Swedish Wolverine releases ‘Machina Vida’

Photo (c) Mattias Wigforss

Wolverine’s finished their fifth album, ‘Machina Viva,’ the band’s first record for Sensory Records. ‘Machina Viva’ will see worldwide release on July 8th.

Wolverine’s ‘Machina Viva’ was recorded and produced by the band in various locations throughout Sweden during late 2015 and early 2016, mixed at Spacelab Studio in Germany by Christian ‘Moschus’ Moos (Everon, Haken, Delain, Cloverseeds), and mastered by Grammy Award winning audio engineer Bob Katz. A natural progression from the band’s previous album, Communication Lost, released in 2011 via Candlelight Records, Machina Viva invites the listener into the harmonious yet portentous and sullen musical dimensions of Wolverine with perhaps their most dynamic album to date. From the fourteen-minute epic and powerful ‘The Bedlam Overture’ and the dark electronic landscapes of ‘Machina’, to the naked and organic nature of ‘Pile Of Ash’ and ‘Sheds’, ‘Machina Viva’ is the next step in Wolverine’s explorations in the progressive field. The layout features microbiological photos by Arturo Agostino and cover art by drummer Marcus Losbjer. The CD version carries a bonus cello version of ‘Pile Of Ash’.