Wolves In The Throne Room
From: Olympia, WA, United States
Last Known Status: Active
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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...
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.
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
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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
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
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...
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.
Black metal cultivators Wolves in the Throne Room are currently fully immersed in the process of harvesting their next full-length album.
The new album, though still untitled, will be the third Wolves in the Throne Room full-length for Southern Lord Recordings. Aaron and Nathan Weaver, the founding and only full-time members of the band, will collaborate once again with producer/mystic Randall Dunn (Earth, Sunn O))), Boris) who produced the band's "Two Hunters" and "Black Cascade" albums.
This week Aaron Weaver supplied some insight on the creation of the new album by saying, "I got into a daily rhythm of greeting the weak winter sun in the morning, working outside in the rain until midday, then retiring to our studio to work on the music late into the night. I did this nearly every day for two months. Quite a monastic lifestyle actually. I didn't see many people. We were totally lost inside the record. Once the record was conceived from beginning to end, we met with Randall and started to slowly build the tracks at his studio in Seattle. I think that this album will be the best thing that Wolves in the Throne Room has created. We've never been able to devote this much time to writing and recording. It feels like this will be the culmination of everything we've done up to this point."
In addition to the Weaver brothers, the album will also feature vocal contributions from Jessika Kenny, who contributed to the "Two Hunters" album.
More information on the album will be brought forth in the coming weeks, as the band completes the album and prepare for a busy year of Wolves in the Throne Room actions worldwide.
Northwestern metal band WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM has announced an upcoming mini-tour to take place this January, following their previously announced performance with Neurosis and labelmates Black Breath in Seattle on December 30th. Confirmed WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM tour dates are as follows:
12/30/2010 Neumo’s - Seattle, WA w/ Neurosis, Black Breath
01/04/2011 Branx - Portland, OR w/ Druden, Wilderness, thee.casualty.company
01/06/2011 Rickshaw Theatre - Vancouver, BC w/ Ahna, Gyibaaw, Sick, thee.casualty.company
01/07/2011 The Sons of Norway Hall - Victoria, BC w/ Shibboleth, Northern, thee.casualty.company
01/08/2011 Jinx Art Space - Bellingham, WA w/ Druden, Frozen Cloak, thee.casualty.company
01/09/2011 The Loft on Cherry - Olympia, WA w/ Alda, Druden, RVIVR
Cascadian metal act Wolves in the Throne Room is set to return to the live scene later this month. The band has announced a string of European tour dates, kicking off November 24th with a handful of dates throughout Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom, including a date in London with Shrinebuilder. The upcoming Wolves in the Throne Room tour dates are as follows:
11/24/2010 Cassiopeia - Berlin, Germany
11/25/2010 Underground - Koln, Germany
11/26/2010 Club Schocken - Stuttgart, Germany
11/27/2010 Doornroosje - Nijmegen, Netherlands Antilles
11/29/2010 Cluny 2 - Newcastle, UK
11/30/2010 Classic Grand - Glasgow, UK
12/01/2010 Brudenell Social Club - Leeds, UK
12/02/2010 Scala - London, UK w/ Shrinebuilder
12/03/2010 ATP Nightmare Before Christmas Fest - Minehead, UK w/ Neurosis
12/30/2010 Neumos - Seattle, WA w/ Neurosis, Black Breath
Wolves in the Throne Room have just announced thier participation in the "Weekend 1, Nightmare Before Christmas" festival taking place at the Butlins Holiday Centre in Minehead, U.K.
The band was hand selected by industrial post-rockers Godspeed You! Black Emperor along with 40 other diverse acts, ranging from pop acts to black metal bands. The currently annonuced line-up, with more to be announced in the coming days, include:
GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR
"WEIRD AL" YANKOVIC
THE DEAD C
WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM
JOSEPHINE FOSTER (SOLO)
DANIEL HIGGS (LUNGFISH)
BOBAN I MARKO MARKOVIC ORCHESTRA
NACHTMYSTIUM embrace the true spirit of individuality and intolerance forming solely as an outlet to express the dark musical visions and summonings of those involved. A new video trailer based upon the album’s dark visuals can be seen below:
Wolves In The Throne Room has announced headlining European tour dates beginning in May. Their complete tour schedule is as follows:
with EARTH, LORI GOLDSTON:
4/14/2010 The Oak Street Speakeasy - Eugene, OR
4/15/2010 Noctrum - Eureka, CA
4/16/2010 Slim's - San Francisco, CA
4/17/2010 Brookdale Lodge - Santa Cruz, CA
4/19/2010 Ché Café - San Diego, CA
4/20/2010 The EchoPlex - Los Angeles, CA
4/22/2010 Rotture - Portland, OR
4/23/2010 Neumo's - Seattle, WA
4/24/2010 Capitol Theatre - Olympia, WA w/ Mount Eerie, Ô Paon?
Wolves In The Throne Room Headlining European Tour:
5/01/2010 Ragnarok Festival - Rieden, Germany
5/05/2010 K4 - Nurnberg, Germany
5/06/2010 Matrix Club - Prague, Czech Republic
5/07/2010 Friction Festival - Berlin, Germany
5/08/2010 Beatpol - Dresden, Germany
5/10/2010 Durer Kert - Budapest, Hungary
5/11/2010 Channel Zero - Ljubljana, Slovenia
5/12/2010 Szene - Vienna, Austria
5/13/2010 Neudegg Alm - Abtenau, Austria
5/14/2010 Rock Planet - Pinarella di Cervia, Italy
5/15/2010 Koko Club - Castelletto Cervo, Italy
5/16/2010 Le Kab - Geneva, Switzerland
5/17/2010 Jubez - Karlsruhe, France
5/18/2010 Glazart - Paris, France
5/19/2010 AB Club - Brussels, Belgium
5/20/2010 The Fighting Cocks - Kingston, England
5/21/2010 Engine Rooms - Brighton, England
5/22/2010 Hare And Hounds - Birmingham, England
5/23/2010 Islington Mill - Manchester, England
5/24/2010 The Underworld - London, England
5/25/2010 The Croft - Bristol, England
5/27/2010 Trix - Antwerp, Belgium
5/28/2010 Lakei - Helmond, Netherlands
5/29/2010 Tivoli - Utrecht, Netherlands
5/30/2010 Gleis22 - Munster, Germany
5/31/2010 Hafenklang - Hamburg, Germany
6/01/2010 Loppen - Copenhagen, Denmark
6/02/2010 Sticky Fingers - Goteborg, Sweden
6/03/2010 Garage - Oslo, Norway
Chicago metal band NACHTMYSTIUM has announced that their new full-length offering, "Addicts: Black Meddle Pt. II," will be released on June 8th. The album was recorded once again with Sanford Parker (Minsk) at Volume Studios. They have enlisted the talents of Wrest (Leviathan, Lurker of Chalice, Twilight) to record all drum tracks as well as Will Lindsay (Wolves in the Throne Room, Middian) on bass for this new album.
The tracklisting for "Addicts: Black Meddle Pt. II" is as follows:
01. Cry For Help
02. High on Hate
04. No Funeral
05. Then Fires
07. The End Is Eternal
08. Blood Trance Fusion
09. Ruined Life Continuum
10. Every Last Drop More...