For the first time, BareBones Ent got the chance to sit down with Florida band We’re Wolves to discuss the band, their coming soon debut release, and much more. Since we were linking up we thought we’d take a listen over the album and give our thoughts on it. Welcome to the Artist Spotlight with We’re Wolves!
Evil Things kicks off with the track “Welcome to Hell”, let me start off with I love spoken introductions on an album. This one is so good too, and then immediately kicks your ass leading into the rest of the album.
I truly enjoy an album that takes the listener on a journey, and damn does this album take you on a journey. Evil Things has a little bit of something for all rock lovers from heavy instrumentals, to a good groove, to smooth clean vocals and brutal screams. Speaking of groove, “Sell Your Soul”, is such a fun song to listen to.
One aspect that really stood out to me that I loved is some of the songs have a really killer layering of cleans and screams over each other that compliments that music so well!
This is a debut album that the band and fans will never forget. The only thing that I wish is that there were some more songs on the album. I come to the last song on the album and want to keep listening. It feels so fast because the album flows so strongly.
I highly recommend picking up this album when it drops on October 14, 2021! You can stream their music over on Spotify, and keep an eye out for how to purchase Evil Things! Check out our favorite tracks below!
- Sell Your Soul
- Pride (Ft. Spencer Charnas of Ice Nine Kills)
- Under My Throne
- Welcome to Hell (Ft. Bryan Kuznitz of Flame on Fire)
BS: How long has We’re Wolves been together?
WW: 5 years and counting!
BS: How would you best describe your music?
WW: Dark, energetic, in your face, and fun. We pride ourselves on being a true rock and roll band.
BS: We absolutely loved the song and video for “Wasteland”, so let’s start with the song itself. Can you walk us through the creation process for the song?
WW: The song basically came just that intro riff. My guitarist Jeremy had been messing around with it for months before constructing the rest. When he showed it to me I knew it was something special and actively pushed him to write an entire song around it. We brought it to the studio and it all came together. I instantly connected to the song, and being that our album is based off Dante’s inferno… I knew this song would represent gluttony perfectly. It just has this thick crunchy sound to it. I played around with the lyrics and basically combined elements of gluttony from the book, and my own personal struggles with addiction.
BS: So sitting there before the song goes live for the world to hear. What is going through your head?
WW: Honestly? Just relief, I’ve been sitting on this album for over a year.. and all I want is people to hear it. Anything else is just a bonus lol
BS: How has response been for the song?
WW: People seem to really be gravitating towards it. The response so far has been great, honestly just so happy to be able to finally show people this one. Can’t wait to share the next single.
BS: Now I want to talk about that video. The video was awesome. Can you explain how you came up with the concept for the video?
WW: That’s really a question for Jon Vulpine of Glass dagger film co, our awesome collaborator, director, and close friend. Jon and I share a deep love of horror. It’s always been our goal to make dark stuff together. This video was our way of paying homage to films like House of 1000 Corpses, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and Halloween. Just an expression of our love of 80s/90s slasher flicks. This is only the beginning for us.
BS: What was filming that like for you?
WW: Grueling lol aside from “the talent” I’m also a writer and producer on these video. From scouting locations to hunting down props and gathering actors… the shoot itself took place in an abandoned mall deep in Miami. It was a 15 hour shoot with no AC, no working elevator, and a ton of stairs. We didn’t get to film our performance scenes til hour 11.. so needless to say we were all DEAD by the end.. pun intended.
BS: What is one interesting or especially difficult thing about filming a music video that fans may not know?
WW: Literally everything is difficult lol. Soo much hard work goes into story based music videos. From dealing with scheduling, property managers, location scouting, hiring actors, makeup tests, and hunting down props… then praying it all comes together the way you envision it.. it’s never not a nightmare lol
BS: What has been the reaction to the video?
WW: Split down the middle. If you’re a horror fan that listens to metal odds are you’ll love it, if horror makes you squeamish and you don’t really care for metal… well.. you probably won’t enjoy it as much, lol.
But in all seriousness, it’s been great. People seem to love it. We have a pretty good horror based fan base.
BS: What can you tell us about your upcoming album?
WW: It comes our October 14th, it’s based on the Devine Comedy’s Dante’s Inferno, and it’s very diverse compared to our EP. we like to think there’s a song for everyone on this album. You will just have to wait to hear for yourself.
BS: What made you choose “Wasteland” as a single off of the album?
WW: It was a song that connected our EP to this LP. It has a taste of our new sound without giving away too much. It’s a great bridge track.. the next single is a complete change in direction.
BS: When can fans hope to hear some more new songs?
WW: Our second single is dropping in June. So they’ll have to follow us on social media for that announcement.
BS: Are you planning many more videos for this album, or just a few?
WW: We have 2 more filmed and ready for release.. we’re currently working on our 4th video for this album, but it’s still in early development.
BS: What is the best way for fans to stay up to date with your releases and reach out to you?
WW: Instagram honestly, but any social media account works too. Give us a follow @werewolves_fl (Instagram)
BS: Aside from the album, what is next for We’re Wolves?
WW: With the state of the world still dealing with Covid it’s hard to tell. But there’s some stuff in the works that unfortunately I’m not allowed to talk about just yet. Luckily shows are starting to become a thing again with the vaccines rolling out.
BS: Anything else you would like to add?
WW: There’s a surprise cover song coming out real soon… but you will all have to follow us to find out when and what it is..