As Cascadian black metal pioneers, WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM, prepare to release their latest LP, Celestite, another single from the expansive album has been unleashed exclusively via Vice Magazine's music portal, Noisey.
A synth-driven companion to their lauded 2011-released Southern Lord LP,Celestial Lineage, the Randall Dunn-produced Celestite LP is a far cry from the expected blackened maelstrom WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM fans are used to experiencing. Void of vocals, guitars and percussion, the instrumental passages on Celestite reflect the tracks of its predecessor in a whole new light, with more than forty-five minutes of rich, otherworldly, synthesizer-constructed works which more resemble a sci-fi/horror soundtrack or meditative musical experience than a metal album. The record's second track, "Initiation at Neudeg Alm" -- the parallel to Celestial Lineage's "Subterranean Initiation" -- provides perhaps some of the more sinister, ominous elements of the Celestite experience with a condensed, dirge-driven and yet still pristine six-minute journey into cerebral realms.
"Initiation at Neudeg Alm" is now playing via Noisey at THIS LOCATION.
Listen to the previously-released "Celestite Mirror" from the LP via Pitchfork HERE.
WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM will systematically release Celestite on their own newly-founded Artemisia Records worldwide on July 8th, on CD, LP and digital formats. Preorders for the record can be found HERE.
Just days subsequent to the album's release, WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM will traverse the West Coast on a nine-date tour. However, while Celestite focuses exclusively on layered, droning ambience, this West Coast tour will feature the band in their anticipated, full-backline black metal form. Their unique and fully devastating delivery will be unleashed onto their fans including older material which they have never performed live. Opening the tour in their hometown of Olympia on July 11th, WITTR will forage through Bellingham, Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Santa Cruz and San Diego before closing down with a final show in Los Angeles on July 20th. Support for WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM on the tour will be provided by Oakland psychedelic noise troupe, Nommo Ogo. Additional support will be provided throughout the tour by D A Terrence, A God Or Another, Druden, Volahn, Lycus and others, including direct support on the San Francisco show by Dispirit.
WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM Celestite Tour 2014:
7/11/2014 Capital Theatre Backstage - Olympia, WA w/ Nommo Ogo, D A Terence [tickets]
7/12/2014 Shakedown - Bellingham, WA w/ Nommo Ogo, A God Or Another [tickets]
7/13/2014 The Venue - Vancouver, BC w/ Nommo Ogo, Neck Of The Woods [tickets]
7/14/2014 Crocodile - Seattle, WA w/ Nommo Ogo, TBA [tickets]
7/15/2014 Star Theatre - Portland, OR w/ Nommo Ogo, Druden [tickets]
7/17/2014 Slim's - San Francisco, CA w/ Dispirit, Nommo Ogo [tickets]
7/18/2014 Catalyst Atrium - Santa Cruz, CA w/ Nommo Ogo, Lycus [tickets]
7/19/2014 Che Café - San Diego, CA w/ Nommo Ogo, TBA [tickets]
7/20/2014 Echoplex - Los Angeles, CA w/ Nommo Ogo, Volahn [tickets]