Powerwolf’s “The History of Heresy” Part I Drops Today

The History of Heresy I (2004-2008)

German/Romanian power metal band Powerwolf have released the first of a two-part anniversary boxset in celebration of their 10th anniversary today. The first half of this boxset covers the years from 2004-2008, and includes the first two albums Return in Bloodred and Lupus Dei (both with bonus tracks), a live DVD titled The Wacken Worship, and a 104-page hardcover book called The History of Heresy containing liner notes, retrospects, tour and studio reports written by the band, and many previously-unreleased pictures.

Full CD/DVD track listing is under the cut.

Return in Bloodred, Powerwolf’s debut album, makes heavy use of traditional Romanian werewolf and vampire folklore. It was originally released in 2005. The track list for the anniversary edition is as follows:

  1. Mr. Sinister
  2. We Came to Take Your Souls
  3. Kiss of the Cobra King
  4. Black Mass Hysteria
  5. Demons & Diamonds
  6. Montecore
  7. The Evil Made Me Do It
  8. Lucifer in Starlight
  9. Son of the Morning Star
  10. Mr. Sinister (Live) (BONUS)
  11. We Came to Take Your Souls (Live) (BONUS)
  12. Kiss of the Cobra King (Live) (BONUS)

Lupus Dei, Powerwolf’s sophomore album, is a concept album blending traditional Romanian folklore with stories from the Bible, weaving a story of a werewolf who falls into Satanism before finally experiencing the light of God. The track list for the anniversary edition is as follows:

  1. Lupus Demonae (Intro)
  2. We Take It from the Living
  3. Prayer in the Dark
  4. Saturday Satan
  5. In Blood We Trust
  6. Behind the Leathermask
  7. Vampires Don’t Die
  8. When the Moon Shines Red
  9. Mother Mary is a Bird of Prey
  10. Tiger of Sabrod
  11. Lupus Dei
  12. We Take It from the Living (Live) (BONUS)
  13. Prayer in the Dark (Live) (BONUS)
  14. Saturday Satan (Live) (BONUS)
  15. In Blood We Trust (Live) (BONUS)
  16. Mother Mary is a Bird of Prey (Live) (BONUS)
  17. Lupus Dei (Live) (BONUS)

The third disk in the boxset is the DVD titled The Wacken Worship (2008)—Live. It is the first DVD of Powerwolf ever released. The concert track list is as follows:

  1. We Take It from the Living
  2. Prayer in the Dark
  3. We Came to Take Your Souls
  4. Saturday Satan
  5. In Blood We Trust
  6. Mr. Sinister
  7. Mother Mary is a Bird of Prey
  8. Kiss of the Cobra King
  9. Lupus Dei
  10. Impressions from the Europe in Bloodred Tour

The boxset is released through Metal Blade Records, and can be purchased from their webstore here.

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