Alpha Wolf

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Alpha Wolf
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Background information
OriginBurnie, TAS
GenresMetalcore, Deathcore
Years active2013 - present
LabelsGreyscale, Sharptone
Associated actsEarthender
MembersSabian Lynch, John Arnold, Scottie Simpson, Mitch Fogarty, Lochie Keogh
Past membersHayden Dargavel, Lloyd Hornidge, Jackson Arnold, Aidan Ellaz

Band members

  • Current line-up
    • Sabian Lynch (guitar)
    • John Arnold (bass, vocals)
    • Scottie Simpson (guitar)
    • Mitch Fogarty (drums)
    • Lochie Keogh (vocals)
  • Former members
    • Aidan Ellaz (vocals) 2016 - 2018
    • Jackson Arnold (drums) 2013 - 2017
    • Lloyd Hornidge (guitar) 2015 - 2016
    • Hayden Dargavel (bass) 2013 - 2015

Band information

Alpha Wolf formed as a deathcore band in Burnie, Tasmania in 2013 as Sabian Lynch on guitar, John Arnold on vocals, Jackson Arnold drumming and Hayden Dargavel on bass. The band released a debut EP in 2014 and relocated to Melboure, after which Dargavel left the band. Scottie Simpson replaced him on bass and Lloyd Hornidge was added as a second guitarist but after another EP Hornidge also left and Simpson switched to guitar. John Arnold moved to bass and Aidan Ellaz joined Alpha Wolf as vocalist.

Alpha Wolf toured with bands like Polaris and signed to Greyscale Records for the release of their debut Mono which came out in July 2017. Mono reached #29 on the ARIA album chart and Alpha Wolf was set to open at Melbourne's Download festival in March 2018 as part of their national tour. Before the festival show and two dates out from the end of the tour, allegations of sexual assault were levelled at Ellas and he was instantly fired from the band, which then went on hiatus for almost a year. Alpha Wolf returned in June 2018 with former Earthender vocalist Lochie Keogh and new permanent drummer Mitch Fogarty. The band's next release was the Fault EP in April 2019, followed by the second album a quiet place to die in late 2020 after national touring with Polaris. The album was nominated for the ARIA for Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album in 2021. In early 2022 Alpha Wolf appeared at Unify Gathering. Another tour with Polaris was held off until mid-2022 and then immediately followed by their own national dates with Fit For a King. After that they toured the US with ERRA before a headline tour of their own in September.

Discography

Albums:

2017 Mono Greyscale
2020 a quiet place to die Greyscale

Singles:

2014 Death Bringer Independent
2014 I Am; Horror Independent
2014 Deadwing Independent
2015 Dark Soul Independent
2016 Nail Biter Independent
2017 #104 Greyscale
2017 Golden Fate; Gut Ache Greyscale
2017 Ward of the State Greyscale
2017 Golden Fate; Water Break Greyscale
2018 Black Mamba Greyscale
2018 No Name Greyscale
2019 Sub Zero Greyscale
2019 Russian Roulette Greyscale
2020 Akudama Greyscale
2020 Creep Greyscale
2020 Bleed 4 You Greyscale

EPs:

2014 Origin Independent
2018 Fault Greyscale

Split:

2022 The Lost and the Longing (split with Holding Absence) Greyscale