New Recordings Penned For 2014 Release
December 21st, 2013
Barring 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 LP, 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 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 WITTR’s impending 2014 actions will be announced very early in the New Year.
WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM’s BBC Session 2011 Anno Domini was released in late November, once again via Southern Lord Recordings, who also unveiled the act’s acclaimed second LP, Two Hunters (2007), the Malevolent Grain EP and Black Cascade LP (2009), and most recently the triumphant Celestial Lineage LP (2011). The BBC 12” contains the massive “Prayer of Transformation” and “Thuja Magus Imperium” — pieces culled from Celestial Lineage and recorded live at the BBC’s storied Maida Vale Studios while WITTR was in the midst of a tour of the UK. While far from a full length LP, BBC Session 2011 Anno Domini served to tide anxious fans over, while new production was still being organized.
Immediately after their 2004 inception, Olympia, Washington’s WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM have been leaders in the forward advancement of American metal, and have since been a worldwide force in pushing the boundaries of the black metal genus into new realms. The band’s trance-inducing delivery of their anthems has been witnessed by fans internationally in the live setting, as WITTR has trekked across most of the habitable continents over the past decade. While they’ve performed at massive festivals including Roadburn, Hell Fest and Roskilde, the band also veers far from the well-trod paths, booking shows at unconventional venues and art spaces in addition to performing in barns, on beaches and in forests, bringing their wholly underground and uncompromising ethos to fruition with their fans.
New information on exactly what WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM will deliver in 2014 will be released early in January.
BBC Session 2011 Anno Domini LP now available
November 19th, 2013
Visit the WITTR webstore to order
Press release courtesy of Earsplit Compound:
On Friday, October 21st, 2011 – one month after releasing their 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. 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.
“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.
BBC Session 2011 Anno Domini Track Listing:
1 Prayer of Transformation
2 Thuja Magus Imperium
Two Hunters Double LP Reissue
July 15th, 2012
Wolves in the Throne Room is proud to announce the re-release of their second full length 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.
* Two, 180 gram vinyl LPs.
* Thick, full color STOUGHTON gatefold tip-on jacket
* Full color printed inner-sleeves for each LP
* Full color LP labels
* Embossed gold foil stamped logo on front cover
Includes an extended intro to “Cleansing,” featuring vocals by Jessika Kenney. Side D features the vinyl-only bonus track “To Reveal” (16:45)
WITTR European 2012 tour dates announced
March 12th, 2012
23/05/12 Utrecht, NI – Tivoli
24/05/12 Brussels, BE – AB Club
25/05/12 London, UK – I’ll Be Your Mirror ATP Festival (Slayer, Sleep, Melvins)
27/05/12 Dortmund, DE – FZW
28/05/12 Lille, FR – L’Aéronef
29/05/12 Nantes, FR – Le Ferrailleur
30/05/12 Toulouse, FR – Saint Des Seins
31/05/12 Barcelona, ES – Primaverasound Festival
01/06/12 Lyon, FR – L’Epicerie Moderne
02/06/12 Innsbruck, AT – Heart of Noise Festival
03/06/12 Torino, IT – Spazio 211
04/06/12 Winterthur, CH – Salzhaus
05/06/12 Leipzig, DE – UT Connewitz
06/06/12 Schorndorf, DE – Club Manufaktur
08/06/12 Porto, PT – Primaverasound Festival
WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM Winter West Coast Tour 2012:
January 12th, 2012
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 Capitol Theatre – Olympia, WA w/ Master Musicians of Bukkake, Broken Water [*new venue]
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 Catalyst Atrium – Santa Cruz, CA
1/26/2012 Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA w/ Chelsea Wolfe
1/27/2012 Che Cafe – San Diego, CA
1/28/2012 Cafe Coda – Chico, CA
1/30/2012 Branx – Portland, OR w/ Druden, Tragedy