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Watain - Share Upcoming Single Trailer

Black metallers Watain announced last month the release of All That May Bleed, the first single off of their upcoming new album The Wild Hunt. For the people who are curious, they also released today the official trailer video for the single which features new music and a weird creature/person. Check it out for yourself below.


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Posted: 03.06.2013 by Bad English | Comments (4)

Watain - Releasing New Single In June

It has been announced that Watain's first single for their new album The Wild Hunt will be released on Summer Solstice, June 21st. The single will be called All That May Bleed, it will be the first taste of the new album and you can see its cover artwork right here created by Bp. Necropolitus Cracoviensis Zbigniew Bielak II.


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Posted: 15.05.2013 by Bad English | Comments (1)

Watain - Set New Album Title And Release Date

Watain are starting to lift the veil on the successor to Lawless Darkness. The black metallers announced today that their new album is complete and will have the title The Wild Hunt and you can mark your calendars because it will be released on August 19th in Europe and August 20th in North America via His Master's Noise in collaboration with Century Media Records.


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Posted: 30.04.2013 by BloodTears | Comments (13)

Watain - In The Studio Recording New Album

Black metallers Watain, who recently signed with Century Media Records, are currently in the studio recording new material. Three years after the start of the recording of Lawless Darkness, the band returned to Necromorbus Studio in Sweden and begun working on what is to become their 5th full-length album. The tentative release date is now set for August 2013. More details will be unveiled soon.


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Posted: 19.01.2013 by Demerzel | Comments (3)

Watain - Signs Worldwide Deal With Century Media Records

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.


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Posted: 15.11.2012 by D.T. Metal | Comments (21)

Watain - 13th Year Anniversary Shows Announced

Swedish black metal band Watain announced new tour dates and will be playing two exclusive and very special shows in Sweden in celebration of their 13 years of existence as a band.


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Posted: 23.09.2011 by Warman | Comments (4)

Watain - Lawless States Of Heretika Tour Is Still On

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."


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Posted: 09.08.2010 by Thryce | Comments (2)

Lawless States Of Heretika Tour - Behemoth, Watain, Withered

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.

11/03 - Quebec, QC @ Imperial de Quebec (no Watain)
11/04 - Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
11/05 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House
11/06 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Small's Theater
11/07 - Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge
11/08 - Saint Paul, MN @ Station 4
11/09 - Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
11/10 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
11/12 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
11/13 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
11/14 - Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
11/16 - Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk
11/17 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
11/18 - West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
11/19 - Ramona, CA @ Ramona Mainstage
11/20 - Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
11/21 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
11/22 - Dallas, TX @ The Palladium Showroom
11/23 - Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
11/24 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
11/26 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
11/27 - Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
11/28 - Orlando, FL @ Firestone
11/30 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
12/01 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
12/02 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
12/03 - Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
12/04 - New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place


Band profile: Watain
Posted: 04.08.2010 by Thryce | Comments (6)

Watain - New Album Ready

Original news, posted on 26.02.2010

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!"

The unveiling of Watain's fourth monument will take place on June 7th, under ceremonial circumstances yet to be revealed.

Watain will also release a new single entitled Reaping Death. It will be released as a picture 7" EP on Walpurgisnacht. This single will feature the track "Reaping Death", along with a special B side.

UPDATED on 25.03.2010

The title of the fourth Watain album, to be released on June 7th, has been announced. Its name shall be Lawless Darkness.

"The title symbolises the unbound chaotic potential of that which is void of light", frontman E. comments. "The light that defines, the light that shapes and restricts. The light by which the forces of law and order uphold their reign. In the absence of that light lies the wellspring of Watain: in Lawless Darkness.

With this album and in all of our efforts with Watain we aim to capture the hungry madness and glimmering purity of darkness beyond illusion, the void that holds all yet where naught is manifest, the primordial tomb into which all the vanity of man and his creation shall collapse: indeed, The Lawless Darkness. Lawless Darkness shall be seen as a monument erected in honour of that collapse and a dedication to all those brave souls, who have willingly dared to venture the winding paths towards it."


Watain have announced the final details for the upcoming Lawless Darkness, due on June 7th. The digipak version will include the Death SS cover "Chains of Death" as a bonus track. The song can also be heard on the Reaping Death picture 7" single, due April 30th.

Lawless Darkness cover art] tracklist:

01. Death's Cold Dark
02. Malfeitor
03. Reaping Death


Band profile: Watain
Posted: 09.04.2010 by Thryce | Comments (15)

Watain - 10 Year Anniversary Concert Details

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


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Event: Watain: 10 Year Anniversary Gig
Posted: 17.09.2008 by Damnated | Comments (10)

Watain - To Headline North American Tour

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:

10/03/08 - Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
10/04/08 - Montreal, QC @ Katacombes
10/07/08 - Boston, MA @ The Middle East
10/08/08 - New York, NY @ Knitting Factory
10/09/08 - Pittsburgh, PA @ 31st St Pub
10/10/08 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
10/11/08 - Chicago, IL @ Reggie's Rock Club
10/12/08 - Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
10/13/08 - Denver, CO @ Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
10/14/08 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
10/15/08 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
10/16/08 - Portland, OR @ Rotture
10/17/08 - Oakland, CA @ The Metro
10/18/08 - Hollywood, CA @ Knitting Factory
10/19/08 - San Marcos, CA @ Jumping Turtle
10/20/08 - Tempe, AZ @ The Sets
10/21/08 - Farmington, NM @ Gator's
10/23/08 - Dallas, TX @ Reno's Chop Shop
10/24/08 - Victoria, TX @ Mario's Ballroom w/ Ritual Killer
10/25/08 - Austin, TX @ Red 7 w/ Ritual Killer
10/26/08 - New Orleans, LA @ Red Dragon w/ Ritual Killer
10/28/08 - Tampa, FL @ Brass Mug
10/29/08 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
10/31/08 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
11/01/08 - Allentown, PA @ Sterling Hotel

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Posted: 28.07.2008 by wolfheart | Comments (9)

Watain - German Live Dates

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

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Posted: 03.07.2007 by Warman | Comments (0)

Watain - Live Video Footage Online

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
Devil's Blood

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.


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Posted: 22.05.2007 by Thryce | Comments (6)

Watain - Fuck The World Tour

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)
May 14: USA New York City, NY, BB Kings (with Angelcorpse)
May 16: USA West Springfield, VA, Jaxx (with Angelcorpse)
May 17: USA Winston-Salem, NC, Ziggy's (with Angelcorpse)
May 18: USA Atlanta, GA, Drunken Unicorn (with Angelcorpse)
May 19: USA Tampa, FL, Brass Mug (with Angelcorpse)
May 20: USA Ft. Lauderdale, Culture Room (with Angelcorpse)

May 24: Mexico T.B.A (with Infinitum Obscure)
May 25: Mexico T.B.A (with Infinitum Obscure)
May 26: Mexico T.B.A (with Infinitum Obscure)
May 27: Mexico T.B.A (with Infinitum Obscure)

May 31: Chile Antofagasta
Jun 01: Chile La Serena
Jun 02: Chile Santiago
Jun 03: Chile Valpo
Jun 04: Chile Concep

Jun 07: Brazil Porto Alegre/RS Bar Opinia (with Sadus & Obituary)
Jun 08: Brazil Sao Paulo/SP TBA (with Sadus & Obituary)
Jun 09: Brazil Belo Horizonte/MG Lapa Multishow (with Sadus & Obituary)
Jun 10: Brazil Campinas/SP Hammer Rock Bar

In the meantime, Watain will be taking off on a European Tour tonight, together with Kreator and Celtic Frost.


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Event: Kreator + Celtic Frost: European Tour
Posted: 08.03.2007 by Warman | Comments (1)

Watain - Release Date Set For New Album

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.


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Posted: 23.11.2006 by Damnated | Comments (4)