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Watain release first video for Outlaw; UK tour in process

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , on 5th December 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson, the North Sea Poet

Swedish black metal titans Watain have released the first music video for their song Outlaw. The song is taken from the band’s recent musical opus The Wild Hunt, which was released in August earlier this year through the band’s own label His Master’s Noise via Century Media. The video is produced by Watain and Johan Bååth who already directed the band’s Opus Diaboli DVD in 2012. The video can be viewed below. Watain comment:

The Outlaw video is a knife stab in the face of today’s clean and witty metal scene and yet another step for us to bring back something real and extreme into this limping music movement.

The band also started their UK tour earlier tonight and can be caught live at the following dates:

Dec 06 Glasgow, Garage, UK
Dec 07 Birmingham, The Library, UK
Dec 08 London, Electric Ballroom, UK

Dec 13 Eindhoven Metal Meeting, NL
Dec 14 Paris, Le Trabendo, FRA

09.01.2014 Amplifier Bra, Perth, Australia (Watain only)
10.10.2014 The HiFi, Melbourne, Australia
11.01.2014 The Factory Theater, Sydney, Australia
12.01.2014 The HiFi, Brisbane, Australia
23.01.2014 Fryshuset
25.01.2014 Lille Vega, Vesterbro, Denmark
20.06.2014 Hellfest, Clisson, France
07.-09.08.2014 Party-San Open Air, Schlotheim, Germany

More dates to be confirmed soon.

Watain online:

http://templeofwatain.com
http://facebook.com/watainofficial

Watain unveil title of fifth studio plus release date

Posted in Featured, News with tags , , , , , , , , , on 1st May 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson, the North Sea Poet

Infamous Swedish black metal band Watain have recently announced the title and release date of the upcoming album. The band posted the following update on their official Facebook page:

After 120 nights of iron will and ardent magic, the fifth fullength album of Watain is now complete. With broken bones and burning hearts we have ploughed our way through deepest winter into a new wilderness, to which we will open the gates at summers end. The Wild Hunt will be released on August 19th in Europe and August 20th in USA. Beware the rising star of dawn…

The album was mixed again at the Necromorbus Studio in Alvik, Sweden by Tore Stjerna. The band had no further comments. More details will be unveiled soon.

Formed back in 1998, the first two albums Rabid Death’s Curse (2000) and Casus Luciferi (2003) established the band firmly within the underground scene whereas Sworn To The Dark (2007) and especially Lawless Darkness (2010) helped them conquer a wider audience making them one of the most talked about acts in recent years. Musically rooted in classic black metal inspired by the likes of Venom, Hellhammer, Bathory, Mayhem and Dissection as well as the grandeur of old Iron Maiden, Metallica and oddly enough Rainbow, it is the larger-than-life aesthetics and total dedication to their art that elevates Watain beyond almost any other extreme metal band out there. Watain is satanic metal at its most frightening and fascinating.

After celebrating their 13th anniversary with the release of the DVD/double live album Opus Diaboli (2012) under the band’s own imprint His Master’s Noise, followed by an US tour with Behemoth, The Devil’s Blood and In Solitude earlier this year plus celebrated shows at Wacken and Bloodstock Open Air, 2013 will see the release of Watain‘s much anticipated fifth studio album The Wild Hunt via His Master’s Noise in collaboration with Century Media Records.

Watain online:

http://www.templeofwatain.com
https://www.facebook.com/watainofficial/