– Originally a brainchild of the 1990s WOLF COUNSEL finally came into existence in 2014 when two veteran musicians merged their enthusiasm for...Read Biography
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, Sludge and Metal their sound quickly developed a very unique and heavy signature drawing influences from everything that's HEAVY and SLOW.
In January 2015 the debut album "Vol. I - Wolf Counsel" was released digitally, on vinyl LP and CD by Counsel Records and Dead Center Productions.
The second album "IRONCLAD" was written and preproduced throughout 2015 - finally recorded at Hell's Kitchen- and Little Creek Studio. Produced, mixed and mastered by V.O. Pulver for a worldwide release in September 2016 via Czar Of Crickets Productions/Plastic Head Distribution.
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.
- "Vol. I - Wolf Counsel" (January 2015), Counsel Records/Dead Center Productions
- "Ironclad" (September 2016), Czar Of Bullets/Plastic Head
WOLF COUNSEL is
Ralf W. Garcia - Bass/Vocals
Reto Crola - Drums
André Mathieu - Guitars
Ralph Huber - Guitars