Release date: 8/20/2021
Two decades into their journey as ritualistic black metal conjurers, Wolves in the Throne Room have emerged from the forest with Primordial Arcana, their most majestic album to date, and their first release via Relapse Records. Primordial Arcana is the band's first completely self-contained work: In addition to composition and performance, brothers Aaron and Nathan Weaver alongside guitarist Kody Keyworth handled all aspects of recording, producing and mixing at their own Owl Lodge Studios in the woods of Washington state. The album's title is a reference to the band's ongoing reach back to the most ancient, archetypal energies. Always uncompromising, Primordial Arcana sees Wolves in the Throne Room stay true to their unique vision. An album born out of the DIY ethos, Primordial Arcana proves to be the band's most genuine and focused. One of the year's most ambitious recordings, Primordial Arcana cements Wolves in the Throne Room's legacy as one of US black metal's most daring, unique, and quintessential bands.