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Drow Elixir, A Wolves In The Throne Room Dark Ambient Side Project, To Be Unveiled at Roadburn 2017

Posted on Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

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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Wolves In The Throne Room Return To Europe at Roadburn 2017

Posted on Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

When you think of party music, epic black metal haunted by bleakness and loss are probably not often high up on the playlist. However, Wolves In the Throne Room will return to Roadburn Festival in 2017, and for us, that’s a real cause to celebrate. Having played the festival in 2008 […]

Album of the Day: Wolves In The Throne Room – Celestite

Posted on Friday, July 11th, 2014

Lovingly pinched from Sea of Tranquility: When I first heard about this album I was excited. Now, having listened to it a few times, I can still say that. What I don’t know is how other people will feel about it. It’s one thing to assume that an album of […]

Yob’s Atma: Album of 2011 According To Roadburn Readers, Friends and Associates!

Posted on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

In the beginning of December 2011 we asked you, our beloved Roadburn readers, friends and associates, to list your top 10 Roadburn-worthy albums of 2011. By January 2nd we had received 160 lists. Thanks to everyone who took the time to send us their list! This is how we compiled […]

Album of the day: Roadburn HQ Favorite Albums of 2011

Posted on Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Many excellent records came out in 2011. We don’t pretend to be arbiters of taste, we just think it’s fun to share which albums rocked our worlds, soothed our souls, lifted our spirits or otherwise burrowed into our systems this year. Of course, in addition to occupying our turntables, many […]

Album of the day: Wolves In The Throne Room – Celestial Lineage

Posted on Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Lovingly pinched from CVLT Nation: The tension worldwide is palpable as Wolves In The Throne Room prepare to release their fourth full length album Celestial Lineage (Southern Lord). Expectations for this album are high to say the least. WITTR quickly rose to prominence with their 2007 LP Two Hunters. The […]

Pro-shot concert footage of Baroness, Scott Kelly and Wolves in the Throne Room performances at past Roadburn festivals now available

Posted on Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

Lee Sakura, Roadburn’s video director, has uploaded brand-new professionally filmed concert footage of previous Roadburn festivals. Brace yourself for full-length performances by Baroness, Scott Kelly and Wolves In The Throne Room below:

Roadburn's Album of the Decade: Electric Wizard – Dopethrone

Posted on Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

The votes are in, the points have been awarded and the math has been done. More than 150 of you have taken the time to forward your Top 10 list for the Roadburn Album of the Decade. Here then is your list (and a stunning list it is). It seems […]