Holding a Wolf by the Ears

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Holding a Wolf by the Ears
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Studio album by From Autumn to Ashes
Released April 10, 2007
Recorded November 2006
Genre Post-hardcore, emo, screamo
Length 39:52
Label Vagrant
Producer Brian McTernan[1]
From Autumn to Ashes chronology
These Speakers Don't Always Tell the Truth
Holding a Wolf by the Ears
Singles from Holding a Wolf by the Ears
  1. "Pioneers"
    Released: April 6, 2007
  2. "Deth Kult Social Club"
    Released: May 1, 2007
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AbsolutePunk.net (75%) link
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars link
Metal Hammer 7/10 stars
Alternative Press 3.5/5 stars
(sic)shooters 5/6 stars link

Holding a Wolf by the Ears is the fourth studio album by the American post-hardcore band From Autumn to Ashes. It is also the only album without the band's original singer, Ben Perri, as well as the band's first album recorded with Rob Lauritson on 2nd guitar, and their last with Josh Newton on bass.

One track from Holding a Wolf by the Ears was released on December 14, track "Deth Kult Social Club." and later "Everything I Need". The album was released on April 10, 2007 by Vagrant Records. It debuted at number 74 on the U.S. Billboard 200, selling about 10,000 copies in its first week.[2] The track "Daylight Slaving" was chosen as a featured song on the soundtrack to the Madden NFL '08 video game. The song "On the Offensive" was also featured on the Saw IV soundtrack. Music videos were made for the songs "Pioneers" (released before the album) and "Deth Kult Social Club" (released after the album).

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by From Autumn to Ashes. All lyrics by Francis Mark except where noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Deth Kult Social Club"   2:47
2. "On the Offensive" Francis Mark, Mike Schleibaum 2:47
3. "Recounts and Recollections" Mark/Schleibaum 3:02
4. "Daylight Slaving"   3:38
5. "Delusions of Grandeur"   2:58
6. "Sensory Deprivation Adventure"   2:53
7. "Everything I Need" Mark/Schleibaum 3:49
8. "Underpass Tutorial"   3:20
9. "Love It or Left It"   3:13
10. "Travel"   3:01
11. "A Goat In Sheep's Rosary"   3:47
12. "Pioneers"   3:42
Total length: 39:52
Japanese bonus tracks
No. Title Length
13. "Y2K" 3:27
14. "Hang the Mason" 3:54
15. "What Good Is My Virtue" 3:42
iTunes bonus tracks
No. Title Length
13. "Hang the Mason" 3:54
14. "What Good Is My Virtue" 3:42
15. "Y2K" (UK only) 3:27


From Autumn to Ashes
  • Francis Mark – lead vocals, drums
  • Brian Deneeve – guitars, backing vocals
  • Josh Newton – bass, backing vocals
  • Rob Lauritson – guitar
  • Jeff Gretz – drums (credited on album, but does not play on it.)
  • Brian McTernan – audio engineer, audio production, engineer, producer
  • Michael Barbiero – mixing
  • Paul Leavitt – digital editing
  • Eric Kaufman – design, layout
  • George Marino – mastering
  • Francis Mark – cover art/drawing
  • Mike Schleibaum – additional composer


  1. ^ "Holding a Wolf by the Ears - From Autumn to Ashes|Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved February 10, 2015. 
  2. ^ Katie Hasty, "'NOW' Remains No. 1 As Bright Eyes Debuts High", Billboard.com, April 18, 2007.