Philadelphia-native progressive group IN THE PRESENCE OF WOLVES rattled the east coast metal scene with their 2015 full-length release, Thalassas, deftly mixing a bevy of classic progressive rock, modern prog-metal, experimental, post-hardcore and jazz rock influences that have since been unparalleled by any up-and-coming local artist of late. Tight live and recorded performances and mind-boggling technical precision have already pushed IN THE PRESENCE OF WOLVES far beyond the limitations of their contemporaries, and they've only just begun.
IN THE PRESENCE OF WOLVES further improves upon their addictive sonic blend with their upcoming EP, Of Two Minds, Stages 1-2: The Ape and The Cage, a conceptual offering all its own out June 30, 2017. The EP's auditory assault reaches far beyond the confines of ITPOW's experimental predecessors - plainly inspired by the piercing vocal attacks, tasteful theatricality and frantic musical kaleidoscopes pioneered by artists like Rush, Coheed and Cambria, Queen, The Mars Volta and Between The Buried And Me - leaving the listener with something overtly inspired yet fresh and uncharted.
Of Two Minds, Stages 1-2: The Ape and The Cage Track Listing:
1) As We Speak Pt. 1
2) The One Who Fell to Earth
3) White Noise
4) The Ape and the Cage
5) M.U.A. (Manipulation Under Anesthesia)
IN THE PRESENCE OF WOLVES are planning to tour after releasing Of Two Minds, Stages 1-2: The Ape and The Cage, with dates set to be scheduled soon. While the band has already broken out of their local Philadelphia scene of frequented venues such as the TLA, Trocadero, Kung Fu Necktie and The Legendary Dobbs, ITPOW hopes to visit uncharted territory.
Stay tuned for more touring news, new tracks and videos coming soon from IN THE PRESENCE OF WOLVES in anticipation of their upcoming EP release.
IN THE PRESENCE OF WOLVES is:
Chris Capitanio - Lead Guitar
Jim Ellis - Rhythm Guitar
Mason Ingling - Drums
Vini Stamato - Bass, Vocals