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Dead men​’​s cloaks

from Y Gododdin by The Wolves of Avalon

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    The Wolves of Avalon led by Metatron (The Meads of Asphodel) unleash their fourth album of atmospheric pagan metal 'Y Gododdin' joined by pioneering guests Venom Inc., Taake and Drudkh on a limited run of 500 black & white splatter vinyls.

    Advancing their journey through British history, 'The Wolves' ride with the northern Gododdin to depict the battle of Catraeth, one of the last conflicts of resistance against the Germanic settlers who massacred the Celtic peoples of what was to become England.

    This latest LP sees The Wolves of Avalon once again enlist allies from the Black Metal elite including Tony Dolan (Venom Inc), Hoest (Taake), Wulfstan (Forefather) Nico Millar (Aklash) and Ukranian black metal legend Thurios of Drudkh to battle through five brand new tracks by songsmith James J.M Marinos.

    Also lifted from the album arrives The Wolves of Avalon's first video single 'The shining company (feat. Thurios | Drudkh)' which will be released in November retelling the besieged realms of The Old North.

    The 'Y Gododdin' vinyl and accompanying digital version will be released this November 25th 2022 exclusively through Godreah Records.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Y Gododdin via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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Feat. Wulfstan (Forefather)


Cold, as dead men’s eyes and death is in the air
And here I linger and lie
In a moonlit vale, tears of death we weep

We ride, we ride, with fiery embers in the sky
Ride, we ride, smoke and dust in the murk of doom
Ride, we ride, muted winds of sleet and snow
Ride, we ride, through hollow gales in the valley below

Ride, we ride, snorting mares of dripping woe
Ride, we ride, in dark ravine and ashen dell
Ride, we ride, iron capped and iron heeled
Ride, we ride, pale pennons of dragons red

Iron blades, British soil
Everlake, pagan mist
Riding on, to what must be
The end of all, we claim to be

Moon shines bright on mail and shield
Dead men slain in scalding tears
Ravens glut on horrors dire, men once warm, wilt in fire

Laid to rest in dead men’s cloaks
On burning pyres of ash and oak
Smothered sighs caves entombed
Interred from life the witching yew
Laid to rest in dead men’s cloaks
On burning pyres of ash and oak
Haunts profane where due mists weep
Curled blue flakes into the grave


from Y Gododdin, released November 25, 2022
Metatron: Vocals & lyrics
James J.M Marinos: Guitar, bass, keyboards & clean vocals

Steve Clark: Drums
Nico Millar: Violin
Steve Wallace: Solo & acoustic guitar | Track 5
Mike Lewin: Lead & solos | Tracks 2, 4

Tony 'Demolition' Dolan: Vocals | Track 1
Hoest: Vocals | Track 2
Wulfstan: Vocals | Track 4
Thurios: Vocals | Track 3
V: Vocal & screams from Fernworthy Stone Circle | Track 2

Kurt Miller: Cover art
Jack Cowley: Layout & design

Written, produced and recorded by James J.M Marinos | SkilledSounds
Recorded 2020 - 2021


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