Swedish progressive band Wolverine was formed in 1995 by vocalist Stefan Zell and drummer Marcus Losbjer. Initially the band was all about death metal, but they soon allowed a more melodic approach to influence their heavy sound. Since the release of their first EP (Fervent Dream) in 1999, Wolverine has pushed out of the metal-boundaries and evolved through inventiveness and explorative ambition, now incorporating a wider spectrum of musical elements into their own progressive sound. Today Wolverine are Per Henriksson (keyboards), Marcus Losbjer (drums), Thomas Jansson (bass), Jonas Jonsson (guitars) and Stefan Zell (vocals).

Wolverine was the first band on the bill of the first edition of the ProgPower festival (Europe) in 1999. Since then the band has performed at that festival several times with great acclaim. In 2006 the band did a short UK tour supporting Anathema. Wolverine's first US appearance was at the ProgPower USA festival in 2013. Besides playing a regular heavy set on the main stage of the festival, a special stripped down set was also performed to an overwhelming response.

This year Machina Viva will be released. The album is a natural progression from their last album Communication Lost, inviting the listener into the melodic yet dark and moody world of Wolverine. Machina Viva is perhaps the band's most dynamic album to date; from the 14-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.

Machina Viva was recorded and produced by Wolverine on various locations in Sweden during autumn and winter 2015/2016. The album was mixed at Spacelab Studio (Germany) by Christian "Moschus" Moos (Everon, Haken, Delain, Cloverseeds), and mastered by Grammy Award winning audio engineer Bob Katz.

Jane Helf

Per Henriksson

"You may not end up where you thought you were going but you will always end up where you were meant to be"

Joshua Insanus

Thomas Jansson

"Orthodoxy is the grave of intelligence"

Bertrand Russell
Joshua Insanus

Jonas Jonsson

"Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive."

Elbert Hubbard
Joshua Insanus

Marcus Losbjer

"We make our purpose"

Carl Sagan
John Doe

Stefan Zell

"I'd rather die on my feet, than live on my knees"

Emiliano Zapata


Machina Viva (2016)

"...a sheer magical delight from start to finish."

9.75 out of 10 (The Man Of Much Metal, June 2016)

"Machina Viva, without a doubt, is Wolverine at their best."

9 out of 10 (The Prog Mind, June 2016)

Communication Lost (2011)

"...Any weak link is at all difficult to find on the album..."

9/10 (Sweden Rock Magazine, May 2011)

"...this fourth piece of art from these Swedes has a purifying effect. This is a top notch album from the very first note to the last one..."

96/100 (Lords of Metal, June 2011)

Still (2006)

" of the finest metal albums of 2006 just dropped..."

KKKKK (Kerrang, June 2006)

"...Wolverine, however, penetrates the heart and mind and clutches the soul with its intimacy and passion..."

5 of 5 (, May 2006)

Cold Light Of Monday (2003)

"...musicianship and production are top-notch throughout..."

9 of 10 (DPRP, 2003)

"...comparable with the World's best in their field..."

(The, 2003)

The Window Purpose (2001)

"Album of the month, January 2002"

(Aardschok magazine)

"...this is progressive metal at its best..."

9,5 of 10 and album of the month March 2005(, March 2005)

Fervent Dream EP (1999)

"If these guys can keep up being this original, they will be one of the important players in the field in the next millennium"

8,5 out of 10 (DPRP, 1999)

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