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.