Posted in metal | music on February 6, 2014

by Doug Moore

Wild Throne
Wild Throne

Seattle's Wild Throne used to be called Dog Shredder, which was less than optimal for reasons which should be obvious. They now run the risk of being confused with the all the other "wild" bands out there, but it's still a step in the right direction.

And none of that matters when you sit down to listen to their upcoming 12" Blood Maker, which is an absolute ripper. These guys split the difference between At the Drive-In and early Mastodon. They play winding, technically-inclined heavy rock that draws on metal but doesn't belong to it; guitarist/vocalist Josh Holland delivers his lyrics in a wild, emotive howl. It's unpredictable, high-energy, catchy-as-fuck stuff.

So far, Wild Throne have debuted two of the EP's three tunes -- its title track "Blood Maker" appeared via Stereogum this week, while a second tune, "Shadow Deserts," is available via their Bandcamp. You can stream both tracks below.

Blood Maker will be out via Brutal Panda on March 4. Wild Throne will also be performing at SXSW; stay tuned for more details on that front...

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Wild Throne - "Shadow Deserts"

Wild Throne - "Blood Maker"

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Comments (15)

mom, we're trapped again! please let us onto the patio, pleeeeease!

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2014 10:54 AM

Fucking sausages never figure out that no one cares about the name of the freaking band, or the t-shirt art, or any such bullshit if you are playing garbage music, and poorly at that.

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2014 10:54 AM

lol@blood maker
hey dwyane! the saint vitus glory hole needs its edges sanded again!

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2014 11:00 AM

^haha dog shredder hit a little too close to home after that fateful night

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2014 11:02 AM

Serious question: is Wild Throne a reference to the mens stalls at Saint Vitus?

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2014 11:19 AM

Broken wrists and bloodied scarves liking Neutral Spilt Milk and Pains of Knee Burns.

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2014 11:31 AM

L U L Z@ "Blood Maker"

You're being too rough and probably need to use more lube, sausages. Your anonymous Saint Vitus glory hole anus should be treated delicately!

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2014 11:36 AM

11:31 I like it rough too, bro. you got a fat cock?

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2014 11:37 AM

lol@Neutral Spilt Milk and Pains of Knee Burns

*wiping tears of laughter from my eyes*

smh@classic buckeye

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2014 11:41 AM

(•_•)
( •_•)>⌐■-■
(⌐■_■) <( Sausage.)

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2014 12:04 PM

http://images.uncyc.org/commons/c/cc/Midget_hard-core-heavy-metal-midget.jpg

^ Attending a metal concert or a gay pride rally?

Seriously, I'm really asking. I honestly can't tell.

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2014 2:40 PM

I like the name Wild Throne better than "Dog Shredder" 

Posted by Hefner | February 10, 2014 1:47 PM

This band is shit. The music is shit. The vocals are terrible. The band name still sucks. At least their hair looks cool. Right?

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2014 1:55 PM

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