We’re Wolves has shared its cover of Linkin Park’s classic hit “One Step Closer.”
The horror rock band has gotten noticed for its viral takes on “Bodies” by Drowning Pool, “Break Stuff” by Limp Bizkit and more. The buzz surrounding the band was propelled further by its debut album of original music, “Evil Things,” released in 2021.
“Linkin Park is one of the most influential bands in our generation,” vocalist AJ Diaferio said. “We have always wanted to pay tribute to them by covering one of their songs. ‘One Step Closer’ was my personal introduction to the band and has always been on my mind when we’ve discussed working on covers. Chester Bennington was and still is an absolute icon. I can speak for all of us when I say upon hearing of his passing we were all individually devastated. It’s been five years since he passed. We felt the time was right to honor the man who had such a huge positive impact on music today. We hope we can make all you Linkin Park fans proud with this cover.”
We’re Wolves is a dark-humored, horror-loving, energetic blend of metal subgenres and hard rock. The band first full-length album, “Evil Things” (Live Metal review), is a diverse collection of songs designed to connect to the sinner in all of us. Based on Dante’s “Divine Comedy,” the album takes the listener on a sonic and lyrics journey through the underworld of hell. The album also contains features from Bryan Kuznitz of Fame on Fire and Spencer Charnas of Ice Nine Kills.
We’re Wolves first burst on to the music scene with a cover of Limp Bizkit’s “Break Stuff,” which garnered a huge response for the band, with over 1.6 million views on YouTube and 675,000 streams on Spotify. The band’s debut single, “Dissonance,” off its EP “The Hunger,” reached over 400,000 streams, landing it on the Spotify editorial “New Core” playlist.
We’re Wolves has continued to please fans of metal and horror alike, with a cover of “Bodies” by Drowning Pool being featured on Spotify’s “Metal Covers” playlist, and a cover of Disturbed’s “Down with the Sickness” has been revered by the original band.
“Evil Things” has garnered buzz from publications including Loudwire, Revolver Magazine and Outburn Magazine. Live Metal placed the record in its top 10 of 2021 and got all the details on the band last year in an interview with Diaferio. Following the album release, We’re Wolves appeared at the Florida horror convention Spooky Empire.
Listen to “Evil Things” on all DSPs, and follow We’re Wolves here for upcoming shows and updates.