20:53 - Erik M. Lex, opinions differ of course. The Key is really one of my favourite DM albums. Maybe you're "one of those people" who likes Thresholds more. I found that one rather boring compared to the debut.
American band Wolves In The Throne Room has recently revealed more about their upcoming full-length release. The new recordings from the atmospheric black metallers have been confirmed for a 2014 release and will have the title Celestite. Taking a different approach than their previous LPs, Celestite is a completely newly envisioned, parallel-universe version of Celestial Lineage. The upcoming release will also mark another new venture for the duo; the inaugural release on their own new label, Diadem Records.
Except for the recent release of their BBC Session 2011 Anno Domini live 12", Wolves In The Throne Room have been keeping a low profile since the conclusion of the world-spanning tour that supported their most recent album Celestial Lineage. Now, word comes that the band, along with producer Randall Dunn, has been quietly cultivating the next chapter in their ongoing musical evolution. While little else is known of the impending recordings at the moment, the brothers Weaver have confirmed that the music is currently in the final stages, being prepared for release in the first quarter of 2014.
While there hasn't been any new material from Wolves In The Throne Room since 2011's Celestial Lineage, the black metal band has just announced an upcoming live release called BBC Session 2011 Anno Domini. On October 21st, 2011, Wolves In The Throne Room recorded two live tracks at the BBC's Maida Vale studios. Now Southern Lord confirms a special vinyl release of these sessions in North America on November 26th, 2013.
US atmospheric black metallers Wolves In The Throne Room have announced the re-release of their second full-length studio album Two Hunters on 180-gram double vinyl. Every detail of the original 2007 Southern Lord release has been maintained in this limited self-released version, which is available for purchase here.
US atmospheric black metallers Wolves In The Throne Room have announced new North American tour dates in January. This special run of new performances will bring the band's final shows in support of Celestial Lineage, released this year, 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.
"Thuja Magus Imperium", a brand-new track from US atmospheric black metal duo Wolves In The Throne Room has been made available for streaming over at Pitchfork.
Another new track, called "Woodland Cathedral", is still available for streaming over at NPR.org.
"Thuja Magus Imperium" and "Woodland Cathedral" come off the band's upcoming new album, entitled Celestial Lineage, which will be released on September 13th via Southern Lord Records. More album details were previously reported over here.
With Wolves In The Throne Room's fourth full-length album, Celestial Lineage, now completed and nearing its September 13, 2011 release date via Southern Lord Records, the band unveil the album's full track listing and album artwork.
After devoting late Winter season to writing and recording, Wolves In The Throne Room are in the final stages of completing their fourth full-length opus of epic, earthen Black Metal ceremony.
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 have confirmed the title of this forthcoming astral black metal document as Celestial Lineage.
The transmutation reaches a new level with the completion of the album. In contrast to the bleakly hypnotic architecture of Black Cascade, the lifespan of Celestial Lineage breathes more expansive and visionary life into the duo's work. The Wolves In The Throne Room trademark long-form approach to arrangement remains intact, but there is a stronger thread of Popul Vuh-inspired underworld synthscapes and star-lit pulse woven with the intertwining guitar figures.
In February Southern Lord will proudly release the vinyl only version of the new Wolves In The Throne Room EP entitled "Malevolent Grain" cover art], featuring two brand new tracks from the Pacific Northwest organic black metallers. Conspiracy Records will offer a limited edition picture disc of the 12″ for Europe, while Southern Lord will release a black 180-gram version worldwide. Additionally the band will press a limited CD version for tour purposes only. The EP features the band's newly designed logo crafted by renowned artist Christophe Szpajdel, designer of black metal band logos for Kult Ov Azazel, Emperor, Moonspell and other international acts.
The third WITTR full-length "Black Cascade" will follow, to be released on March 31st on Southern Lord Records. More info will follow soon on this wholly organic black-drone masterwork. Both the EP and the full-length were recorded to 2-inch tape by Randall Dunn and Mell Dettmer in Seattle this Winter. The new recordings are the first to feature their new guitar player Will Lindsay (Middian) who had previously served as the band's touring bass player, in addition to longtime members, brothers Nathan and Aaron Weaver.