"Metal Zone" host Nikki Blakk of the San Francisco, California radio station 107.7 The Bone conducted an interview with Erik Danielsson of Swedish black metallers WATAIN when the band played at the DNA Lounge in San Francisco on November 17, 2010. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below.
WATAIN kicked off its North American headlining tour on November 6 at Mr. Smalls in Pittsburgh and is bludgeoning its way through over two dozen cities before the trek comes to a close on December 4 at the Opera House in Toronto. Support is being provided by GOATWHORE and BLACK ANVIL.
"Reaping Death", the latest CD single from WATAIN, which was exclusively distributed in Sweden via Sweden Rock Magazine, was certified gold in the band's home country on April 21 by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry for sales in excess of 10,000 copies. (Note: Each copy of the magazine sold in Sweden counted towards the certification.)
"Reaping Death" comes off WATAIN's fourth album, "Lawless Darkness", which entered the official chart in Sweden at position No. 26 and dropped to No. 37 the following week.
"Lawless Darkness" sold around 1,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 42 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
"Lawless Darkness" was released in Europe on June 7 in a limited three-panel digipack edition with die-cut and a cover of DEATH SS' "Chains of Death" as a bonus track.