Wolves In The Throne Room New Full-length Album “Primordial Arcana” Is Out Now

WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM new full-length album Primordial Arcana is out now

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 via Century Media Records (outside of USA and Canada) and Relapse Records (USA and Canada) out now.

Wolves In The Throne Room comment: “This record marks the dawning of a new era for WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM. We could not be more proud of our work on ‘Primordial Arcana’ and we cannot wait for our fans to hear it!”

Primordial Arcana is out via Century Media Records outside of USA/Canada and available in the following formats with the Ltd. Gatefold 2LP & LP-Booklet & Poster variants being cut to 45rpm and coming with an additional track, “Skyclad Passage”. Click here for various options: https://wolvesinthethroneroom.lnk.to/PrimordialArcana

Ltd. Gatefold olive green 2LP & LP-Booklet & Poster (limited to 1.600)

Ltd. Gatefold deep blood red 2LP & LP-Booklet & Poster (limited to 1.000) available at Kings Road Merch Europe (Official Store)

Ltd. Gatefold clear 2LP & LP-Booklet & Poster (limited to 300) available at Distro Wholesale EU

Ltd. Gatefold dark green 2LP & LP-Booklet & Poster (limited to 200) only available at Supreme Chaos – LOW NUMBERS

Ltd. Gatefold transp. light blue 2LP & LP-Booklet & Poster (limited to 200) only available at Evil Greed – LOW NUMBERS

Ltd. Gatefold creamy white 2LP & LP-Booklet & Poster (limited to 200) only available at EMP and Nuclear Blast – SOLD OUT

Ltd. brown LP & LP-Booklet (limited to 300) available at all UK Indie outlets

Ltd. transp. sun yellow LP & LP-Booklet (limited to 200) only available at Consouling Sounds – LOW NUMBERS

Ltd. CD Mediabook

Digital Album

September 24:

black LP & LP-Booklet

Check out the videos that were released:

“Primal Chasm (Gift of Fire)”: https://youtu.be/m-sf8tGXWss

“Mountain Magick”: https://youtu.be/p9N-9DAlbYM

“Spirit of Lightning”: https://youtu.be/IvuINAekJVI

Album Cover Art by Amjad Faur and Wolves in the Throne Room

Wolves In The Throne Room’s new album title Primordial Arcana is a reference to the band’s ongoing reach back to the most ancient, archetypal energies.

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.

Leadoff track “Mountain Magick” sets the august tone with alpine guitar melodies cresting skyward in triumph.  “Spirit of Lightning” returns briefly to the earthly plane as a tribute to the human connections forged in music. Meanwhile, “Primal Chasm (Gift of Fire)” is an explosion of cosmic grandeur, a symphonic rendering of the hermetic maxim “as above, so below” as envisioned by Keyworth. In fact, Primordial Arcana is the first Wolves In The Throne Room record in which Kody was a part of the writing process from the start, so it benefits from his background in cosmic funeral doom.

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.

European tour dates:



Stygian Bough (A collaboration between Bell Witch & Aerial Ruin)

13.10.21 (DE) Hamburg – Knust

14.10.21 (DK) Copenhagen – Pumpehuset

15.10.21 (NL) Utrecht – Tivolivredenburg Pandora

16.10.21 (NL) Nijmegen – Doornroosje

19.10.21 (PL) Warsaw – Proxima

20.10.21 (PL) Krakow – Kwadrat

21.10.21 (CZ) Prague – Futurum

22.10.21 (HU) Budapest – Instant

23.10.21 (AT) Vienna – Szene

26.10.21 (FR) Lyon – CCO Villeurbanne

27.10-21 (DE) Karlsruhe – Die Stadtmitte

28.10.21 (FR) Colmar – Le Grillen

29.10.21 (DE) Munster – Sputnikhalle

31.10.21 (DE) Leipzig – Conne Island

02.11.21 (DE) Berlin – SO36

03.11.21 (DE) Hannover – Musikzentrum

04.11.21 (FR) Paris – La Machine du Moulin Rouge

05.11.21 (FR) Dunkirk – Les 4Ecluses

06.11.21 (UK) Leeds – Damnation Festival

07.11.21 (UK) London – Heaven

09.11.21 (SP) Madrid – Mon

10.11.21 (SP) Barcelona – Apolo 1

11.11.21 (FR) Toulouse – Le Rex

12.11.21 (IT) Milano – Legend Club

13.11.21 (CH) Winterthur – Gaswerk

14.11.21 (DE) Munich – Backstage Halle

European fans can also look forward to seeing the band at Wacken Open Air 2022 as well as Party.San Metal Open Air and many more Summer fests TBA.


Nathan Weaver – Lead Vocals/Guitar

Aaron Weaver – Drums/Synth/Voice

Kody Keyworth – Vocals/Guitar

Primordial Arcana is released to raving international feedback:

“’Primordial Arcana’ is an example of a band not only matching up to their established greatness, but far exceeding it.” Kerrang! (UK)

“One of WITTR’s most robust and well-realised records yet.” Metal Hammer (UK)

“An album like a 45-minute meditation – intense, entranced, consistently magical.” Album of the Month, Sonic Seducer (DE)

“A mature performance in the best sense.” soundcheck #3, Metal Hammer (DE)

“Songs like ‘Mountain Magick’, ‘Spirit Of Lightning’ or the unearthly ‘Masters Of Rain And Storm’ give forth the unique, nature-loving, arcane originality that gathered the wolves a passionate following.” soundcheck #4, Deaf Forever (DE)

“’Primordial Arcana’ is another enormously strong WITTR album with all their trademarks – gorgeous!” Ox-Fanzine (DE)

“Totally unique” Aardschok (NL)

“One of the best black metal albums of 2021” Rock Tribune (BE)

“Always the same and always changing, like a mountain wind.” Hot Album, Metalitalia (IT)

“In short, a record of WITTR, one of the highest expressions of contemporary black metal.” Loud And Proud (IT)

“… a major work in contemporary extreme music” LOUD! (PT)

“Rich in details and atmospheres, it is a pleasure to dive into the elegance of these seven songs.” Mariskalrock (ES)

“’Primordial Arcana’ is indisputably one of the most beautiful achievements in terms of atmospheric Black Metal. A Must Have!” Metallian (FR)

“’Primordial Arcana’ is an incredible compendium of blackness that melts haunting tones, raw parts and mystical howlings to be added to a very rich universe.” Actainfernalis (FR)

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