Alpha Wolf Announce New Vocalist & Drop New Song
Melbourne's Alpha Wolf are back from their hiatus, with a new singer, drummer AND track. Proudly announcing Lochie Keogh (ex-Earthender) as their new vocalist and Mitchell Fogarty (ex-Iconoclast) as their new drummer, they've celebrated their return with one of their heaviest tracks yet, 'Black Mamba'.
New frontman Lochie Keogh's story is a fans dream come true. "I'd always been a fan of Alpha Wolf; but in early 2015 I went from being just a fan to being mates with them. They let me tag along on some of their interstate runs, helping out wherever I could; selling merch and lugging gear. Before Mono, when John stepped down from vocals, Sabian asked if I would be interested in joining the band, however I was focused on a project of my own at the time, as such I was unable to accept; and they went on to release one of my favourite albums to date. Soon after everything transpired at the start of this year, I found myself with a message from Sabian containing a link to a song now titled Black Mamba, once again Sabian offered me the vacant position; I wasn’t going to refuse a second time."
The single, as explained by guitarist/founding member Sabian Lynch, focuses heavily on the weight we all feel, of being betrayed and not knowing who to trust in times of need. "It’s so hard to trust anyone these days, you always find yourself with one eye over your shoulder, continuously on the look out for snakes amongst the grass. While I'm sure there will be assumptions made, the lyrics for this song started a long time ago, and are not directed at any one person in particular; the song is directed at humanity itself."
Alpha Wolf return to the stage this August with Gravemind, The Gloom In The Corner, and Lone for a one off show in Melbourne at The Workers Club, before getting back on the road in support of Thy Art Is Murder for their Death Dealers regional tour, alongside label mates Antagonist AD, and Auckland's Xile. Tickets are on sale now. ALPHA WOLF TOUR DATES BLACK MAMBA RELEASE SHOW w/ Gravemind, The Gloom In The Corner, and Lone SAT 03 AUG - Workers Club DEATH DEALERS TOUR w/ Thy Art Is Murder, Antagonist AD, & Exile FRI 09 AUG - Sol Bar, Maroochydore, SAT 10 AUG - Miami Tavern, Gold Coast SUN 11 AUG - Crowbar, Brisbane FRU 16 AUG - Karova Louge, Ballarat SAT 17 AUG - Barwon Club, Geelong SUN 18 AUG - Pelly Bar, Frankston FRI 23 AUG - Uni Bar, Wollongong SAT 24 AUG - Miranda Hotel, Miranda SUN 25 AUG - Tattersalls Hotel, Penrith FRI 30 AUG - Home Tavern, Wagga Wagga SAT 31 AUG - Beer Deluxe, Albury SUN 01 SEP - Village Green, Mulgrave