words by Craig Mertes
Wolves in the Throne Room are working on a new full-length album for Southern Lord Records. The yet unnamed album is being recorded in Seattle with Randall Dunn, who produced Two Hunters and Black Cascade with WITTR. Some insight into the creation of the album is available at WITTR’s website, which says, “Aaron and Nathan Weaver, the founding and only full-time members of the band, will collaborate once again with producer/mystic Randall Dunn (Earth, Sunn O))), Boris) who produced WITTR’s mammoth Two Hunters and Black Cascade albums…[Weaver mentions], ‘I got into a daily rhythm of greeting the weak winter sun in the morning, working outside in the rain until midday, then retiring to our studio to work on the music late into the night. I did this nearly every day for two months. Quite a monastic lifestyle actually. I didn’t see many people. We were totally lost inside the record. Once the record was conceived from beginning to end, we met with Randall and started to slowly build the tracks at his studio in Seattle. I think that this album will be the best thing that Wolves in the Throne Room has created. We’ve never been able to devote this much time to writing and recording. It feels like this will be the culmination of everything we’ve done up to this point.”” Meanwhile, here’s a live version of “Cleansing” off of Two Hunters.
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