Metatron [Meads of Asphodel] has long been involved in the British scene and not wanting to take the Meads into the Pagan Metal realms, the birth of The Wolves of Avalon, was always going to happen. The Wolves of Avalon, are exactly what the suggests, criers of the old British culture long lost in times dark age mists. By drafting in JM to create the music and traditional instrumentalist from other bands, Metatrons vision has finally come to life.
Featuring, Rob Darken [Graveland], Verst [instinct], Roibéard Ó Bogail [Mael-Mordha], Magnus O. Wohlfart [Yggdrasil], Petra Jadrná [Cruadalach], Arvid Vermote [Krigavar],
and Rob Wakefield [Aurora-Project]
The music can be termed, Celtic Pagan Metal that simmers in a doleful, almost tragic atmosphere with sporadic up tempo sections to shed light on the Dark Age tale that writhes within. The concept is of the British Arthurian age much maligned by exaggerated myths and erroneous histories of Britain. The album reflects a period around 500AD, 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.
This is the era of the Germanic and British wars, and the Arthurian defence of our sacred soil was to end in defeat at Camlan. The main essence of the lyrical concept is the great victory over the Germanic invaders, at The Battle of Baddon Hill around 500 AD, [also known as Mons Badonicus] and is as significant as the German defeats of Belleau Wood , Normandy , and Scheldt .