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Wolf Counsel - "Initivm"


GENRE: Doom Metal

FORMAT: CD, Digital

LABEL: Counsel Records


ARTIST: Wolf Counsel

COUNTRY: Ireland, Germany, Switzerland


Con Doyle – Vocals
Ralf W. Garcia – Bass, Vocals
Reto Crola – Drums
Andreas Reinhart – Guitars
Ralph Huber – Guitars


In recent times, everyone has wandered dark paths – death, doom and misery have no longer been exclusive to occult spheres and mythical surroundings, they have become a part of everyone's reality. The more present strong and negatively connotated emotions are, the more important it is to canalize them – and let something powerful rise out of the ruins and shattered pieces of one's mind.
The multinational band Wolf Counsel, based in the  gloomy and ever tales-enriching heights of Ireland, are about to channel their anger and troubled senses on their 5th full-length album Initivm, garnished with heavy riffs and diversely vigorous vocals. They have definitely devoted their hearts and souls to give their fans yet again a true masterpiece of haunting harmonies and complex arrangements.

As the band thrives to go deep while still lyrically playing with the topic of death and mythical stories of days long gone, this approach heavily reflects on the album’s first single Farewell. When it comes to explaining the story behind the song more closely, bassist and backing vocalist Ralf W. Garcia, who is also the main songwriter, comments: “The song is about dying and how in certain ways we live through other people’s memories. It’s important to come to terms that none of this is permanent and everyone is going to die and it’s okay for people to move on.”

As the album was written during the lockdown, the fans are probably eager to see what was created behind closed doors. Live shows are definitely what everyone is waiting for – and Wolf Counsel promise to give a stripped down, true old school metal show. They don’t want any nonsense nor artificial images and no compromises. The band has played gigs all across Europe with bands like Procession (SE/CI), Epitaph (IT), The Order of Israfel (SE), Castle SF (US), Year of the Goat (SE), Obelyskkh (DE), Orange Goblin (UK), Dead Witches (UK), Iron Void (UK) and Ahab (DE) and will hopefully add new dates to their route very soon – because those songs just need to be heard live.
They have the power to provide a mass catharsis for everyone attending.

Initivm by Wolf Counsel will be released on September 30th, 2022; available on their website.
Their brand new single Farewell is out now.


01. Healer
02. Torchbearer
03. Ruins
04. Aeons
05. The Old Ways
06. Initivm
07. Raven Dawn
08. On Stranger Shores
09. Farewell