Hello and good day, I am posting to get our ban removed and to get us listed here on Encyclopaedia Metallum: The Metal Archives!
Okay where do I start, we are a Metal band from Chicago (there was a couple bands who have stolen our name so that might be part of the problem? not sure)
We do have a physical release and are about to go back into the studio
The first release called EVOLVE is on CD (very high end job custom recycled cardboard 4 panel sleeve with a 12 page booklet including artwork for each song and the words to each.
you can buy it many places here are two
our Official Store: http://www.shopbenchmark.com/ofwolves
and our bandcamp page http://ofwolves.bandcamp.com/album/evolve
here is the first video form our album (filmed shortly after Steve (guitars/vox) bled out and died on his bike, of course he lived but had emergency surgery
and had 60 staples from groin to chest and still played a gig with em in....
here are a couple recommended songs (from reviewers)http://ofwolves.bandcamp.com/track/red-skinshttp://www.reverbnation.com/ofwolves/song/15907410-shit-sandwich-warm-and-stinky-mix
Here it is digital (we have made it free for you to download and check it out if you wish
the download page is here http://ofwolves.bandcamp.com
you can buy additional merch at both locations
We have also had many reviews
that explain who we are and what we do
here are a couple
(excerpts from our Sludgelord review, an interview is coming any day now)
Well here is a loud and pissed off album if I have ever heard one. It's probably the most schizophrenic album I have listened to in a long while now. It's a band very hard to describe. Thrash, Stoner, Sludge without staying into one overall territory. I used to listen to Evolve when I was in a rotten mood. It was the perfect marriage made in hell. Pissed off Sludgelord against these thrashy upstarts.
The riffs come thick and fast and go straight for the kill. They have a playful energy to them. The whole album is over and done with under 29 mins or so. But its an exhilarating rush that feels like a massive kick to the head.
This is a stellar debut album. Absolutely batshit insane, but somehow extremely fluid and focused at the same time. Therapy it is!
I particularly like the way it shifts from that carnage filled grindcore song to that weird folky part. I don’t know why my brain isn’t reacting more dramatically to this… how is this normal? The brain abides man.
It's all done in the best possible DIY taste and that's why I dig this album so much. Of Wolves rightly don't give a fuck what anyone thinks. They are playing music that is meant for one thing. HEAD-BANGING!!!
Actually the album does have some startling lyrics to check out. Mainly the band pissed off at the entire civilized world probably aimed at the Politicians and Big Business. The 11 tracks may have you running for the hills at first but give it time and you will find an album to that is definitely worth checking out.
Check out excellent tracks - The Man, Moot Point, No Loss For Words and Red Skins.
Excellent and Highly Recommended
“Intense” doesn’t even begin to describe “Evolve”, the latest release by Of Wolves. It is truly too weak of a word to use. “Hellacious” would certainly be fitting, as would “ferocious” and “profound”. From the packaging of the CD itself to the raucously heavy and sludgy music, Of Wolves has put out an album that is truly striking in its delivery. With socio-political and religious imagery throughout the cover, booklet, and lyrics, there is definitely no denying that “Evolve” has a plethora of messages to get across....
complete with broken glass and High On Fire-like riffage in parts.....
Geoff Teach of RICM
also here is our Reverbnation page where we are currently at 6 on the Chicago metal chart (it ranges from about 5-9 back and forth over the last month) http://www.reverbnation.com/ofwolves
We hope this proves who we are, what we put out so far and that we are Metal \nn/