Hailing from deep in the country just outside of Olympia, WA, Wolves in the Throne Room
are brothers Nathan (guitar vocals) and Aaron Weaver (drums) and Rick Dahlin (guitar) and the bay area's own Ross Sewage (Impaled, Ludicra) as touring bassist. The Wolves' music is rooted in the traditions of Black Metal, but they subvert the common aesthetic and ideology in order to remain true to their own personal manifestations. Their strong convictions appropriately compliment the confident decisive execution of their sound. This is the sound of paradox, ambiguity and confusion, Catharsis is the objective, not a lily-white and guilt free existence. Death and rebirth, transformation and enlightenment. They believe that in Black Metal, there is great truth, transcendence and power. The groups willingness to experiment with unconventional methods of recording and collaborate with avant-garde musicians sets them apart from the mundane normalcy that plagues many Black Metal bands albums as of late. This willingness to take chances and forge ahead with disregard of convention or boundaries makes them a perfect fit on the Southern Lord roster.