Right after an extensive North America tour in October/November, Swedish black metallers WATAIN will set European stages on fire to present their new opus, The Wild Hunt, live. Those who witnessed the album release show on August 24th in Watain's hometown Uppsala in Sweden will know what to expect - everybody else can be curious about it and shouldn’t 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..."
The special guests for the tour will be announced soon. Dates include:
5 - Manchester, England - Academy 2
6.12.2103 Glasgow, Scotland - Garage
7 - Birmingham, England - The Library @ The Institute
8 - London, England - Electric Ballroom
Watain released The Wild Hunt via the band’s own label His Master’s Noise and Century Media Records. The album entered their national Swedish album charts at #1. And in the second week it sits at #5. German fans helped Watain to achieve their first ever German chart entry at #18. In the US the album entered the Billboard Top 200 at #158.
The Wild Hunt tracklisting:
'Black Flames March'
'All That May Bleed'
'The Child Must Die'
'They Rode On'
'The Wild Hunt'
'Ignem Veni Mittere'
BraveWords' review of The Wild Hunt can be found here.
The album is streaming in full below:
'All That May Bleed' lyric video:
An interview with Watain frontman Erik Danielsson (featuring fan-submitted questions about The Wild Hunt) can be seen below:
Watain will tour North America this fall with IN SOLITUDE and TRIBULATION.
Tour dates include:
8 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza
9 - Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts
10 - Worcester, MA - Palladium Upstairs
11 - Montreal, QC - Foufounes Electriques
12 - Toronto, ON - Opera House
14 - Detroit, MI - The Magic Stick
15 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
16 - Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock Social Club
18 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theater
19 - Salt Lake City, UT - In The Venue
21 - Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
22 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw
23 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
25 - Oakland, CA - Oakland Metro
26 - Los Angeles, CA - VEX
27 - Phoenix, AZ - Rocky Point Cantina
28 - Albuquerque, NM - Launch Pad
30 - Austin, TX - Red 7
1 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade Hell
2 - Charlotte, NC - The Casbah
3 - Baltimore, MD - Baltimore Sound Stage
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