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The shining company

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. Thurios (Drudkh)


Riding through the night, the shining company
Riding ‘Neath the sky, battle hound behind
Come the gathering, drinking horns of mead
The feast of brotherhood, northern high kings

Desolate days, shame and sorrow
Grave sods crumble, for the morrow
A winter wind, foredoomed we ride
Under the dragon, standard high

Into woodland winds, to realms of silent death
Baleful chaos rise, amid enkindled rage
Pallid hue of death, a mirthful end awaits
We go to our end below, the eternal abyss untrod

Shrilling arrows descend
Bestow the mangled dead
War gods guide our souls
Foredoomed we ride ahead
Life is made for sorrow
Leading to the tomb
In wretched war we wallow
To fade into the gloom

Under whispering stars
The shining company
Crimson torrents will flow
Through blood
Ravens soaring above
The shining company
Lighting swift our steeds


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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