Today, Danish-Swedish powerhouse VOLA and Mascot Records present a new recording and official music video for “Paper Wolf” in front of the band’s return to North America.
VOLA’s Asger Mygind offers, “We never put boundaries on our songwriting but merely search for a direction that feels unexplored and exciting to us. With ‘Paper Wolf,’ we suddenly found ourselves in a territory where an old-school metal atmosphere crept into our blend of sounds. We liked what we heard and then ran with it at full speed.”
The “Paper Wolf” video was produced by Riivata Visuals (who also produced the band’s videos for “Head Mounted Sideways,” “These Black Claws (feat. SHAHMEN),” and “Straight Lines.” Mygind shares, “With the ‘Paper Wolf’ video we looked to entwine a serious narrative with dark undertones, and ethereal visuals into a captivating experience. Riivata Visuals delivered, and we are overjoyed that we had the chance to work together again after joint previous visual adventures”.
The band continues to break the rules with their effervescent blend of electronic and progressive pop-tinged metal. Having stormed the charts with their 2021 album ‘Witness’ that was mixed & mastered by Jacob Hansen, VOLA continues to take their equal parts melancholic and uplifting live performance to the stage – selling out shows all across the world on their way. After their hugely successful first-ever US Headline tour in November, 2022, the band are hungry to return for more.
The band shares, “We feel very honored, privileged and slightly nervous to return to the USA after the warm welcome we received on our first US run in late 2022 – This time in even bigger venues. It’s always somewhat nerve-wracking to go on tour. Will people be showing up again, or are they finally tired of our musical nonsense? No matter what, we look forward to meeting our fans as that is the most important part of touring for us.”
When it was released, the album ‘Witness’ was a critical smash, surpassing an incredible 22 million streams. The album was lauded with international acclaim from Metal Hammer, Prog Magazine, Distorted Sound and Kerrang Radio & TV in the UK, reaching #7 in the Rock & Metal Album Charts. They were picked up by SiriusXM for multiple tracks and Metal Radio in the US which saw the album reach the Top 20 in the Billboard Current Hard Rock Charts and Top 25 in the Billboard New Artist/Heatseekers Album Chart. Tracks from the album were also added to numerous prominent playlists across Spotify, Amazon and Apple Music.
Tickets can be purchased via https://www.volaband.com/tour/.