Posted on by Oran

Notorious Swedish black metal collective Watain are proud to announce that they will team up with Norwegian genre icon Abbath, for a co-headline tour entitled: ‘Chariots Of Fire European Tour 2022’.

With the addition of Swedish dark metal shooting stars  Tribulation and unconventional Swiss blackened death metal duo Bölzer.

This is the tour that European extreme metal fans truly deserve, after a seemingly endless period of drought.

E. Danielsson of Watain comments:
We can finally announce our first European Tour for ‘The Agony & Ecstasy of Watain’: The CHARIOTS OF FIRE tour, in the fall of 2022.

The name of the tour is taken from the first lyric line of the first song of the new album, but it’s also an ode to the song by Bathory, a band whom we share a great passion for with our tour companion, the one and only ABBATH. Joining us are also the unique powerhouses Tribulation and Bölzer.

Watain recently released new single ‘The Howling’ – taken from their upcoming new studio album, The Agony & Ecstasy Of Watain, due out on April 29th 2022.

With 10 songs written by the founding trinity of Watain (E. Danielsson, H. Jonsson and P. Forsberg), it is also the first Watain album to be recorded live with a full line-up completed by A. Lillo, H. Eriksson and E. Forcas.

The material is further enriched by noble contributions from Farida Lemouchi (ex. The Devil’s Blood, now in Molassess) and Gottfrid Åhman (ex. In Solitude, now in PÅGÅ).

The lyrics, always a central aspect of every Watain album, range from manic proselytism to profound contemplation on the relativity between life and death, sacred and profane, holy and unholy, agony and ecstasy, eagerly excavating the winding depths of mind and spirit with a new sense of clarity and determination.

Ticket pre-sale launches Wednesday 16th Feb 9am UK time, via the bands official website and local promoter links.

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Oran O’Beirne

www.overdrive.ie 2022