MÖRDWÖLF came into being in January of 2011, when singer/songwriter/guitarist Karl Von Heilman III joined forces with drummer Rocco Semeraro, and bassist Vince Padula. The vision was to create stripped down, dangerous, guitar-driven rock n' roll, executed with furious intensity and conviction.

Karl is a long time veteran of the music trade. He has recorded and performed both nationally and internationally for over 15 years in various bands, including: Blasé DeBris, The Erotics, Selfish Needy Creatures, and The Dogs Divine. As a member of Blasé DeBris, Karl toured as a part of the Warped Tour in 2008. Karl has also opened for and toured with countless national acts, including Godsmack, Deftones, Sevendust, W.A.S.P., The Business, and The Supersuckers. Karl’s diverse musical education has seen him excel in the sheer power of raw punk, 70's rock flavored guitar leads, and the dark arts of the metal riff. It is with this background that Karl brings to life the music and lyrics of MÖRDWÖLF.

Rocky and Vince are brothers from the alt-metal band BISHOP, and have a similar musical career spanning 2 decades. In 1999 they performed at the infamous Woodstock Festival, and since then they have toured across the U.S., opening for national acts such as Anthrax, and Disturbed. The two brothers have played together for nearly 20 years, cementing a solid rhythm tightness and groove between the two. Their intense focus with the bass and drums, alongside Karl's powerful guitar riffing and catchy lyrical melodies, is what makes MÖRDWÖLF an undeniable rock n' roll beast.

On the release of MÖRDWÖLF's first full length album 'Machine of War', one can hear the influences of hard rock, heavy metal, and punk. The band released the album themselves in November, Friday the 13th, of 2015, and are currently distributing CD's as well as digital downloads directly through their online store at www.mordwolf.com, as well as through standard outlets such as, iTunes, Amazon.com, and CDBaby.com

"A Misfits meets Alice Cooper styled rampage through some seventies hard rock meets punk. But with added vampires and human sacrifice. As it should be... an enjoyable romp through some raw and ragged rock meets punk, with tunes like ‘Lilith’, ‘The Crimson Cross’, ‘The Deader the Better’ and ‘I Hope You Die’, it's guaranteed to raise a smile wherever white face paint is sold.." ~ Stuart a Hamilton
February 4, 2016

"MÖRDWÖLF have taken a leaf out of the book written by the likes of The Misfits and underlined the part that says "ballots are for idiots"... Solid album of Punky, aggressive and Melodic Metal that is fun to listen to... This is three guys having a good time with big riffs and some rather smart guitar work, mixed in with a decent sense of melody and songs themes that would have Wednesday 13 wetting themselves and cuddling a teddy. Worth a punt if down-and-dirty Horror Punk floats your funeral barge." ~ Allen Holloway
April 2016, issue 74
Fireworks Magazine

General Info

Band Members
Karl Von Heilman III - vocals / guitar, Rocky Semeraro - drums, Vinny Padula - bass
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Albany, NY