Band: Wolfheart
Song: “The King”
Album: King of the North
Release Date: September 16th, 2022
Label: Napalm Records

Guitarist/vocalist Tuomas Saukkonen said of the new track:

‘The King’ is about a broken sacred rule that forbids the hunt of a bear in winter. Hunter was only allowed to face the king when it was in its full strength. Bear was carried out from the forest head first because bears spirit was believed to live forever and only dead were carried feet first. The skull was hung in a sacred tree facing east where the spirits were believed to travel. Bear was truly the ruler of the woodlands and especially the death of the king was full of rituals and beliefs. The song also introduces our guitarist Vageliss as a vocalist in a leading role and his magnificent execution brings Wolfheart’s trademark sound into a new level”