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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

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

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Watain announce tour through the old world

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on 13th September 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Swedish black metallers Watain recently released their latest offering of black metal hymns in the form of The Wild Hunt which impressed both fans and media alike. Following their extensive North America tour in October and November, the band will set fire to European stages to present their new musician opus live. Those who witnessed Watain‘s album release show in Uppsala, Sweden last month will know exactly what to expect while  those who missed it will have to remain curious and is advised to not miss it. The band comments:

It will be with the dead of winter that we shall come hunting through Europe again. By then the dry heat of summer will be long gone, moistened by gasoline and tears, ready to explode into a storm of panic and euphoria, death and metal, war and pain, sodomy and lust! So gather yourselves and prepare, forbidden fires and unearthly lights shall illuminate the winter nights…

UK tour dates are as follow:

05.12.2013 Manchester, Academy 2
06.12.2103 Glasgow, Garage
07.12.2013 Birmingham, The Library @ The Institute
08.12.2013 London, Electric Ballroom

Watain online:

http://facebook.com/watainofficial

In Solitude announce new album and stream title track; Sister

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on 19th August 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Swedish metallers In Solitude have announced their third studio album, Sister, which will be release in the UK on 30th September via Metal Blade Records. The title track, Sister, is now streaming at this location. Vocalist Pelle Åhman speaks on behalf of In Solitude:

It’s time to release our third album, and things have never felt this clear and pervasive before. This is a feeling that has permeated our whole lives during the latest year of writing and recording this album, as well as digesting and dealing with its consequences. And it has been wonderful, overwhelming and utterly devastating. Which, in the world of In Solitude, are very positive things, and exactly what was required.

It is a very special album for us, and I am very thankful and proud of my brothers (including our great friend, and producer, Martin Konie Ehrencrona), for this is truly the most visceral music we’ve ever made, and we can’t wait for you to experience it too.

You come without. And all falls within. There is a light in the world. There is a stone to the head.

Sister was recorded at Studio Cobra in Stockholm, Sweden during March 2013. The album was produced and mixed by MartinKonieEhrencrona and stands as a logical next step above and beyond its predecessor, The World.The Flesh.The DevilIn Solitude‘s strength resides in their ability to craft dark and oppressive atmospheres within the auditory realm of classic heavy metal.Sister compounds this trademark sound further, beginning with the acoustic intro, He Comes and saturates the record in an aura of uniqueness; see: Lavender and the title track.

The album concludes with an 8-minute, driving, near trance-like opus that features guest guitarist Pelle Forsberg (Watain). Additionally, Jarboe of Swans fame can be heard on Horses in the Ground. Moods range from Mercyful Fate-esque guitar flavors, shadows of Black Sabbath, the heavy dissonance of Swans, to straight-forward, ear worm riffs. In any case, one thing can be said for certain: their delivery is as genuine as it is impressive.

North American fans will have an opportunity to see In Solitude live this Fall. The band will be supporting Watain on their Wild Hunt tour beginning on October 8th in New York City. The tour also features support from Tribulation.

In Solitude online:

http://facebook.com/insolitudeofficial

The Wild Hunt begins now

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on 14th August 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

This week sees the beginning of The Wild Hunt – the latest album from Swedish black metal heroes Watain, which is released today (14th August) in Sweden, 16th August in Germany, 19th August in the UK, 20th August in the US and the rest of the world early next week. More info on the new album can be found in this interview with Watain vocalist E.

The Wild Hunt will be released in the following formats:

–standard CD jewelcase
–limited edition CD mediabook
–2LP, 180gr black vinyl
–limited edition box set
–digital download

Pre-order links and audio samples can be found on the band’s official website.

On 24th August, Watain will conduct the grand opening ceremony of The Wild Hunt world tour in their hometown of Uppsala. They will be joined by In Solitude and Degial. The tour will continue into North America – Dates as follow:

Oct. 8–New York, NY–Irving Plaza
Oct. 9–Philadelphia, PA–Underground Arts
Oct. 10–Worcester, MA–Palladium Upstairs
Oct. 11–Montreal, QC-Foufounes Electriques
Oct. 12–Toronto, ON–Opera House
Oct. 14–Detroit, MI–The Magic Stick
Oct. 15–Chicago, IL–Bottom Lounge
Oct. 16–Minneapolis, MN–Triple Rock Social Club
Oct. 18–Denver, CO–Marquis Theatre
Oct. 19–Salt Lake City, UT–In The Venue
Oct. 21–Seattle, WA–Studio Seven
Oct. 22–Vancouver, BC–Rickshaw
Oct. 23–Portland, OR–Hawthorne Theater
Oct. 25–Oakland, CA–Oakland Metro
Oct. 26–Los Angeles, CA–VEX
Oct. 27–Phoenix, AZ–Rocky Point Cantina
Oct. 28–Albuquerque, NM–Launch Pad
Oct. 30–Austin, TX–Red 7
Nov. 1–Atlanta, GA–Masquerade Hell
Nov. 2–Charlotte, NC–The Casbah
Nov. 3–Baltimore, MD–Baltimore Sound Stag

European tour dates are still to be announced.

Watain online:

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

 

Watain present new song from upcoming album, The Wild Hunt, plus exclusive cover

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 22nd July 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

In anticipation of the release of their upcoming album, The Wild Hunt, Sweden’s sinister black metal cultists Watain have unveiled anther new song from the album. The new song, The Child Must Die, can be heard down below. Watain made comment on the song:

The Child Must Die is a song of sorrow and liberation, of the sacrifices that the path of adversity requires. Musically it shows yet another side of The Wild Hunt, being more Heavy Metal-rooted perhaps than All That May Bleed.

In related news, Watain have also teamed up with American Decibel Magazine to give fans a white-on-black flexi disc for an exclusive cover of Fuck Off, We Murder, as made famous by GG Allin. Head to this location to listen to the cover. Commenting on the cover, Watain had the following to say:

Driven by an inner fire and a genuine contempt for society and all its particles, GG Allin lived and died as a true rock n roll outlaw, and is to this day an inspiration for anyone to whom conformity and authority are things that must be fought and eliminated, not only by words but by action.

The flexi disc for Fuck Off, We Murder will be available for subscribers only in Decibel’s September issue (out in August).

Produced once again by Tore Stjerna at his Necromorbus studio in Alvik (Sweden), The Wild Hunt is a sonic and lyrical tour-de-force that explores Watain‘s roots, such as Bathory and Dissection, while also remaining truly unique. Having lost none of their integrity, Watain continues to push the boundaries of the scene with their fifth full-length, refusing to compromise their sound and vision. Amid the tracks teeming with the band’s classic sound, The Wild Hunt also features clean vocals (a first for the band!) which, as front-man Erik puts it, “…is just us being brutally personal and honest. It shows another important facet of the Watain world.” As this new album will soon prove, Watain truly lives in a world all their own.

The Wild Hunt is due out 19th August in Europe and 20th August in North America through the band’s own label His Master’s Noise via Century Media Records.

Watain online:

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

 

Watain announce formats for upcoming album The Wild Hunt

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 10th July 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Taking things to the next step – whatever the costs are. This has always been Watain’s goal from day one and this has never been truer than with The Wild Hunt, their fifth full-length album coming out 19th August in Europe and 20th August in North America through the band’s own label His Master’s Noise and Century Media Records.

It would be easy to call this the most important album of their career but then again, all their albums are. Yet resting on their laurels never was an option and so Watain decided to go into seclusion for over six months to compose their new album, followed by four long and excruciating months in four different studios to record this beast. With mixing duties handled by the faithful Tore Stjerna at the famous Necromorbus studio in Alvik (Sweden), The Wild Hunt marks another gigantic achievement and most importantly once again ups the ante compared to Watain’s extremely well received previous releases.

The Wild Hunt will be released worldwide in the following formats:

Standard CD Jewelcase (and digital download)
1. Night Vision (3:39)
2. De Profundis (4:33)
3. Black Flames March (6:21)
4. All That May Bleed (4:36)
5. The Child Must Die (6:04)
6. They Rode On (8:43)
7. Sleepless Evil (5:38)
8. The Wild Hunt (6:21)
9. Outlaw (5:07)
10. Ignem Veni Mittere (4:39)
11. Holocaust Dawn (7:07)

Limited Edition CD Mediabook with additional artwork
1. Night Vision (3:39)
2. De Profundis (4:33)
3. Black Flames March (6:21)
4. All That May Bleed (4:36)
5. The Child Must Die (6:04)
6. They Rode On (8:43)
7. Sleepless Evil (5:38)
8. The Wild Hunt (6:21)
9. Outlaw (5:07)
10. Ignem Veni Mittere (4:39)
11. Holocaust Dawn (7:07)
12. …

2LP, 180gr black vinyl in special Gatefold cover
Side A
1. Night Vision (3:39)
2. De Profundis (4:33)
3. Black Flames March (6:21)
4. All That May Bleed (4:36)

Side B
5. The Child Must Die (6:04)
6. They Rode On (8:43)

Side C
7. Sleepless Evil (5:38)
8. The Wild Hunt (6:21)
9. Outlaw (5:07)

Side D
10. Ignem Veni Mittere (4:39)
11. Holocaust Dawn (7:07)

Limited Edition Box Set
Contains:
2LP, 180gr black vinyl in special Gatefold cover
Limited Edition CD Mediabook with additional artwork
Altar cloth (100cm x 100cm) *
Poster (120cm x 60cm) *
Metal pin *
Postcards *
‘When Stars no more shine’ 7” single * (The 1st Watain song ever written,  in 2 versions from 1998 and 2013)*
* exclusively available in the Box Set

This version is limited to 1,000 copies worldwide, available through normal retail channels.

2,000 copies the Limited Edition Box Set will contain the 2LP in gold vinyl, only available through CM Distro – the pre-order start will be announced soon.

2,000 copies of the ultimate Limited Edition Box Set will contain the 2LP in red vinyl, a signed postcard and a very special second ‘XI’  7” single (Music and lyrics by Jon Nödtveidt and Set Teitan, performed by Watain)  that won’t be available anywhere else, exclusively available to pre-order now at the band’s own shop WolfWear.net.

All That May Bleed, the first single of Watain’s new album The Wild Hunt, is now available as a 7” and digital download.

On the 24th of August, Watain will conduct the grand opening of The Wild Hunt world tour in their hometown Uppsala. For those who want to see Watain’s infamous live ceremony taken to a new level; this is your chance. The venue chosen for this night of unchained metal magic is Svandammshallarna, located in the heart of the city. Tickets are on sale now at this location.

Watain online:

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

 

Watain reveal tracklist and artwork for fifth studio album ‘The Wild Hunt’

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 13th June 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Sweden’s most notorious metal extremists, Watain, reveal the album cover artwork and tracklist of their fifth studio album. Executed in oil and mixed materials, the cover of The Wild Hunt was done by Zbigniew M Bielak, the very same artist who was responsible for the Lawless Darkness artwork. The piece depicts one of the inmost shrines of Watain‘s temple. As on every classic still life, each object has a significant meaning, while each song of the album is also connected to an object.

The Wild Hunt track listing:

1. Night Vision
2. De Profundis
3. Black Flames March
4. All That May Bleed
5. The Child Must Die
6. They Rode On
7. Sleepless Evil
8. The Wild Hunt
9. Outlaw
10. Ignem Veni Mittere
11. Holocaust Dawn

The Wild Hunt will be released August 19th in Europe and August 20th, 2013 in North America by His Master’s Noise, via Century Media Records.

Watch the video below get a first impression of the first single All That May Bleed. Side B is a track called Play with the Devil originally recorded by the Black Metal band Taiwaz in 1988, in Watain‘s hometown Uppsala. Gottfrid Åhman from In Solitude participates on solo guitar in Watain‘s version. The All That May Bleed single will be out next week (June 21st 2013) and will be available through www.wolfwear.net and www.cmdistro.com.

On the 24th August, Watain will conduct the grand opening of The Wild Hunt world tour in their hometown Uppsala. For those who want to see Watain‘s infamous live ceremony taken to a new level; this is your chance. The venue chosen for this night of unchained metal magic is Svandammshallarna, located in the heart of the city. Tickets are on sale now from this location.

Watain online:

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