Wolves in the Throne Room 2009-03-31

April 1st, 2009

It’s been about four years since I’ve seen Wolves in the Throne Room and in that time they’ve gone all over the world playing shows, gained new members and removed old ones, recorded two more albums, and generally developed their sound into a a really tight, focused, dark, brutal, face shattering experience.

Fog machines, candelabras, guitars that look like weapons, vocals that sound like demons, drums that feel like war. That’s what it is. It’s full of powerful riffs and seriously wicked vocals. And people were into it. Like crazy. The place was packed for their set and people wanted more than the thirty minutes of power to which they were treated but that’s all they received. No introduction and no farewell from the band. Just closing feedback and nothing more.

I sorta felt bad for Pelican having to follow them. But not bad enough that I would stay and watch because I’ve already seen and taped them twice and I wasn’t really looking forward to a three-peat of that experience. I could hear their set from the green room and it sounded like the same stuff I heard the last times I’d seen them so there isn’t really any regret there.

And I also learned a great trick from WITTR’s drummer for returning a damaged rental car without issue in the south: leave the radio on a Christian station.

Wolves in the Throne Room – 2009-03-31 Neumo’s – Seattle, WA
FLAC Download: witt2009-03-31.akgc1000s.flac16.zip
MP3 Download: witt2009-03-31.mp3.zip

Video coming at some point

4 Responses to “Wolves in the Throne Room 2009-03-31”

  1. Mois Says:


  2. Jo Says:

    Oh this is brilliant, thank you so much! Really reminds me of the two times I’ve been lucky enough to see WITTR in London.

  3. Jackson Says:

    Apparently at a WITTR show in Olympia in January someone brought in a christmas tree and it got batted around like a beach ball.

    You might find this flickr page of interest: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mounteerie/3343391248/

  4. Girth Coquer Says:

    Cool post! I was pissed I couldn’t make the WITTR gig in Phoenix, and tape it! So thanks for your efforts!

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