WATAIN streams new album, ‘The Wild Hunt,’ online

Swedish black metallers WATAIN have released their new album, The Wild Hunt, today in North America! To purchase The Wild Huntplease visit iTunes for a digital copy or CM Distro for a variety of physical formatsFor a preview of The Wild Hunt, head over to Century Media’s official YouTube channel to listen to the album in its entirety:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkbzvTuzP64

A new interview with front-man Erik Danielsson (featuring fan-submitted questions aboutThe Wild Hunt) can also be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46CNgg5XsKMnext

Currently gracing the magazine covers of Decibel (USA), Terrorizer (UK), Metalized (DK),Rock Hard (DE), Scream (NO), Sweden Rock (SE), Rock Tribune (BE), and Metallian (FR), WATAIN is poised to take over the metal world with their critically acclaimed new album. Amid the tracks teeming with the trio’s classic sound, the band’s fifth full-length also features clean vocals, Spanish guitars, and other musical experimentation, with the end result being “their most daring album yet” (Decibel Magazine). Read on for a few international reviews of The Wild Hunt:

“[WATAIN’s] most daring album yet.” — DECIBEL MAGAZINE (USA)

“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 (USA)

…’The Wild Hunt’ is an impressive album that allows one of the scene’s stalwarts to put a new face on a familiar shadow.” — METAL SUCKS.net (USA)

“Doubtlessly one of this year’s absolute highlights.” — ROCK HARD (DE) (9/10 points, Soundcheck #2)

“…endless darkness, pure emotion and sheer hate soaked in a deep black aura – an insane album! Probably it’s already THE black metal record of the year!” — METAL HAMMER (DE) (7/7 points, Soundcheck #3)

“Evil melodies, somewhere between DISSECTION and MAYHEM, the proverbial black fire and a high amount of individuality are mandatory on ‘The Wild Hunt’.” — LEGACY (DE) (14/15 points)

“‘The Wild Hunt’ embodies not only the most anticipated heavy record of the year, but also the most important album of WATAIN’s career.” — METAL HAMMER (UK) (9/10 points)

“Every single song is an explosive revolution.” — TERRORIZER (UK) (9.5/10 points)

“Exciting, vital music that grabs you by the soul.” — KERRANG (UK)

“‘The Wild Hunt’ is amazing! WATAIN are the masters! A true icon of the modern Black Metal scene” — METALLIAN (FR)

“WATAIN adds new influences and colours in its black metal and creates its best album to date. An intense, great work that should attract many new fans.” — ROCK HARD (FR)

“The essential extreme metal album of this year.” — ROCK HARD (IT)

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–Joe’s Grotto

Oct. 28–Albuquerque, NM–Launch Pad

Oct. 30–Austin, TX–Red 7

Oct. 31–New Orleans, LA–Siberia

Nov. 1–Atlanta, GA–Masquerade Hell

Nov. 2–Charlotte, NC–The Casbah

Nov. 3–Baltimore, MD–Baltimore Sound Stage

WATAIN online:

http://www.templeofwatain.com

http://www.facebook.com/watainofficial

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