It’s been long year for us as a family..
Our club is not a part time thing it’s a lifestyle we live day to day. We have faced so much this year and the lack of updates are due to my own fault.
But no matter what I have carried the Wolf Flag with the pride of Club and Family.
Needless to say we lost some family to life’s Journey
Someone once asked me why are member numbers are so small?
There are so many reasons for this but I believe what gets over looked so much and I’m going out on a limb here…
When you join a Club or Organization it should never be to try and look Cool or for some type Social Status/Attention.
But the first and foremost…
It’s not about what can it for me? its what can I offer to help Elevate my Bothers and Sisters?
This is it in a nutshell we have no secrete agenda, there are no hidden rules.
Were about the Music and Family always…
I really Believe in what we stand for and hope more will see what we try to accomplish.
Be Well Children of the Forest Realm…
SpiritWolf – Creator
Brotherhood of the Wolf Heavy Metal Club
Well 2014 has ended all we can say there was a lot more bad than good in the world , But this is what makes us stronger by carrying on.
On a personal level I see our club grow and shrink at the same time but it shows progress this makes me happy. The people who are still here show that to believe in something positive instead of being popular for no real reason than lip service is its own reward.
I feel proud to call you all my Family and Children of Forest Realm.
The bad part of the year is we have lost so many people we used to think would be here forever. This shows how precious life really is and when it’s over its over for good with no do overs.
Live each day with a smile to start and end your day. Be true to your self and to the ones you love hold them close always.
And with this said I would like to call out to the Metal Community to get behind each other.
At this time we’re separated, selfish and have become decadent.
We can no longer live off the hard work done by others and expect it to not run out of gas.
We need to stand behind every band, every show and really support our scene.
To use a perfect example the reason why the current music trend is so popular and venues want to host them is when they go to a concert or show they stay for the whole event.
When you go see a show and only stay for the band you came to see and leave once they are done is killing the scene.
By doing this you’re cheating your self out of possibly discovering a new band. Also this is not supporting the scene and whats left at the end of the night is a venue or club with a hand full of people.
This goes for bands too who just play their set and bolt after. Not hanging around to support our brothers and sisters in Metal who worked just as hard as you did to get put on the bill is not supporting the scene.
What happens is the club comes up short at the end of the night and the loss of potential revenue from the people who would have purchased drinks or food.
So this dominoes into the club going well I let you have metal shows here and its not profitable so were no longer booking Metal bands.
When this well drys up it’s one less place to see live Metal and everyone is asking why are their no good shows? or saying the scene is dead.
This scene is not dead by any means we just need to feed it. When we do you will see a lot more shows in new places and the bands receive the exposure they deserve. The club will make its profit to pay it’s bills and the promoter. from here they will be able to book future shows.
Also in some cases pay the bands…. this is rare but being paid to play a live feeds the scene because these bands will work harder for you by creating better music and giving you a better show for the fans it was written for.
I love this music with all my heart and soul if we pull together this will awaken the sleeping monster from its overdue slumber…
Here’s to a better year of Metal for you all…
with Love, Honor and Respect Always..
Brotherhood of the Wolf Creator
We are starting to grow and have taken on new family members in Florida, New York, Missouri and by the way things are looking Brotherhood of the Wolf will roam the Great White North soon \,,/
As of today we have gained a Brother and Family Member
Brother Rob Broderick from the Band Prime Evil into the Connecticut pack.
The Tribe list continues to grow with people who want a change in the Metal Scene and have each come up with a tribe name they want to represent what they are about.
Children of the Crimson Moon – California
North Woods Pack – New York
The Dark Shadows Pack – New York
Blood Tears Pack – Las Vegas
Children of the Light – Florida
Keepers of the swamp – Florida
Pride Pack – Missouri
PEND – Connecticut
PEND TBA – Canada
I’m very Proud and Pleased to see this vision I had in a dark time where I became a Martyr for standing up for what our Family Believes in. I am Truly Blessed and Humbled by you all for just Believing.
With Honor and Respect Always,
This has been something I’ve have had to deal with and get past even in my later years.
Many people put stock into this wolf in sheep’s clothing only to discover in the end it’s not really as rewarding as we expected it to be. This is something we unknowingly learned as a child.
How many times did we envy the kid with the new toy, doll, video game or bike?
Or were you the kid with something cool and others flocked to you in admiration?
We felt that overwhelming feeling of acceptance like we were on top of the world and no other feeling would ever come as close, but as we get older the face of it changes and the high it gives us is just as intoxicating as heroin where we want more.
I have caught myself wanting this feeling but understand that as great as it does feel that it needs to be taken stride.
Some of us are deprived of certain human interaction, emotions and social status. When we have a just little taste that’s all it can take to consume us.
Don’t get me wrong there is nothing wrong with this but it can lead to sorrow if you get caught up in it.
The media and along with other self serving individuals make it look so glamorous.
That happiness can only be obtained if you are part of this crowd, dress this way or believe in what they offer is the answer to all for your woes.
Well I’m here to say it’s not true!!! Being an Actor, Musician, Athlete or Socialite is all hype spun by someone who sits on a very high mountain. They know a lot of people are looking for hope or just something to believe in that will love them back to fill that void in their life.
These people are often taken advantaged of or preyed on until they no longer have something to offer. From here they are cast out of the so called Circle that showed them the attention and love they were seeking. This can hurt just as much as losing a loved one and have a dyer outcome.
It’s a very understandable human trait and it’s not a defect.
The best example I could offer is if you planted flower seeds. Water them everyday until they sprout. Once they have grown you stop watering them as often. Now you will notice some will start to wilt but some are still strong.
This comes down to having good roots that will help cope with the lack of water. The ones that wilt need more attention because they do not have strong roots to survive hence the point of what the Circle does to someone.
The fault is with the people who say were here for you until the end and when the end is near you see them fading into the background in your rear view mirror.
Right now there’s so much to be depressed about with the economy the way it is.
We are all looking for that hand to reach down to us in our time of need and pull us to our feet. I’m not saying to not accept it but not be depended on such things that have about the same odds as a $5 slot machine.
This is not the answer to anything but just an overview of what I see happen day in and out. There is nothing wrong with dreaming (I did plenty of this is High School) if it’s in your heart seek it out and make it yours. Just make sure what you seek is something you have passion for. Fight for it as long and as hard you can but understand like all things in life it’s a gamble. And when you gamble always have something to fall back on.
Remember True Friends and Family will be there for you no matter what your status in life is.
I’m writing this just to offer my 2 cents take it for what its worth and it if opens your mind and eyes pass it on.
My only goal is to make an Impact in a good way with words or just sharing a moment with someone.
And to Quote the Great Prophet Bill Hicks
“I left in love, in laughter, and in truth and wherever truth, love and laughter abide, I am there in spirit.”
This is how Leadership is defined
Leadership is “organizing a group of people to achieve a common goal”. The leader may or may not have any formal authority. Students of leadership have produced theories involving traits, situational interaction, function, behavior, power, vision and values, charisma, and intelligence, among others.
On my Birthday this year I went to an event called Paley Fest it was a Q and A for the Sons of Anarchy.
I listen to questions about their show but ended up learning a few things about leadership.
Now their show is based off an MC lifestyle and the rise and fall of members and leaders.
Their main character has now become the President of the club his father built and was murdered with some over tones of the story of Hamlet.
This really hit home for me being in a similar situation.
I created Brotherhood of the Wolf with some of the same values this fictitious club has, but also offer something a little different because we are about.
- Supporting Metal Music scene around the world for both all Male and Female Bands.
- Social Rebellion from what MTV, Record companies and Shady Promoters want to you to listen to.
- Creating sometime positive instead of creating negative vibes. Metal is about Unity and Bonding of a larger Family. Being a badass is kind of played out don’t you think?
These are simple concepts and when combined make a difference in the world.
I learned things you let happen around you can shape you and your club in good and some bad ways. How you act as a leader will be tested everyday in different ways. Depending on how you react a situation will lead you and your family to the Promised Land or down a dark path where there is no redemption.
Mind you no Leader is perfect nor should a Leader think they know better than the next person.
There’s a saying that goes
“A Good Leader will listen with an open heart and head, But a Bad Leader will never know he’s failed you because he will never really listen”
Sometimes life throws so much at a person things just meld together and you can lose focus. I have had this happen many times but I’m still true to what my Heart feels and that is to bring everyone together.
All the work and effort I have given is never self serving. It will always be for All Local Metal Music no matter where my extended Werewolf and Vampire Metal Family resides.
I learn and grow as a Leader everyday and will always remain true Children of Metal.
The Spirit of Metal is in Each of us. Be proud and let it show always because I will…
Spirit Wolf- Creator