The awakened three-piece beast that is Of Wolves is coming at you from the Chicago area to bring you something spectacular. Not only is this a video release- it’s a 3 part one! Featuring tracks “Clear Cutting”, “Bloodshed” and “Heart in Hand”- this is everything Of Wolves fans have been craving!
We begin with the devastating images of the beautiful forests being destroyed to make room for the plague of the human race. The images are shown with a psychedelic spin to bring forth the overwhelming traumas of the earth. We see images of war, industry, and violence that has been brought forth. Fading into a storm for the break down of the video, and then breaking into a stunning blend of different forest landscapes, colors, and patterns. Things are melting and merging into one; awakening the mind and the soul through visual and musical imagery.
We spoke with Steven, Of Wolves guitar and vocals, about what is to come for their career and what it was like to create this video; you may read that below!
After many ups and downs the album total Balance is finally all ready to go. We are very proud of the finished product and beyond stoked to unleash it to the world! We recorded at Bricktop Recording in Chicago. It was engineered and mixed by Pete Grossman. It is Mastered by Brad Boatright at Audioseige. They all did a completely amazing job and are great guys to work with.
This is the first track from the new upcoming full length album. There will be more details about the release soon. We had not planned on releasing this song as the first track off of the album but Decibel chose it as they were going to release it as the first track from the album for us. When Decibel chose this track, the longest track on the record! We were all a bit surprised. I do all the videos so I was like “oh shit”, this track is three songs (an average video like these can take me 3 or more months as I am super anal and want everything perfect) anyway three songs and they have all different subjects and I have to make them flow together somehow? Then they asked if I could have it in a couple weeks. Haha not possible! So they gave me a couple months, I agreed. Well once it was done they shocked me by saying it was too long!?!?!
Haha figures, that’s how the entire process has been; which is good because it keeps us in our toes and makes the therapy that this band and our music is that much more needed!
So I took it as a message and split it back up into three videos and they chose the first one “Clear Cutting” followed by “Bloodshed” which was released to the public by NCS and finally Sludgelord released “Heart to Hand.” Then we waited a bit and released it as a single online on all streaming & download sites and as the full video as it was intended.
We are also currently working on a couple new songs for a split with the badassery that is Neckbeard Deathcamp. And getting on the road for some summer touring and hopefully some festivals as well. This is the year of wolves. -Steve Sherwood
Over all, this video was a great representation of what is to come for Of Wolves and what has already been. They are making a name for themselves in the doom community with their own unique sound and thought provoking content!
Edited by Samantha Crocker