Well before Wolfbrigade found themselves undertaking a D-Beat Odyssey, the Swedish crust crew cooked up a handful of full-lengths as Wolfpack. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of their first LP, A New Dawn Fades, Southern Lord Records has announced a wave of reissues.
Described in a press release as "one of the main factors in the renaissance of d-beat driven hardcore punk that ruled the world in the late 1990s and early 2000s," Wolfbrigade's Wolfpack era LPs are due to drop in new vinyl pressings both on their own and as part of a box set on April 15.
This includes 1996's A New Dawn Fades, 1998's Lycanthro Punk and 1999's Allday Hell. The box set adds the Bloodstained Dreams 7-inch from 1996, as well as the Hellhound Warpig vinyl single from 1997.
Pre-orders for any of the Southern Lord represses have yet to go live, but are expected to be up for sale sometime soon.
The band would rebrand in the early '00s, with the first full-length release as Wolfbrigade being 2001's Progression/Regression.
Beyond the upcoming nostalgia trip, which Southern Lord points out is full of "bare-bones intensity" and "political dissatisfaction," its further noted that the current lineup of Wolfbrigade are putting together their next LP, which is expected to be released later in 2016.
Their last album was 2012's Damned.