Aegri Somnia

by Direwolves

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"Formed in 2011 in Lorient, western France, DIREWOLVES rapidly stood out from the pack by combining both the melodic and the heavy aspects of punk hardcore. Their first full-length «Aegri Somnia» not only follows the path of their EP «Me From Myself, To Banish» (2012) but also enhances the spectrum of their sound, browsing through a large range of sub-genres while avoiding their respective clichés. Songs such as "Holy Treason" or "Face The Facts" show the band at their most vehement, colliding unstoppable drumming with heavily metallic-influenced riffs while the end of the record explores more emotionally-charged post-metallic soundscapes. With their constant will to remain straightforward but diversified DIREWOLVES deliver eleven highly epic and passionate anthems, condensing everything you could expect from a great hardcore LP in 2014."

Past Shows:

27.06 Tours - RIIP Fest w/ Alea Jacta Est, Verbal Razors
13.05 Fontenay le Comte w/ Stinky Bollocks @ Blue's Bar
15.05 Srasbourg - Throatruiner Fest w/ Birds in Row, Calvaiire
16.05 Genève - Throatruiner Fest w/ Birds in Row, Elizabeth
17.05 Nantes w/ Birds in Row, Harm Done @ Le Ferrailleur
17.05 Nantes w/ Birds in Row, Harm Done @ Le Ferrailleur
18.06 Montaigu w/ Defeater, Napoleon @ Le Zinor

Spring Tour 2015:

17.04 Le Havre w/ Wank for Peace, Deepthroats @ McDaid's
18.04 Saint Dizier @ Le Nostalgian
19.04 Landau @ Fatal
20.04 Chemnitz w/ Wayste @ AC17
21.04 Liberec w/ Konfront, Voodoo Healers @ Klub Azyl
22.04 Stuttgart w/ Landscapes, The Tidal Sleep @ Juha West
23.04 Berlin - Sleaze breeze fest @ Villa Kuriosum
24.04 Darmstadt w/ Phantom Winter, Ultha @ Oetinger Villa
25.04 Troyes w/ Stinky Bollocks
26.04 Paris w/ Turnstile, No Turning Back, Hightower @ Méca

07.11 Lorient @ O'Flaherty's w/ Harm Done
08.11 Rennes @ Le Gazoline w/ Harm Done Stinky Bollocks
18.04 Brest @ La poudrière w/ Birds in Row, Calvaiire
19.04 Lorient @ Le Manège w/ Birds in Row, Calvaiire

Eurotour 2014 :

03.28 Le Mans (FR) w/ We Are In The Country @ Le Lézard
03.29 Troyes (FR) w/ Anna Sage, Signal to Kill @ Le Chapeau Rouge
03.30 Mannheim (DE) w/ Reason to Care, Sandlotkids @ JUZ
03.31 Erlangen (DE) w/ Dearest @ Selbstverwaltetes Jugendhaus
04.01 Chemnitz (DE) @ Subway To Peter
04.02 Dresden (DE) w/ Reason to care, Sandlotkids @ Lion's Den
04.03 Hamburg (DE) w/ Reason to Care, Sandlotkids @ Rote Flora
04.04 Neubrandenburg (DE) w/ Shid @ AJZ
04.05 Warsaw (PL) w/ Dead Dingo, There is no tomorrow @ Chmury
04.06 Mikolow (PL) w/ Kilku Słowach, Crosshood, Stregesti @ Fraktal
04.07 Krakow (PL) w/ Beaver, Ghostwriter @ Kawiarnia Naukowa
04.08 Jánossomorja @ Patkó Emelet
04.09 Budapest (HU) w/ Wryness, Zen Fascists @ Trafik Club
04.10 Novisad (CS) Eaglehaslanded, Casillas @ DC
04.12 Frankfurt (DE) w/ Souls for Sale @ Essex

25.01.14 Nantes w/ Lasting Values, Stinky Bollocks @ Scène Michelet

EU Tour w/ Calvaiire
13.01.14 Paris w/ Cowards @ La miroiterie
14.01.14 Brussel (BE) @ DNA
15.01.14 Darmstadt (DE) @ Oetinger Villa
16.01.14 Lyon @ Warm Audio
17.01.14 Dijon w/ Carne @ Deep inside
18.01.14 Montpellier w/ Stuntman @ Black Sheep
19.01.14 Tulle @ Maure ou vif
20.01.14 Bordeaux w/ Past @ L'Héretic

02.01.14 Tours w/ Brutality Will Prevail, Pallas @ Hurricane's Pub
30.04.13 Vannes w/ Authority Zero, Fat'n'mean @ L'éloge de la lenteur
20.04.13 Plouhinec w/ Death engine, Dust @ K-fé de la barre
13.04.13 Rennes w/ Stinky Bollocks, New Fury @ Gazoline

UK Tour w/ Svalbard
15.03.13 Salisbury @ Music Box
16.03.13 Leeds @ Royal Park Cellars
17.03.13 Cardiff @ The Full Moon
18.03.13 Portsmouth @ Edge of the Wedge
19.03.13 London @ The Blue Old Last
20.03.13 Worcester @ The Firefly
21.03.13 Bristol @ The Stag and Hounds

08.03.13 Les Hivernautes w/ Dope D.O.D. Loudblast and more
23.01.13 Angers w/ Zapruder, Lapse of Time, Homesick @ Café Latin
25.01.13 Vannes w/ Cult of Luna, Abraham @ L'echonova
19.01.13 Rennes w/ Birds in Row, Tottoro, Pneu @ Le Jardin Moderne
30.11.12 Saint Renan w/ A Thousand Words @ L'Odysée
01.12.12 Limoges w/ Korben Dallas @ Le Zic zinc
03.11.12 Brest w/ Brixton Cats, Night Stalkers @ Brest la Rouge
27.10.12 Lorient w/ ThroughMyEyes, Sparkrow, D. Engine @ Le Galion
29.09.12 Nantes w/ All For Nothing, Crackdown + Guests @ Le Floride
13.10.12 Laval w/ Sport, Discorde @ L'antr2
18.08.12 Motocultor Festival w/ Municipal Waste, Immortal and more
10.08.12 Festival interceltique w/ Sparkrow @ Le Galion
04.08.12 Festival interceltique w/ Sparkrow @ Pub Gabriel
01.07.12 The Beach Girls and the C’heñlc’h Monster @ Nevez
16.05.12 Rennes w/ Birds in Row, Calvaiire @ La Paillote
17.05.12 Le Mans w/ Burning Bright, IAAC, NDSVR @ Le Lezard
18.05.12 Laval w/ Wake the Dead, WAITC, Discorde @ Le Queen's bar
19.05.12 Tours w/ The New Fury @ Le Canadien Cafe
25.05.12 Hennebont w/ Lasting Values @ Le Kreisker
26.05.12 Boulogne sur Mer w/ Confusion @ Barock l'Horloge
05.04.12 Vannes w/ Sons of O'Flaherty @ Le Servan's
13.03.12 Nantes w/ Bane, Cruel Hand, Rotting Out @ Le Férailleur
10.03.12 Lorient w/ Nine Eleven, I am a Curse @ Le Galion
09.03.12 Brest w/ Nine Eleven, I am a Curse @ Espace Leo Ferré
16.12.11 La Copechagnière w/ Wank for Peace @ Bar La Chope
17.12.11 Nantes w/ Raindance + No Solution @ Le Live Bar
18.12.11 Tours w/ I Am a Curse, Wank for Peace @ Hurricanes Pub
19.12.11 Lorient w/ Police Truck, The Night Stalkers @ Le Galion
27.11.11 Angers w/ Fights and Fires + No Opinion @ Le Café Latin
26.11.11 Vannes w/ Police Truck @ Le Servan's
19.11.11 Brest w/ Myciaa @ Espace Leo Ferré
15.10.11 Lorient w/ Alea Jacta Est, Lasting Values @ Le Galion


released March 31, 2014

Out March 31th on LP/CD via Throatruiner Records -

Drums recorded by Amaury Sauvé at La Senelle, Laval
Guitars, bass and vocals recorded by Direwolves in Lorient
Mixed by Guillaume Doussaud at Swan Sound Studio, Caen
Mastered by Nick Zampiello at New Alliance East, Boston
Additional vocals on "Keep It Clear" and "Endless Tragedies" by Quentin Sauvé
Additional drums and percussion by Amaury Sauvé
Design by Fortifem



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Track Name: Insights
See the world as it's for real.
See it's fucking naked cold and plain.
No truth or beauty and everything

Is inner egocentric struggle
Against the clarity of the void,
Against the « I am left alone » see, the world
Is a pictureless mirror.

That you thought would reflect
Something we all expect
Track Name: The blindness that keeps you warm
You expected sense,
You found a meaningless shape.
You expected love
You found out that we're all dead.

There's nothing here but absence,
Nothing but the moment when you realize
Feelings all sound fake,

The moment you can't feel,
Everything has gone,
All blinded by our own personal quest.

And now that passion fooled you,
Nothing remains.

Sorrow fools you,nothing remains.
Folly fooled you,you bet you could see sense,
When there has never ever been.
Track Name: Holy treason
You bet you could see sense,
When there has never ever been.

It gives you the deceiving need,
The holy treason,
The profound belief
That something ever mattered,
That somebody ever cared.

Watching landscapes
Til you realize you just stare at the window screen
And you didn't even notice all the dirt on it.

You were just staring at a screen,
The tainted foolish one,
Of your own fooled spirit,

Through a filter,a poisonous need,
The happy treason,the profound belief
That something mattered.
Track Name: Echoed In Vain
Then what seemed important,
What was sheer life to you,
You try to hang on to,
Your feet on the edges of a plain,
Flat and colourless reality.

Colours deceived you and only void remains.

At first you imagine,
That belief is worth fighting for.
This is insane,
You'll endlessly be lying,
To a never dying world,

Which sways his arms
Desperately searching for a sense
With no substance.

A world with no substance
Which carries a bottomless
Bucket in which
The cries they shout
Will always be unheard,
A burden echoed in vain.
Track Name: Sighs And Whisper
Who should I be questionning when
There will be no god left ?
Where will my thoughts go, if no destination ?

If no one to answer ?
If nothing to refer to, no poetry no arts
No design and no goal ?

Shall I always remain quiet
Or dumb with my mind running fast ?
No catharsis allowed.

A thousand horses unchained,
locked up in a dull circus.
And yet the voice remains

It will never be screaming
Again, never be yelling again.

Always remain.

An insidious whisper that's filling up the vase
with constant certainty.
And yet the voice remains,

Whispering there's no hope,
Whispering there's no love,
Whispering there's no joy,
Whispering : « kill em all ! »
Track Name: The liar's choice
In cold reality,
Where all seems replaced
By an endless expectation,
Even the voice sounds blank,

Even the questions are factitious.
Which one would you prefer :
Living useless pale and duh,
Or making an obscene choice,

A choice that dont matter,
With no stakes anyway ?

This is the liars choice,
The coward destiny.
Selfishness wakes you at night
When nightmares tell no lies,
When you're too tired to ignore,
That your decay is coming soon,
Track Name: Face the facts
And I'll be there
When you open your eyes,
Onto the lies you spread before,

And you'll be forced to admit,

Before your familly and friends,
That the love you were feeling for yourself,

Has rotted the presents you offered,
That the real face you hid so deep,

They never had the chance to see.
Track Name: Light it up
When will you tell everyone they're wrong ?
Like million brainwashed dummies
With their arms stretched forward

Searching for a light to switch on
In a blazing darkness ?

Though I see no light, and then I try
In vain, my fight known as insane.

Convince myself of good,
Though I cant feel no warmth
Convince myself I can climb
Up the well again
Track Name: Keep it clear
The world being swallowed
By the lies we all believed,

Every second collapses during obvious eternity.
I make a choice with no flavour,
I put my trust in no saviour,

I'll be pretending night and day
That I believe in what they see,
That they're right when they all fancy.

O brothers, Id'like to scream
That when all sense is lost,
when no answer remains
Questions stuck in your throat,

One last thing highlights
Our lost humanity.

- I will keep speaking
Until you shut my mouth
I will keep asking
After the gavel's stroke
I don't need listeners,
I don't need answers
I keep my prayers for me,
I keep my conscience clear.

And when the world
Comes to an end,
When there's no one to cheer you up,
When the smile that you forgot,
Comes to enlight your frozen lips,

Then don't be scared
Track Name: Endless tragedies
Relieve them from the pain,
Soothe anxiety,
Fight for the end of pain,
Of endless tragedies.

Avoid to sink the world
In such a suffering,
To choke with the routine
Of lacking empathy.

Serenity for all,
Anxiety for me.
Plenitude for all,
Deep breach inside of me.

I'm the one who dig your dirt
Rubbing salt in your wounds
Cause your smiles will stay fake
And your lives will stay shit,
Your heads will fall
Before your masks
So I can finally find some peace

A breach I'll cover up with joy,
I'll cover up with hope.
I'll cover up with love.

I'm done with love