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Deadwolff bringing in new wave of ’80s hard rock to Lethbridge

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Toronto based new wave of hard rock band Deadwollff are taking life easy, at least until they hit the stage, on a  quick tour with Vancouver’s Rebel Priest, which stops by Lethbridge to rock Theoretically Brewing, June 30.

Deadwolff, Tommy Wolffe (Bass. Vocals), Bobby Deuce (Guitar), Angus Pike (Drums)
 play Theoretically Brewing, June 30. Photo by Megan Kay

“We’ve been driving for three days. We’re parked by a river. It’s so  beautiful .The mountains are out of this world,” said laid back bassist/vocalist Thomas Wolffe, noting they were  on their own eastern tour since April.

“We’re very just excited to be playing,” he continued.


 The band includes guitarist/vocalist Bobby Deuce and drummer Bobby Pike.


They are supporting their self titled EP, which they released last year on Los Angeles based label  Metal Assault Records and Toronto based Boonsdale Records, which will also be releasing their full length  record early next year.

“We’ll be playing  a full set. We’ll be playing the EP songs and a handful from the new record. When we go to a show we want to see a show. We don’t want to see a snoozer. So there will be a lot of moving around,” he said.


Deadwolff draws a lot of inspiration of early ’80s hard rock like April Wine and Triumph, though those bands predate Deadwolff by a few years.


“We love Triumph. There was always a lot of tTriumph being played by our parents. We just love ’80s hard rock. We just like the feel of it all and it’s music you can bop your head too,” Wolff said.


 They ’80s feel continues right on down to the physical format they release their music — cassettes.


“All the cassettes  of the EP are sold out. I love cassettes.They’re the simplest format. They’re easier to store than records,” he said.

 A lot of bands are embracing their  inner ’80s child “New Wave of hard rock”  the Wild!, One Bad Son and Glorious Sons.


“ I haven”t heard the Wild!, but I’ll check them out,” he said, adding he also isn’t familiar with One Bad Son.


“ There’s this  Montreal band Lüger that we really like. And I really dug the first Glorious Sons record though they are going for a more radio friendly sound, which is fine,” he said.


 They are excited to tour with Vancouver band Rebel Priest.


“ I reached out to Jayme (Black, Rebel Priest bassist/vocalist) to hit him up for some booking  information and he suggested  we play some shows together, he said.


 He noted the EP was getting a lot of play on college and university radio stations when art was released in 2020 and again now they are on the road supporting it.

“ We’re really thankful to everybody who has played it. We‘re excited to be out supporting it,” he said.

Deadwolff, Rebel Priest and Hell Diablo play Theoretically brewing at  8 p.m., Thursday, June 30. There is a $15 cover  for the show.

— by Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor

Last Updated ( Friday, 01 July 2022 14:05 )  
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