Got Questions for WITTR?
2009-03-02 by Tyler Munro EMERITUS | 53 Comments
In the coming week, I (Tyler Munro) will be conducting a phone interview with black metal band Wolves In The Throne Room on behalf of SputnikMusic.com in the wake of the release of their forthcoming album Black Cascade.

If you have any topics or questions you'd like to see raised with the band, submit them here or email them to tylr.munro@gmail.com and I'll do my best to see you get an answer. An example question, from Sputnik's John Hanson, is for me to ask whether or not the band "likes Mastodon". I'm not really sure I'll ask that, but it's a start.
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Athom
Staff Reviewer
March 2nd 2009
17231 Comments


Dear WITTR,
Why are you so awesome? Just curious.

-a fan.

Doppelganger
March 2nd 2009
3124 Comments


"Is it really just some hilarious rumor that you live in the woods and eat your own homegrown vegetables or what?"

mynameischan
Staff Reviewer
March 2nd 2009
17945 Comments


have they filed their taxes yet?

scyther
March 2nd 2009
1606 Comments


Is it necessary to live in the woods in order to denounce consumerism or is there just mad good weed there?

absurdismwine
March 2nd 2009
304 Comments


ask them how much they get their shrooms for

Skyler
March 2nd 2009
1084 Comments


ask them why their latest album has no forward progression or any atmospheric elements whatsoever

Thor
March 2nd 2009
10202 Comments


Kirk or Picard?

-- Thor

Digging: Black Crown Initiate - The Wreckage of Stars

Bfhurricane
March 2nd 2009
6197 Comments


Ask them where they got their name from

BallsToTheWall
March 2nd 2009
44805 Comments


Ask them for tips on owning and maanging your own farm because I love working on one but I actually want to create my own farm on about 10 acres in the future.

Tyler
Emeritus
March 2nd 2009
7926 Comments


Kirk or Picard?

-- Thor

That's not even a question, Kirk > Picard by default.

Goku
March 2nd 2009
253 Comments


Vegan, Vegetarian or Flesh-eater?

natey
March 2nd 2009
4170 Comments


What are their favorite pastimes?

Yazz_Flute
March 2nd 2009
18875 Comments


Ask them where they got their name from


beat me to it =/

Digging: DIR EN GREY - Arche

Essence
March 2nd 2009
3595 Comments


"Was the usage of lead clean vocals something you always wanted to try, or was there another reason for the change?"

Athom
Staff Reviewer
March 2nd 2009
17231 Comments


Kirk > Picard by default.

orly? cuz i would have picked picard.

Tyler
Emeritus
March 2nd 2009
7926 Comments


"Was the usage of lead clean vocals something you always wanted to try, or was there another reason for the change?"

they used clean vocals (same female vocalist) on their first album retard.

McP3000
March 2nd 2009
3941 Comments


Serious Questions:

-Where's the Diadem of 12 Stars album cover photo from?
-What do you think of the rest of the USBM scene?


Non-Serious Questions:

-If you were a wolf, how grim would you be?
-Are black metal groupees hot?


BallsToTheWall
March 2nd 2009
44805 Comments


Excellent question Harrison. I heard black metal shows had hot chicks, well according to Decibel but that...would be the one to ask besides farming tips.

fireaboveicebelow
March 2nd 2009
6837 Comments


-Where's the Diadem of 12 Stars album cover photo from?
-What do you think of the rest of the USBM scene?
-If you were a wolf, how grim would you be?
-Are black metal groupees hot?
seconded

Yazz_Flute
March 2nd 2009
18875 Comments


Well that chick from Sigh is moderately sexy.

Thor
March 2nd 2009
10202 Comments


1. Who were the best and worst bands on Scion Rock Fest?

jimay333
March 2nd 2009
433 Comments


Why Black Metal?

Time
March 2nd 2009
81 Comments


-do you own any Born to Roam wolf shirts? they get you mad pussy fyi
-what do you use to record/any specific techniques to achieve a unique sound?

Wizard
March 2nd 2009
19644 Comments


Serious Question:

1. What are your main influences in the black metal scene/ music in general?

Tyler, if you ask my question, I will invite you to my b-day party.This Message Edited On 03.02.09

Digging: Ash Borer - Cold of Ages

Tits McGee
March 2nd 2009
1876 Comments


-do you own any Born to Roam wolf shirts? they get you mad pussy fyi


ask this please

ninjuice
March 2nd 2009
6760 Comments


"What's the funniest thing that's happened on tour?"
Standard I know, but most musicians have some hilarious stories. Just a thought really.
Also ask if they listen to Godspeed You! Black Emperor.

Athom
Staff Reviewer
March 2nd 2009
17231 Comments


ok ok. time for the real ones.
1. Explain the writing process for your songs. a. Do you all collaborate equally or is there a primary writer? b. Black Cascade is a little bit more traditional in sound when compared to the stretches of atmospheric/shoe-gazy passages found on Two Hunters and to a lesser extent on Diadem. Did you start writing with that in mind or did it develop in that direction over time?
2. What are your thoughts on the state of the USBM scene?
3. From where outside the metal genre do you draw influence.
4. Rigs/gear set up


This Message Edited On 03.02.09

natey
March 2nd 2009
4170 Comments


^If you do collaborate equally what does that look like?

natey
March 2nd 2009
4170 Comments


serious question
Who has the biggest jimmy in the band?

DENEpants
March 3rd 2009
382 Comments


serious question
Can i see the biggest jimmy in the band?

Captain North
March 3rd 2009
6792 Comments


serious question
Can I HAVE the biggest jimmy in the band?

Curse.
Contributing Reviewer
March 3rd 2009
8021 Comments


Who let the wolves in the throne room?

Mendigo
March 3rd 2009
2299 Comments


woof, woof woof.
no, what I'd like to know is why there is such a vast difference between their live shows and the records. when I saw them they had only two very brief atmospheric parts (and no clean vocals at all), one at the beginning and one during the show. and during the second one people were shouting kinda angrily something like they should stop that nonsense and go on with the heavy shit. just what they think about stuff like that?

Mendigo
March 3rd 2009
2299 Comments


ok, while reading through the comments I realised that the new album seems to be less atmospheric all in all. so forget that one. but the reason for the lack of clean vocals on their live shows would be interesting.

Tyler
Emeritus
March 3rd 2009
7926 Comments


unless you're thinking of some weird clean vocals im not aware of pretty much all of them are done by female vocalists, either Jamie Myers or Jessika Kenney depending on release. Those broads are in other bands, so that's why the vocals aren't executed live.

Goku
March 3rd 2009
253 Comments


Who let the wolves in the throne room?

who? who? who? who? who?

bodiesinflight57
March 3rd 2009
870 Comments


Did you ever consider getting a more plausible band name?

I mean it's a given to never, ever, ever let wolves in a throne room

BallsToTheWall
March 3rd 2009
44805 Comments


What other bands are those broads in? I am highly curious because I dig both singers.

masscows
March 3rd 2009
2236 Comments


questions sent

TeamExcelcior
March 3rd 2009
246 Comments


Some Queries!

1). The first track off of the new LP, "Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog," is based on the famous romantic oil painting, "Der Wanderer uber dem Nebelmeer" by Casper David Friedrich. Have you guys taken cues or inspiration from other such works of art? Is there common interest for romanticism/art among the members? If so, how/when did that interest develop? How exactly do you reflect the imagery/mood of such works of art in your music?
2.) (I might be wrong about this)... You guys recently finished touring abrouad. How does the response compare to reactions yo've encountered in the States?

That's it for me. You're pretty lucky for getting to talk to these guys. I imagine they're pretty interesting characters.

masscows
March 3rd 2009
2236 Comments


holy shit do you people not see that he said to send them via email

masscows
March 3rd 2009
2236 Comments


wait i'm a dumbass don't listen to me

masscows
March 3rd 2009
2236 Comments


seriously people

TeamExcelcior
March 3rd 2009
246 Comments


"Well I'm a dumbass don't listen to me."

Gotcha.

absurdismwine
March 3rd 2009
304 Comments


Um it says either fucktard. Give me your money.

natey
March 3rd 2009
4170 Comments


in the cumming week

marksellsuswallets
March 3rd 2009
4848 Comments


Boxers or briefs?
Seriously though, it's probably a pretty obvious question to ask but maybe ask if what they listen to on a daily basis consists of mainly metal or if they listen to a wide variety of things. Also, maybe if they like any bands/artists that most people wouldn't expect them to?

Essence
March 5th 2009
3595 Comments


lead clean vocals jackass, not just vocals dispersed amongst the album

Tyler
Emeritus
March 5th 2009
7926 Comments


interview's gonna be on monday with the drummer, aaron weaver

BallsToTheWall
March 5th 2009
44805 Comments


I couldn't really find anything on those two chicks, are you familiare with their previous or current engagements?

natey
March 5th 2009
4170 Comments


call him Wally Cleaver at some point in the interview

Tyler
Emeritus
March 6th 2009
7926 Comments


I couldn't really find anything on those two chicks, are you familiare with their previous or current engagements?

ex-Hammers of Misfortune for the broad off Diadem, Asva for the other one. And man, you're bad at the internet.

Essence
March 6th 2009
3595 Comments


It's balls, electronics are not his forte. metal is



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