Excitement has been growing since WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM announced the unexpected release of Celestite, an instrumental, experimental companion record to 2011’s Celestial Lineage.
Celestite sees the band take a deeper excursion into the crystalline synthesizer-driven domains that have long intrigued them. With the aid of producer Randall Dunn, the band unearthed a hidden soundscape that is only loosely tethered to their familiar sound, yet is still unmistakably the work of WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM. We are pleased to confirm the North American release date for Celestite as July 8th, 2014, marking the maiden release on the band’s new label, Artemisia Records, which will be their outlet for future recordings. The cover art and track listing for the album have now been revealed.
Celestite Track Listing:
1. Turning Ever Towards The Sun
2. Initiation at Neudeg Alm
3. Bridge of Leaves
4. Celestite Mirror
5. Sleeping Golden Storm
Additional information on the creation of the album as well as audio samples will be released in the coming weeks.
WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM will also return to the road this Summer in conjunction with the release of Celestite, with a run of West Coast North American July tour dates just announced and more to follow.
WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM Tour Dates:
7/11/2014 Capital Theatre Backstage – Olympia, WA
7/12/2014 Shakedown – Bellingham, WA
7/13/2014 The Venue – Vancouver, BC
7/14/2014 Crocodile – Seattle, WA
7/15/2014 Star Theatre – Portland, OR
7/17/2014 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
7/18/2014 Catalyst Atrium – Santa Cruz, CA
7/19/2014 Che Café – San Diego, CA
7/20/2014 Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA
Since 2002, over the course of four studio albums and hundreds of live performances, WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM has refracted the transcendent and mythic aspects of black metal through their own idiosyncratic Cascadian prism. The resulting essence is music that is intimately linked to the wild lands of the Pacific Northwest.
Their songs explore the hidden world of magic that one accesses through dreams, visions and music. As the mind altering pulse of the drums merges with seemingly infinite layers of guitar, an ocean-deep psychedelic soundscape coalesces. Time slows down, a portal opens and the blazing metal riffs collapse and shift into a dirge that invokes a misty other-world. In their songs, rain-drenched spectres loom at the edge of the woods. Ancient cedar beings stir beneath their wet moss robes.
In the Autumn of 2011, their work reached a new level of refinement with the release of Celestial Lineage. In contrast to the bleakly hypnotic architecture of 2008’s Black Cascade, or the more orthodox forms of their earlier works, Two Hunters and Diadem of 12 Stars, Celestial Lineage moved into a more expansive and visionary territory.