BLACKWÜLF TO BRING THEIR PACK TO DESERTFEST 2018!
Composed of drummer Dave Pankenier , bassist Scott Peterson, guitarist Pete Holmes and singer Alex Cunningham, California’s Blackwülf stalk the domains of classic doom-laden metal, with the stoner rock attitude of newer times. We think it's a perfect mix, so we've got the pack together for Desertfest 2018.
Under black foreboding skies, they ply their trade in aggressive metal riffs with an earnest, bluesy dynamic. Occasional Zeppish acoustic passages highlight their love of haunting classic rock poetry, just before breaking into another maelstrom of roiling fuzz-filled grooves.
Since 2012, the band have created two LPs and the most recent, 2015’s Oblivion Cycle, garnered increased attention with its renewed focus on varied, expressive compositions and atmosphere. They have gigged with compatriots Freedom Hawk and Acid King, and their no-nonsense, raw power hits you from the beginning to end of every song. A sincere band that pays homage to ‘70s rock gods, while not forgetting the great proto thrash of the early ‘80s, come witness the howl of the Wülf at Desertfest 2018!
Words: Rich Sheppard