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Wolves In The Throne Room

Formed: 2004
From: Olympia, WA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

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WITTR Adds More Live Shows

Wolves In The Throne Room just added additional performances to an upcoming East Coast tour this September, following the re-issue of debut LP, "Diadem Of 12 Stars."

Since the upcoming WITTR live dates were recently announced, a second show at Brooklyn's Saint Vitus Bar was added, both shows selling out immediately. Due to this, a third NYC show has been added, which will now see the band playing at The Marlin Room at Webster Hall on September 11th. Additionally, WITTR's performance at Pop Montreal has been confirmed, which will see the band joining the likes of The Kills, John Waters, Wally Badarou, Diet Cig, and many more.

9/11/2016 Marlin Room @ Webster Hall - New York, NY
9/12/2016 Saint Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY [SOLD OUT]
9/13/2016 Saint Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY [SOLD OUT]
9/14/2016 Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA
9/15/2016 DC9 - Washington, DC
9/17/2016 Strange Matter - Richmond, VA
9/18/2016 The Earl - Atlanta, GA
9/19/2016 Sisters In Christ - New Orleans, LA
9/20/2016 Barracuda - Austin, TX
9/21/2016 Dada - Dallas, TX
9/22/2016 Riot Room - Lawrence, KS
9/23/2016 Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL
9/24/2016 Lee's Palace - Toronto, ON
9/25/2016 Pop Montreal - Montreal, QC
9/26/2016 Space Gallery - Portland, ME
9/27/2016 Cuisine En Locale - Somerville, MA More...

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WITTR Re-Issuing "Diadem Of 12 Stars"

Pacific Northwest black metal clan Wolves In The Throne Room will proudly re-release 2006's debut album "Diadem Of 12 Stars" through the band's own Artemisia Records in mid-June. This release will precede the band's first East Coast North American dates in five years.

Written almost exclusively in a windowless, black room over the long dark nights of winter 2005, "Diadem Of 12 Stars" was the first official Wolves In The Throne Room release. Re-imagining black metal as an ode to rain storms, wood smoke and the wild energies of the Pacific Northwest, WITTR created a unique melancholic atmosphere.

The "Diadem Of 12 Stars| reissue will be released June 17th on CD, 2xLP, cassette, and all digital formats. Pre-orders are live right here. See the band live on these dates:

9/13/2016 Saint Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY
9/14/2016 Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA
9/15/2016 DC9 - Washington, DC
9/17/2016 Strange Matter - Richmond, VA
9/18/2016 The Earl - Atlanta, GA
9/19/2016 Sisters In Christ - New Orleans, LA
9/20/2016 Barracuda - Austin, TX
9/21/2016 Dada - Dallas, TX
9/22/2016 Riot Room - Lawrence, KS
9/23/2016 Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL
9/24/2016 Lee's Palace - Toronto, ON
9/26/2016 Space Gallery - Portland, ME
9/27/2016 Cuisine En Locale - Somerville, MA More...

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Wolves In The Throne Room Working On Album

It's been two year since the release of Wolves In The Throne Room's ambient/instrumental album "Celestite" (reviewed here).

If you've been itching for more Wolves, you are in luck, as the band is now working on an upcoming album. The group just posted the below image on Instagram along with this caption:

"Rebuilt studio space for writing new #WITTR material. We're in the early stages of creating a new record. Stay tuned, friends." More...

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Wolves In The Throne Room Streams Full Album

One week ahead of its looming release date next Tuesday, July 8th you can hear all of "Celestite," the new instrumental LP from Olympia, Washington's Wolves In The Throne Room. Listen to the tracks at NYTimes.com here.

"Celestite" is a fully synth-composed companion to the 2011-released "Celestial Lineage" LP, and is a far cry from the blackened maelstrom Wolves In The Throne Room typically delivers. Produced by Randall Dunn, the instrumental passages on "Celestite" reflect the tracks of its predecessor in a whole new light, with more than forty-five minutes of rich, otherworldly, synthesizer-constructed works which more resemble a sci-fi/horror soundtrack or meditative musical experience.

You can also see Wolves In The Throne Room live on these dates:

7/11/2014 Capital Theatre Backstage - Olympia, WA w/ Nommo Ogo, D A Terence
7/12/2014 Shakedown - Bellingham, WA w/ Nommo Ogo, A God Or Another
7/13/2014 The Venue - Vancouver, BC w/ Nommo Ogo, Neck Of The Woods
7/14/2014 Crocodile - Seattle, WA w/ Nommo Ogo, TBA
7/15/2014 Star Theatre - Portland, OR w/ Nommo Ogo, Druden
7/17/2014 Slim's - San Francisco, CA w/ Dispirit, Nommo Ogo
7/18/2014 Catalyst Atrium - Santa Cruz, CA w/ Nommo Ogo, Lycus
7/19/2014 TBA - San Diego, CA w/ Nommo Ogo
7/20/2014 Echoplex - Los Angeles, CA w/ Nommo Ogo, Volahn

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WITTR Ditches Black Metal For New Release

Cascadian outfit Wolves In The Throne Room is taking a break from the usual black metal and nearing the release of "Celestite," an instrumental companion to the 2011 "Celestial Lineage" LP.

"Celestite" will see release in North America on July 8th through the band's own newly forged label, Artemisia Records.

Today another track from the release has made its way online. Listen to "Initiation at Neudeg Alm" in the player below, thanks to Noisey.Vice.com. You can also listen to the previously posted track "Celstite Mirror" at this location. More...

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Wolves In The Throne Room Streaming New Track

Cascadian duo Wolves In The Throne Room is gearing up to release "Celestite," the instrumental companion to the 2011 "Celestial Lineage" LP. Check out "Celestite Mirror" in the SoundCloud player below.

With over forty-five minutes of reworked versions of the powerful black metal anthems that surged on "Celestial Lineage," on "Celestite" the band members takes a deeper excursion into the crystalline synthesizer-driven domains that have long intrigued them.

"Celestite" will see release in North America on July 8th through the band's own newly forged label, Artemisia Records, with digipak CD, gatefold LP and digital download editions pending. Pre-orders are now available right here. More...

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Wolves In The Throne Room Reveals Album Details

Earlier this year Wolves In The Throne Room announced the unexpected release of "Celestite," an instrumental, experimental companion record to 2011's "Celestial Lineage."

"Celestite" sees the Wolves take a deeper excursion into the crystalline synthesizer-driven domains that have long intrigued them. With the aid of producer Randall Dunn, the band unearthed a hidden soundscape that is only loosely tethered to its familiar sound.

Today WITTR has confirm the North American release date for "Celestite" as July 8th, 2014, marking the maiden release on the band's new label, Artemisia Records. The track listing is as follows:

1. Turning Ever Towards The Sun
2. Initiation at Neudeg Alm
3. Bridge of Leaves
4. Celestite Mirror
5. Sleeping Golden Storm More...

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New WITTR Album To Contain No Drums Or Vocals

Following the November release of the "BBC Session 2011 Anno Domini" two-track live 12" via Southern Lord, new recordings from Wolves In The Throne Room have been confirmed for a 2014 release.

Following several months of anticipation, the Cascadian black metal clan comprised of brothers Aaron and Nathan Weaver now humbly unveil their impending full-length release, "Celestite." The following press release was issued about the coming album:

"Taking a different approach than their previous LPs, 'Celestite' is a completely newly envisioned, parallel-universe version of Celestial Lineage, the beautifully blackened fourth studio full-length epic Wolves In The Throne Room released via Southern Lord in 2011. Celestite arises with a whole new, ethereal approach. There are no drums and no vocals. Rather, deep, heavy crystalline synthesizer journeying, Eno-inspired analog processing and arcane acoustic instrumentation expand upon dimensions folded within the universe of Celestial Lineage." More...

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Wolves In The Throne Room Recording New Material

Barring the recent release of the "BBC Session 2011 Anno Domini" live 12", Wolves in the Throne Room has been keeping a low profile since the conclusion of the world-spanning tour that supported most recent LP, "Celestial Lineage."

Now, word comes that the band, along with producer Randall Dunn, has been quietly cultivating the next chapter in its ongoing musical evolution. While little else is known of the impending recordings as of now, the brothers Weaver have confirmed that the music is currently in the final stages, being prepared for release in the first quarter of 2014.

An official communiqué on the band's impending 2014 actions will be announced very early in the New Year.

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WITTR Announces BBC Session Release

On Friday, October 21st, 2011 - one month after releasing fourth studio album "Celestial Lineage" - Wolves In The Throne Room recorded two live tracks at the BBC's Maida Vale studios.

Southern Lord now confirms a special vinyl release of these sessions confirmed to hit later this Fall. The following press release was also issued:

"It seems only fitting that Olympia's earthen black metal expanders, Wolves In The Throne Room, would add their name to the roster of acts who have recorded at the Maida Vale studios, the place where the sounds of contemporary and outstanding artists throughout the last century of popular music have been documented for the ages.

"Wolves In The Throne Room's shadow, cast long and eerie from their campfire of the arcane, eclipses the hordes of black metal clones and drones, hewing raw nuggets of inspired music from rich seams of extreme metal and astral vibrations. 'Prayer of Transformation' and 'Thuja Magus Imperium' are the two tracks recorded on that day, taken from their lauded album Celestial Lineage and spanning two sides of vinyl and twenty minutes.

"Entitled 'BBC Session 2011 Anno Domini,' this session is testament to the band's ability to inspire awe with homespun strands of metaphysical ambiance and painstakingly flexed sinews of metal, and is a must for all fans of the band as well as followers of contemporary metal."

Southern Lord will release "BBC Session 2011 Anno Domini" in North America on November 26th, 2013. The track listing is:

1. Prayer of Transformation
2. Thuja Magus Imperium

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Wolves In The Throne Room Comments On Band Status

Following many months of touring throughout 2011 and into 2012 in support of fourth full-length release, "Celestial Lineage," Wolves In The Throne Room this week issue an official statement on the current state of the band as well as some insight on what the future may hold for the brothers Weaver. The group comments:

"After months of journeying we’re settled back into our life at home. Soft, warm breezes, the calls of Ravens and Eagles, the scent of Cedar and Salt Water. The Northwest Summer is a soothing balm to the stresses and strains of the road and the alchemic pressure-cooker of the recording studio. But it has been a great two years for us.

"We are so proud of Celestial Lineage, and our tours in the United States and Europe were inspiring and full of good experiences. Contrary to sensationalist rumor, we have no desire or intention to end Wolves In The Throne Room. It is very possible that future albums will be recorded. Live performances might transpire. But for now, we are reconnecting to hearth and home. More...

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Wolves In The Throne Room Posts Live Clip

Internet video linchpin Metal Injection is hosting an exclusive new live video from Cascadian black metal clan Wolves in the Throne Room today.

The clip is a live performance of the hymn "Ahrimanic Trance" from 2009's "Black Cascade" LP, filmed at a remote outdoor performance in Northfield, Vermont back in September. Check out the "Ahrimanic Trance" live video below.

Wolves in the Throne Room's final North American tour in support of "Celestial Lineage" is set to embark in less than two weeks. The band will have a special cassette version of "Celestial Lineage" as well as the 2009 EP "Malevolent Grain," limited to 500 copies. More...

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Wolves In The Throne Room Reveals New Tour Dates

Following recent tours across North America and Europe this Fall, Olympia, Washington USBM horde Wolves in the Throne Room has just confirmed a new string of West Coast American tour dates for January. This special run of new performances will serve as the band's final stateside shows in support of "Celestial Lineage," and the band is excited to perform alongside a range of acts on the ten-date expedition, including Master Musicians of Bukkake, Mount Eerie, Ash Borer, Worm Oroboros, and Chelsea Wolfe.

Dates are as follows:

1/15/2012 The Venue - Vancouver, BC w/ Druden
1/16/2012 Shakedown - Bellingham, WA w/ Mount Eerie, Druden
1/17/2012 The Crocodile - Seattle, WA w/ Master Musicians of Bukkake
1/19/2012 The Eagles Hall Basement - Olympia, WA w/ Master Musicians of Bukkake
1/21/2012 Nocturnum - Eureka, CA w/ Ash Borer
1/23/2012 Slim's - San Francisco, CA w/ Worm Oroboros, Ash Borer
1/24/2012 *TBA - Santa Cruz
1/26/2012 Echoplex - Los Angeles, CA w/ Chelsea Wolfe
1/27/2012 Che Cafe - San Diego, CA
1/30/2012 Branx - Portland, OR w/ Druden More...

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Wolves In The Throne Room Plays Helsinki

Wednesday was one of the coldest days we’ve had here in Helsinki this fall, and as people lined up outside to see Wolvserpent and Wolves in the Throne Room; their devotion showed as they patiently queued outside. There was an air of mystery as we filtered into the dark venue, and a feeling of relief when one was able to pass through the doors into the dark blue and amber lit room. Still people kept showing up, and fighting winters approach. Just a few minutes after Wolves in the Throne Room had started, rumors were it had sold out. More...

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Wolves In The Throne Room Destroys Philadelphia

When Wolves In The Throne Room entered the tiny stage in the basement of Broad Street Ministry in Philadelphia on Thursday, September 15, a newfound sense of anticipation filled the suffocating air. The room became packed, like a busload of metal heads were suddenly dropped off outside the church just a few minutes prior. The smoke from the stage sucked out the oxygen, giving off a sudden wave of heat that resulted in heavy sweating and panting. The first notes of “Thuja Magus Imperium” echoed through the amps, and what transpired was an hour of gripping black metal that mingled well with the three other acts on the card. More...

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Black Metal: The Shoegaze Wave

Back in 2005, Alcest released a two song EP called “Le Secret,” a gem that eventually would cause a stir in the hornet nest that is the black metal community. If you didn't gather by the title, Alcest is a French band, and one masterminded by front-man Neige. With a strong pedigree in the French black metal scene, Neige was a musician who not only came forward in the 00s with multiple acts in Alcest and Amesoeurs, but also made contributions to essential French albums from the likes of Mortifera and Peste Noire. While Norway and the adjacent Scandinavian realms are often thought of as the wintery fortress of black metal, the French have long held their own with a melancholic and melodic take on the genre including the infamous Les Légions Noires whom you can read about in a previous Metal Underground Sunday Old School article.

So, what was so special about Neige’s little two song EP? Well for one it wasn’t little at all. It was nearly 30 minutes long and an infusion of 90s shoegaze, post-rock, and perfectly distilled black metal. More...

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Wolves In The Throne Room Streaming New Track

Today, Pitchfork Media is hosting a stream of "Thuja Magus Imperium," the opening track from the Wolves in the Throne Room new album "Celestial Lineage." Check out the eleven minute mammoth hymn at this location.

With "Celestial Lineage" set for release via Southern Lord in less than two weeks, Wolves in the Throne Room has already embarked on a tour to promote the new material. Upcoming dates are as follows:

9/01/2011 Reggie’s Rock Club - Chicago, IL
9/02/2011 Rudyard Kipling - Louisville, KY
9/03/2011 The Mockbee - Cincinnati, OH w/ Thou
9/04/2011 Ravari Room - Columbus, OH w/ Thou
9/05/2011 Olde Jamestowne Hall - Saginaw, MI w/ Thou
9/06/2011 Soybomb HQ - Toronto, ON w/ Thou
9/08/2011 Death Church - Montreal, QC w/ Thou
9/09/2011 *outdoor show - Northfield, VT [92 Brooks Road]
9/10/2011 Deering Grange Hall - Portland, ME
9/11/2011 parking lot of 39 Manton Ave - Providence, RI w/ Thou
9/12/2011 The Bell House - Brooklyn, NY w/ Thou
9/14/2011 Death By Audio - Brooklyn, NY w/Thou
9/15/2011 Broad Street Ministry- Philadelphia, PA w/ Megaton Leviathan, Vit, Woe
9/16/2011 Steel City Firehall - Bethlehem, PA w/ Megaton Leviathan
9/17/2011 Strange Matter - Richmond, VA w/ Megaton Leviathan
9/18/2011 Legitimate Business - Greensboro NC w/ Mt. Eerie, Megaton Leviathan
9/20/2011 JD’s - Sheffield, AL w/ Megaton Leviathan
9/21/2011 The Little Hamilton - Nashville, TN w/ Megaton Leviathan
9/22/2011 Club 529 - Atlanta, GA w/ Megaton Leviathan
9/23/2011 The Chop Shop - St Petersburg, FL w/ Megaton Leviathan
9/24/2011 The Farside Collective - Tallahassee, FL w/ Megaton Leviathan
9/25/2011 Nowe Miasto - New Orleans, LA w/ Thou, Megaton Leviathan
9/27/2011 Red 7 - Austin, TX w/ Megaton Leviathan
9/28/2011 Lola’s Saloon - Fort Worth, TX w/ Garuda, Megaton Leviathan
9/30/2011 Rhinoceropolis - Denver, CO
10/01/2011 TBA - Salt Lake City, UT
10/02/2011 Visual Arts Collective - Boise, ID
10/03/2011 New Frontier Outdoors - Tacoma, WA

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Wolves In The Throne Room Streaming New Song

National Public Radio is hosting the public’s first listen to “Woodland Cathedral,” the fifth track off of Cascadian black metal act Wolves in the Throne Room’s upcoming LP, "Celestial Lineage." Tune in here to immerse yourself in the hymn. "Celestial Lineage" is set for release in North America via Southern Lord Recordings on September 13th, 2011. The cover artwork is available at this location.

In related news, Wolves in the Throne Room has expanded and adjusted the band's previously announced first tour in support of "Celestial Lineage," which embarks at the end of August, and will now run into early October. WITTR will be joined by Louisiana sludge-crushers Thou for a solid chunk of the Canadian and Midwest/Northeast U.S. dates, while their brethren in Portland-based Megaton Leviathan will join much of the second segment of the tour. Details are as follows:

8/28/2011 Olympia, WA [check wittr.com for location]
8/31/2011 Minneapolis, MN [check wittr.com for location]
9/01/2011 Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL
9/02/2011 Rudyard Kipling – Louisville, KY
9/03/2011 The Mockbee – Cincinnati, OH w/ Thou
9/04/2011 Ravari Room – Columbus, OH w/ Thou
9/05/2011 Olde Jamestowne Hall – Saginaw, MI w/ Thou
9/06/2011 Soybomb HQ – Toronto, ON w/ Thou
9/08/2011 Death Church – Montreal, QC w/ Thou
9/09/2011 Northfield, VT [check wittr.com for location]
9/10/2011 Deering Grange Hall – Portland, ME
9/11/2011 Parking lot of 39 Manton Ave – Providence, RI w/ Thou
9/12/2011 The Bell House – Brooklyn, NY w/ Thou
9/15/2011 Broad Street Ministries – Philadelphia, PA w/ Megaton Leviathan, Vit, Woe
9/16/2011 Bethlehem, PA [venue disclosed with ticket purchase] w/ Megaton Leviathan
9/17/2011 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA w/ Megaton Leviathan
9/18/2011 Legitimate Business – Greensboro NC w/ Mt. Eerie, Megaton Leviathan
9/20/2011 JD’s – Sheffield, AL w/ Megaton Leviathan
9/21/2011 The Little Hamilton – Nashville, TN w/ Megaton Leviathan
9/22/2011 Club 529 – Atlanta, GA w/ Megaton Leviathan
9/23/2011 The Chop Shop – St Petersburg, FL w/ Megaton Leviathan
9/24/2011 The Farside Collective – Tallahassee, FL w/ Megaton Leviathan
9/25/2011 Nowe Miasto – New Orleans, LA w/ Thou, Megaton Leviathan
9/27/2011 Red 7 – Austin, TX w/ Megaton Leviathan
9/28/2011 Lola’s Saloon – Fort Worth, TX w/ Garuda, Megaton Leviathan
9/30/2011 Rhinoceropolis – Denver, CO
10/01/2011 Salt Lake city, UT [check wittr.com for location]
10/02/2011 Visual Arts Collective – Boise, ID
10/03/2011 New Frontier Outdoors – Tacoma, WA

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Wolves In The Throne Room Reveals New Album Art

Wolves in the Throne Room's fourth full-length album "Celestial Lineage" has been completed and is nearing its September 13th, 2011 release date via Southern Lord Records. The band has now revealed the cover artwork and track listing for the album, which can be viewed below. The cover art for "Celestial Lineage" was created by photographic artist Alison Scarpulla, and the package designed by Aaron Turner (Isis, Twilight, Hydra Head Records). T

1. Thuja Magus Imperium
2. Permanent Changes in Consciousness
3. Subterranean Initiation
4. Rainbow Illness
5. Woodland Cathedral
6. Astral Blood
7. Prayer of Transformation

In celebration of the new album, Wolves in the Throne Room will take to the road throughout North America in several waves to kick off the touring cycle in support of "Celestial Lineage." Dates are as follows: More...

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Wolves In The Throne Room Reveals New Album Title

After devoting the late Winter season to writing and recording, Wolves in the Throne Room is now in the final stages of completing a fourth full-length opus.

For over six months the Weaver brothers, Aaron and Nathan, have been immersed in the painstaking writing and recording process of their newest album, and this week the process is nearly complete, at press time the album in its final mixing stages. The Wolves in the Throne Room clan has confirmed the title of this forthcoming astral black metal document as "Celestial Lineage."

Stated WITTR drummer Aaron Weaver of the writing process for the album: "An ornate constellation of imagery is what that guides the songwriting process. Cedar temples crowned with burnished bronze domes glimpsed in a remote valley. Wild Midsummer bonfires and feasting on roasted flesh. All of the sounds serve to evoke the images that exist in our minds eye. With this record we're going to explore an entirely new palette of sound. We want the instruments to sound like the liturgical music of a cedar cult."

Besides closing out a trilogy within Wolves in the Throne Room's own annals, "Celestial Lineage" also marks the final release to ever be recorded in engineering wizard Randall Dunn's Aleph Studio, the birthplace of a plethora of groundbreaking releases from Earth, Sunn O))), Boris, Cave Singers, Bjork/Omar Souleyman and countless more over the past decade, as well as where the immense tones and energy on WITTR's lauded "Two Hunters" and "Black Cascade" albums were captured.

In support of the album, Wolves in the Throne Room will commence worldwide touring this September, kicking off in the Americas, and eventually engulfing many other regions of the planet through 2012. Stay tuned for final album details and tour dates to be unearthed in the weeks ahead.

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