REDWOLVES, new deal
We’re excited to welcome REDWOLVES in Argonauta family, Heavy Rockers from Copenhagen!
After the release of their 2016-EP ‘Walking Roads’, a feisty show of the band’s particular approach to modern sounding hard hitting Rock n’ Roll – fittingly rounded off by frontman Rasmus Cundell’s intelligent lyrics and distinctive vocals – the Danish quartet already left a first stamp in nowadays rock scene. REDWOLVES upcoming debut album will be seeing the light of day in 2019 with Argonauta Records and will showcase the band’s development into a modern but still classic heavy rock sound alongside dynamical experiences and in depth, personal lyrics.
“This is Rock’n’Roll the way it has to be!” Argonauta’s CEO Gero comments. “While I have listened to the songs of this awesome band the first time, I immediately thought of a modern attitude that sounds so fresh and with no compromise. What you will get here? An exciting group with their roots in Deep Purple and Thin Lizzy sonorities, paying homage to the always killer Scandinavian scene such as the Hellacopters. You have been warned!”
Comments the band on their signing: “Redwolves are very excited that we recently signed a deal with the awesome Argonauta Records! We are certainly looking forward to going on this Rock ‘n’ Roll voyage with this pioneering label!”
REDWOLVES formed in 2012 and found a musical community in their affinity for the classic heavy rock and the 00’s new wave of Scandinavian rock. The band’s upcoming album will be a noticeable further development of REDWOLVES’ expression which through the records’ eight songs unfolds itself in a songwriting carrying catchy melodies, energetic and virtuoso musicianship and a modern and analogue attentive production by Jacob Bredahl (Riverhead, LLNN, Rising a.o.).
REDWOLVES describe their music as “modern classic heavy rock” or at other times “future rock”. Both terms appropriately describes how heavy Rock n’ Roll effortlessly can remain relevant, as long as the classic virtues and a good dose of edge and innovation keep being present. The band’s first full-length is a complex record, that shows several aspects of REDWOLVES’ talent for writing songs with both directness, catchy hooklines, dynamics and experimentation. This record will be party, light and joy, but equally despair, darkness and depression – and with good reason….
When REDWOLVES had started off the songwriting for their debut, a brutal incident occurred which was to be determining for the album. On New Years Eve 16/17, singer Rasmus Cundell was the subject of a violent attack which carved its deep traces, both personally and within the band. The event caused a delay of the creative process but at the same time, the band became an important catalyst for pulling through. The lyrics were written after the attack which therefore naturally constitutes the thematic subject matter of the album. On a personal level, the violence spawned a spiral of depressive and fearful thoughts but also on a more general level, the incident initiated a contemplation in regards to the possibilities of agency in a world that appears hostile and destructive.
Even though many of the songs origin from this depressive state, one still senses a path towards the light in the music, and it is this adamant hope that the record will remind you of. As the good sides of life can put depression, hopelessness and contingency into perspective, the negation of life can also put perspective on joy and light: “Especially because we all will perish soon, we must insist on living, partying, loving and not to be conquered by darkness, hate and destruction.” The band explains. “And thus, we must necessarily seek to journey out of the dark again.”
Join REDWOLVES on this journey, when they will be unleashing their first full-length album to the world of rock, coming soon on Argonauta Records!