Wild Throne is a tribute to the raw, free, feral culture and arboreal beauty and power of the band’s home in the most distant corner of the Pacific Northwest. Consisting of friends and musical cohorts Joshua Holland (guitar/vocals), Noah Burns (drums) and Jeff Johnson (bass), the trio spent 10 years playing in bands with and around each other in their hometown of Bellingham, Wash. before unifying in 2009 with a mission to hit hard. The band’s progress in the early days of this pursuit has been documented on two vinyl EPs: 2011’s Boss Rhino EP and 2012’s Brass Tactics. The band’s sound is a sprawling mix of elements from Judas Priest, Mastodon, Queen, the Mars Volta, classic metal, thrash and progressive rock, creating music that Pitchfork once described as “exhilarating, fun [and] ferocious” and “proof that ambition and skill don’t automatically cancel out heart.”
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Sounds Like: Every Time I Die, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Drive Like Jehu, Tom Waits, The Jesus Lizard
Bio: It’s like punk, but with more musicianship. Maybe it’s actually prog, but prog that never went to Berkeley. Then again,maybe it’s metal, but without all the spiky leather. Or perhaps it’s hardcore, but more Greg Ginn and less Jamey Jasta.
Regardless of all that, it’s fast, loud, techy, geeky, an...See Full Bio