WATAIN announce new album 'The Agony & Ecstasy of Watain' + share lead single

The Swedish black metal collective ready a magnificent opus.

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Photograph by Luis, Heaviest of Art

With illustration by the band's own Erik Danielsson and Oik Wasfuk to boast, the road to Watain's new album, The Agony & Ecstasy of Watain, commences towards its April 29th release date via Nuclear Blast Records. As one has come to expect from the band's revered black metal discography, The Agony & Ecstasy shapes up to be another vicious outing of powerful grandeur and aggression, as lead single The Howling can attest. The new single and album announcement comes in good time with the band going on trek with Mayhem and Midnight next month, rounding out one tour bill you can't miss.


Mayhem & Watain (w/ Midnight) 'The Sanguine Sodomy Of North America Tour 2022' Dates:


March 07: San Francisco, CA, The Regency Ballroom

March 08: Los Angeles, CA, The Wiltern

March 09: Phoenix, AZ, The Nile Theater

March 11: Salt Lake City, UT, The Depot

March 12: Denver, CO, The Summit Music Hall

March 14: Dallas, TX, Amplified Live

March 15: Austin, TX, Mohawk

March 16: Houston, TX, White Oak Music Hall

March 18: Atlanta, GA, Masquerade

March 19: Tampa, FL, Orpheum

March 20: Charlotte, NC, The Underground

March 22: Montreal, QC, Club Soda

March 23: Toronto, ON, The Phoenix

March 25: Worcester, MA, The Palladium

March 26: New York, NY, Irving Plaza

March 27: New York, NY, Irving Plaza

March 29: Baltimore, MD, Baltimore Soundstage

March 30: Pittsburgh, PA, The Roxian

March 31: Detroit, MI, The Majestic

April 01: Chicago, IL, The Vic

April 02: Minneapolis, MN, Skyway Theatre

April 03: Joliet, IL, The Forge


Frontman Erik Danielsson comments:


"The Howling refers to the wordless voice of the wild, wailing eerily through the ages, urging us to leave our safe spaces and explore the dark recesses of the great Abyss both within and without. To see it, to learn from it, to know it. "


Stream The Howling below and pre-order your copy of the record HERE.


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Cover Artwork by Erik Danielsson and Oik Wasfuk