The Wolves

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The Wolves
OriginMelbourne, VIC
GenresThrash metal
Years active1995 - 2002
Associated actsThe Berzerker, Damaged, Humonic, Sith, Watchdog Discipline, King Parrot
Past membersAllan Howell
  • Ed Lacey
  • Tamer Lee
  • Jason "V"

Band members

  • Line-up
    • Allan Howell (drums)
    • Ed Lacey (guitar)
    • Jason V (vocals, guitar)
    • Tamer Lee (vocals, bass)

Band information

Formed in late 1995 out of the ashes of cover band Alchemy, The Wolves stormed onto the national metal scene, won a string of coveted support slots, appeared at the Big Day Out and then split before a much anticipated album was ever released.

In 1998 the line-up had consolidated, adding Tamer on bass. In 1999, The Wolves opened for Entombed and Nevermore in Melbourne. THe band gained the attention of Dark Carnival records (an Australian-only offshoot of Roadrunner Records) even without an official release. The Wolves played the 2000 Big Day Out in Melbourne and opened for Slipknot, considerable achievements for a band that had not yet progressed beyond the demo stage.

An album was promised for September 2000, but the release date was pushed back due to the band being unhappy with the result. A last minute withdrawal from 2000’s Metal for the Brain stoked rumours of a split and that the album had been shelved. The band denied this, later reconvening with plans to release the album, although this failed to occur.

The Wolves played a handful of shows in early 2002, but after that disappeared and never played again. The album was never released.

Lee and Howell formed Humonic during their time with The Wolves. Ed Lacey toured as Damaged’s bassist in 2000 and he and Jason were members of the The Berzerker. Ed Lacey was a founding member of King Parrot.