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Below is our complete Watain news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Chris Harris and Jon Wiederhorn of MTV.com report: "Erik Danielsson, the malevolent singer/bassist fronting Swedish black-metal magicians WATAIN, doesn't have a flip bone in his body. To see WATAIN perform live is nothing if not a pestilent experience, which is just the way Danielsson wants it. Instead of fake blood, WATAIN drench the crowd with what the frontman maintains is real blood, collected "from the WATAIN cellars, of course". The band actually douses itself in the same blood during sets, which, when coupled with sweat, creates a pong on their bus a label spokesperson described as "that of an open grave".
From the stage, Danielsson has "seen people both crying and vomiting at the same time". He's even watched fans "taking the blood that we've thrown at them and licking it up off the floor, and giving this genuine impression of being psychopaths all of a sudden".
He said he often wonders "what those people thought when they woke up that morning, in their clean little beds at home. Did they think that they would stand and lick blood from the floor at the concert halls? We aim to present a different reality to them, because this reality exists far away from the nice little houses with clean beds. That is what happens at a WATAIN gig, and we look forward to bringing this to the US, because it's fertile soil for such experiments. It's all about wild, raw fire and getting loose. Some people can take it. Some can't."
Additionally, Watain will head out on tour with Celtic Frost, Kreator, and Legion Of The Damned in March. Here are the tour dates: More...
Read the full article at MTV.com.
Watain have been chosen to join the European tour of metal legends CELTIC FROST and KREATOR. Dutch Legion of the Damned are also included in this tour-package, that will sweep through Europe in March and April.
These European dates will constitute the first ones on the FUCK THE WORLD TOUR, Watain's worldwide crusade to promote the new album "Sworn to the Dark". Tour dates - together with some other highly exceptional acts - are being scheduled for both North and South America as well
Here are the live dates: More...
Season of Mist have just uploaded 2 songs to their website, from their February 19th releases - namely RED HARVEST "A greater Darkness" and WATAIN "Sworn to the Dark." You can download them here:
Watain, who recently signed to Season of Mist Records, will release their yet-titled third album and label debut next February 19th. Labelmates Red Harvest's new album,"A Greater Darkness," will also be released on that same date.
Swedish black metallers WATAIN have inked a deal with Season of Mist to issue their third full-length album in Europe. The tentative release date is set for March 2007. A European tour will follow.
After the release of the highly acclaimed "Casus Luciferi" album in 2003 and the tour with DISSECTION in 2004, WATAIN has been forging and wielding material that clearly reveals their true potential as craftsmen of lethal black metal magic. The recording of the album will take place at the infamous Necromorbus Studio (FUNERAL MIST, MALIGN, OFERMOD, etc.)
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!'"