Wolves In The Throne Room’s Music Video for “Twin Mouthed Spring” is Beautiful and Dark


Where Scandinavian black metal acts typically highlight fjords and sweeping mountain landscapes, it honestly feels like North American black metal is looking at that and saying “hold my beer.” Seriously, the sweeping, dense forests of the American Pacific Northwest feature so prominently in Wolves In The Throne Room’s music video for “Twin Mouthed Spring” that parts of it could honestly be used by the region’s tourism board.

But green scenery and beautiful vistas aren’t the only thing featured in the clip below. Like most black metal music videos, there’s a woman experiencing some level of agony and it’s got just the appropriate amount of creepiness within.

The band offered a comment about the single and music video, but let’s see if you can decipher anything worthwhile to use:

“Wandering away from the lush meadow, the spirit ventures into the mirrored depths of the underworld, drawn to an encounter with the master of the dark throne. The spell of lunar madness is broken and the stone of truth, aglow with radiant energy, crackles with newborn power.”

Right. Thankfully drummer Cedar Serpent said the track was a special one for the band, as they offer their take on Celtic mythology.

“This song travels to a deep wellspring of passion and creativity. Themes from Celtic Mythology are pulled apart and remade.”

“Twin Mouthed Spring” will be featured on Wolves In The Throne Room’s upcoming EP, Crypt of Ancestral Knowledge when it drops on September 29 via Relapse. That beings said, you can always preorder your copy today. You can also catch the band live as they tour America with Blackbraid, Gaerea, and Hoaxed. The full list of dates can be found below.

Crypt of Ancestral Knowledge North American Tour
w/ Blackbraid, Gaerea & Hoaxed

09/30/23: Chicago, IL: Metro
10/01/23: St. Paul, MN: Amsterdam Bar & Hall
10/03/23: Detroit, MI: El Club
10/04/23: Toronto, ON: Lee’s Palace
10/05/23: Montreal, QC: Theatre Fairmount
10/06/23: Boston, MA: Big Night Live
10/07/23: Hamden, CT: Space Ballroom
10/08/23: Brooklyn, NY: Brooklyn Monarch
10/10/23: Philadelphia, PA: Underground Arts
10/11/23: Baltimore, MD: Baltimore Soundstage
10/12/23: Richmond, VA: The Canal Club
10/13/23: Greensboro, NC: Hangar 1819 
10/14/23: Atlanta, GA: The Loft 
10/15/23: Tampa, FL: Orpheum
10/17/23: Dallas, TX: Echo Lounge & Music Hall
10/18/23: Austin, TX: Come And Take It Live
10/20/23: Albuquerque, NM: Sister
10/21/23: Tucson, AZ: Encore
10/23/23: Salt Lake City, UT: Metro Music Hall
10/24/23: Denver, CO: The Oriental Theater 

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