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 a cover band Alchemy, The Wolves stormed onto the national metal scene, but just as things looked like taking off they inexplicably disappeared.

In 1998 the line-up had consolidated, adding Tamer on bass. In 1999, The Wolves opened for Entombed and Nevermore in Melbourne. By this stage the band had gained a reputation as a formidable live band, smashing their way into the live scene, obliterating the status quo, with cut throat performances. So much so, that they started to fill local venues and 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 more rumours began that Jason left (turning up some months later in Melbourne band Sith), the album had been shelved for good and The Wolves would undergo a name change. The band denied this eventually, later reconvening with plans to release the album, although this failed to occur.

The band played a handful of shows in early 2002, but since then has done nothing and has presumably split. Lee and Howell have since released an EP from their band Humonic which they formed after joining The Wolves.

Eddie Lacey was Damaged’s touring bassist in 2000 and he and Jason recorded with The Berzerker. Eddie and Jason were members of the The Berzerker and recorded on the The Berzerker album as well as World of Lies. Jason played on Animosity and Eddie played on The Resurrection.