Premier new video today for ‘Darkness Often Yields the Brightest Light’

North Carolina upstarts meet hype with triumphant, crushing debut
A crashing force of melody and hardcore… There has been a heavy buzz about To Speak of Wolves.” –AOL NOISECREEP

“Passion and execution make To Speak Of Wolves stand out… I’m almost hesitant to even mention potential with these guys, as this debut is so strong.” –DECOY MUSIC

May 17th, 2010 – With the curiosity of the metal world piqued, red-hot rock upstarts TO SPEAK OF WOLVES take a bite out of the scene with the release of their debut album Myself < Letting Go, on May 18.


Mixed by metal mastermind Jason Suecof (ALL THAT REMAINS, AUGUST BURNS RED, TRIVIUM), Myself < Letting Go careens wildly between brutally bombastic riffage and soaring, arena-worthy choruses. Rick Jacob’s vocals hammer and haunt, vaulting seamlessly from sky-high melodies to visceral screams. Early reviews have affirmed it – TO SPEAK OF WOLVES have lived up the hype, and then some.
“[To Speak of Wolves] have all the tricks down… Expertly produced by the master of high-tech headbanging, Jason Suecof.”ALTERNATIVE PRESS

“Myself < Letting Go is a fantastic record… Everything about this record, from the guitars to the vocals, drums and bass, screams talent.”THE NEW REVIEW

“This thick guitar driven album is sure to please metalcore fans… An extremely well produced debut album and another solid album from yet another excellent Solid State act.”INDIE VISION MUSIC

“A mix of aggressive elements with meandering melody and an uncompromising expression of beliefs… A commendable release.”UNDER THE GUN

“Refreshing … makes you want to stand there, close your eyes, reach your hands for the skies and allow whatever emotion is building up inside you to erupt.” –RICHLAND CHRONICLE

“Fans of the genre will find plenty to enjoy… [To Speak of Wolves] could plausibly create their own sizable shadow” -ROCKFREAKS

In anticipation of the release, the North Carolina five-piece is debuting the video today for lead single “Darkness Often Yields the Brightest Light.” The video was shot earlier this spring by Iron Curtain Media Group. “We wanted something chaotic and desperate-feeling to go along with the meaning of the song, which is about someone losing their confidence and being utterly lost in life,” explains WOLVES drummer Phil Chamberlain. “Iron Curtain Media really did an awesome job capturing that for us. The visual concept is losely based on a fictional turn-of-the-century look and adds to the tone of the video.”
Fans can get a sneak peek of the remainder of Myself < Letting Go during the band’s AOL Listening Party, also held today.
TO SPEAK OF WOLVES just wrapped up a cross-country tour with labelmates BECOMING THE ARCHETYPE, and next set their sights on an album release show in their hometown of Greensboro, NC on Wednesday, May 19 with THE BLED.

With the May 18 release of Myself < Letting Go, WOLVES are taking the next step in an already promising career. “We’re not trying to change the world, but we are trying to leave our mark on it,” says Chamberlain, “and we’d like for that to be a positive one.” So far, so good.

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