OLD PAPER: Wolves In The Throne Room (Rock-a-Rolla #19, Mar/Apr 2009)
2009 flashback: Aaron Weaver interviewed in the time between Two Hunters and Black Cascade releases.
My sense of the passage of time is completely screwed up by these pandemic years, and judging by the number of memes I see about it, I’m not the only one. Even without that, I started feeling a bit weird about it around the passage of the first decade of this century - I can tell you precisely if a record I like is from April 1994 or November 1987, but if it was released between, say, 2011 and 2020 the best I can give you without checking is probably “the other day or so”. So I’m not really sure if 2009 will feel like it was a long time ago to you guys. Numerically it doesn’t feel like it immediately, but once you start going through magazines or newspapers of that time - which is a fun experience for any year of the past, I recommend it! -, then yeah, it feels like another lifetime. Take this issue of the now defunct (since 2016, which actually feels kinda recent, or does it?), and much missed, Rock-a-Rolla magazine, which covered a full array of weird and wonderful bands that no one else would touch at the time:
Yeah, Isis were still around and about to release ‘Wavering Radiant’, and we didn’t know it’d be their last album so we were happy about it. Look at other stuff we were excited about too, from the news pages: