Wolves in the Throne Room

Thrice Woven: Video Preview

The album begins with “Born From the Serpent’s Eye” a true thrashing black metal epic that is bisected with a haunting northern lament sung by Swedish star Anna von Hausswolff. The band worked with metal documentarians Peter Beste and Nico Poalillo to create a video for this track which captures a bonfire-lit performance in the forest near their Olympia compound. More on this very soon, to tide us over, there’s a trailer which hints at what is to come…

“The Old Ones Are With Us” opens with the crackling of a fire and the voice of Steve Von Till (Neurosis) invoking the springtime thaw. It then storms into a dirge inspired by 90’s Finnish doom with lyrics that celebrate Imbolc, the holy day which marks the end of winter and the first stirrings of spring. Figures from Norse mythology intertwine with personal heartbreak and rebirth in the bleak “Angrboda”. The song is named after a frost giantess who birthed Fenrir Wolf, a beast who was destined to destroy the world and murder the gods.

Fenrir Wolf also appears on the cover of Thrice Woven in a painting by Russian occult artist Denis Forkas. Forkas’ obscure medieval painting techniques perfectly compliment the music of Wolves in the Throne Room, you can explore the glimmering painting at the bottom of this post.

A raven’s wings stir the air in the interlude “Mother Owl, Father Ocean”. Anna von Hausswolff returns in a duet with Turkish harpist Zeynep Oyku, forlorn industrial atmospheres haunt the mix, Hausswolff’s lyrics, sung in Swedish, echo over a barren grey seascape. “Fires Roar in the Palace of the Moon” is the classic Cascadian Black Metal epic, the third eye opens to see holy rivers being born from the ice on the tallest peaks, the lyrics offer blessings to the waters of the earth as they flow from the high places to the source of darkness, the ocean.

When the band returned to the road in summer 2016 long-time touring guitar player Kody Keyworth was welcomed as a full member of Wolves in the Throne Room. On Thrice Woven, Kody contributes raven’s screams and some of the most brutal and dark riffs. The live line-up also features Peregrine Somerville (Sadhaka) playing 3rd guitar and Brittany McConnell (Wolvserpent) on keyboards and percussion. The effect of three guitars on stage is mesmerising and reflects the dark psychedelia of the band’s albums. Check out upcoming live dates below…

Upcoming Tour Dates

admat-blue-dateUPCOMING LIVE DATES:

August 3rd – Arad, RO – Dark Bombastic Evening –  Tickets

August 4th – Ljubljana, SL – Kino Siska –  Tickets

August 5th – Katowice, PL – OFF Festival – Tickets

August 6th – Bratislava, SK – Randal Club – Tickets

August 7th – Budapest, HUN – A38 – Tickets

August 9th – Josefov, CZ – Brutal Assault Festival – Tickets

August 11th – Le Locle, CH – Rock Altitude Festival – Tickets

August 12th – Kortrijk, BE – Alcatraz Hard Rock & Metal Festival – Tickets

Beltane 2017 European Tour


WITTR will return to Europe this April & May for the Beltane 2017 European Tour. Our first live shows on the continent since 2012

All dates and ticket links below:

April 18 – Vienna, AT – Arena – tickets
April 19 – Hannover, DE – Cafe Glocksee – tickets
April 20 – Tilburg, NL – Roadburn Festivaltickets
April 21 – Karlsruhe, DE – Dudefest
April 22 – Leipzig, DE – Doom over Leipzig Festivaltickets
April 23 – Koln, DE – Gebäude 9tickets
April 24 – Hamburg, DE – Uebel und Gefährlichtickets
April 25 – Gothenburg, SE – Truckstop Alaska
April 26 – Oslo, NO – Parkteatrettickets
April 27 – Copenhagen, DK – The Grey Hall
April 28 – Berlin, DE – DesertFest – tickets
April 30 – London, UK – Desertfest – tickets
May 2 – Grenoble, FR – L’amperage
May 3 – Winterthur, CH – Gaswerktickets
May 4 – Bologna, IT – Freakout Clubtickets
May 5 – Mezzago, IT – SoloMacellotickets
May 6 – Munich, DE – Feierwerktickets

Drow Elixir to debut at Roadburn Festival

2017 will be a magical year for Wolves In The Throne Room. Firstly, we welcome the inclusion of Kody Keyworth, our longtime touring guitar player, as a full member of our cult.

We will debut our new dark ambient side project Drow Elixir at the Roadburn Festival on Thursday April 20th. Drow Elixir is woven illusions, ethereal projections and sonic manipulations created with archaic techniques.