Black metal band Wolves In The Throne Room, which is comprised of brothers Aaron and Nathan Weaver, has announced that they will be releasing a new album entitled Celestite this year. The album will be a “…completely newly envisioned, parallel-universe version of Celestial Lineage,” the band’s fourth studio album. There will apparently be no drums or vocals but instead synthesizers, acoustic instruments, and more, all done with analog processing.
The Weavers comment, “To make Celestite, we delved into the subterranean sonics that are buried in the mix of Celestial Lineage. We isolated them, processed them and took this unearthed soundscape as our starting point. Upon this base we recorded an entirely new album. Some melodies from Celestial Lineage are recognizable, but these familiar sounds appear as ghosts, barely tethered to the original compositions. This new album is an unorthodox foray; a fully instrumental, experimental companion record to Celestial Lineage. We left some work undone with Celestial Lineage. The recording of that album in the Winter of 2011 was a monumental project for us personally, and the creative fire from those recording sessions was still burning. This recording process was an opportunity to journey into our own inner universe to complete that which needed to be completed.”
The album will be the duo’s first release on their own record label, Diadem Records. No official release date has yet been set.