Friday, December 1, 2023

Vola & the Paper Wolf

Danish-Swedish powerhouse Vola has a new single out in ‘Paper Wolf’, on and Mascot Records, released ahead of the band’s return to North America tour dates.

“We never put boundaries on our songwriting but merely search for a direction that feels unexplored and exciting to us,” said Vola’s Asger Mygind. With ‘Paper Wolf’, we suddenly found ourselves in a territory where an old-school metal atmosphere crept into our blend of sounds. We liked what we heard and then ran with it at full speed.”

The band continues to break the rules with an effervescent blend of electronic and progressive pop-tinged metal. Having stormed the charts with their 2021 album Witness that was mixed & mastered by Jacob Hansen, Vola continues to take their equal parts melancholic and uplifting live performance to the stage – selling out shows across the world, and after their hugely successful first-ever US Headline tour in November, 2022, the band are hungry to return for more.
“We feel very honoured, privileged and slightly nervous to return to the USA after the warm welcome we received on our first US run in late 2022 – This time in even bigger venues,” declared the band collectively.  “It’s always somewhat nerve-wracking to go on tour. Will people be showing up again, or are they finally tired of our musical nonsense? No matter what, we look forward to meeting our fans as that is the most important part of touring for us.”
When it was released, the album Witness surpassing an incredible 22 million streams.  The album was lauded with international acclaim from Metal Hammer, Prog Magazine, Distorted Sound and Kerrang Radio & TV in the UK, reaching #7 in the Rock & Metal Album Charts. They were picked up by SiriusXM for multiple tracks and Metal Radio in the US with the album reaching the Top 20 in the Billboard Current Hard Rock Charts and Top 25 in the Billboard New Artist/Heatseekers Album Chart. Tracks from the album were also added to numerous prominent playlists across Spotify, Amazon and Apple Music.
The new ‘Paper Wolf’ video was produced by Riivata Visuals (who also produced the band’s videos for ‘Head Mounted Sideways’, ‘These Black Claws’ featuring Shamen, and ‘Straight Lines’

“With the ‘Paper Wolf’ video we looked to entwine a serious narrative with dark undertones, and ethereal visuals into a captivating experience, said Mygind. . “Riivata Visuals delivered, and we are overjoyed that we had the chance to work together again after joint previous visual adventures”.

‘Paper Wolf’ is available here and you can watch the video for it right here at RAMzine, with more information on the band’s US tour available here.

Paul H Birch
Paul H Birch
RAMzine Senior Writer - Writer of fiction, faction and fact, has edited several newsstand magazines. He declares himself a hack for hire but refuses to compromise on the subject of music.

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