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Sounds | Wolves in the Throne Room - Twin Mouthed Spring


Ik ga er geen doekjes om winden: de eerste single van Wolves In The Throne Room’s Crypt of Ancestral Knowledge is een parel.


Kernwoorden: cinematisch, dramatisch en geïnspireerd op Keltische mythologie. Met deze prachtige mix van zacht gefluister, diep gegrom, akoestisch gitaargepingel en kenmerkende black metalriffs vult deze Twin Mouthed Spring de leegte op die Agalloch ooit achterliet. Op een videoclip is het nog wachten, maar deze muziek beleef je eigenlijk het best met je ogen dicht.


Crypt of Ancestral Knowledge verschijnt op 29 september 2023 via Relapse Records.


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American black metal overlords WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM announce the Crypt of Ancestral Knowledge EP out September 29. The EP features four new tracks spanning the scope of WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM's cinematic black metal and dark acoustic folk, as well as two atmospheric industrial tracks that take the band into darker sonic territories.


The Crypt of Ancestral Knowledge EP opens with“Beholden to Clan”, a blazing slab of symphonic black metal. Regarding the EP opener, Guitarist Kody Keyworth comments, “Journeying high atop a sacred mountain, the song recalls the importance of the sacrificed king's cycle of rebirth through ancestral hallucinogenic rights of passage. It’s a wild trip. Hail Othila!” Elsewhere, “Twin Mouthed Spring” follows. This new track features vocals and acoustic guitar performed by founding WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM drummer Cedar Serpent who has recently returned to the live stage after a years long hiatus from live performance. He comments, “This song travels to a deep wellspring of passion and creativity. Themes from Celtic Mythology are pulled apart and remade.” Side B of the EP features a different side of the enigmatic band; “Initiates of the White Hart”, an atmospheric industrial interpretation of “Spirit of Lightning”, takes this live-set stalwart into deeper dark psychedelic waters while “Crown of Stone”, a ritual dark ambient piece, connects thematically to “Mountain Magic” the lead track on 2021’s Primordial Arcana."


WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM is:


Nathan Weaver - Lead Vocals/Guitar

Aaron Weaver - Drums/Synth/Voice

Kody Keyworth - Vocals/Guitar




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