Wolves In The Throne Room - Crypt Of Ancestral Knowledge LP (Silver Vinyl)
Relapse - WOLVES IN THE THRONE / CRYPT OF ANCESTRAL KNOWLEDGE American black metal overlords, Wolves In The Throne Room, announce the Crypt Of Ancestral Knowledge EP, out September 29. The EP features four new tracks spanning the scope of Wolves In The Throne Room's cinematic black metal and dark acoustic folk, as well as two atmospheric industrial tracks that take the band into darker sonic territories.
The EP opens with “Beholden to Clan”, a blazing slab of Symphonic Black Metal. Guitarist Kody Keyworth comments, “Journeying high atop a sacred mountain, the song recalls the importance of the sacrificed king's cycle of rebirth through ancestral hallucinogenic rights of passage. It’s a wild trip. Hail Othila!” Elsewhere, “Twin Mouthed Spring” follows. This new track features vocals and acoustic guitar performed by founding WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM drummer Cedar Serpent who has recently returned to the live stage after a years long hiatus from live performance. He comments, “This song travels to a deep wellspring of passion and creativity. Themes from Celtic Mythology are pulled apart and remade.”