Following many months of touring throughout 2011 and into 2012 in support of their fourth full-length release, Celestial Lineage, Wolves in the Throne Room last weekk issued an official statement on the current state of the band as well as some insight on what the future may hold for the brothers Weaver.
"After months of journeying we’re settled back into our life at home. Soft, warm breezes, the calls of Ravens and Eagles, the scent of Cedar and Salt Water. The Northwest Summer is a soothing balm to the stresses and strains of the road and the alchemic pressure-cooker of the recording studio. But it has been a great two years for us. We are so proud of Celestial Lineage, and our tours in the United States and Europe were inspiring and full of good experiences. Contrary to sensationalist rumor, we have no desire or intention to end Wolves in the Throne Room. It is very possible that future albums will be recorded. Live performances might transpire. But for now, we are reconnecting to hearth and home. We’d like to extend our heartfelt thank to everyone who has helped and supported us over the years. Playing this music has transformed us as people, and we are blessed to have shared this path with so many other travellers."
In other news, Wolves in the Throne Room recently pressed a brand new vinyl pressing of their landmark 2008 full-length Two Hunters. The album likely considered the "fan favorite" from the band's catalog of releases, Two Hunters has undeniably helped elevate WITTR into the upper echelon of contemporary extreme metal as well as having a substantial impact on USBM in general. Having remained out-of-print on wax since its initial release, the band has taken it upon themselves to self-release the new pressing. The double 180-gram LP layout features a thick, full colour Stoughton gatefold tip-on jacket, full colour printed inner-sleeves for each LP, and an embossed gold foil stamped logo on the front cover. Additionally this version includes an extended intro to the track Cleansing, featuring vocals by Jessika Kenney, as well as the nearly seventeen-minute-long vinyl-only bonus track To Reveal. The Two Hunters 2xLP is available direct from the band now.