Wolves In The Throne Room - More Details About New Album


American band Wolves In The Throne Room has recently revealed more about their upcoming full-length release. The new recordings from the atmospheric black metallers have been confirmed for a 2014 release and will have the title Celestite. Taking a different approach than their previous LPs, Celestite is a completely newly envisioned, parallel-universe version of Celestial Lineage. The upcoming release will also mark another new venture for the duo; the inaugural release on their own new label, Diadem Records.

Album description: "Celestite arises with a whole new, ethereal approach. There are no drums and no vocals. Rather, deep, heavy crystalline synthesizer journeying, Eno-inspired analog processing and arcane acoustic instrumentation expand upon dimensions folded within the universe of Celestial Lineage."

The Weavers explain: "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."

The band says about the label: "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."

You can expect samples of the music created for Celestite as well as the album's cover art, release dates and more in the weeks ahead.

Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Wolves In The Throne Room
 
Posted: 31.01.2014 by BloodTears


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31.01.2014 - 13:29
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
This could be either pretty damn sweet ambient music... Or pretty fucking boring. I'm very curious!
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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31.01.2014 - 13:32
Gothmog_Motsham
As a Dark Ambient fanatic and amateur musician I find this very, VERY interesting! Looking forward to this!
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31.01.2014 - 13:41
mz
Despite my overall interest in experimental music, I don't know what to think about this. Please don't go to " ah ah ...eternal beauty...shoegaze..." approach.
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31.01.2014 - 14:00
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by mz on 31.01.2014 at 13:41

Despite my overall interest in experimental music, I don't know what to think about this. Please don't go to " ah ah ...eternal beauty...shoegaze..." approach.


Well, they won't have any vocals so there won't be any "ah ah" moments at least! I'm hoping for a dronish ambient album, I don't mind if they have some shoegaze but only if they use it just as a spice of sorts.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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31.01.2014 - 14:14
mz
Written by Mr. Doctor on 31.01.2014 at 14:00


Well, they won't have any vocals so there won't be any "ah ah" moments at least! I'm hoping for a dronish ambient album, I don't mind if they have some shoegaze but only if they use it just as a spice of sorts.


yeah my fault sir. I was merely meaning that I'm afraid of possibility of a shoegaze reocord. A drone/ambient album would be good, although I am having doubt that these two guys can do a drone/ambient stuff as good as their black metal. Let's see what happens...
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31.01.2014 - 14:45
Draugen
Eh... I'm very skeptical about this but fingers crossed that it ends up as a positive surprise.
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31.01.2014 - 15:20
Apothecary
PsyCHEdelic
Written by Mr. Doctor on 31.01.2014 at 14:00

I'm hoping for a dronish ambient album, I don't mind if they have some shoegaze but only if they use it just as a spice of sorts.

There were two short ambient tracks on the last album, Rainbow Illness and the other one, that just used a bunch of effects and nature sounds and shit. I'd like to see them dig into some longer tracks within that vein, if those two were any hint as to what they'll be doing in the future, I think I can say I'll be pretty pleased
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Written by RaduP on 14.01.2016 at 02:08

So you're not actually a bearded shaman opening his third eye through music?
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31.01.2014 - 15:22
Apothecary
PsyCHEdelic
The no drums thing bothers me a bit... I hope this will just be in regards to an actual drum kit, and that they won't abandon percussion altogether, because folk percussion instruments always go great with a transcendental, tree-hugger type theme
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Written by RaduP on 14.01.2016 at 02:08

So you're not actually a bearded shaman opening his third eye through music?
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31.01.2014 - 15:52
Chobo_jokeR
I was thrilled to hear they are doing a new album…I was not thrilled to hear what they planned to do with new said album. I loved their ambient tracks on Celestial Lineage, because they were the perfect bridge between songs. I'm skeptical whether an entire album of these ambient tracks will be as impacting as the two on Celestial Lineage. Oh well, they're one of my favourite bands, so I'm not going to abandon them. Could end up being spectacular.
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31.01.2014 - 16:30
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Apothecary on 31.01.2014 at 15:22
The no drums thing bothers me a bit... I hope this will just be in regards to an actual drum kit, and that they won't abandon percussion altogether, because folk percussion instruments always go great with a transcendental, tree-hugger type theme


I don't really mind the lack of drums, maybe it'd get a more floaty atmosphere that way. I'm worried about the length though. Hopefully it won't be too long because it's easy to get bored if not much is going on (even if I'm a fan of drone/ambient). Around 40 minites would be appropriate imo.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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31.01.2014 - 17:50
InnerSelf
proofread free
Btw this is not new material, it's a sort of remake of Celestial Lineage as I understood. I trust that WitTR won't disappoint either way.
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31.01.2014 - 18:15
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
I have a bad feeling about this.
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31.01.2014 - 20:57
Erik M.
Written by Boxcar Willy on 31.01.2014 at 18:15

I have a bad feeling about this.


Have to agree with you, granted you're not being sarcastic.

To me this doesn't sound overly appealing. I love the first two WITTR albums and the last two were good/great as well, but seeing as this isn't new material, as well as the new sound this album will apparently have, I also can't say I'm looking forward to it a lot.
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02.02.2014 - 22:31
Opethian
I want BLACK METAL! Ambient music can get boring and drag on. Fingers crossed. I'm hoping this turns out better then Agallochs new album
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04.02.2014 - 22:20
Kurty Wurty
Amatsu Mikaboshi
Celestial Lineage was my favourite album by them and I LOVED the ambient interludes, so I can completely understand them into much longer extensions. I mean, hey if this is expected to sound more like the interludes and Woodland Cathedral. Then I'm all for it! ...Although I'll be finding it hard to accept the absence of drums and mouth. At least they've told us so beforehand.
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