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Wolves In The Throne Room – share “Spirit of Lightning” official visualizer taken from “Primordial Arcana”

Author Arto Mäenpää - 8.7.2021

Two decades into their journey as ritualistic black metal conjurers, Wolves In The Throne Room have emerged from the forest with “Primordial Arcana”, their most majestic album to date, and their first release via Century Media Records (outside of USA and Canada) and Relapse Records (USA and Canada) out August 20th.

After releasing a first taste with “Mountain Magick” in June the band has just launched “Spirit of Lightning” including a special visualizer that is diving deeper into the aesthetics of “Primordial Arcana”. Yet again the clip was produced by Wolves In The Throne Room:

“’Spirit of Lightning’ returns briefly to the earthly plane as a tribute to the human connections forged in music. Metal is a community that’s bonded together through music and spirituality. This song is an homage to that community, that brotherhood and the virtues that can be espoused through it—going all the way back to the progenitors of the genre.”

– Wolves In The Throne Room

“Primordial Arcana” is the band’s first completely self-contained work: In addition to composition and performance, brothers Aaron and Nathan Weaver alongside guitarist Kody Keyworth handled all aspects of recording, producing and mixing at their own Owl Lodge Studios in the woods of Washington state.

“Primordial Arcana” is out August 20 via Century Media Records outside of USA/Canada and available in the following formats with the Ltd. Gatefold 2LP & LP-Booklet & Poster variants being cut to 45rpm and coming with an additional track, “Skyclad Passage”. The first vinyl colours are sold out already, so don’t sleep on getting one.

Wolves In The Throne Room’s new album title “Primordial Arcana” is a reference to the band’s ongoing reach back to the most ancient, archetypal energies.

Leadoff track “Mountain Magick” sets the august tone with alpine guitar melodies cresting skyward in triumph. “Spirit of Lightning” returns briefly to the earthly plane as a tribute to the human connections forged in music. Meanwhile, “Primal Chasm (Gift of Fire)” is an explosion of cosmic grandeur, a symphonic rendering of the hermetic maxim “as above, so below” as envisioned by Keyworth. In fact, “Primordial Arcana” is the first Wolves In The Throne Room record in which Kody was a part of the writing process from the start, so it benefits from his background in cosmic funeral doom.

Always uncompromising, “Primordial Arcana” sees Wolves In The Throne Room stay true to their unique vision. An album born out of the DIY ethos, “Primordial Arcana” proves to be the band’s most genuine and focused. One of the year’s most ambitious recordings, “Primordial Arcana” cements Wolves In The Throne Room’s legacy as one of US Black Metal’s most daring, unique, and quintessential bands.

European tour dates:

Wolves In The Throne Room / Blood Incantation / Stygian Bough (A collaboration between Bell Witch & Aerial Ruin)

13.10.21 (DE) Hamburg – Knust

14.10.21 (DK) Copenhagen – Pumpehuset

15.10.21 (NL) Utrecht – Tivolivredenburg Pandora

16.10.21 (NL) Nijmegen – Doornroosje

19.10.21 (PL) Warsaw – Proxima

20.10.21 (PL) Krakow – Kwadrat

21.10.21 (CZ) Prague – Futurum

22.10.21 (HU) Budapest – Instant

23.10.21 (AT) Vienna – Szene

26.10.21 (FR) Lyon – CCO Villeurbanne

27.10-21 (DE) Karlsruhe – Die Stadtmitte

28.10.21 (FR) Colmar – Le Grillen

29.10.21 (DE) Munster – Sputnikhalle

31.10.21 (DE) Leipzig – Conne Island

02.11.21 (DE) Berlin – SO36

03.11.21 (DE) Hannover – Musikzentrum

04.11.21 (FR) Paris – La Machine du Moulin Rouge

05.11.21 (FR) Dunkirk – Les 4Ecluses

06.11.21 (UK) Leeds – Damnation Festival

07.11.21 (UK) London – Heaven

09.11.21 (SP) Madrid – Mon

10.11.21 (SP) Barcelona – Apolo 1

11.11.21 (FR) Toulouse – Le Rex

12.11.21 (IT) Milano – Legend Club

13.11.21 (CH) Winterthur – Gaswerk

14.11.21 (DE) Munich – Backstage Halle

Wolves In The Throne Room Is:

Nathan Weaver – Lead Vocals/Guitar

Aaron Weaver – Drums/Synth/Voice

Kody Keyworth – Vocals/Guitar

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