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US and European Spring and Summer tour dates

We will be touring extensively through May, June, and July. Several US dates with A Storm of Light and Krallice have been added as well as some European dates.

Seattle, WA, Numo’s – Thu, Jul 23rd 2009
Playing with: Minsk
Additional info: 21+

Portland, OR, Berbatti’s Pan – Wed, Jul 15th 2009
Playing with: Minsk
Additional info: All Ages

San Francisco, CA, Slim’s – Mon, Jul 13th 2009
Playing with: Minsk

Los Angeles, CA, The Knitting Factory – Sun, Jul 12th 2009
Playing with: Minsk
Additional info: All Ages

Pheonix, AZ, The Sets – Fri, Jul 10th 2009
Playing with: Minsk
Additional info: All Ages

Austin, Texas, Emo’s – Mon, Jul 6th 2009
Playing with: Pentagram, Nachtmystium, Outlaw Order
Additional info: All Ages

Oslo, Norway, Garage – Fri, Jul 3rd 2009

Denmark, Roskilde – Thu, Jul 2nd 2009

Berlin, Germany, Knaack – Tue, Jun 30th 2009

Hamburg, Germany, Hafenklang – Mon, Jun 29th 2009

Karlsruhe, Germany, Jubez Dudefest – Sun, Jun 28th 2009

Dessel, Belgium, Graspop – Sat, Jun 27th 2009

Ottensheim, Austria, Oheim Festival – Fri, Jun 26th 2009

Wachenroth, Germany, Suffering Life Festival WarmUp – Thu, Jun 25th 2009

Wuerzburg, Germany, TBA – Thu, Jun 25th 2009

Ljubljana, Slovakia, Gala Hala – Wed, Jun 24th 2009

Clisson, France, Hellfest – Sun, Jun 21st 2009

Frankfurt, Germany, Elfer – Fri, Jun 19th 2009

Salzburg, Austria, Neudegg Alm Sonnenwend Celebration – Thu, Jun 18th 2009

Padova, Italy, Unwound – Wed, Jun 17th 2009

Lyon, France, Le Sonic – Tue, Jun 16th 2009

Bielefeld, Germany, AJZ – Sun, Jun 14th 2009
Playing with: Planks, Long Distance Calling, Blackwvs, Stench Of Styx

Burgum, The Netherlands, Waldrock Festival – Sat, Jun 13th 2009

Austin, TX, Emo’s – Sun, Jun 7th 2009
Playing with: with A Storm of Light and The Roller

Little Rock, Arkansas, Downtown Music – Thu, Jun 4th 2009
Playing with: A Storm of Light and Krallice

Atlanta, Georgia, The Earl – Tue, Jun 2nd 2009
Playing with: A Storm of Light and Krallice

Athens, Georgia, Caledonia – Mon, Jun 1st 2009
Playing with: A Storm of Light and Krallice

Asheville, NC, Emerald Lounge – Sun, May 31st 2009
Playing with: A Storm of Light and Krallice
Additional info: Ages 18 and up.

Johnson City, Tennessee, The Hideaway – Sat, May 30th 2009
Playing with: A Storm of Light and Krallice

Richmond, Virginia, Gallery 5 – Fri, May 29th 2009
Playing with: A Storm of Light, Krallice, and Forensics

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Kung Fu Necktie – Thu, May 28th 2009
Playing with: A Storm of Light and Krallice
Additional info: All ages show at 6:00, 21+ show at 10:00

New York City, New York, The Studio at Webster Hall – Tue, May 26th 2009
Playing with: A Storm of Light and Krallice

Wallingford, Connecticut, American Legion – Mon, May 25th 2009
Playing with: A Storm of Light and Krallice

Providence, Rhode Island, Club Hell – Sun, May 24th 2009
Playing with: A Storm of Light

Baltimore Maryland, Sonar – Sat, May 23rd 2009
Additional info: Maryland Death Fest

Paris, France, Le Nouveau Casino – Sat, May 23rd 2009
Playing with: Enablers, From Monument To Masses, Snowman, Team Ghost

Brooklyn, NY, Europa – Fri, May 22nd 2009
Playing with: A Storm of Light and Thrones

Boston, Massachusetts, Great Scott – Thu, May 21st 2009
Playing with: A Storm of Light and Krallice

Montreal, QC Canada, La Sala Rosa – Tue, May 19th 2009
Playing with: A Storm of Light, Krallice, and Thrones.

Toronto, ON Canada, Wreck Room – Mon, May 18th 2009
Playing with: A Storm of Light, Krallice, and Thrones.

Hamilton, ON Canada, Casbah – Sun, May 17th 2009
Playing with: A Storm of Light and Krallice

Chicago, Illinois, Bottom Lounge – Sat, May 16th 2009
Playing with: A Storm of Light and Krallice

Minneapolis, Minnesota, Triple Rock – Fri, May 15th 2009
Playing with: Krallice

Iowa City, Iowa, The Picador – Thu, May 14th 2009
Playing with: Krallice

Denver, Colorado, Marquis Theatre – Wed, May 13th 2009
Playing with: Krallice

Salt Lake City, Utah, Bar Deluxe – Tue, May 12th 2009

Black Cascade

Black Cascade is now available through our webstore.

It has been five years since Wolves in the Throne Room emerged from the rain-soaked Cascadian underground with a singular musical alchemy. The band’s previous two studio albums, Diadem of Twelve Stars and Two Hunters, in tandem with their incendiary live performances, have unquestionably established the band as a swiftly rising force in the extreme music world.

Their new meditation, cryptically titled Black Cascade, will be released by Southern Lord in the Spring of 2009. With this record Wolves in the Throne Room wholly transcend the limitations of the black metal label to be reborn as an entity entirely unto themselves. The energy conjured by the music is a distinctive manifestation of a personal vision that is not beholden to the rules of any genre.

Black Cascade is characterized by a heavy and powerful analog sound and a deft touch with songwriting and arrangement. The crumbling roar of decidedly old-school tube amps unite with layers of mossy analog synthesizer and cataclysmic percussion. Blazing and crystalline Metal riffs slowly collapse and shift into ritualistic dirges that invoke endless rain falling upon the ancient cedars of the pacific North West. It is as if the instruments are controlled by shadowy and elemental forces of nature rather than three forest-dwellers from Olympia,WA.

This record is an analog monolith that does credit to an intricately layered and ever-shifting psychedelic soundscape churning beneath the unrelenting blast beats and tremolo guitar. Recorded onto 2 inch tape and mixed on a 1973 Neve Console by Producer Randall Dunn (SUNN O))), Earth, Grails), Black Cascade captures the energy of a band who has said that they would prefer that the audience at their concerts would prostrate themselves on the floor and cry.

Intense album photographs, shaped into a lavish eight panel jacket design by Stephen O’Malley, were created by the band deep in the Cascade Mountains. Wolves in the Throne Room do not publish their lyrics, but the images – intricate tableaus of owl-visaged emperors, wraith beings and mysterious sylvan rituals – hint at the shrouded intent of the band. A mythic space is conjured were the everyday is stripped away to reveal something ancient and transcendent.

WINTER EUROPEAN TOUR, new releases…

Wolves in the Throne Room will be touring Europe in January and February of 2009. Please visit the live section for dates. This tour will be in support of our Malevolent Grain e.p. which is being released by Conspiracy Records as a limited edition picture disc. Also new for this tour is Live at Roadburn 2008 12″ record, which also includes a DVD and is being released by Burning World Records. A U.S. tour is in the works and will be announced soon.