Thrice Woven

by WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM

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Lend me your falcon skin Sky traveler Eyes turned upwards Red eggs spill Warships circle Copper shields bedeck Across the green meadows Over the river teeming with spears To the lake of stone Where nothing lives and nothing grows The many worlds below Ungulate with memory and sadness Through fathoms of green gilt enfolding Sanden glider av mina händer Jag söker ett andetag Se på den stjärnan Se på det ljuset Se på mitt hjärta, kallt och mörkt Bort från allt ljus, söker sig vattnet Ner in i djupet, ut i ett hav Noose tightens, hammer falls Thunderheads mount the shore Drenching twin rivers Born from the serpent’s eye
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Winter is dying The sun is returning The ice is receding Rivers are flowing The ground will be fertile The seeds they awake The ploughs will be charmed The spirits rejoicing The fires are burning The offerings are given The children are singing The old ones are with us We are becoming The drow command the fires to burn And the wine to flow Wraiths watch in envy Grapes and a chalice of gold Reign under the stars Laughter and song in the night Bring tears to their eyes And my soul thaws In the decadence of night The dead world stirs Here In the halls of Anwyn. The food of the dead lie untouched Four headed dragon Slit eyed Crouched Birthed Ennobling flame The blood flows
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Angrboda 10:02
Eagles Invocation of lighting Searing through the flesh Burning away the heartwood Opening purple throated gates Dripping honey comb Elders spawn Flower of youth Under rays of the black sun Mourning drums clash and wail Essence of frankincense Drifts in two directions
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Se på ditt hav Se på ditt hav Det består Det förstår Se på ditt hav Se på ditt hav Det förstår Hur du mår Hur du mår Det består
5.
Adorn her shrines with heather Call upon the water of Dannu Skyclad Bile, greatest of oaks Rise with the morning frost Cross the courtyard Cold moss and stone underfoot Born in the winter A maiden by spring Death comes in fall

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Now, a portal into the dreamworld of Wolves in the Throne Room opens again with THRICE WOVEN. It is a glorious return to the blazing and furious Black Metal that they alone can create!

The album begins with Born From the Serpent’s Eye a true thrashing black metal epic that is bisected with a haunting northern lament sung by Swedish star Anna von Hausswolff. The band worked with metal documentarians Peter Beste and Nico Poalillo to create a video for this track which captures a bonfire-lit performance in the forest near their Olympia compound.

The Old Ones Are With Us opens with the crackling of a fire and the voice of Steve Von Till (Neurosis) invoking the springtime thaw. It then storms into a dirge inspired by 90’s Finnish doom with lyrics that celebrate Imbolc, the holy day which marks the end of winter and the first stirrings of spring.

Figures from Norse mythology intertwine with personal heartbreak and rebirth in the bleak Angrboda. The song is named after a frost giantess who birthed Fenris Wolf, a beast who was destined to destroy the world and murder the gods. Fenris Wolf also appears on the cover of THRICE WOVEN in a painting by Russian occult artist Denis Forkas. Forkas’ obscure medieval painting techniques perfectly compliment the music of Wolves in the Throne Room.

A raven’s wings stir the air in the interlude Mother Owl, Father Ocean. Anna von Hausswolff returns in a duet with Turkish harpist Zeynep Oyku. Forlorn industrial atmospheres haunt the mix. Hausswolff’s lyrics, sung in Swedish, echo over a barren grey seascape.

Fires Roar in the Palace of the Moon is the classic Cascadian Black Metal epic. The third eye opens to see holy rivers being born from the ice on the tallest peaks. The lyrics offer blessings to the waters of the earth as they flow from the high places to the source of darkness, the ocean.

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released September 19, 2017

Wolves in the Throne Room is:
Nathan Weaver - Vocals, Guitars
Aaron Weaver - Drums, Synths
Kody Keyworth - Vocals, Guitar

with:
Don McGreevy - Acoustic Guitar on Born From the Serpent’s Eye
Steve Von Till - Vocals and Acoustic Guitar on The Old Ones Are With Us.
Anna von Hausswolff - Vocals on Born From the Serpent’s Eye and Mother Owl, Father Ocean.
Phil Petrocelli - Percussion on Mother Owl, Father Ocean.
Zeynep Oyku - Grand Harp on Mother Owl, Father Ocean.


Produced by Wolves in the Throne Room and Randall Dunn
Recorded at Owl Lodge, Litho & Avast Recording Co.
Engineered by Jack Shirley, Wolves in the Throne Room & Randall Dunn. Assisted by William Smith
Mastered by Jason Ward at Chicago Mastering Service

Cover artwork by Denis Forkas
Interior landscape photographs by John Westrock
Design by Metastazis
Art direction by Wolves in the Throne Room

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WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM Olympia, Washington

Wolves in the Throne Room re-imagined black metal as an ode to rain storms, wood smoke and the wild energies of the Pacific Northwest. They are considered as one of the most potent and highly regarded bands in heavy metal today. Now, a portal into their mythic ethereal heathen landscape opens once again. On September 22nd the band will release THRICE WOVEN on their own label Artemisia Records. ... more

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