The new live album, ‘Die In Fire – Live In Hell’, by ruthless Swedish black metal collective WATAIN is out NOW through Nuclear Blast Records.
After 25 years of madness and mayhem that manifested in seven studio albums, WATAIN‘s intense and much-talked-about live rituals remain in a league of their own. Experience the raw power and fiery precision captured perfectly on this live recording from a sold-out show that took place in October 2022 in Stockholm, and features fan favourites from albums such as Casus Luciferi, Lawless Darkness, The Wild Hunt, Trident Wolf Eclipse and of course the band’s latest offering, The Agony And Ecstasy of Watain, as well as the BATHORY cover The Return Of Darkness And Evil. The audio was recorded by Jamie Elton and mastered by Tore Stjerna at Necromorbus Studio.
With all artwork created by vocalist and frontman Erik Danielsson, ‘Die in Fire – Live in Hell’ is not only a sonic but also a visual reflection of WATAIN’s touring cycle for The Agony & Ecstasy of Watain, and beyond that a symbol of gratitude for their loyal followers worldwide! ‘Die in Fire – Live in Hell’ is a very personal release dedicated to all those who have joined WATAIN on their path of lawless black metal darkness during the past 25 years.
Erik Danielsson (vocals) commented:
”With the videos for the live album we have attempted to convey at least a fraction of the primal psychedelic malevolence that possess us when we perform. The majority of the footage is from the same concert in Stockholm at which the album was recorded. It was then slaughtered and remoulded by the skilled and manic artists credited at the end of the video. Turn off your mind, shut out the modern world and disappear into these analogue nightmare visions of darkness and ecstasy.”
Photos by Allan Larsen
Thanks to Nuclear Blast