wolf’s Hunger and I’m not sure where did he get that name nor what does it mean.
8.What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?
Definitely the one with Infernal War, Kozeljnik and Bleeding fist at United Slavic Swords festival in Belgrade. It was our reunion gig, killer bands, lots of crazy fans and gallons of alcohol. Better part of the night I can’t even remember hahaha.
Also I would mention another great appearance in Belgrade last year(2015.) with our friends from Kolac(black metal) and Redenik(necro-crossover-thrash metal). Great friends, lots of fans and excellent atmosphere.
9.Do you have any touring or show plans for the new album?
By the end of this year probably we’ll have couple of shows in our country and we definitely have some plans for the next year to visit couple of European countries. There are some offers to play gigs in Russia, hope we’ll arrange something and play there.
10.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of black and thrash metal?
Well in this moment we are putting effort into promoting our band to worldwide media. Back in 2007.when we released our debut “Osveta u krvi(Retaliation in blood)” via Grom Records, we had pretty good reviews, positive feedback from fans abroad etc. But shortly after releasing debut we split up, had many problems, line up changes etc so all those things affected on our “position” in metal community. Title of our album “Bež’te živi vraćaju se mrtvi” translated into English means “run away alive ones, the dead ones are coming back” and in a way it’s metaphor that represents Wolf’s Hunger.
11.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
We are going step by step. First we’ll put maximum effort to promote this record and try to play abroad. If all goes well then we’ll see. There are couple of new songs, ideas etc. but we will leave them for some time until we promote this record properly. All in all, we are not planning to change our style or anything similar.
12.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
Our main musical inspiration, since our childhood till now is “holy trinity”: Darktrhone, Slayer and Aura Noir. Of course, each band member has it’s own favourite style. I’m into black/death metal. Guitarist Dovla is also into thrash/black metal, Igor(guitar) is into technical death metal while our drummer Ivan is into death core, hard core etc. But these 3 bands had biggest impact on us and our decision to start playing.
13.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Thanks a lot BlackenedDeathMetalZine for this opportunity to present Wolf’s Hunger to the readers and for keeping the flame of true metal alive.
For all people out there we encourage you to check out our brand new album “Bez’te zivi vracaju se mrtvi” which is out now on Symbol of Domination.
Official website: http://wolfshunger.rs/
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