Two decades into their journey as ritualistic black metal conjurers, Wolves in the Throne Room have emerged from the forest with Primordial Arcana, their most majestic album to date, and their first release via Relapse Records (North America only) out August 20th.
Today, Wolves in the Throne Room share the third single from Primordial Arcana. Watch the official “Primal Chasm (Gift Of Fire)” music video, filmed by Wolves in the Throne Room. The band comments:
“’Primal Chasm (Gift of Fire)’ is an explosion of cosmic grandeur, a symphonic rendering of the hermetic maxim As above, so below. The lyrics are a dreamtime retelling of creation. The act of the universe creating itself comes from the same impulse—it all springs from the same source, the same union of fire and ice. It’s the interplay between polarized opposites, and it’s from their contradiction and chaos that life happens and music and the planets are created.”
In the visuals, Wolves in the Throne Room are taking us on a journey through Cascadia, a bioregion that has been highly influential for the band’s aesthetics and sound. From the forests in “Mountain Magick” and rivers and streams in “Spirit of Lightning” we are following them to the ocean in their latest video for “Primal Chasm (Gift of Fire).”
Primordial Arcana is out August 20 on DLX 2xLP/2xLP/LP/CD/CS/Digital via Relapse Records (North America) and available through Century Media in Europe. Physical pre-orders are available via Relapse.com HERE and the band HERE. Digital Downloads / Streaming HERE.
Primordial Arcana Tracklist:
- Mountain Magick
- Spirit of Lightning
- Through Eternal Fields
- Primal Chasm (Gift of Fire)
- Underworld Aurora
- Masters of Rain and Storm
- Skyclad Passage (Bonus Track)