Ruthless Swedish black metal collective Watain has shared a second single from the upcoming live album, “Die In Fire – Live In Hell”, out on November 03, 2023, via Nuclear Blast Records. The live version of “Ecstasies in Night Infinite“, the ferocious opening track of the band’s latest album, “The Agony And Ecstasy Of Watain”, also got a music video, once again directed by Johan Bååth.
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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 remolded by the skilled and manic artists credited at the end of the video. Turn off your mind, shut out the modern world and dissappear into these analogue nightmare visions of darkness and ecstasy.
You can pre-order “Die In Fire – Live In Hell” here.
You can also watch the music video for “Ecstasies in Night Infinite” below:
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 front man 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. The album 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.