WATAIN featured on Decibel Magazine’s September cover

By on August 10, 2013


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 


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Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.