English Celtic pagan metal band, The Wolves of Avalon will soon release its second full-length album, entitled “Boudicca’s Last Stand“. The album will be released on July 2014 (exact release date will be set soon) on CD version via Godreah Records and on digital versions via Sixsixsixmusic. The Wolves of Avalon was created by Metatron, also on The Meads of Asphodel. The band’s debut album, 2011’s “Carrion Crows Over Camlan“, was a concept album dealing with the time of around 500AD. Reflecting on a period that existed after the Romans were recalled to defend their homeland from the Barbarian migrations. The same land hungry hordes that were to engulf the warriors and tribes of Britain. The new album “Boudicca’s Last Stand“, is a smouldering echo from a time when there was no England, Scotland or Wales, only the forest clad isles of Britain. A pagan land of tribal conflict and woad painted warriors, now lost in the corrosive passing of time. The album deals with one of the great British war leaders, Boudicca, a Queen who stood against the might of Rome shortly after the great druid sanctuary of Ynys Môn was ruthlessly destroyed and the very heart of druid culture wiped from the face of the Earth.
Continuing the band’s atmospheric use of flute, mandolin and violins, the band has introduced cello and accordion to enrich the olden age atmospheres further. Lyrically, Metatron’s embodiment of classic verse brings to life flesh tearing slaughter and clamouring battle carnage, interwoven with coarse narratives and a collision of guest vocalists, (including Thurios from Drudkh/ Astrofaes and Hildr Valkyrie from Folkearth), bleeding vociferous angst into the music’s organic soul. The band’s engine room of Alan Davey’s (ex Hawkwind) bass, Steve Clark, percussion and major song smith, guitarist, J. Marinos, hold the multi faceted audio experience together in a typically British sound. The Wolves of Avalon continue the great tradition of British bands, Sabbat and Forefather, as well as Irish cousins Mael Mordha, who all incorporate strong historical themes in their music. You can get a taste of their music by watching the lyric video of the song “Cold as Mouldering Clay” from the upcoming album, or get it for free in their label’s Bandcamp page. ”Boudicca’s Last Stand” wonderful cover artwork and the album tracklist are also unveiled.
1. Famished Wolves Befogged with Blood
2. The Sky Goddess
3 The Dreadful Thirst of Death
4. Bonded by Blood and Sword
5. The Icknield Way Is Dripping with the Juice of Our Marrow-Bones
6. Behold the Feast of the Slaughter Gods
7. The Gorging Glut of Sodden Clay
8. Iceni Queen Unfurl’d in a Tempest of Crows
9. I Walk the Moonless Fens of a Darkling Day
10. Cold as Mouldering Clay
11. Essence (Enslaved cover)