“We dared,” laughed Powerwolf keyboard player Falk Schlegel on the band’s decision to put a ballad, ‘Where the Wild Wolves Have Gone’, on their upcoming album The Sacrament of Sin. “It’s our seventh album and we have always loved the ballads of Bon Jovi and Scorpions or whatever and on the previous albums we never thought we could do a ballad and this time the idea came up with the verse and the chorus and we thought why not? On a previous record we had a bonus CD and we covered other bands and I was playing the piano and we recognized then that the piano fits perfectly to Attila’s voice so we dared to try it and experience new things and to be honest I love this song. Whether I’m playing it or listening to it I get goosebumps all over my body so it’s also going to be a live song I would say. We never expected to play a ballad in our live set before but I think we can do that (laughs). We’ve been around for fifteen years now so we’re allowed (laughs).”
Tune in to the audio to hear more about The Sacrament of Sin, including the meaning behind the title and artwork as well as the special edition release which features an album of Powerwolf classics covered by international artists such as Epica, Eluvetie, and Amaranthe, plus Falk also divulges how much influence Powerwolf had over the song selection and execution on that album, plus more on the dark images and themes explored on their albums, his take on religion, plus a possible Australia tour.
The Sacrament of Sin is released July 20