Above: Threnos live. Date unknown
Above: Fauna live. Date unknown
While Fauna and Echtra are considered to be the most extreme bands to carry the Cascadian Black Metal label, the most popular (and commercial) bands of the genre are widely considered to be Wolves in the Throne Room and Altar of Plagues. Wolves in the Throne Room come from Olympia, Washington (also home to members of Fauna and Echtra) and, since their inception, have participated in many national and international tours in support of more mainstream acts. They have sold multiple copies of their work and are vocal supporters of environmentalism and the Cascadian movement. Wolves in the Throne Room is best known for their albums Two Hunters and Celestial Lineage.
Altar of Plagues come from County Cork, Ireland. They hold many of the same beliefs as Wolves in the Throne Room, as well as similar sounds, lyrical concepts and ideas. Along with Wolves in the Throne Room, Altar of Plagues has supported more mainstream acts on national and international tours as well. They have also sold multiple copies of their work on a global scale. Altar of Plagues are best known for their albums White Tomb and Mammal. (Note: Despite not belonging to the Cascadia region of the United States, the band is still associated with the movement).
Above: Wolves in the Throne Room live. Date unknown
Below: Altar of Plagues live. Date unknown
Above: The official flag of the Cascadia region, the Douglas Fir flag
Bands worth checking out:
Altar of Plagues
Blood of the Black Owl
Moss of Moonlight
Wolves in the Throne Room