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Since 2002, over the course of four studio albums and hundreds of live performances,
Wolves in the Throne Room have refracted the transcendent
and mythic aspects of black metal through their own idiosyncratic Cascadian
prism, creating music intimately linked to the wild lands of the Pacific
Celestite embarks on a deeper excursion into the crystalline, synthesizerdriven
domains that have long intrigued the band. With the aid of producer
Randall Dunn (Earth, SUNNO))), Master Musicians of Bukkake), the band
unearths a hidden soundscape only loosely tethered to their familiar sound,
yet still unmistakably the work of Wolves in the Throne Room. As the album
unfolds, an ocean-deep psychedelic soundscape coalesces, and a portal
opens to the hidden world of magic only accessble through dreams, visions
and music.
Celestite came to fruition at Avast Studios in Seattle and the group’s own
Olympia-based Owl Lodge, where they employed a mammoth arsenal of
crumbling vintage synths and effects, a wind ensemble and the classic API
and Neve mixing consoles.
From the band themselves: “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.”
Celestite is the inaugural release on Wolves in the Throne Room’s new
label, Artemisia Records.


1. Turning Ever Towards the Sun
2. Initiation at Neudeg Alm
3. Bridge of Leaves
4. Celestite Mirror
5. Sleeping Golden Storm

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 31.5 × 31.5 × .05 cm


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