Powerwolf is a German power metal band from Saarbrücken. The group, formed in 2003 by Charles and Matthew Greywolf, first officiated under the label Metal Blade Records, then under the label Napalm Records from 2012 with the album Preachers of the Night. Using many choirs and organs, the members are also inspired, for many songs, religious songs sometimes including parts in Latin.
The two founding members are friends playing together for a long time. They played in the group called Flowing Tears>. Their decision to form another group is born Powerwolf. For the band's activity, they adopt stage names: Benjamin Buss becomes Matthew Greywolf and David Vogt becomes Charles Greywolf. Shortly after, the Greywolf recruit drummer Stéfane Funèbre and keyboardist Falk Maria Schlegel, but fail to find a singer to complete their line-up. At this time, the group begins in musical writing and, during their trip to Romania, Charles and Matthew meet Attila Dorn> (real name Karsten Brill). The latter moved to the band's home town, Saarbrücken, and became the singer of Powerwolf.
With Dorn's passion for Romanian legends about werewolves, the band releases its first album Return in Bloodred on April 4, 2005 under the label Metal Blade Records, with which they sign a contract. A second album will follow on May 7, 2007, Lupus Dei . Their third album, Bible of the Beast , is released on April 25, 2009. The fourth album, entitled Blood of the Saints , is marketed on July 29, 2011 in Europe and August 2, 2011 in the United States.
In 2011, because of the Wolfsnächte 2012, Powerwolf released a split EP with Mystic Prophecy, Stormwarrior, and Lonewolf. This EP features unpublished songs, including the title Living on a Nightmare . Copies of this EP are originally distributed during the purchase of tickets for the Wolfsnächte tour of Powerwolf> but since the end of the tour, these copies are only available for sale on the Powerwolf website.