We’ve some tickets for you to win for Wolves In The Throne Room & Wolvserpent who play Whelan’s on October 27th.
Wolves in the Throne Room
During the Summer of 2002 at an Earth First rendezvous in the Cascade Mountains of Washington State, guitarist Nathan Weaver was inspired to create a band that merged a Cascadian eco-spiritual awareness with the misanthropic Norwegian eruptions of the 90′s. The band envisioned would strive to create a mythic space where artist and listener alike could strip away the mindset of the mundane to reveal a more ancient and transcendent consciousness. The mysterious and wild energies of the untrammelled forests of the Northwest would be channelled into sonic form.
In the Spring of 2004, Nathan and his brother, drummer Aaron Weaver, moved to a dilapidated farmstead on the outskirts of Olympia, WA. The creation of their farm-stronghold, called Calliope, would be intrinsically linked to the development of Wolves in the Throne Room. It was during the first long, dark winter living in the collapsed farmhouse at Calliope that the band developed their trance-inducing sound and solidified the burning intent that would animate the band’s music. Elements of black metal, crust punk, folk music, thrash metal and drone music were drawn upon to create a unique alchemy.
Since that time Wolves in the Throne Room have ascended to the upper tiers of the underground scene by creating a transformative and apocalyptic musical manifestation that has come to completely transcend the black metal label.
Wolvserpent is the private imprint and performing moniker of long time duo Blake Green & Brittany McConnell. Influenced by such composers as Arvo Part, Gyorgy Ligeti, Henry Gorecki, Erik Satie, La Monte Young and Ennio Morricone. Wolvserpent utilizes 20 + years of classical training to create heavy atmospheres and avant-garde ideas of blackened occult hypno-doom metal. Stringed amplified instruments combine with a twenty-first century approach to composition to create works that are dark, atmospheric and span a range from drone, doom metal & funeral dirges to dark folk.
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Wolves In The Throne Room
+ very special guests Wolvserpent
Thursday 27th October
Whelan’s Of Wexford St
TICKETS: €13 plus booking fee available from WAV Tickets [Lo-Call 1890 200 078], Tickets.ie & Ticketmaster.