Today, NPR is hosting the public’s first listen to “Woodland Cathedral,” the fifth track off of Cascadian black metal act Wolves In The Throne Room’s upcoming LP, ‘Celestial Lineage’. The majestic “Woodland Cathedral” is surely one of the most melodic and serene arrangements within WITTR’s latest triad of albums.

A trio that began with 2007’s incredibly organic opus ‘Two Hunters’, segued by 2009’s more aggressive ‘Black Cascade’ album, and now climaxing with ‘Celestial Lineage’ – and is a primal example of what the newest LP from one America’s paramount black metal acts is capable of delivering. Tune in HERE to immerse yourself in the hymn.

‘Celestial Lineage’ is set for release in North America via Southern Lord Recordings on September 13th, 2011, and is unarguably one of the most anticipated black metal releases of the entire year.

In related news, Wolves In The Throne Room have expanded and adjusted their previously announced first tour in support of ‘Celestial Lineage’, which embarks at the end of August, and will now run into early October. WITTR will be joined by Louisiana sludge-crushers Thou for a solid chunk of the Canadian and Midwest/Northeast U.S. dates, while their brethren in Portland-based Megaton Leviathan will join much of the second segment of the tour. Due to the underground nature of this tour, the details for some engagements will be announced at a later date.

Tour Dates:

08/28 – Olympia, WA – TBA
08/31 – Minneapolis, MN – TBA
09/01 – Chicago, IL – Reggie’s Rock Club
09/02 – Louisville, KY – Rudyard Kipling
09/03 – Cincinnati, OH – The Mockbee (w/ Thou)
09/04 – Columbus, OH – Ravari Room (w/ Thou)
09/05 – Saginaw, MI – Olde Jamestowne Hall (w/ Thou)
09/06 – Toronto, ON – Soybomb HQ (w/ Thou)
09/08 – Montreal, QC – Death Church (w/ Thou)
09/09 – Northfield, VT – TBA
09/10 – Portland, ME – Deering Grange Hall
09/11 – Providence, RI – Parking lot of 39 Manton Ave (w/ Thou)
09/12 – Brooklyn, NY – The Bell House (w/ Thou)

Tour Dates (w/ Megaton Leviathan):

09/15 – Philadelphia, PA – Broad Street Ministries (w/ Vit, Woe)
09/16 – Bethlehem, PA – TBA
09/17 – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
09/18 – Greensboro NC – Legitimate Business (w/ Mt. Eerie)
09/20 – Sheffield, AL – JD’s
09/21 – Nashville, TN – The Little Hamilton
09/22 – Atlanta, GA – Club 529
09/23 – St Petersburg, FL – The Chop Shop
09/24 – Tallahassee, FL – The Farside Collective
09/25 – New Orleans, LA – Nowe Miasto (w/ Thou)
09/27 – Austin, TX – Red 7
09/28 – Fort Worth, TX – Lola’s Saloon (w/ Garuda)

Tour Dates:

09/30 – Denver, CO – Rhinoceropolis
10/01 – Salt Lake City, UT – TBA
10/02 – Boise, ID – Visual Arts Collective
10/03 – Tacoma, WA – New Frontier Outdoors

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