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Watain Issues Tour Recap

Swedish black metal legion Watain has issued the following tour recap and end-of-year update:

"North and South America have now been left in ashes, and with that the Lawless Darkness Tour 2010 is over. Hail to those who made it possible, and those who made it even more triumphant. North: Watain Disciples USA, Goatwhore, Black Anvil, Decibel Magazine, Liz and Dave at Earsplit, Jimmy and the Duff's crew, Josh at Dean Guitars, Engl Amps, Black Witchery, Negative Plane, Averse Sefira, Hod. South: Arma Productions, Hells Angels Antofagasta, Careloco and The Chilean Watain Militia, Kythrone, the mighty Mortuary Drape, the Tumba crew, and all those whose presence strengthened us along the long and winding road through hell and back. You know who you are. A special mention to S.L of The Devil's Blood who took on the lead guitar duties in North America; hail brother! Finally, a thunderous salute to our iron crew, without whom none of this would have been possible.

To view a clip from Swedish TV (with English subtitles) about Watain's appearance at the Sweden Rock festival in June earlier this year, check out this location. The concert was aired on the Swedish national radio program P3-Live on Thursday December 23rd.

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Watain Declares Lawlessness In New Orleans

Although it was cold out, not everyone wanted to go in. Rumors of the worst smell imaginable emanating from wherever Watain plays kept many people at bay. But The Bar was still full to the brim with fans of black metal and those wanting to see if this tour was really as creepy as people said. Let me say this, the next time Watain comes, I don’t think everyone from this show will come back. The scary show filled with meat, blood, fire, and extreme music might just be too much for them. More...

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Watain Announces European Tour Dates

WATAIN has announced that they will be touring Europe in February and March 2011 with SHINING. Confirmed Watain European "Lawless Darkness Over Europe" tour dates are as follows:

25 Feb 11 Essen (DE) Zeche Carl
26 Feb 11 Lausanne (CH) Docks "Inferno Switzerland"
27 Feb 11 Montpellier (FR) Secret Place
28 Feb 11 Barcelona (ES) TBA
01 Mar 11 Madrid (ES) TBA
03 Mar 11 Lisboa (PT) Revolver
03 Mar 11 Porto (PT) TBA
04 Mar 11 Angouleme (FR) Nef
05 Mar 11 Savigny le Temple (FR) Empreinte
06 Mar 11 London (UK) Relentless Garage
07 Mar 11 Reading (UK) Sub 89
08 Mar 11 Glasgow (UK) Ivory Blacks
09 Mar 11 Liverpool (UK) Masque
10 Mar 11 Birmingham (UK) Library
11 Mar 11 Caen (FR) TBA
12 Mar 11 Vosselaar (BE) Biebob
13 Mar 11 Zaandam (NL) Kade

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Watain Announces New York Signing Session

Swedish extreme black metal act Watain has announced that it will be taking part in an after-show party/meet-and-greet on Thursday, December 2 at Duff's Brooklyn in Williamsburg, Brooklyn following their performance at Santos Party House in New York City.

The address is for the event is as follows:

Duff's Brooklyn
168 Marcy Avenue (between S 5th & Broadway)
Williamsburg, New York

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Watain Checks In From The Road

Watain has checked in from the road with the following update:

"The Lawless Darkness Tour marches on relentlessly across the States, greetings to the legions of hungry fiends that have come out so far, and to all of you who have brought us gifts and artefacts for the stage. You will not be forgotten! Video from the Seattle performance below. It has been a wild ride, yet it is far from over... Denial of the flesh, Denial of the cunt, we are the cold seed of Satanas."

The remaining tour dates are as follows: More...

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Watain Updates Tour Schedule

Black metallers Watain have updated their tour schedule with the following dates:

11/18 2010 Ruby Room San Diego, California
11/19 2010 Whisky A Go-Go West Hollywood, CA
11/20 2010 Clubhouse Music Venue Tempe, AZ
11/21 2010 Club 101 El Paso, TX
11/22 2010 The Loft Dallas, TX
11/23 2010 Emos Austin, TX
11/24 2010 Numbers Houston, TX
11/26 2010 The Bar Metairie (New Olreans), LA
11/27 2010 BACKBOOTH Orlando, FL
11/29 2010 The Masquerade Atlanta, GA
11/30 2010 Sonar Baltimore, MD
12/1 2010 Peabody's Cleveland, OH
12/2 2010 Santos New York, New York
12/3 2010 Les Foufounes Montréal, Quebec, CANADA
12/4 2010 The Opera House Toronto, ON, CANADA
12/7 2010 Rock & Soccer Antofagasta, CHILE
12/8 2010 Teatro Novedades Santiago, Metropolit, CHILE
12/9 2010 tba tba, tba, ARGENTINA
12/10 2010 Clube 13 de Maio Piracicaba, SP, BRAZIL
12/11 2010 Inferno Club São Paulo, São Paulo, BRAZIL
12/12 2010 Lapa Multishow Belo Horizonte, Minas Gera, BRAZIL
12/13 2010 Bar Opinião Porto Alegre, Rio Grande, BRAZIL

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Quality Watain Live Footage Posted Online

Quality live footage has been posted online from Watain's November 14th, 2010 performance at the Rickshaw Theater in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. You can view the video below:

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Kivimetsan Druidi Confirmed For Metalfest Open Air

The 2011 edition of the Metalfest Open Air Germany is set to take place on May 27th - 29th, 2011. Finnish metal act Kivimetsan Druidi is the latest act to be confirmed for the festival. Additional details on the Metalfest can be found at this location. Other confirmed acts include Sabaton, Cradle of Filth, Arch Enemy, Sodom, Watain, Belphegor, Kalmah, and more.

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Watain Video Interview Available

Erik Danielsson of Swedish black metal act Watain recently conducted a video interview with The Daily Rock. Video of the interview can be seen in the two clips below.


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Watain Comments On Upcoming US Tour Dates

WATAIN will begin their US tour, starting in Pittsburgh, on Saturday, November 6, and sweep through 24 cities before drawing to a close on December 4 in Toronto. Support will come from Goatwhore and Black Anvil. Confirmed dates below.

This will mark WATAIN's first time touring North America as a five-piece. Commented vocalist E, "Getting the whole band into the U.S. has always been a somewhat problematic issue, due to criminal records and related nonsense. This time we've at least managed to get five people in, although we had to find a temporary replacement for our brother Set, who is still denied entrance into the 'Land of the Free.' Instead we've invited SL from The Devil's Blood to handle the second guitar on this tour. The past month in Europe has nourished the fires of our Temple indeed, and it is with increased power and victory in our hearts that we leave the European shores in flames and set our sails towards the west. Beware..."

Added Set on being denied Stateside entry, "It is with great disappointment -- but with little surprise -- that I am once again denied entry into the States. That's one of the small prices to pay being a sworn enemy of their world. It feels wrong to not be able to join this tour, even more so after just returning from the most intense five weeks of our Reaping Death tour with Destroyer 666. On the other hand, I honestly couldn't ask for a better replacement in this (or any other) situation than SL, whose talent and vision within the sinister musical Craft is undeniable. America, I'll see you soon enough...FTW!" More...

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Otargos Issues Tour Recap

Otargos has checked in with the following recap of the band's recent "Reaping Death" tour with Watain and Destroyer 666:

"The Reaping Death tour with Watain and Destroyer 666 is now over. Let me tell you my friends that it was a fucking huge experience! The bands, the crew and of course the crowd were fucking incredible. It was a month full of blood, whiskey and decibel through 16 countries...

"We couldn't have expected something better for us. Otargos music has never been so massive on stage since this tour and we are really excited about hitting the European roads again in the future! Thanks to all our fans and new ones who supported us along this tour. Be sure that it's only our first attack and prepare yourself for a fucking WAR next time!"

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Sodom Confirms Festival Appearance

German thrash icons Sodom have announced its participation in the forthcoming edition of
Germany's "Metalfest" festival, set to take place between May 27th, 28th and 29th, 2011 at Dessau. Other big name metal acts such as Cradle of Filth and Arch Enemy have also been confirmed. The confirmed festival line-up can be found below, with more acts expected to be announced in the coming weeks and months.

Metalfest Confirmed Line-Up:

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Necrite Posts New Song, "Bereft Of Hope," Online

Bay Area metal band NECRITE has a song from their new album, "Sic Transit Gloria Mundi," which will be released on November 2nd via The Flenser, online. Check out the new track, "Bereft Of Hope," on Stereogum.

NECRITE has also been announced November 17th as their record release party for "Sic Transit Gloria Mundi." Details for the release party are as follows:

11/17/2010 - DNA Lounge - San Francisco, CA w/ Watain, Goatwhore, Black Anvil and Pale Chalice.

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Pale Chalice Signs To The Flenser

San Francisco black metal band PALE CHALICE has announced their signing to The Flenser. Pale Chalice will be opening for Watain on the following date:

11/17/2010 DNA Lounge - San Francisco, CA w/ Watain, Goatwhore, Black Anvil, and NECRITE.

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Video Interview With Watain Posted Online

A video interview between Contraband Candy’s René Ackermann and Erik Danielsson of Swedish black metal act Watain has been posted online. The interview was conducted during Watain's appearance at the Hole In The Sky festival which took place August 25th to 28th in Bergen, Norway.

You can watch the video interview below:

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Destroyer 666 Comments On Upcoming Watain Tour

Destroyer 666 has issued the following statement about the band's upcoming tour dates with Watain:

"Werewolves, Whisky n Watain. Just a few nights til the hunt begins my friends. The band will have copies of the now sold out 7" available to sell on tour. We are putting a one 7" per person limit on it, due to the amount of CUNTS out there who like to buy things dirt cheap and then flog them online for stupid amounts of money. Go back to selling stamps you faggots. We will also have copies of 'To the Devil his Due' LP Tour edition (Red marble vinyl). Same story as above. Breathe deep, eyes straight ahead."

The upcoming Destroyer 666 tour dates are as follows: More...

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Goatwhore Updates Tour Schedule

Goatwhore has announced three upcoming tours, alongside The Absence, The Black Dahlia Murder, and Watain. Vocalist Ben Falgoust has commented on the upcoming tour schedule:

"Just when one tour comes to an end another few step into place. We have, as always, put an extreme effort on touring for each release we put out. Our most current release, Carving Out The Eyes of God, is no exception and has brought us on many great touring adventures. Just returning home from Ozzfest 2010 we find ourselves locking in the rest of the year with two excellent tours. First, alongside our good friends in The Black Dahlia Murder, then a final end of the year outing with the black art of Watain. The Ozzfest experience was a great thing to be a part of. Playing and hanging with good friends and the bonus of watching some legendary musicians that have influenced us from our earlier metal years. We are looking forward to finishing up the year and getting things rolling for the next release. Hope to see everyone on the road in the next couple of months."

Drummer Zack Simmons adds: "This has been a great time touring for this record. We've been very fortunate to been included on a lot of good tours. It was an honor to be included on Ozzfest once again. We are very confident and determined to deliver another killer record and tour our asses off again, as we always do! Stay fuck!!! Stay thirsty, my friends! P.S. Be careful where you store your sewing needles. You never know what can happen…"

The band's upcoming shows are as follows: More...

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Otargos To Tour With Watain And Destroyer 666

Otargos has issued the following brief update about touring alongside Watain and Destroyer 666: "Death is rising! It's official Otargos will be on tour with Watain & Destroyer 666 during the 'Reaping Death' tour across Europa from 24/09 to 31/10! Check the places and dates out!"

The complete list of upcoming Otargos tour dates is as follows:

9/4 2010 LACK DOG paris, FRANCE
9/9 2010 CANTADA Paris, ille de france
9/24 2010 Romein Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS
9/25 2010 Turock Essen, Essen, GERMANY
9/26 2010 Biebob Vosselaar, BELGIUM
9/27 2010 Underworld London, UNITED KINGDOM
9/28 2010 The Button Factory Dublin, Ireland, UNITED KINGDOM
9/29 2010 The Masque Liverpool, UNITED KINGDOM More...

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Watain Announces North American Tour Dates

Watain has announced North American tour dates with Behemoth, Withered, and Black Anvil. the tour, entitled "The Lawless States of Heretika Tour," will take place in November and December.

Vocalist E comments on the upcoming tour, "It is with a scornful leer towards our enemies and a proudly risen cup of blood towards our devoted followers that we now reveal our plans for America in the fall. We have also managed to sort out the past problems we have had when it comes to the compromised lineup for US tours, which feels extremely good. The songs of Lawless Darkness truly demand a full lineup as well as my total submission to the vocal duties, which is exactly what they will get now. Watain is coming, in all its horrible glory, and it won't be pretty."

The Lawless States of Heretika Tour dates are as follows:

11/3/2010 Imperial - Quebec City [NO WATAIN OR BLACK ANVIL ON THIS DATE]
11/4/2010 Club Soda - Montreal, QC
11/5/2010 Opera House - Toronto, ON
11/6/2010 Mr. Smalls - Pittsburgh, PA
11/7/2010 Bottom Lounge - Chicago, IL
11/8/2010 Station Four - Minneapolis, MN
11/9/2010 Granada Theatre - Lawrence, KS
11/10/2010 Marquis Theatre - Denver, CO
11/12/2010 Hawthorne Theater - Portland, OR
11/13/2010 El Corazon - Seattle, WA
11/14/2010 Rickshaw - Vancouver, BC
11/16/2010 Boardwalk - Sacramento, CA
11/17/2010 Slims - San Francisco, CA
11/18/2010 House of Blues - Los Angeles, CA
11/19/2010 Ramona Main Stage - San Diego, CA
11/20/2010 Marquee Theatre - Phoenix, AZ
11/21/2010 Sunshine Theater - Albuquerque, NM
11/22/2010 Palladium Showroom - Dallas, TX
11/23/2010 Warehouse Live - Houston, TX
11/24/2010 White Rabbit - San Antonio, TX
11/26/2010 Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
11/27/2010 Revolution - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
11/28/2010 Club @ Firestone - Orlando, FL
11/30/2010 Jaxx - West Springfield, VA
12/1/2010 Peabody's - Cleveland, OH
12/2/2010 Irving Plaza - New York, NY
12/3/2010 Trocadero Theatre - Philadelphia, PA
12/4/2010 Toad's Place - New Haven, CT

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Watain Has Posters Printed In Human Blood

Swedish black metal band Watain hired New York-based design/printing company Metastazis (who has done work for Nachtmystium, Antaeus and Averse Sefira, among others) to print gig posters for a London show, and the posters were done in human blood. The blood came from the designer and from an unnamed Watain fan. 111 copies of the poster were made, to be sold exclusively at the performance. You can read more about the process and see pictures at Metastazis's blog, here and here.

Here's what the poster looks like: More...

Read the full article at MSN Music.

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