Roadwolf – Pre Fest Interview Wacken 2014

Roadwolf are the Austrian winners of this years Wacken Metal Battle. They play at Wacken along with all the other Metal Battle winners from all over the world to compete for the Over All Metal Battle Champion!

roadwolfCan you give the readers a quick introduction to the band.

We are Roadwolf, a Heavy Rock Band from Vienna, Austria! We are enrooted in the style of the late 70s and early 80s NWOBHM era and will not make any compromises concerning our sound and live-shows.

How would you describe your sound.

Fast, energy-driven Heavy Rock with a strong classic Heavy Metal feel, exciting, in-your-face riffs and catchy guitar solos!

How would you describe the metal music scene in your country? What has changed over the last few years.

The metal scene in Austria is (or was) dominated by Death Metal and Metalcore bands. Because of this, a group of traditional Heavy Metal Bands (including us) combined their efforts and founded the Austrian Heavy Metal Alliance short AHMA. A vinyl sampler showcasing our work is in the making.

Why did you enter the WOA Metal Battle Competition?

We tried it two years ago but only made second place. This year we were more hungry to play at Wacken and present ourselves to an international audience and we succeeded.

What was your initial reaction when you found out that you have won & you were playing at Wacken?

We were pretty overwhelmed because we didn’t expect to win! We’re looking forward to rock the Wacken stage!

What was the best and worst part of the competition for you.

The best part was the gig itself because we had a lot of fans with us and their support was awesome. It really was amazing!. The worst part was the organization beforehand.

Would you recommend the competition to other bands? Any hints/tips for bands that are looking to enter.

We would certainly recommend the WMB, because it is a good way improve yourself in the face of competition.

The most important thing to win are the fans. You need lots of them and you need them to cheer for you as loud as you can!

What can the audience expect from you at the festival?

20 intense minutes full of Rock ‘n’ Roll!

Wacken 2014 Metal BattleWhat has been the bands biggest achievement so far?

Building a coffin and jumping out of it during a Halloween special show. No seriously, winning the WMB!

Have you ever been to Wacken before? If so when and what did you enjoy most about it.

Our drummer has been there twice. For him Wacken has a good line-up for classic metal fans. He also enjoyed the very international scene.

What is your opinion of the Wacken line-up.

We like it because of the classic metal bands playing this year (e.g. Saxon, Accept, Motorhead).

Can you sum up Wacken in one sentence.

Our time to rock the nation!

Any message you wish to pass on to the PM readers.

Better get your tickets and be ready on the 30th of July at 16:10 for our show! And don’t forget to grab a beer with us afterwards!!



About Sheila

Former Editor, Team Co-ordinator as well as PR, news poster, pass requester, Ex-Scottish Team Leader for PM since 2011 \m/ \m/ Also owner of the infamous Garfield L'arpie, who is a official mascot of RACPA UK. Check out RACPA UK (Rock Against Child Pornography and Abuse UK)
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