WATAIN – Release Lyric Video For New Single “Serimosa”

New Album “The Agony & Ecstasy Of Watain
To Be Released On April 29th


Right before the start of their extensive US tour with Norwegian peers Mayhem, notorious Swedish black metal collective WATAIN has unveiled “Serimosa” – the second single from their upcoming new studio album, “The Agony & Ecstasy Of Watain,” which will be released on April 29th, 2022. 

Serimosa” sees a shift in pace from its furious predecessor “The Howling“, heading towards more of a gloomy and Gothic landscape, yet bearing the unmistakable black mark of Watain. Lyrically, its contemporary acuteness and prophetic quality is just as unnerving as it is comforting.



E. Danielsson (vocals) comments:
“‘Serimosa‘ tells of the electric notion of the coming of a great power. The appearance of cracks in the dam that holds the flood of the great sea. A visitor from the beyond, crossing the threshold into the material world.

Just like “Watain” – “Serimosa” is a word/name of power communicated out of unknown origin, appearing into the world sans history, to be approached with thought and reverence. Its linguistic root may be traced from the latin word Seri (“serum”) along with Dolorosa (“pain”) Nebulosa (“starfog”) Lacrimosa (“tearfilled”), as if those words and their meanings were spoken as one. In her hand she holds the stern light of renewal, of transformation, of merciless cleansing. Thematically, Serimosa also holds similarities to the fiery Samhara aspect of Nataraja, the doomsday dance of Shiva marking the dissolution of order at the end of an eon.

May she bring you far and deep.”

Pre-order / Pre-save The Album “The Agony & Ecstasy of Watain“:


“The Agony & Ecstasy Of Watain” – Tracklist

  1. Ecstasies in night infinite
  2. The howling
  3. Serimosa
  4. Black cunt
  5. Leper’s grace
  6. Not sun nor man nor god
  7. Before the cataclysm
  8. We remain
  9. Funeral winter
  10. Septentrion

Available formats:

– Ltd. Deluxe Gatefold LPin Slipcase (incl. the album on CD)
  Grey Marbled (667, NB mailorder excl.)
  Dark Red Marbled (666, Band excl.)
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  Green w/ Rainbow Splatter (2000, EU retail)
  Solid Red (300, via EMP)
  Pink (300, NB mailorder)
  Blue Marbled (300, UK)
  Solid Green (300, Seasons Of Mist)
  Transp. Blue (300, Levykauppa Äx & Sound Pollution)
  Solid Grey (300, Sweden Rock)
  Dark Purple (300, Napalm)
  White (300, US Retail)
  Red w/ Rainbow Splatter (1800, US retail & NB US mailorder)
  Green Marbled (300, NB US mailorder)

– CD Digipak

– Digital Album





Watain crawled out of Satan’s cunt in 1998, and has since then ascended and grown into one of the world’s most well known and notorious Black Metal bands. Their legacy is often referred to with fear, love, confusion or awe, but seldom with indifference.

Their infamous live shows have become a worldwide phenomenon; inimitable ceremonies of wild Black Metal fanatism where the sacred and solemn collides with raw unadulterated force. With their greatly anticipated seventh studio album, Watain continues to arouse and electrify their audience with an unmistakable, adventurous brand of Black Metal Magic, processed and distilled over the course of a 25-year long history.

Recorded live by long time collaborator Tore Stjerna in his infamous Necromorbus studio, now re-located to an old church on the Swedish countryside, ”The Agony & Ecstasy of Watain” takes the listener one huge step closer to the innermost heart of a band that despite always being surrounded by rumors and controversy has always strived for a most sincere and genuine form of expression.

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.

Characterized by a morbid sense of beauty mingled with raw primal force, Watain is the wolf that keeps hunting, fearless and free, in the dark night of man.

Photo Credit: Evelina Szczesik (Ever Vision Art)


The Sanguine Sodomy Of North America Tour 2022

Special Guests: MIDNIGHT

March 07 – San Francisco, CA, The Regency Ballroom
March 08 – Los Angeles, CA, The Wiltern
March 09 – Phoenix, AZ, The Nile Theater
March 11 – Salt Lake City, UT, The Depot
March 12 – Denver, CO, The Summit Music Hall
March 14 – Dallas, TX, Amplified Live
March 15 – Austin, TX, Mohawk
March 16 – Houston, TX, White Oak Music Hall
March 18 – Atlanta, GA, Masquerade
March 19 – Tampa, FL, Orpheum
March 20 – Charlotte, NC, The Underground
March 22 – Montreal, QC, Club Soda                
March 23 – Toronto, ON, The Phoenix
March 25 – Worcester, MA, The Palladium
March 26 – New York, NY, Irving Plaza
March 27 – New York, NY, Irving Plaza
March 29 – Baltimore, MD, Baltimore Soundstage
March 30 – Pittsburgh, PA, The Roxian
March 31 – Detroit, MI, The Majestic
April 01 – Chicago, IL, The Vic
April 02 – Minneapolis, MN, Skyway Theatre
April 03 – Joliet, IL, The Forge


WATAIN / ABBATH | Co-Headliner 

TOURDATES: 15.09.2022 – FR – Paris – Elysee Montmartre 
16.09.2022 – DE – Oberhausen – Turbinenhalle 
17.09.2022 – DE – Munich – Backstage  
18.09.2022 – IT – Milan – Live Club 
20.09.2022 – FR – Toulouse – Le Bikini  
22.09.2022 – PT – Lisbon – Lisboa Ao Vivo 
23.09.2022 – ES – Madrid – La Riviera 
24.09.2022 – ES – Barcelona – Apolo  
25.09.2022 – FR – Lyon – Transbordeur  
27.09.2022 – CH – Zurich – Komplex 457 
28.09.2022 – DE – Filderstadt – Filharmonie 
29.09.2022 – NL – Tilburg – 013  
30.09.2022 – UK – London – Earth 
02.10.2022 – BE – Antwerp – Trix 
04.10.2022 – DE – Hamburg – Markthalle  
05.10.2022 – DK – Copenhagen – Amager Bio 
06.10.2022 – NO – Oslo – Rockefeller 
07.10.2022 – SE – Stockholm – Fallan 
09.10.2022 – FI – Helsinki – Vanha

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