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WATAIN: New Album “The Agony & Ecstasy Of Watain” 

Swedish black metal collective WATAIN is celebrating the release of their new studio album, “The Agony & Ecstasy Of Watain,” which arrives just in time to commemorate Walpurgis Night when April moves aside for the month of May and bonfires will light up the night sky.

E. Danielsson comments:
We have lived with this album among ourselves trembling like an infant upon the altar for a long time now, and today we shall finally set it free. It carries within it the madness and the mystery of all our accumulated experience, both savage and sublime. Our heartfelt veneration unto all that we deem sacred and true. A humble offering to the fires of the Devilgod that ever continue to rejuvenate us, to strengthen us, and to illuminate our path ahead. To all of you who are ready to embrace it; may it take you far.

WATAIN have recently performed a very unique and intimate live show at the Chaudronneries de Montreuil in Paris as a warm-up for Hellfest 2022, presented and streamed by arte TV. We are excited to be able to share with you an intense live clip for the opening song of the new album, “Ecstasies In Night Infinite,” which was taken from the afore mentioned live footage.

WATCH THE VIDEO “ECSTASIES IN NIGHT INFINITE” (LIVE IN PARIS): – Ecstasies In Night Infinite (Live In Paris)Buy / Listen To The Album “The Agony & Ecstasy of Watain“:

“The Agony & Ecstasy Of Watain”01.Ecstasies in night infinite02.The howling03.Serimosa04.Black cunt05.Leper’s grace06.Not sun nor man nor god07.Before the cataclysm08.We remain09.Funeral winter10.SeptentrionSELECTED PRESS QUOTES:

With every listen you’ll discover new facets of this black metal art of the highest musical order, which leaves just about everything and everyone else in the dust.
– DEAF FOREVER (DE) – Album Of The Month

[Watain] are proving yet again that they’re playing in a league of their own.
– ROCK HARD (DE) – Album Of The Month

As Watain continue to push, pull and expand their scene into captivating new realms, one is left with two options: get in or be dragged.”

[…] there is little doubt that history will view this record as one of their greatest triumphs. A brilliant record from beginning to end.

[…] WATAIN has created one of the best albums of its career just one year shy of being a quarter century old.

“The Agony & Ecstasy is a world-beater, a record that will go down as a cornerstone of extreme metal for years, nay decades, to come.


Watain crawled out of Satan’s cunt in 1998, and has since then ascended and grown into one of the world’s most well known and notorious Black Metal bands. Their legacy is often referred to with fear, love, confusion or awe, but seldom with indifference.
Their infamous live shows have become a worldwide phenomenon; inimitable ceremonies of wild Black Metal fanatism where the sacred and solemn collides with raw unadulterated force. With their greatly anticipated seventh studio album, Watain continues to arouse and electrify their audience with an unmistakable, adventurous brand of Black Metal Magic, processed and distilled over the course of a 25-year long history.
Recorded live by long time collaborator Tore Stjerna in his infamous Necromorbus studio, now re-located to an old church on the Swedish countryside, ”The Agony & Ecstasy of Watain” takes the listener one huge step closer to the innermost heart of a band that despite always being surrounded by rumors and controversy has always strived for a most sincere and genuine form of expression.
With 10 songs written by the founding trinity of Watain (E. Danielsson, H. Jonsson and P. Forsberg), it is also the first Watain album to be recorded live with a full line up completed by A. Lillo, H. Eriksson and E. Forcas.
The material is further enriched by noble contributions from Farida Lemouchi (ex The Devil’s Blood, now in Molassess) and Gottfrid Åhman (ex In Solitude, now in PÅGÅ).
The lyrics, always a central aspect of every Watain album, range from manic proselytism to profound contemplation on the relativity between life and death, sacred and profane, holy and unholy, agony and ecstasy, eagerly excavating the winding depths of mind and spirit with a new sense of clarity and determination.
Characterized by a morbid sense of beauty mingled with raw primal force, Watain is the wolf that keeps hunting, fearless and free, in the dark night of man.
Photo Credit: Evelina Szczesik (Ever Vision Art)



28.05.2022 – NL – Graveland Festival
19.06.2022 – FR – Hellfest
13.08.2022 – BE – Alcatraz Festival
27.08.2022 – DE – Wolfszeit Fesival


TOURDATES: 15.09.2022 – FR – Paris – Elysee Montmartre 
16.09.2022 – DE – Oberhausen – Turbinenhalle 
17.09.2022 – DE – Munich – Backstage  
18.09.2022 – IT – Milan – Live Club 
20.09.2022 – FR – Toulouse – Le Bikini  
22.09.2022 – PT – Lisbon – Lisboa Ao Vivo 
23.09.2022 – ES – Madrid – La Riviera 
24.09.2022 – ES – Barcelona – Apolo  
25.09.2022 – FR – Lyon – Transbordeur  
27.09.2022 – CH – Zurich – Komplex 457 
28.09.2022 – DE – Filderstadt – Filharmonie 
29.09.2022 – NL – Tilburg – 013  
30.09.2022 – UK – London – Earth 
02.10.2022 – BE – Antwerp – Trix 
04.10.2022 – DE – Hamburg – Markthalle  
05.10.2022 – DK – Copenhagen – Amager Bio 
06.10.2022 – NO – Oslo – Rockefeller 
07.10.2022 – SE – Stockholm – Fallan 
09.10.2022 – FI – Helsinki – Vanha

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