I am! I am! I am! I absolutely love Wolves In The Throne Room and I have been anticipating new material like a follow-up to the Super Mario Bros movie that came out in the ’90s. Of course, one of these things will never see the light of day because critics thought it was the worst abomination to ever have cost 48 million dollars. Well, good thing that this post isn’t about Super Mario Bros, It’s about Wolves In The Fucking Throne Room. Straight from the press release:
For over six months the Weaver brothers, Aaron and Nathan, have been immersed in the painstaking writing and recording process of their newest album, and this week the process is nearly complete, at press time the album in its final mixing stages. The WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM clan have confirmed the title of this forthcoming astral black metal document as Celestial Lineage.
The transmutation reaches a new level with the completion of the album. In contrast to the bleakly hypnotic architecture of Black Cascade, the lifespan of Celestial Lineage breathes more expansive and visionary life into the duo’s work. The WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM trademark long-form approach to arrangement remains intact, but there is a stronger thread of Popul Vuh-inspired underworld synthscapes and star-lit pulse woven with the intertwining guitar figures. Celestial Lineage will end a trilogy of releases which began with Two Hunters (2007), and is segued by Black Cascade (2009), and like both previous albums, will be released via Southern Lord Recordings, with a street date of September 13, 2011 now confirmed. Three songs on the album feature Jessika Kenney’s liturgical choir and solo voice, as heard on Two Hunters as well as 2009’s Malevolent Grain EP, the album also including orations from Aaron Turner (Isis).
So we have a title, a due date and a cameo by Aaron Turner. Well, this is making my balls wet already. It’s also been said that the band will be touring through the America’s in support of Celestial Lineage and eventually working their way to other corners of the world. Maybe I will finally get to see them, because that would rock hard. So keep your eyes peeled, Celestial Lineage drops on September 13th via Southern Lord Records and will surely devastate all!
~R. Gnarly//Dig It or Die.