Wolves in the Throne Room

WITTR Live at Roadburn 2008 CD/DVD (Import)

The Live CD/DVD version of WITTR live at Roadburn 2008 is now available through the WITTR webstore.

Description from Roadburn Records:

Roadburn Records is proud to present the CD/DVD version of Wolves in the Throne Room’s Live at Roadburn 2008-LP/DVD. Both audio and video were remixed and remastered for this release by Torture Garden Studios in Oss. Also included is new artwork by Richard ‘Robotmonster’ Schouten.

When Wolves in The Throne Room were invited to play the Roadburn festival 2008 nobody expected that they would be one of the main surprises. From the first note till the last the Green Room was packed and in full anticipation of the ferocious mix of ambient sounds and aggressive black metal that the four piece brought to the stage. The band even got asked back to play the Roadburn festival again in 2009. This release captures a band at their peak in audio and video (the DVD is included on the album).

• “When Wolves in the Throne Room were invited to play Roadburn 2008 at the very last minute, nobody expected that they would be one of the major highlights of the festival. Live at Roadburn 2008 captures the band’s ferocious mix of ambient sounds and aggressive black metal in audio and video. (Stonerrock.com)

• The DVD that accompanies the record is also a gem. It’s a filming of the same exact show you have just heard on cd. The DVD is very well-filmed, and not having the opportunity to see these guys live yet, it was very cool seeing them perform. There is also an “extra” on the disc that is sort of an explanation of what the Roadburn festival is. (Encyclopaedia Metallum)

TRACK LISTING

1. Vastness & Sorrow
2. Face In A Night Time Mirror Pt.1
3. Cleansing
4. I Wil Lay Down My Bones Among The Rocks And Roots

Australian tour + select Northwest dates

Wolves in the Throne Room are happy to announce that after a restful hiatus we will embark on a tour of Cascadia in February 2010.

When we returned home after our last long series of journeys we concluded that the options before us were to never tour again or to seize complete control over the way that we tour.

These four concerts will be the debut of our new approach to performance. We will travel with our own powerful sound system and crew of comrades so that we will be able to completely control the energy of any space in which we perform. Our live sound was forged in underground warehouses and in the amphitheatre of the outdoors. We’ll be focusing on these anarchic venues in order to bring about the transformations that we require.

We want to thank all of the people who have supported us over the years, especially the audiences who have connected with our music. We look forward to deepening and strengthening the energy we bring to the stage. These future performances will be the most authentic and fully realized expressions of our Spirit!

US and Australian DATES:

2/10/2010 Rotture – Portland, OR w/ Atriarch, Megaton Leviathan and Chasma
2/11/2010 Black Lodge – Seattle, WA w/ Atriarch, Megaton Leviathan
2/12/2010 Jinx Art Space – Bellingham, WA w/ Megaton Leviathan, Leatherhorn
2/13/2010 Hall of the Woods – Olympia, WA w/ Mount Eerie, Ô Paon

2/18/2010 Fowlers Live – Adelaide, South Australia w/ Agents of Abhorrence
2/19/2010 Brisbane Hotel – Hobart, Tasmania w/ Ruins
2/20/2010 Gaelic Theatre – Sydney, NSW w/ Agents of Abhorrence, Piss Christ, Beyond Terror Beyond Grace
2/21/2010 Arthouse Hotel – Melbourne, Victoria
2/23/2010 ANU Bar – Canberra, ACT
2/24/2010 *TBA – Byron Bay, NSW
2/25/2010 Hi Fi Bar – Brisbane w/ Agents of Abhorrence
2/26/2010 Bald Face Stag – Sydney, NSW w/ Agents of Abhorrence
2/27/2010 Hi Fi Bar – Melbourne, Victoria w/ Agents of Abhorrence
2/28/2010 National Hotel – Geelong, Victoria

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.