WATAIN has announced the title and release date of their upcoming album: “After 120 nights of iron will and ardent magic, the fifth full length album of WATAIN is now complete. With broken bones and burning hearts we have ploughed our way through deepest winter into a new wilderness, to which we will open the gates at summer’s end. ‘The Wild Hunt’ will be released on August 19th in Europe and August 20th in USA. Beware the rising star of dawn…”
The album was mixed again at the Necromorbus Studio in Alvik, Sweden by Tore Stjerna. No further comments. More details will be unveiled soon.
Formed back in 1998, WATAIN’s first two albums, Rabid Death’s Curse (2000) and Casus Luciferi (2003) established the band firmly within the underground scene, whereas Sworn To The Dark (2007) and especially Lawless Darkness (2010) helped them conquer a wider audience, making them one of the most talked about acts in recent years. Musically rooted in classic black metal inspired by the likes of VENOM, HELLHAMMER, BATHORY, MAYHEM, DISSECTION as well as the grandeur of old IRON MAIDEN, METALLICA, RAINBOW, it is the larger-than-life aesthetics and total dedication to their art that elevates WATAIN beyond almost any other extreme metal band out there. WATAIN is satanic metal at its most frightening and fascinating.
After celebrating their 13th anniversary with the release of the DVD/double live album Opus Diaboli (2012) under the band’s own imprint His Master’s Noise, followed by an US tour with BEHEMOTH, THE DEVIL’S BLOOD and IN SOLITUDE last year, plus celebrated shows at Wacken and Bloodstock Open Air, 2013 will see the release of WATAIN’s much anticipated fifth studio album, The Wild Hunt, via His Master’s Noise in collaboration with Century Media Records.