04:50 - The Maratha Also, black powerfully blending with genres of death, drone, psychedelic, doom, sludge and so on. More or less, this past 2 years there has been a trend of experimentation in metal altogether.
04:44 - The Maratha The problem is that Sludge creepingly blends into heavy, doom, black and death. Look at Roadburn for instance.
03:24 - Marcel Hubregtse SLudge is actually already dead since most bands in that genre are copying each other . Savannah SLudge is doing it and so are the others. If you hear mrore than 6 new sludge bands each months you will notice it.
02:29 - Apothecary Yeah you have a point, that "only old school is real, modern bands suck" mentality is still pretty strong among parts of the metal community though, unfortunately
02:23 - Karlabos but then again most death/thrash/sympho fans are more into older bands and don't follow the new stuff very closely... amongst the new metals arising i still feel sludge is pretty strong
02:17 - Apothecary I still think sludge is far from "the next big trend" lol, that's grossly over-exaggerating its appeal to the average metalhead. More people are into thrash, death, and symphonic type shit before sludge, at least in my area
Century Media Records is proud to welcome Swedish black metal extremists Watain to its worldwide family. Legitimately labeled as genre leaders and deservedly awarded with a Swedish Grammy, Watain have worked hard and achieved a lot over the past years despite successfully ignoring any kind of conformity and concession to the metal mainstream. The band's much anticipated fifth studio album will be out in 2013.
Just last week, we announced the tour dates for the Lawless States Of Heretika Tour featuring Behemoth, Watain, Withered and Black Anvil. But then this weekend, the news came out that Behemoth frontman Nergal was taken to a hospital where he was diagnosed with "a serious illness" requiring a "multi-stage treatment". All upcoming Behemoth dates were immediately cancelled.
In regards to the future of the Lawless States Of Heretika Tour, Watain has now issued the following statement:
"As some of you might have heard, Behemoth have been forced to cancel their USA tour. To put an end to rumors and speculations regarding how this affects Watains touring plans, know this; THERE IS NO ESCAPE, WE ARE COMING. Exact dates and further information will be posted soon."
Watain will be co-headlining the Lawless States Of Heretika Tour, a North American trek starting November, with Behemoth, Withered and Black Anvil.
Comments the band: "The time has come to announce the first US leg of the Lawless Darkness tour. When the darkness of November falls, Watain will cross the Atlantic to set the North American shores aflame again... The tour will be done together with Polish veterans Behemoth and it shall go under the name of Lawless States Of Heretika.
This will be Watain's first US tour for Lawless Darkness, and the first time with a complete lineup, with E doing vocals only. The dates are all confirmed, the doomed cities are below."
Lawless States Of Heretika Tour feat. Behemoth, Watain, Withered and Black Anvil.
Swedish black metal squad Watain just completed their fourth full-length album, after two intense months at Necromorbus Studio.
Vocalist and mastermind E. comments: "I am now holding in my hand the final master tape of what might be the most dynamic and charged Watain release ever recorded. May the gods unto which it is written be pleased! We are very much looking forward to share this rich feast with our followers, whom we know have been hungering for a very long time. All I can say is that it will be worth the wait. We raise our cups unto all of you whose patience and support have been constant during the three fiery years since the release of Sworn to the Dark, and look forward to set the night aflame with you again soon!"
As a closure to the two year long Fuck the World Tour, Watain will do a final date in Uppsala, Sweden, on the 6th of December. This ceremonial performance shall mark the 10 year anniversary of the band, which is also why it is held in it's place of earthly origin. Both setlist and new stage show will be crafted exclusively for this concert, which will be the last not only on the tour but for a long time ahead, as Watain shall devote the coming year entirely to the crafting of the next full-length album.
To further enhance this monumental evening, three additional bands shall also perform. None other than Die Hard, Unpure and Grand Magus. More information regarding these bands, tickets, venue etc can be found at http://www.watain10years.tk.
The following was posted on Watain's official site regarding a North American tour:
"Hark in woe, infidels! One and a half year after their triumphant display of magic and death upon North America, Watain shall now return to those lands on a headliner tour. Due to the strict prohibitions of anything Satanic and Criminal passing over the border to USA, a lot of compromises had to be made on the last US tour regarding both members and stage-show. This time however, the full artillery shall be brought across the sea, in all it's terrible glory."
This Canadian/USA leg will constitute the final part of Watain's Fuck The World tour. Below is a complete list of dates in North American date format:
Three new dates have been added to the "Fuck The World Tour", all on German territory in July: Watain will headline both "Under the Black Sun" and "Thunders Over Miriquidi" festivals. An exclusive liveritual will also be held in Hamburg.
FRI July 06: Hamburg - LOGO
SAT July 07: Berlin - UTBS Festival
FRI July 13: Annaberg - TOM Festival
Video footage of Swedish Black Metallers Watain performing at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in New York City on Monday, May 14th has been posted on YouTube.
Here are the links:
Underneath The Cenotaph
After their successful European tour with Celtic Frost and Kreator, Watain are now on the road in North America as part of the "Antichrist Vanguards East Coast Tour 2007", with Angelcorpse and Nachtmystium.
The american leg of the "Fuck The World" tour is now being finalized. In May and June the ominious darkness of Watain shall descend over USA, Mexico, Chile and Brazil. Transatlantic deathfiends rise!
Also, Watain's first ever strike in Portugal will be when headlining The SWR Barrosellas Metal fest in Porto, on the 29th of April, together with such noble acts as Destr?666 (OZ) and Inquisition (US).
"Fuck The World" tourdates:
May 09: USA St. Paul, MN, Station Four
May 10: USA Chicago, IL, Empty Bottle (with Angelcorpse)
May 11: USA Cleveland, OH, Peabody's (with Celtic Frost and Angelcorpse)
May 12: USA Philadelphia, PA,The Northstar (with Angelcorpse)
May 13: USA Cambridge, MA, Middle East (with Angelcorpse)
Season of Mist has set a February 19, 2007 European release date for the third full-length album (which will include eight songs of darkest Metal Magic) from Swedish black metallers Watain. A European tour will follow.
According to a press release, "Those who experienced Watain on stage can witness of a blood-soaked, rusty metallic machinery embodying every aspect of the traditional Satanic black metal cult, re-living and taking further the sinister legacy of Venom, Hellhammer and Mayhem. But believe us when we say 'you have seen nothing yet!'"
You can find a sample of "Storm of the Antichrist" at the band's official website here.