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Is this how it's meant to be?

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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Knee deep in a river of tears
Wading through the fading years
In light of hope... it disappears
Is this how it’s meant to be?

I remember everything
But who is left to remember me?
Sitting on a stranger’s grave
Is this how it’s meant to be?

Watching high the spin of the coin
Falling heads & we grow old
Falling tales & we die young
Is this how it’s meant to be?

Desolations drooping wings
Death, the destroyer pale
The reapers scythe drips in blood
Through thunder, rain and hail
Sundering soul and flesh
Sacrifice, smoking
Phantoms weep
Death smitten
Iron crowns, turn to rust

As crows gather for the dead
Under battle clouds
As crows gather for the dead
Under battle clouds

On the roll of a loaded dice
With the spin of a broken wheel
The moon above leaks though the sky
We are moths with wings alight
Is this how it’s meant to be?

We’re fighting with our brothers
Our fathers land, accept your destiny
And after I left long ago
Remember where you walked before
Long after I’m deceased
Long after I’m deceased


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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