The Monumental Mass: A Cinematic Metal Event
Format: 2LP Gatefold
"At the end of 2021 POWERWOLF, currently the most successful German metal band, fascinated with a streaming event of unprecedented proportions. Who thought to have already seen everything in the live sector, is here loudly and visually disabused. POWERWOLF delivered the new benchmark for music streaming events at the end of 2021. On July 08, 2022 THE MONUMENTAL MASS - A CINEMATIC METAL EVENT will finally be released on DVD, BluRay and many other physical formats.
POWERWOLF have stood for superlative epic metal moments for years, but what they present on this streaming event surpasses anything seen before: In months of detailed work, a story was worked out, which is told in several chapters based on the music and elaborately staged film scenes. All show effects, actors* and locations work hand in hand with each other and bring the medium of live music to a level never seen before. From battles with clergy to stories of nuns and monks to burning angels, cinematic images are delivered that immediately capture the viewer.
Each song has its own stunning set designed and perfectly staged - the set, size and production alone is unparalleled. One live premiere follows the next, in between one POWERWOLF classic after the other - all in an impressively produced sound garment. With songs like fan favorite "Demon's Are A Girls Best Friend", "Beast Of Gévaudan" or the radio hit of the last studio album "Dancing With The Dead", the Wolves artistically staged with the help of numerous actors directly into the screenplay of the original music videos.
One of many highlights of the show is Falk Maria Schlegel's bombastic pyro organ, which spits fire with every keystroke during songs like "Fire And Forgive" and "Amen & Attack". On "Cardinal Sin," singer Attila Dorn pushes a self-important cardinal back into the fire, while on the ballad "Where The Wild Wolves Have Gone," snow falls on the fire-dominated scenery. Through all four chapters - Temptation, Sin, Confession and Forgiveness is a high-quality staged pyro show, which sometimes remains discreetly in the background, but in places dominates the scenery.
A live spectacle that allows to discover many more details even after repeated playthroughs and cements POWERWOLF's status as the outstanding band of the genre!
But that's not all - on the Mediabook will be a special bonus POWERWOLF's legendary headline show from Wacken 2019 under the name Hallowed Be The Holy Ground in full length. The show is also included in the vinyl box. You can't get more live spectacle than this!
THE MONUMENTAL MASS - A CINEMATIC METAL EVENT will be available in numerous formats, including a 96-page Earbook, a 48-page Mediabook, a Vinyl Box and other great releases.
The concept for THE MONUMENTAL MASS - A CINEMATIC METAL EVENT comes from POWERWOLF mastermind Matthew Greywolf, who is also involved in the screenplay, while Jörg Michael is responsible for the cinematic production. The artwork was once again created by Zsofia Dankova, while audio production, mix and master are by Kristian "Kohle" Bonifer.
No. Track Title
1 Prologue / Monumental Mass Theme
2 Faster Than the Flame
3 Venom Of Venus
5 Demons Are A Girl‘s Best Friend
6 Monumental Mass Theme - Sin
7 Dancing with the Dead
8 Cardinal Sin
9 Resurrection By Erection
10 We Drink Your Blood
No. Track Title
1 Monumental Mass Theme - Confession
2 Fire & Forgive
3 Beast of Gévaudan
4 Incense & Iron
5 Where The Wild Wolves Have Gone
6 Monumental Mass Theme - Forgiveness
7 Amen & Attack
8 Army of the Night
9 Blood for Blood (Faoladh)
10 Armata Strigoi
11 Epilogue / Monumental Mass Theme