Wolves In The Throne Room - New Album Nears Completion


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.

Celestial Lineage will end a trilogy of releases which began with Two Hunters (2007), and is segued by Black Cascade (2009), and like both previous albums, will be released via Southern Lord Recordings, with a street date of September 13, 2011 now confirmed. Three songs on the album feature Jessika Kenney's liturgical choir and solo voice, as heard on Two Hunters as well as 2009's Malevolent Grain EP, the album also including orations from Aaron Turner (Isis).

Stated WITTR drummer Aaron Weaver of the writing process for Celestial Lineage: "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 infamous 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. Check out several brand new in-studio photos from these special recording sessions here.

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.

Source: earsplitcompound.com
Band profile: Wolves In The Throne Room
 
Posted: 11.07.2011 by Thryce


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11.07.2011 - 21:27
BitterCOld
Gringo
Weeeeee. looking forward to this one.
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11.07.2011 - 21:38
kaylamacgavin
Yes! cannot wait for some new wolves
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11.07.2011 - 21:46
₣rost Giant
YES! My day just got alot better!
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11.07.2011 - 22:58
Unhealer
Eclecticist
"Besides closing out a trilogy within Wolves In The Throne Room's own annals"

Ok, I'm not a native English speaker and that just sounded weird until I looked for the actual meaning

Really looking forward to this
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12.07.2011 - 00:38
rekkuza-
Oh wow! I would love to hear this!
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The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it- Oscar Wilde
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12.07.2011 - 00:58
Marcus
Doit Like Bernie
Awesome news, especially if it won't be like Black Cascade.
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12.07.2011 - 01:40
Carl Berg
Carl Berg
This I have to hear.
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12.07.2011 - 17:42
InnerSelf
proofread free
Quote:
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.


The album title is great and I loved the detailed description, I can almost hear the music in my ears .
really looking forward to this
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He who is not bold enough
to be stared at from across the abyss
is not bold enough
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15.07.2011 - 22:42
Black Conundrum
It sounds rather interesting. I would love to hear this. Wolves in the Throne Room have a unique presence about them and their music.
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09.08.2011 - 16:16
WolfOfMetal456
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Just recently got their first three. I listened to one song off Diadem Of 12 Stars, and it sounds truly epic. I'll grab this one for sure.
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