Berlin, Germany based stoner punks Howling Wolves reveal the second single »Human Error« taken from their new album, »As Above So Below«, set to release on June 24th, 2022 via Karma Conspiracy Records.
Says the band: “We are proud to announce that our new album »As Above So Below« will be released June 24th on Karma Conspiracy Records. Check out the sick album cover made by Oli Verboden.
»As Above So Below« was recorded Jan/Feb 2021 by Jan Oberg at his Hidden Planet Studio. Mastered by Filippo “Phil Liar” Buono at his Monolith Recording Studio.
Plus there is an exclusive premiere of our 2nd Single »Human Error« on 666MrDoom YouTube channel. Whoooo 🍻”
01. World Of Doubts
02. Eye Of The Storm
03. Bad Company
04. Night Off
05. Human Error
07. Parting Ways
Howling Wolves on their new single: “»Human Error« is about the misfunction: to ignore. Which comes with the privilege of living in the western world society, the mentality of closing your eyes to see that there is constant war and economical struggle and the imbalance between industrial and developing countries. Its calling out the ambivalence enjoying the so called freedom but ignoring that there is shit going down all the time and everywhere. Its like dancing in your house but you ignore that its burning. It goes on and goes on and will never change or stop until its to late “… and the human error will soon be erased”. »Human Error« started as a heavy banger in the writing, having this Tom driven intro and simple structured guitar riff just blasting. While jamming around, as we always do it in our jam cave, we came to playing this stop and go happy rocking part. We never had a part like this and it was fun to play so we added it. The chorus part being the opposite of it with its slow tempo heavy grooving attitude came along. Its a very fresh song which goes up and down with your feelings but drives the whole time.
With us the music comes prior the lyrics most times. Felix did a great job combining the emotions of the parts with its lyrics.”
Pre-order here: howlingwolves.bandcamp.com
Photo by Jörg Kandziora
Howling Wolves from Berlin were formed 2014 after the disbanding of their prior harcore punk bands to continue their love for music. They released a demo in 2015 followed by some local gigs. End of 2017 the Howling Wolves self-titled 12″ was released and saw positive feedback in the scene and some great reviews. After playing and touring to support the record they started to write for the followup.
In the beginning of 2021 they recorded what would become the »As Above So Below« LP. The Howling Wolves Sound on the new record is like a mix of 80s metal guitar heaviness, 90s grunge catchiness, on a stoner rock vibe transported with the urgency of hardcore punk. So figure out! We call it Sabbath Punk because it feels like a mix of Black Sabbath, hard rock, metal and hardcore punk with a nice dose of melody. So basically a hybrid of everything nice and heavy.
»As Above So Below« was recorded and mixed Jan/Feb 2021 at Hidden Planet Studio, Berlin by Jan Oberg (Earth Ship, Grin, Slowshine).
Independent from the actual pandemic shit the songs deal with failure of humanity on all its levels. Its about losing deadweight like unnescessary relationships or hiding from the outside world. There is a will for better living and new starts. But in the end its: Fuck Them All, I will do it on my own.