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Powerwolf at Rockharz Open Air 2018

Powerwolf is a German power metal band. The group is notable for having dark themes and images, both musically and lyrically, both counteractions to traditional power metal music and including usage of corpse paint, gothic-tinged compositions and songs about Transylvanian werewolf and vampire legends and dark religious tales.

Song lyrics[edit]

Return in Bloodred (2005)[edit]

Come to me
Into my arms and see
There is no God too fear
Lucifer is near
Walk with me
Into the light and see
No way will be to far
Son of the Morning Star
  • Come to me
    Into my arms and see
    There is no God too fear
    Lucifer is near
    Walk with me
    Into the light and see
    No way will be to far
    Son of the Morning Star
    • Son of the Morning Star

Lupus Dei (2007)[edit]

Stay; Better start to pray
Killing time today
Feel the war inside yourself
And burn them all away
Leather hides my face
Blood is on my trace
Until the end of days
  • A martyr dies for Jesus Christ
    The altar burning as the demons rise
    The word defied. The crucified
    The sermon spoken on a bloodred night
    The holy whore they're fighting for
    Like lambs to slaughter in a bible war
    • Prayer in the Dark
  • At night I'm dressed as lover
    I praise the morning star
    Good evening little lady
    Come join me in my car
    I am the one you'll come to
    A wolf in his best disguise
    Don't say they never told you
    The evil... evil never dies?
    • Saturday Satan
  • Stay; Better start to pray
    Killing time today
    Feel the war inside yourself
    And burn them all away
    Leather hides my face
    Blood is on my trace
    Until the end of days
    • Behind the Leathermask
  • At night in the forest of Sabrod
    A tiger in search of his prey
    I wonder will we be alive
    By the dawning of day?
    Predator of godly creation
    In hunger he stops at no child
    Obsessed by the fever to follow
    The call of the wild
    • Tiger of Sabrod

Bible of the Beast (2009)[edit]

We are the bloodred five
Never come alone
We are wolves against the world
We keep the storm alive
We are made of stone
Forever wolves against the world
  • We conquer the land
    The bible in hand
    The glory of war and praise
    Are you praying for the final grace?
    With power and pride
    And God on our side
    We follow the holy way
    Stand and scream for all the world today
    • Raise Your Fist, Evangelist
  • Raise your horns
    The volume to the right
    Heavy in the morning
    Metal in the night
    All we pray, for metal we will die
    Metal in the morning
    Metal in the night
    • Catholic in the Morning... Satanist at Night
  • Pay to pray
    Inquisition day
    Betray no religion
    Break the chain
    Sanctify your soul
    • We Take the Church by Storm
  • Resurrection by erection
    Raise your phallus to the sky and you never die
    It's resurrection by erection
    When you wake up from the dead, then the angels give you head
    Hallelujah, resurrection
    • Resurrection by Erection
  • The devil and the maiden
    Prepare for going wild
    The new messiah calling
    The purgatory child
    Before my flesh is fading
    The virgin has a turn
    The third of days we're climbing, the point of no return
    • Resurrection by Erection
  • Satan is alive, Satan is alive
    But now the saviour has arrived
    Messiah, messiah, I fight in your command
    Messiah, messiah, my life is in your hand
    Son of Nazareth, we hail your name
    To the end of time we raise your flame
    • Midnight Messiah
  • Sacrilege, fire, murder and rape
    Nightmare and torment arise
    Burn on the pyre, find no escape
    Now the time for dominator
    All we need today
    For hell we pray
    • St. Satan's Day
  • We are the bloodred five
    Never come alone
    We are wolves against the world
    We keep the storm alive
    We are made of stone
    Forever wolves against the world
    • Wolves Against the World

Blood of the Saints (2011)[edit]

And we all
Die, die, die tonight
Sanctified with dynamite
Die, die, dynamite
Hallelujah!
  • And we all
    Die, die, die tonight
    Sanctified with dynamite
    Die, die, dynamite
    Hallelujah!
    • Sanctified With Dynamite
  • Oh mother God we hold the sword in holy times
    We are the war, we never see the light
    The order call, we all will take more human wine
    And we toast to the night
    We fold our hands, we keep the bible in our minds
    Oh father God, we are the hordes of Cain
    And though you run we will take you and we find
    Any type, any vein
    • We Drink Your Blood
  • He must have done it alone
    He is a master of hiding, and he left not a trace
    And by the moonlight saw the goat shape of his face
    He got an interrogation and they tried hard to break him but it couldn't be prooved
    The only trace they ever found was cloven hooved
    • Murder at Midnight
  • When we come near don't hide in your bed
    One night in hell and you wake up undead
    Dead when the day, alive in the night
    Gone with the morning horizon
    Don't you dare say, the dead you adore
    When you decide you can't take any more
    Phantoms we are, and lonesome we ride
    Into the dark of the night
    • Dead Boys Don't Cry
  • Tonight alone you're riding
    Onto the other side
    Your might untold and waiting
    Boy you'll be the final light
    Your mother fought the demons
    Your brother saw the light
    And now we pray the unborn
    You and I can't stay alive
    • Son of a Wolf
  • You can hide and start the run
    When the seventh night has come
    And you realize the mark
    Are you taken all alone
    Holy Christ in flesh and bone
    Pray, the werewolves left the ark
    See it's not a sermon, they can't call me back
    And when the moon is high, we call the pack – we attack!
    • Night of the Werewolves

Preachers of the Night (2013)[edit]

When the night is cold and black, we sing Amen and Attack
And we lead the storm of the wild!
Be the wildest of the pack, screaming Amen and Attack
And we fight with God on our side!
  • When the night is cold and black, we sing Amen and Attack
    And we lead the storm of the wild!
    Be the wildest of the pack, screaming Amen and Attack
    And we fight with God on our side!
    • Amen & Attack
  • We pray all our lives until we die in the end
    Haleluja amen
    The weight of the cross when to hell we descend
    Haleluja amen
    We write our fate in testaments
    We sign the words with blood
    Unite the sky the requiem of God
    • Secrets of the Sacristy
  • We are the dark of the night
    We are the sermon of fight
    We bring the nightside sacred and wild
    We are the demons of light
    The holy word you can't fight
    We bring the nightside sacred and wild
    Fight, fight, sacred and wild
    • Sacred & Wild
  • They call him Cardinal Sin
    In the night
    Cardinal Sin
    Blind in light
    They locked him in for cardinal sin
    At midnight he came to kill
    • Cardinal Sin

Blessed & Possessed (2015)[edit]

Let there be night
God bless the father, the son
Let there be night
And day be gone
Let there be night
The mass of dark has begun
Let there be night
And damn the sun
  • And we die by the sword
    Undead life our reward
    And we carry our lust all alone
    To the bible we're sworn
    In desire transform
    We're not blessed
    When undressed to the bone
    • Blessed & Possessed
  • Stand up all the Night and call the Fight
    Let your Mind go wild before the Light
    Here we come the Army of the Night
    Mater Maria
    Lined up Side by Side and bound to pray
    Sent to die and fight the Final Day
    Army of the Night – we came to stay
    Mater Maria
    • Army of the Night
  • We hail the cross and we kill by the bible
    For seven sins are defined to deploy
    Along the front of Moldavian strikers
    Armata strigoi
    We pray for mercy of Mater Maria
    The sacred lie who gave birth to the boy
    We drink the blood of the fallen believer
    Armata Strigoi
    • Armata Strigoi
  • Ten thousand men died for Christ and combat
    Gone as mighty crusaders and never came back
    Ascend to heaven for Christ and combat
    In remembrance of the dark
    • Christ & Combat
  • Let there be night
    God bless the father, the son
    Let there be night
    And day be gone
    Let there be night
    The mass of dark has begun
    Let there be night
    And damn the sun
    • Let There Be Night

The Sacrament of Sin (2018)[edit]

Rise over the dead, bring us ahead, incense and iron
Fight all of the night, banners up high to the top of the land
Right into the red, all you can get, incense and iron
Stand, follow the fight, doing the right as we come to defend
  • And we bring fire, sing fire
    Scream fire and forgive
    Forgiven the liar, by fire we live
    We bring fire, sing fire
    Scream fire and forgive
    The last of our blood we will give
    • Fire & Forgive
  • And when your sleep is haunted in the night
    Girl don't you dare to seek for candle light
    'Cause in the dark, your demons come as carnal dynamite
    • Demons Are a Girl's Best Friend
  • In the night came the killers with the cross
    In the light of the moon when our lives are lost
    In the dark when your blood is calling
    In the dusk when the fever's crawling
    In the night came the killers with the cross
    • Killers with the Cross
  • Rise over the dead, bring us ahead, incense and iron
    Fight all of the night, banners up high to the top of the land
    Right into the red, all you can get, incense and iron
    Stand, follow the fight, doing the right as we come to defend
    • Incense and Iron
  • And he who comes too late in life for the hurried prayer
    Has sown the devil's seed, the pestilence
    Spewing out his soul, a wolf who never sleeps
    In the lord God's strong arms
    • Und wer im Leben kommt zu spät zum Stossgebet
      Der hat des Teufels Saat, die Pestilenz gesät
      Speit sich die Seele aus, ein Wolf, der niemals schläft
      In des Herrgotts starken Armen
    • Stossgebet
  • Commit the sacrament of sin, in for the kill
    The sacrament of sin, for the sin is my will
    Sacrament of sin, believe it or fall
    All the night Neanderthal
    Confess the sacrament of sin, mistress or wife
    Sacrament of sin, lead a sinister life
    Sacrament of sin, desire to call
    Stand up high when cloth will fall
    • The Sacrament of Sin
  • We are the cursed we came from fire and ice
    We are the first to kill the sinner for lies
    We are the blessed, we crave the venom of Venus for life
    All our life
    We are the sword we tame the fire, the flame
    We hail the lord we fear no rebel, no pain
    We are possessed we have the venom of Venus in veins
    • Venom of Venus

Quotes about Powerwolf[edit]

  • We didn’t have power metal in mind when we called the band "Powerwolf"; it was more the power itself that fits the music, because the music is powerful! It was actually a year later that somebody came up and put the thought into our mind, "Did you mean power metal by it?" Well, no we didn’t, but at least it’s not the most wrong connection!
  • I was raised a Catholic. What was fascinating for me was, even at the age of 10 or 11, the contrast between what frame of Catholicism you've been taught at church or in religious education, and the other aspects you could read about in history. The parts didn't fit together for me. So I became really interested in the connection between both, finding out what actually happened with the idea of religion in history. I think it's quite obvious that the spiritual basics of a religion, of a belief, do not have much in common with how religions are used. For example, if you take the Crusades, the actual act of war does not have much in common with what you can read about Christianity in the Bible.
  • Some people are confused because we never make a point of saying the silly words of which side we are on. A lot of people ask us, "Are you Satanists? Are you Christians?" And we never say anything about that, and we never will, because in what we do in Powerwolf, it's not important what we as individuals believe or stand for. We sometimes describe religious history, we sometimes write about Satanism, Catholicism, or whatever, but we never judge anything. I think on one side, this is confusing people, but on the other side, a lot of people do understand that we only describe or write lyrics about something, not to deliver a message.
  • Humour is essential in life. There are way too many people taking themselves far too seriously – and especially way too many bands taking themselves too seriously. I'm happy we've treasured the ability to write lyrics with tongue in cheek, and be able to laugh about ourselves. It's essential for our creativity, for us. But there's more behind it. It's very important for me to have some kind of humour in the lyrics to make sure we’re not religious preachers. We have a song like Resurrection By Erection. It’s obvious we’re not Catholic extremists. So that's why a certain slight humour will always be a part of Powerwolf.
  • We write our music together. We don't work like most bands obviously do. We don't plan our music; we don't sit down and elaborate our riffs and vocal lines. In Powerwolf, songs must "happen" – which means we write our songs quite spontaneously. Someone has a basic idea and then we start playing. It often happens, that we write a song in not more than half an hour. It needs a certain magic, which you can't invoke or plan, it just has to happens.
  • I do respect what they do, but as for me personally, I don't believe in dragons or wizards or whatever fuck, so it would be just ridiculous for me to write lyrics about wizards or something, so it never was a question to do something like that, because it's just not what comes out of our minds, so...
  • It was several years ago that I confessed to Attila that I am a huge fan of rock and metal ballads. Attila confessed the same thing. So that day we both agreed to write such a ballad, no matter what. Yet that was in the past and we felt we weren't ready for it yet. When we started to write Sacrament Of Sin, we decided that the album would contain more of a variation of songs. We also took on a more open-minded song writing process. We felt that this was the moment, this was the right time to write such a ballad. The thing is it takes the right song title, the right mood, the right melody and the right topic to write a ballad. Regardless, it was the right time to write the ballad and it’s one of the highlights of the album.

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