View Full Version : Wolves In The Throne Room announce new album and record label

01-28-2014, 10:55 AM
Wolves In The Throne Room's new album has been christened “Celestite” and will surface later this year on the groups own new imprint label, Diadem Records. The group paired with producer Randall Dunn (Earth, SUNN O)))) to track the outing, which will include brass and wind instruments. They said of the album:

“To make Celestite, we delved into the subterranean sonics that are buried in the mix of Celestial Lineage. We isolated them, processed them and took this unearthed soundscape as our starting point. Upon this base we recorded an entirely new album. Some melodies from Celestial Lineage are recognizable, but these familiar sounds appear as ghosts, barely tethered to the original compositions.

This new album is an unorthodox foray; a fully instrumental, experimental companion record to Celestial Lineage. We left some work undone with Celestial Lineage. The recording of that album in the Winter of 2011 was a monumental project for us personally, and the creative fire from those recording sessions was still burning. This recording process was an opportunity to journey into our own inner universe to complete that which needed to be completed.”

Speaking of the formation of their new label, they stated:

“Diadem Records is the imprint we created to release Celestite and future albums. Most importantly for us, working on this album has revealed a whole new vein of creative energy for WITTR. Now that the long trip of creating this album is finished, our appetite is whetted for future projects, thus we feel it necessary to pre-empt the inevitable chatter that will accompany the release of this record. Wolves In The Throne Room has not permanently abandoned the guitar and drums! We sense that one day — perhaps sooner, perhaps later — we will be inspired to return to our stacks of amplifiers and cabinets to create new music.”


01-28-2014, 11:47 AM

01-28-2014, 11:49 AM
Sounds interesting to say the least. Would love to see them live again. Last time I saw them was in an alleyway in between two buildings in Providence....

01-28-2014, 05:43 PM

but seriously though, I dunno if I'm that stoked for this. They were quite good on that last tour, but I just can't enjoy the bajillion minute self-important black metal stuff anymore. I need my music to rock out a bit more than I remember Celestial Lineage did (and I imagine Celestite will be even less so).

01-28-2014, 07:22 PM

shut up >:I

can't wait to hear this, especially in a POST-SUNBATHER WORLD

06-25-2014, 06:34 PM
New Wolves in the Throne Room track streaming. "Initiation at Neudeg Alm."


Not sure what to think about this...

06-25-2014, 09:17 PM
So what the hell are they going to be playing live? Only the instrumental stuff??

06-25-2014, 09:22 PM
can't wait to hear this, especially in a POST-SUNBATHER WORLD

how let down can one man be

edit: also that song is bad.

06-25-2014, 09:47 PM
Bizarre. Not a clue what to make of this. I mean, I like the sound, just not coming from this band...

06-26-2014, 02:40 AM
Wolves in the Throne Room has out-hipstered Deafheaven.

06-26-2014, 10:32 AM
Wolves in the Throne Room has out-hipstered Deafheaven.

Yeah. This song is worse than any non-interlude track on Sunbather. A massive feat considering it's Wolves in the Throne Room.

06-26-2014, 10:56 AM
Did anyone check out the 14 minute song that was released a month ago? It's equally as bad.

06-26-2014, 11:03 AM
I've never heard too much of these guys but that song is...wow. It reminds me of...Final Fantasy...:eyes:

I've heard this is a companion album to their last album. Maybe it's one of those things that's meant to be played simultainiously with the last album ala Neurosis' 'Times of Grace' and 'Grace'. That said, I never heard the last album so I have no idea what I'm talking about. Just a thought.

06-26-2014, 11:09 AM
As long as they don't play this material live on their upcoming tour, I'm not upset.

06-26-2014, 12:03 PM
There are so many artists doing dark electronic better that this is almost embarrassing.

06-26-2014, 12:25 PM
There are so many artists doing dark electronic better that this is almost embarrassing.

They should sit down and listen to Geogaddi.

06-26-2014, 12:28 PM
There are so many artists doing dark electronic better that this is almost embarrassing.

Could you name a few? Please.

06-26-2014, 12:45 PM
Could you name a few? Please.


06-26-2014, 01:37 PM
Could you name a few? Please.


Probably the two most hyped names in that scene right now, and for good reason are The Haxan Cloak (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5d8r2nrqlA) and Demdike Stare (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_FEHc5Itv4). Andy Stott (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHweamNAkjY) does an excellent job of making the aesthetic somehow work in an almost dance-hall way while Raime (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=De5s8T1Hnf0) is probably my favorite artist going right now when it comes to creating a sinister, cold atmosphere. If you're into more ambient stuff, Carbon Based Lifeforms (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_8G0zHMuwg) is in my opinion the best thing in that realm going today, Tropic of Cancer (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uMyhMHYLZ4) goes in a direction of adding guitar and drowned out vocals, and if you want something a little closer to "metal", Pharmakon (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YjS7PpdSBk) adds in industrial/noise elements that allow her to be possibly the most visceral live performer today.

07-01-2014, 12:14 PM
Celestite is being streamed by the New York Times ( :barf: ) in its entirety:


07-01-2014, 02:00 PM
I clicked on Celestite with an open mind, but good lord is this a boring album. 90% of it sounds like the EXACT same few notes on a loop. What happened? This is complete drivel.

07-02-2014, 08:17 AM
I kind of like it in a "music to listen to in the background at my desk at work" or "something to put on the ipod to lull myself to sleep at night" kind of way.