Decibel Magazine have just announced the formation of one of the most evil tours in recent memory. North America will see Watain, the Devil's Blood, In Solitude and the triumphant return of Behemoth after frontman Nergal's battle with leukemia.

Sweden is arguably the reigning champion of extreme European music (sorry, Norway), boasting an incredible heritage of metal constantly pushing the boundaries of creativity, atmosphere and brutality. With that in mind, Decibel assembled the heavily-Swedish lineup for the 2012 Decibel Magazine Tour.

Decibel editor-in-chief Albert Mudrian wrote about what the hellacious tour is all about. “Part of Decibel’s mission is to push the boundaries of what a metal publication is capable of doing,” says Mudrian. “By bringing bands like Watain, the Devil’s Blood and In Solitude to larger stages in the U.S, we create an additional vehicle to help raise their profiles. It’s another way to infect the mainstream with the power of the underground.”

“It is a joint force of artistic adversity and sinister creativity,” added Watain frontman Erik Danielsson, “which makes me think of the glorious days when bands like Venom, Metallica, Exodus and Slayer toured together like a great middle finger raised towards their sheep-minded contemporaries.”

Behemoth frontman and metal hero Nergal also shared his excitement: “Considering the fact that we’ll be sharing the stage with the most evil and uncompromising bands around -- Watain, the Devil’s Blood and In Solitude -- this already makes it a legendary bill that you can’t miss out on!” promises Nergal. “Watch out. We won’t show up -- we will ARRIVE with all the strength and might!”

Tour dates and ticket info will become available on the Decibel Magazine Tour website on Jan. 24.