The Swedish black metal collective ready a magnificent opus.
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.