Wolves in the Throne Room
Wolves in the Throne Room is a black metal band based in Olympia, Washington. Their sound is influenced by Scandinavian black metal, doom metal, dark ambient, crust punk, and folk music.
In an interview, Nathan Weaver says that he conceived the vision for the band and wrote the first two songs “Wolves in the Throne Room” and “Black Tea” at an Earth First! rendezvous in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest in 2002. The band has often performed outdoors and has expressed support for radical environmentalism.
The band was formed during April 2003 when brothers Aaron and Nathan Weaver bought an old farmstead called Calliope, which had previously been rented by students of the nearby Evergreen State College, on the outskirts of Olympia, WA. They then started working on the music that would become the 2004 Demo. In late 2004, guitarist-vocalist Nick Paul joined the band and the group recorded the 2004 Demo, which featured a stronger crust punk and thrash metal ...