In the Presence of Wolves is a Progressive Rock band based out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. An idea that had been brewing in the minds of bassist Vini Stamato and guitarist Chris Capitanio since 2009, they wished to do something different from conventional rock and local music; they chose to challenge themselves musically and creatively in a way that is unique to the Philly scene. After a series of setbacks and side projects, the two reconvened and got to work on their music. They embraced the freedom of prog, where they were free to experiment without labels or expectations. Mason Ingling joined as drummer in 2012 followed by Jim Ellis on guitar in 2015 to solidify the current lineup. Now, they’re making waves and unleashing their own brand of rock.
”Progressive and groovy and plenty heavy” – Vince Neilstein (MetalSucks.Net)
“Incredibly humble yet technically adventurous and virtuosic” – Jordan Blum (AXS Contributor, Rebel Noise, Pop Matters)
“A sound that is both music fans of many genres and unique amongst the progressive scene.” – Nikola Savić (Prog Sphere)
“The band’s technical ability and tasteful songwriting is miles ahead of most nationally touring acts.” – Graham Noel (Kill All Music)
“The crowd actually cheered after their sound check; that is how incredible this band is live.” – Dustin Dellinger (Gashouse Radio)
“Vivacious and thoughtful, both technical and melodic.” – Justin Carlton (The Phantom Tollbooth)