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08 August 2013
Watain: featured on Decibel Magazine's September cover
Watain:  featured on Decibel Magazine's September cover
After 15 years of delivering a frighteningly unique brand of black metal, Sweden's WATAIN continues to push boundaries with their fifth full-length, The Wild Hunt, refusing to compromise their sound and vision. Amid the tracks teeming with the trio's classic sound, the album also features clean vocals, Spanish guitars, and other musical experimentation, with the end result being "their most daring album yet" (Decibel Magazine). In Decibel Magazine's September issue (on newsstands now), a special cover story is devoted to WATAIN and this sonic and lyrical tour-de-force, marking the band's third appearance on the magazine's cover. For an in-depth interview with front-man Erik Danielsson about The Wild Hunt, be sure to purchase the new Decibel in stores or online here (with the limited edition WATAIN flexi disc for "Fuck Off, We Murder", made famous by GG Allin).

For a preview of The Wild Hunt (due out August 20th in North America), fans can check out the following previously released singles: "All That May Bleed" and "The Child Must Die".

Read on for some reviews about WATAIN and their critically acclaimed new album, The Wild Hunt:

"[WATAIN's] most daring album yet." -- DECIBEL MAGAZINE

"There's a window in time where certain bands are the most dangerous or the most powerful in the world...Right now, that band is WATAIN." -- DEL JAMES (long-time GUNS N' ROSES road manager), DECIBEL MAGAZINE

"...if you were to put WATAIN's catalog alongside METALLICA's, you'd notice an almost eerie mirroring effect: 2000 debut 'Rabid Death's Curse' is WATAIN's 'Kill 'Em All'; 2003's 'Casus Luciferi' is their 'Ride The Lightning'; 2007's 'Sworn To The Dark' is their 'Master Of Puppets'; and 2010's 'Lawless Darkness' is their '...And Justice For All'. Which makes WATAIN's forthcoming fifth LP, 'The Wild Hunt', their 'Black Album,' and the similarities are striking: 'The Wild Hunt' is WATAIN's most straightforward collection, their most traditional rock-based collection; it's also a tremendous leap, from the lofty, daunting - and perhaps inaccessible - peaks previously scaled by the band into a wide, deep, very big pond." -- STEREOGUM.com

To pre-order The Wild Hunt, please visit CM Distro or iTunes. The album will be released worldwide in the following formats:
--standard CD jewelcase
--limited edition CD mediabook
--2LP, 180gr black vinyl
--limited edition box set
--digital download

WATAIN "The Wild Hunt North America" tour dates feat. IN SOLITUDE, TRIBULATION
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 Stage

WATAIN online:
Official Website