Wedged in between the Pacific and the mighty forests that flank the Canadian border, the Pacific Northwest has always been a source of inspiration for Wolves in the Throne Room.
Their home base near Olympia, Washington looks a lot like the backdrop many Norwegian bands enjoy so it’s not that surprising that they opted for atmospheric black metal. When Wolves in the Throne Room unleashed ‘Diadem of 12 Stars’ (2006) it was immediately clear they had a promising future ahead of them. Formed by the Weaver brothers, Aaron and Nathan, WitTR put their own spin on the genre and ever since the release of their second album ‘Two Hunters’ (2007) they’ve been at the forefront of the atmospheric black metal movement in the US, also known as Cascadian black metal. A few years ago they briefly forayed into ambient but their most recent offering ‘Thrice Woven’ (2017) marks a return to their roots: full-blooded, fast black metal, frothing at the mouth but marked by an indelible inner beauty. Belgium’s leading metal magazine Rock Tribune even named ‘Thrice Woven’ ‘Record of the Year’.