Thursday, May 14
Wolves In The Throne Room | European tour dates announced
Wolves in the Throne Room (Southern Lord) have ascended to the upper echelons of the underground scene by creating a transformative and apocalyptic musical manifestation that has come to completely transcend the black metal genre.
They have been touring relentlessly for the past year all over mainland Europe, the UK and the States. They are returning to Europe this June for some high profile festival appearances and other shows, although sadly they will not be taking in the UK this time round.
Each time that I see them I am left dumbstruck, mesmerized and always contemplating how that wall of beautiful noise can come to have such a hold on me. I am certain that on top of the excellent musicianship there are also some external and wholly natural forces at play which make every experience of Wolves In The Throne Room a transcendental one. Therefore I would urge everyone to find your nearest town where they are playing and experience it too and whats more, I would urge you to pick up any of their albums as the same experience can be felt when listening to them on record. Here are the dates in full:
13/06/09 NL Burgum, WALDROCK Festival
14/06/09 GER Bielefeld, AJZ (w/ Planks, Long Distance Calling, Blackwvs, Stench Of Styx)
15/06/09 GER Cologne, Underground
16/06/09 FRA Lyon, Le Sonic
17/06/09 ITA Padova, Unwound
18/06/09 AUT Salzburg/ Abtenau, Neudegg Alm Sonnenwend Celebration
19/06/09 GER Frankfurt, Elfer
20/06/09 FRA Paris, Le Nouveau Casino (w/ Enablers, From Monument To Masses, Snowman, Team Ghost)
21/06/09 FRA Clisson, HELLFEST
24/06/09 SLO Ljubljana, Gala Hala (NEW) w/ Pestlilence
25/06/09 GER WACHENROTH (D) Suffering Life Festival Warm Up Show (NEW) w/ Pestilence
26/06/09 AUT Ottensheim, Oheim Festival
27/06/09 BEL Dessel, Graspopo Festival
28/06/09 GER Karlsruhe, Jubez Dudefest (w/ Coalesce, Black Shape Of Nexus, Torche, Kylesa, Ghostlimb, Graf Orlock)
29/06/09 GER Hamburg, Hafenklang
30/06/09 GER Berlin, Knaack
02/07/09 DK Roskilde Festival
03/07/09 NOR Oslo, Garage
You can find out more about their albums on the Southern Records website.
There can beauty in black metal.