We were so excited by the confirmation that Wolves In The Throne Room were returning to Europe and to Roadburn after a much too long number of years that we didn’t let the excitement stop there. Remember when we told you, in that announcement , that “The band will steer away from the ambient and ethereal landscapes they created on their 2014 album Celestite”?
Well, we told each other here at Roadburn HQ, what if they wouldn’t? So we invited the Weaver brothers to do exactly that – offer us a performance based on that side of the band, the out there among the stars version of Wolves In The Throne Room that ditched the concept of songs and most of its ties with black metal to build instead great soundscapes enveloping the listener as if we were floating among the dark clouds themselves. As they say, careful with what you wish for, because you just might get it. And as always with this band, we got much more than we had bargained for – Roadburn 2017 will witness the debut of an entirely new side project called Drow Elixir.
We could wax lyrical about Celestite for a while more, but truth is, we don’t know yet if this performance will include any material from that record. It might, it might not, some things are best unveiled in their due time. All we know is what we have been told by the band: “Drow Elixir is woven illusions, ethereal projections and sonic manipulations created with archaic techniques.”
And that, dear friends, we believe to be more than enough to be super excited already. It is an immense pleasure to host such a momentous, never before heard occasion at Roadburn. Members of Wolves In The Throne Room will don their new Drow Elixir guise, whip out their synths and lead us on an ethereal journey on Thursday, April 20 at 013 venue.
Remember the mother band will also play their regular show on the same day, all of this in Tilburg, The Netherlands.
Roadburn Festival 2017 will take place April 20-23 at the 013 venue, Tilburg, The Netherlands. Tickets are now on sale!
José Carlos Santos
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