WATAIN: 'The Wild Hunt' Cover Artwork, Track Listing Revealed
June 12, 2013
"The Wild Hunt", the new album from Swedish black metallers WATAIN, will be released on August 19 in Europe and August 20 in USA via Century Media Records. The CD was once again mixed at the Necromorbus Studio in Alvik, Sweden by Tore Stjerna.
Executed in oil and mixed materials, the cover of "The Wild Hunt" was created by Zbigniew M Bielak, the very same artist who was responsible for the "Lawless Darkness" artwork. The piece depicts one of the inmost shrines of WATAIN's temple. As on every classic still life, each object has a significant meaning, while each song of the album is also connected to an object.
"The Wild Hunt" track listing:
01. Night Vision 02. De Profundis 03. Black Flames March 04. All That May Bleed 05. The Child Must Die 06. They Rode On 07. Sleepless Evil 08. The Wild Hunt 09. Outlaw 10. Ignem Veni Mittere 11. Holocaust Dawn
The "All That May Bleed" CD will precede the full-length effort at the end of June.
Comments WATAIN: "'All That May Bleed' shows but one facet of a quite diverse album, but we chose this song as a first glimpse into 'The Wild Hunt' because of its bombastic lunacy and white-eyed malevolence which could be said to constitute a main foundation for the album. The lyric is an invitation to sacrificial blood letting, ecstatic zealotry and human sacrifice. The salt of Satan in the wounds of Christ!"
Side B will be a track called "Play With The Devil", originally recorded by the black/heavy metal band TAIWAZ in 1988 in WATAIN's hometown, Uppsala (Gottfrid Åhman from IN SOLITUDE participates on solo guitar on WATAIN's version).
The single will be released in the following formats:
* Black seven-inch vinyl (limited to 2,000 copies worldwide) * Red seven-inch vinyl with sticker (only available from Wolfwear.net; limited to 500 copies worldwide) * Seven-inch picture disc (available from CMdistro.com and Wolfwear.net; limited to 500 copies worldwide) * Digital download
"All That May Bleed" physical release dates:
* Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Finland, Norway and worldwide through CMdistro.com and Wolfwear.net: Friday, June 21 * UK, Benelux, France, Poland: Monday, June 24 * USA, Spain: Tuesday, June 25 * Sweden: Wednesday, June 26
"All That May Bleed" digital release dates:
* Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Finland, Norway, Italy, Australia, New Zealand: Friday, June 21 * UK: Sunday, June 23 * USA, Spain: Tuesday, June 25 * Sweden, Hungary: Wednesday, June 26 * Rest Of Europe: Monday, June 24
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