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15 October 2013
Watain: appears on Grand Rapids, MI WZZM TV 13 "Take Five and Company" morning show
Watain:  appears on Grand Rapids, MI WZZM TV 13 "Take Five and Company" morning show
Having graced the magazine covers of Decibel (USA), Terrorizer (UK), Metalized (DK), Rock Hard (DE), Scream (NO), Sweden Rock (SE), Rock Tribune (BE), and Metallian (FR), Swedish black metallers WATAIN have left a media buzz in the wake of their new album's release and subsequent world tour. Currently on the road in North America, the band's own Erik Danielsson (vocals, bass) and Hakan Jonsson (drums) checked-in with Grand Rapids, MI WZZM TV 13 "Take Five and Company" for an exclusive interview about their trek in support of their fifth full-length, The Wild Hunt, as well as the emergence of Swedish bands in the metal scene. To watch the interview, please click here.

Amid the tracks teeming with WATAIN's classic sound, The Wild Hunt also features clean vocals, Spanish guitars, and other musical experimentation, with the end result being "their most daring album yet" (Decibel Magazine). For a preview of The Wild Hunt, be sure to check out the following previously released singles: "All That May Bleed" and "The Child Must Die". To purchase The Wild Hunt, please visit iTunes for a digital copy or CM Distro for a variety of physical formats.

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

"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 (USA)

"...'The Wild Hunt' is an impressive album that allows one of the scene's stalwarts to put a new face on a familiar shadow." -- METAL SUCKS.net (USA)

"Doubtlessly one of this year's absolute highlights." -- ROCK HARD (DE) (9/10 points, Soundcheck #2)

"...endless darkness, pure emotion and sheer hate soaked in a deep black aura - an insane album! Probably it's already THE black metal record of the year!" -- METAL HAMMER (DE) (7/7 points, Soundcheck #3)

"Evil melodies, somewhere between DISSECTION and MAYHEM, the proverbial black fire and a high amount of individuality are mandatory on 'The Wild Hunt'." -- LEGACY (DE) (14/15 points)

"'The Wild Hunt' embodies not only the most anticipated heavy record of the year, but also the most important album of WATAIN's career." -- METAL HAMMER (UK) (9/10 points)

"Every single song is an explosive revolution." -- TERRORIZER (UK) (9.5/10 points)

"Exciting, vital music that grabs you by the soul." -- KERRANG (UK)

"'The Wild Hunt' is amazing! WATAIN are the masters! A true icon of the modern Black Metal scene" -- METALLIAN (FR)

"WATAIN adds new influences and colours in its black metal and creates its best album to date. An intense, great work that should attract many new fans." -- ROCK HARD (FR)

"The essential extreme metal album of this year."-- ROCK HARD (IT)

WATAIN "The Wild Hunt North America" tour dates feat. IN SOLITUDE, TRIBULATION
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--Joe's Grotto
Oct. 28--Albuquerque, NM--Launch Pad
Oct. 30--Austin, TX--Red 7
Oct. 31--New Orleans, LA--Siberia
Nov. 1--Atlanta, GA--Masquerade Hell
Nov. 2--Charlotte, NC--The Casbah
Nov. 3--Baltimore, MD--Baltimore Sound Stage

WATAIN online:
Official Website