This heavy metal band was founded in 2012. A string of demos with titles like By the Power Of Crom, Die By The Steel, The Elephant Tower and The Frost Giant's Daughter and Thor followed. Golden Axe in 2013 ended up being the band’s last before two full-length demos simply called Grey Wolf (Chris Maia was now on guitar) and We Are Metalheads. Grey Wolf's album was released on June 18th through Arthorium Records. The CD was entitled Glorious Death and featured a booklet with 16 pages and cover artwork painted in traditional media by French illustrator Nicolas Bournay.
The founder of Grey Wolf, Fabio Paulinelli, who also assumed the roles of bassist, singer and composer announced in early 2017 that the band was ceasing its characteristic multi-member formation and returning to being a one-man studio project, at least for a while. The man had severe tendinitis and would focus more on special performances. Nonetheless, a new album was being composed. Grey Wolf’s The Beginning was a 2017 compilation of material culled from the band’s six demos between 2012 and 2013. During this period the band was an actual group and not a solo project.
GREY WOLF - GLORIOUS DEATH - ARTHORIUM
This Brazilian trio was formed in 2012 and already counts six demos and three full-lengths to its name. Glorious Death is the third full-length and the band lists Conan The Barbarian as its inspiration and as if to prove it Glorious Death features a song called Conan The Liberator. The cover art certainly attests to such influences too as do other images, song titles and lyrics. Main man Fabio "Grey Wolf" Paulinelli handles the vocals and bass duties and the music is heavily influenced by 80's heavy metal with hymn like lyrics a la Manowar. Witness, for example, the title track's chrous that goes 'Take the great sword of steel and face the death ... This is your fate ...Fight with honour and find your glorious end ... Valhalla awaits.' Iron Maiden is unsurprisingly present musically as are the likes of Running Wild. Paulinelli's vocal style is gruff like and not far from Lemmy's, this mostly works for the style and the lyrical content, The music can sometimes seem lightweight but this may be due to the production and a symptom of being a trio. The aforementioned lightweight becomes rather apparent in The Axe Will Rule The Kingdom (King Kull Part II). The song that follows it, The Barbarian, borrows a few riffs from hard rock bands like Dokken to add some more 80's elements. The closer, Cimmeria, forgoes the metal in favour of a hymn for Conan's homeland (called Cimmeria of course). All in all Glorious Death is a solid release and should appeal to fans looking for 'metal warrior' type albums. – Anna Tergel