Wolves of Winter
Background information
Also known as WOW
Origin Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Genres Desert Rock, Stoner, Doom
Years active 2012-present
Labels NoSlip Records
Associated acts Black Sabbath Alice in Chains Queens of the Stone Age
Website Facebook
Current members Josh McGee
David Weaver
Mike Horn
Band Logo

Wolves of Winter (NoSlip Records) was formed in Phoenix, Arizona in 2012. Their sound features elements of classic metal, desert rock, stoner metal, doom and psychedelic blues.


Wolves of Winter's roots lay in a collection of self-recorded demos that were originally tracked in 2011. Founding member of what would later become Wolves of Winter, Josh McGee (Vocals, Guitar), originally wrote and recorded the bands first ten songs using a simple home recording set up. Shortly after these demos were released online, he began receiving positive feedback and show opportunities in and around the Phoenix metropolitan area. Shortly thereafter, three of the tracks from the original demo were aired on KWSS 93.3 FM Phoenix during the Dave Darin Show. It quickly became clear that the project would be moving forward and a live band would be assembled.

After a couple of initial lineup changes, current members David Weaver (Bass) and Mike Horn (Drums) joined the Band in 2013. With the addition of David and Mike, Wolves of Winter as it is today was formed.

The band quickly released a self titled demo in 2013 featuring the original core material. After its release the band received positive press including a 4.5/5 star review on the Paranoid Music Blog as well as the UK based Chybucca Sounds. The demo also gained traction on the popular music site Bandcamp.

On January 9th, 2016 Wolves of Winter released their self titled debut studio album which was produced by Josh McGee, engineered by Patrick Hogg and mastered by Jeff Harris. The album, initially offered both as a physical CD and digital download was well received by the international stoner rock community and gained positive reviews from popular web zines and blogs like Outlaws of the Sun, The Ripple Effect, More Fuzz, Desert Psychlist, Recyclable Sounds, Metal Jacket Mag, Doomed and Stoned and more.

In march of 2016 Wolves of Winter signed with the Columbus, Georgia based label NoSlip Records. A deluxe 180 gram colored vinyl edition of the debut record is scheduled to be released during the summer of 2017. Four editions will be offered including deluxe OBI and die-hard packages. Three vinyl color variants will be included all featuring a gate-fold jacket with all new interior artwork by David Paul Seymour, poly lined sleeves and 12x12 insert. The metal master was cut using the original high resolution digital masters allowing the record to offer expanded dynamic range and resolution utilizing the 24bit / 88.2kHz studio files. Other bands on NoSlip Records include Wasted Theory, Disenchanter, Lord Vapor, Hellhookah and more.      

Live Performances Edit

Wolves of Winter has performed with quite a few bands in the genre such as Truck Fighters, Mothership, Ruby The Hatchet, Bonehawk, Destroyer of Light, Slow Season, Goya, Mondo Drag, Revolution Mother, Black Pussy, Devil to Pay, Great Electric Quest, Lord Dying, Castle, Fuzz Evil, Powered Wig Machine, Eagle Claw, Old Man Wizard,and many more.            


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Wolves of Winter - Wolves of Winter (2016) (New Full Album)

Albums Edit

Demos Edit



Current MembersEdit


Wolves of Winter (S/T - 2016) Edit

Wolves Of Winter debut S/T album is a very heavy affair that mixes desert rock, fuzz, psych and doom for one exciting ride. Opening track – Astrothoughts – is what you would expect from a band such as Wolves Of Winter. Heavy and hazy psych based riffs with great vocals to match. The one thing that makes Wolves Of Winter such an interesting band is their take on 70s Classic Doom spliced with a more modern Desert/Stoner Rock sound. There are times when the band unleashes a simple trippy riff that gives this album a delicious edge.
The music is brimming with immaculately heavy licks and mastered with an infectiously precise groove. The temperatures are dropping, snow is on the horizon and the Wolves of Winter are on the attack. Prepare for an onslaught of heavy chords, blazing distortion and virulent rhythm as our ears are about to be annihilated with pleasure.
McGee's vocals, clean, warm and melodic, sit perfectly against the heavy riff'n'roll all around them and give the song an almost 60's psych/hard rock feel reminiscent of Randy California's Spirit.

Wolves of Winter DemoEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Paranoid Hitsophrenic 4.5/5
This demo is a hard hitting album with tons of potential, it shows us listeners that there is a confident trio of guys that are serious about making a name for themselves not just around the Phoenix area but as far as the ear can hear.

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