Rabid Death's Curse
Rabid Death's Curse is the first studio album by the black metal band Watain. It was released in 2000 on Drakkar Productions. It is notable as being the first and only album for which the band had two guitarists; from Rabid Death's Curse onwards, the band would be a trio. Davthvs was "responsible for almost the whole layout, as well as the rather successful idea of printing the LP inside out, so that the lustreless side was turned out". Danielsson, who draws artwork for Watain and other bands himself, was "very pleased in working with such a talented man". The gatefold contains a photography "which is a bit hard to recognice [sic] at 1st sight—but when the observer looks at it a bit more he witnesses it's a turned upside down photo of a decayed bird surrounded by flying autumn leaves"; the idea came from Danielsson although dead birds are the responsible artist's trademark.
Lawless Darkness is the fourth studio album by Swedish black metal band Watain, released through Season of Mist, on 7 June 2010. The cover art was made by Zbigniew M. Bielak, who also painted The Wild Hunt cover art. The album sold around 1,000 copies in the United States in the first week of its release, reaching no. 42 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart. The single "Reaping Death" was distributed in their home country of Sweden in the Sweden Rock magazine, and was certified gold in the band's home country on 21 April by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry for sales in excess of 10,000 copies. The album was again produced by Tore Stjerna, with whom the band has worked on all of their previous and subsequent albums. Danielsson has described working with Tore Sjterna as a "tradition" for Watain that has made the band what it is. "Why change a beneficial concept? There are numerous advantages with recording there, but the number one is probably that Tore is almost like member when we record, we know each other very well for many, many years, which is of course beneficial when doing something as intimate as an album recording. Watain is a special band, complicated in many ways, and Tore is one of the few persons that we have no problems working with."
The Agony and Ecstasy of Watain
On 5 August 2021, Watain announced that they had signed with Nuclear Blast Records and had entered Necromorbus Studio to start working on their seventh studio album. On February 3, 2022, the band announced their upcoming album, The Agony & Ecstasy of Watain, will be released on April 29. It is the band's first album to not feature founding member Håkan Jonsson playing drums, but he did contribute in the songwriting process with the rest of the lineup.
The Wild Hunt
The Wild Hunt is the fifth studio album by Swedish black metal band Watain. It was released through Century Media on 19 August 2013 in Europe and 20 August 2013 in USA. The cover art was painted "in oil and mixed materials" by Zbigniew M. Bielak, who was also responsible for the artwork of Lawless Darkness. The album sold around 2,700 copies in the United States in its first week of release, and was the best-selling album in their home country of Sweden on the week of its release, making it the band's highest sales and chart debut to date. Stylistically the album represents a development of Watain's established black metal sound, incorporating influences from heavy metal, doom metal, and progressive metal. It is also the first Watain album to feature vocalist Erik Danielsson performing clean vocals.
Trident Wolf Eclipse
Trident Wolf Eclipse (stylized ·TRIDENT·WOLF·ECLIPSE·) is the sixth full-length studio album by the Swedish black metal band Watain. The album was released on January 5, 2018 through Century Media Records. The album marks a significant shift away from the progressive style of Watain's previous album, The Wild Hunt, and a return to their earlier more traditional and aggressive black metal sound. According to frontman Erik Danielsson, the album title should be read as three separate words which were chosen to represent symbolic concepts which the band consider central to their music. The album's writing process was greatly influenced by the death of the band's close friend Selim Lemouchi of The Devil's Blood, who committed suicide in 2014, and the band dedicated this album to him.