Swiss doom metal band Wolf Counsel presents their fifth full-length album »Initivm«, available now in digital format
Zürich, Switzerland based doom metal band Wolf Counsel presents their fifth full-length album, »Initivm«, which will be released as limited edition digipak on September 30th, 2022.
05. The Old Ways
07. Raven Dawn
08. On Stranger Shores
Originally a brainchild of the 1990s Wolf Counsel finally came into existence in 2014 when two veteran musicians merged their enthusiasm for monumental low-tuned music and a great appreciation of heavy riffs into a new band. Primarily rooted in the style of late 70s and 80s prototype doom metal their sound quickly developed a very unique and heavy signature drawing influences from everything that’s heavy and slow.
Wolf Counsel’s music has been called “authentic and elegantly classic” by various print and online magazines with comparisons to a “nonstop evoking riffage summoning forth an experimental urge to slaughter a herd of sheep with razor sharp groove and bludgeoning vocal girth” amplified by descriptions like “the craft that has gone into these songs is as immense as the riffs” and “it’s whole vibe is doomed than thou”. Summarised some critics wrote that “Ironclad is the sound of Wolf Counsel reaching their potential very early in their career and it is clear from this album and its songs that they can only go even further from here”.
Even before Wolf Counsel the bandmembers always had a deep interest in the arts of uncompromising spirituality, mysticism and philosophy. These views and ways are strongly reflected in their lyrical and visual expression.
»Initivm« is the 5th album by doom metal band Wolf Counsel and the first album that features new singer Con Doyle.
Drums recorded by Christoph Brandes at Iguana Studio, Freiburg, Germany.
Bass and vocals recorded at Deshure Studio, Cork, Ireland.
Guitars recorded at Miracle Studio, Zürich, Switzerland.
Mixed and mastered by Shauny Cads at Last Light Recordings, Dublin, Ireland, February 2022.
Artwork and layout by Roberto Toderico.
The album is available as digital download & streaming, a limited Digipak CD version of »Initivm« is available via wolfcounsel.net.
Wolf Counsel is:
Con Doyle – Vocals
Ralf W. Garcia – Bass/Vocals
Reto Crola – Drums
Andreas Reinhart – Guitars
Ralph Huber – Guitars
Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well