The Australian power trio, Wolfmother exploded into the music scene in 2006 and took the fans by storm with their classic swagger and massive riffs. Currently featuring Andrew Stockdale, Ian Peres and Alex Carapetis, the band cemented their place in heavy metal genre with hits like “Joker and the Thief” and “Woman”, and even bagged a Grammy Award in the process. Out with their fourth album “Victorious”, the band has hit the road on a North American tour and performances are lined up till April 1. Fans with Wolfmother tickets are being treated to their latest music that’s a fusion of chunky riffs, blaring amplifiers and heavy dose of hard rock.
Wolfmother Pledges Alliance To 21st Century Rock
Rising as a prodigy of Black Sabbath and the White Stripes, Wolfmother became famous for their throttling guitars, thundering rhythms and primal psychedelia. Hailing from Sydney, Australia, the trio featuring Andrew Stockdale, Ian Peres and Alex Carapetis has earned themselves a cult following that’s devoted to their riff-oriented hard rock music.
Formed by Andrew Stockdale in 2000, he’s the only member remaining from the initial lineup. Earlier the band included Myles Heskett the drummer and Chris Ross as the bassist/keyboardist. Wolfmother signed with Modular Records in 2004 and their self-titled debut album came out the very next year. The band struck gold in their very first attempt and the album peaked at 22nd spot on the Billboard 200. It spawned hits like “Woman”, “White Unicorn” and “Joker and the Thief”. Their music featured in television shows, movies and even found placement in games. Wolfmother started touring as well and soon they became a popular name in the heavy metal/rock scene.
The band suffered a setback when Heskett and Ross announced their departure and Dave Atkins stepped in as the drummer, Aiden Nemeth as the guitarist and Ian Peres as the bassist. “Cosmic Egg” hit the shelves in 2009, peaking at 16th position on the Billboard 200 and earning rave reviews for the trio. The songs “New Moon Rising”, “Far Away” and “White Feather” were huge hits and became a crowd-favorite in their live concerts.
After a break of five years, Wolfmother finally released their third record “New Crown” and sadly it didn’t do well. A mediocre effort, it lacked at all fronts – lyrically, musically and even in vocals. With their fourth installment “Victorious” the band has indeed scored a victory as it reached second position on the Billboard Hard Rock Albums. A continuation of style from their first release, it features the same riffs, blasting guitars and drums and powerful vocals that made them such huge sensation.
Wolfmother Announces North American Trek
Fans with Wolfmother tickets are being treated to incredible shows. Besides performing tracks from their latest record “Victorious”, the band is also sampling quite a bit from their debut release that recently celebrated its 10th anniversary. Every performance is packed with soaring vocals, bluesy guitar solos and pounding drums. Every chorus spurs the fans into crazy fist-pumping and some even crowd surf. Andrew Stockdale brings amazing energy onto the stage especially during the tracks “California Queen” and “Cosmic Egg” in which he shakes the mic stand for dramatic effect and encourages mosh pit. On multiple songs the band leads the crowd into clapping and their words are drowned by the loud cheering and sing-alongs.
The hits keep on coming and finally “Joker and the Thief” ends the thrilling night for the fans. Once the US trek wraps up, the band will head to Europe and performances are even lined up in Australia. Stay tuned for more dates and events by the band.