In The Presence Of Wolves Releases New Music Video For “Storm In A Red Dress”

In The Presence Of Wolves

New Jersey/Philadelphia-local progressive rock/metal group IN THE PRESENCE OF WOLVES have been making waves amongst the local scene, impressing new fans with their tight and energetic live performances and high-skill musicality. Fans of bands ranging from Rush and Yes to Mastodon and The Mars Volta will find something to love with IN THE PRESENCE OF WOLVES.


Today, the band is releasing a brand new music video for their track “Storm in a Red Dress”. Originally imagined with a “short film” style, the director Ryan Beacher was able to shrink down the footage into a four-and-a-half minute music video. The theme of the video relates to the title and concept behind the track – a devilish woman out to cause trouble. Watch it via their YouTube page here:


Guitarist/vocalist Chris Capitanio explains, “Tom (our lead actor) goes out for a night on the town, only to come in contact with a devilish woman in a red dress. Unbeknownst to Tom, she drugs him and leads him on a night he will never remember.”


Capitanio adds, “Our original concept was very different from the final product but the one characteristic that stuck around was that we wanted it to be trippy. Tom (the lead actor) actually came up with the idea of wanting to walk around Philly in a kimono while tripping out and the video stemmed entirely from that concept. It was important to us that video wasn’t super serious. We take our music very seriously but we don’t take ourselves seriously at all. It was a lot of fun to finally explore that part of our personalities and still connect it with our music.”


IN THE PRESENCE OF WOLVES released their debut full-length album, entitled Thalassas, this past December. Members of the press were enthralled upon its release, with Jordan Blum of specifically stating, “Boisterous, beguiling, and highly brave, [Thalassas] is an extremely confident and cohesive slice of intricate instrumentation. It would be an impressive accomplishment for any band, so the fact that this is their first effort is even more remarkable.”


Thalassas Tracklisting:

1. Man of the Times

2. Storm in a Red Dress

3. Hypoxia

4. Palladium

5. Birdsong

6. Thalassas I: The Careless Abandon

7. Thalassas II: What Dwells Below (The Portal)

8. Thalassas III: Back to the Surface


IN THE PRESENCE OF WOLVES will perform several times in the Northeast U.S. later this month and this summer. See below for all confirmed tour dates:

May 30, 2015 – Hammonton, NJ @ St. Martins Church for SADfest

June 13, 2015 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Café

July 16, 2015 – New York, NY@ The Map Room

July 17, 2015 – Philadelphia, PA @ Bull Shooter’s

September 15, 2015 – Philadelphia, PA @ Bull Shooter’s w/ Riverside



IN THE PRESENCE OF WOLVES is a progressive rock/metal band from the South Jersey/Philly area. Established in 2009 and fully realized in 2012, the 4-piece quickly became a staple in the local prog scene and has performed at such esteemed venues as the TLA, Trocadero, Kung Fu Necktie, and The Legendary Dobbs. Musically, the band combines the composition of classic prog-rock with the intensity of modern metal and the finesse of jazz, resulting in a sound that is both music fans of many genres and unique amongst the progressive scene.


“Incredibly humble yet technically adventurous and virtuosic” – Jordan Blum (AXS Contributor)

“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 soundcheck; that is how incredible this band is live.” – Dustin Dellinger (Gashouse Radio)

“Vivacious and thoughtful, both technical and melodic.” – Justin Carlton (The Phantom Tollbooth)



Vini Stamato – Bass/Vocals

Chris Capitanio – Guitar/Vocals

Justin Alexander – Guitar/Vocals

Mason Ingling – Drums/Vocals


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