Wolves in the Throne Room

Wolves in the Throne Room is an American ambient black metal band based in Olympia, Washington. Their sound is influenced by Scandinavian black metal, doom metal, dark ambient, crust punk, and folk music. The band has described their sound as “purifying black metal” or “transformative black metal”, although in interviews the band has shown an unwillingness to be restricted by any musical label. The group is well known for their eco-spiritual vision, which they consider to be a step beyond the vision offered by satanic, fascistic and nihilistic black metal.

They were formed during April 2003, when brothers Aaron and Nathan Weaver bought an old farmstead on the outskirts of Olympia, WA and they then started working on the music that would become the 2004 Demo. Afterward, Rich Corle joined the band and contributed to what is still the band’s current sound. They has toured the west coast of the United States extensively. In the fall of 2007, the band toured the continental United States. In 2008 the band played on the 13th edition of the Roadburn festival in The Netherlands.

Other Information

  • Origin: Olympia, Washington, United States
  • Genres: Ambient black metal, Black metal
  • Years active: 2004–present
  • Labels: Southern Lord Records, Vendlus Records, Conspiracy Records
  • Associated acts: Middian
  • Website: http://www.wittr.com
  • Members:
  1. Nathan Weaver – guitars, vocals
  2. Will Lindsay – guitars, backing vocals
  3. Aaron Weaver – drums
  4. Ross Sewage – bass (Live)
  5. Oscar Sparbel -bass (Live)


  • Wolves in the Throne Room (2004) – Demo
  • Demo (2005) – Demo
  • Diadem of 12 Stars (2006)
  • Two Hunters (2007)
  • Live at Roadburn 2008 (2008) – Live
  • Malevolent Grain (2009) – EP
  • Black Cascade (2009)



~ by molco on September 15, 2009.

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