The fourth album from Swedish black metal titans WATAIN is now recorded. Says vocalist E in an official missive: “I am now holding in my hand the final mastertape of what might be the most dynamic and charged WATAIN release ever recorded. May the gods unto which it is written be pleased! We very much look forward to share this rich feast with our followers, whom we know have been hungering for a very long time. All I can say is that it will be worth the wait. We raise our cups unto all of you whose patience and support have been constant during the four fiery years since the release of Sworn To The Dark, and look forward to set the night aflame with you again soon!”
The unveiling of WATAIN’s fourth album will take place on June 7th, under ceremonial circumstances yet to be revealed. To tide followers over in the meantime, WATAIN will release a single entitled Reaping Death. It will be released as a 7″ picture EP on Walpurgisnacht. This single will feature the track “Reaping Death” from the album, along with a B Side exclusive for the EP.
The next issue of Sweden Rock magazine will feature a WATAIN single with “Reaping Death” and a cover of “The Return Of Darkness And Evil” by the mighty BATHORY. Details about how to purchase both singles will follow shortly.
More news will follow in the days, weeks and months to come.