WOLVES AT THE GATE are getting into the holiday spirit — albeit in a thoroughly metallic way.
The band will release a holiday EP, titled Lowborn, on November 18 via Solid State. Pre-order it here.
The EP features three previously released tracks, along with two new songs.
To celebrate the release, and ultimately, the season, the band has shared “Dark Cold Night.” Listen here.
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“We’ve always liked the challenge of writing ‘Christmas’ songs that break the norm of what we have come to expect in a song inspired by the holiday,” the band says. “There are so many more emotions and sounds that can communicate the heart of what gets lost in the commercialization of what is actually a historic celebration. With ‘Dark Cold Night,’ we enjoyed exploring how the world would perceive the declaration that a messiah would come even though there had been prophetic silence for hundreds of years. Putting ourselves in that perspective gave us a springboard to create a song that we feel is emotive and unique within the Christmas narrative of promise and redemption.”
The band previously dropped a live EP, dubbed Eulogies (Live Sessions),on September 23, via Solid State Records. It features live renditions from the band’s fifth album Eulogies, which arrived in March. Get the live EP here.
Unrestricted by genre conventions and determined to raise the bar with each successive album, Wolves at the Gate deliver music and a message with a firm commitment to passion and authenticity. Tirelessly seeking out the light in seemingly overwhelming darkness, the Midwestern post-hardcore group balances soaring melodies with unrelenting metal and emotional heaviness. Eulogies arrives with confidence and forward motion born from reflection, introspection, and isolation.
The small-town Ohio-based five-piece band built the foundations for the album’s 13 songs during the pandemic shutdown, shaping diverse tracks like “Shadows,” “Peace That Starts The War,” and “No Tomorrow” into stunning confessional epics. Wolves at the Gate’s audience treasures each of the band’s best-known songs for the emotional depth, passionate catharsis, and evocative power contained in them, as evidenced by the millions of streams for WATG anthems. These include “Counterfeit,” “A Voice in the Violence,” and “Drifter” (from 2019’s Eclipse); “Asleep,” “Flickering Flame,” and “War in the Time of Peace” (from 2016’s Types & Shadows); “Relief,” and “The Bird and the Snake” (from 2014’s VxV); “Dead Man,” “The Harvest,” and “Slaves” (from 2012’s Captors), and “Heralds” (from 2011’s We Are The Ones).
WOLVES AT THE GATE ARE:
Steve Cobucci — Vocals/Guitar
Nick Detty — Vocals
Joey Alarcon — Guitar
Abishai Collingsworth — Drums
Ben Summers — Bass