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BEHEMOTH, WATAIN: North American Tour Dates Announced

Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH will team up with the Swedish black metal act WATAIN for a North American tour, dubbed "Lawless States Of Heretika", in November/December. Support on the trek will come from WITHERED and BLACK ANVIL. Commented WATAIN: "This will be WATAIN's first (North American) tour for 'Lawless Darkness', and the first time with ...

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WATAIN: Mexican Dates Cancelled

Swedish black metallers WATAIN have issued the following update: "Due to reasons entirely out of the bands control, the promotor has decided to cancel the three shows in Mexico, meant to take place this weekend. "We want to underline that this decision has nothing to do with WATAIN whatsoever. We were very much looking forward ...

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THE SWORD: New Song Available

"Tres Brujas", a brand new song from Austin, Texas metal luminaries THE SWORD, is now available for purchase via iTunes. The track comes off the band's third full-length album, "Warp Riders", which is scheduled for release on August 24 via Kemado Records. "Tres Brujas" audio stream:


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THE SWORD Performs New Song; Audio Available

An audio recording of Austin, Texas metal luminaries THE SWORD performing a new song, "Tres Brujas", this past March at the South By Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin can streamed in the YouTube clip below. The track comes off the band's third full-length album, "Warp Riders", which is scheduled for release on August 24 via ...

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WATAIN To Tour Scandinavia With REPUGNANT, RAM

Swedish black metallers WATAIN have issued the following update: "In September, prior to the massive 'Reaping Death Tour' in Europe, WATAIN shall embark on a Scandinavian crusade. The performances shall also be empowered by the reborn force of REPUGNANT, as well as heavy metal tyrants RAM on some of the shows. Beware, for the abominations ...

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THE SWORD: 'Warp Riders' Track Listing Revealed

Austin, Texas metal luminaries THE SWORD will release their third full-length album, "Warp Riders", on August 24 via Kemado Records. The track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Acheron/Unearthing the Orb 02. Tres Brujas 03. Arrows in the Dark 04. The Chronomancer I: Hubris 05. Lawless Lands 06. Astraea's Dream 07. The Warp ...

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WATAIN Taking Black Metal 'To The Next Level'

Brendan Crabb (a.k.a. Spiritech) of PyroMusic.net recently conducted an interview with Erik Danielsson of Swedish black metallers WATAIN. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. PyroMusic.net: "Lawless Darkness" has been out for a few weeks now. What has the reception been like that you've noticed? Erik Danielsson: I always say to ...

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THE SWORD: 'Warp Riders' Artwork Unveiled

Austin, Texas metal luminaries THE SWORD are kicking it into high gear as the release of their highly anticipated third full-length, "Warp Riders" (August 24; Kemado Records) rapidly approaches. The band has finally revealed the album's artwork and will be releasing additional visual companions in the form of an upcoming picture disc and an epic ...

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WATAIN: 'Lawless Darkness' U.S. First-Week Sales Revealed

"Lawless Darkness", the fourth album from Swedish black metallers WATAIN, 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 ...

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WATAIN's BATHORY Tribute At SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL; Video Available

After completing the regular portion of their set at this year's Sweden Rock Festival on June 12, Swedish black metallers WATAIN returned to the stage for a unique 45-minute tribute concert featuring classic BATHORY songs. The event was made even more special as the BATHORY part of WATAIN's performance was introduced by none other than ...

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WATAIN Sets Record For Shortest Press Conference Ever Held By Metal Band

Swedish black metallers WATAIN took part in a two-minute press conference yesterday (Saturday, June 12) at the Sweden Rock Festival in Sölvesborg in southern Sweden. You can watch video footage of the question-and-answer session below. WATAIN's fourth album, "Lawless Darkness", was released on Monday, June 7 in a limited three-panel digipack edition with die-cut and ...

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WATAIN Mainman Interviewed By IMHOTEP

Imhotep's Paul Kearns and Roy Kristensen recently drove to Stockholm, Sweden to conduct an interview with mainman Erik "E" Danielsson of Swedish black metallers WATAIN. The lengthy chat, which was conducted at WATAIN's rehearsal place, can be viewed in four parts below. WATAIN's fourth album, "Lawless Darkness", was released today (Monday, June 7) ...

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WATAIN Schedules Stockholm In-Store Signing Session

Swedish black metallers WATAIN will sign copies of their fourth album, "Lawless Darkness", at the Sound Pollution store in Stockholm, Sweden on Monday, June 7 between 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Commented WATAIN mainman Erik "E" Danielsson: "'Lawless Darkness' is an album where half the experience is the accompanying art and poetry, which all MP3 ...

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WATAIN Announces European Headlining Tour

Swedish black metallers WATAIN will embark on a European headlining tour in the fall. Support on the trek will come from DESTROYER 666. Commented WATAIN: "Finally the paths are prepared and the pacts sealed for the march of 'Reaping Death', the first full tour we will do for [the new WATAIN album] 'Lawless Darkness'. "The ...

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WATAIN: New Single Certified Gold In Sweden

"Reaping Death", the new CD single from Swedish black metallers 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 ...

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WATAIN: New Album Artwork, Track Listing Unveiled

Swedish black metallers WATAIN will release their fourth album, "Lawless Darkness", on June 7 via Season Of Mist. The track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Death's Cold Dark 02. Malfeitor 03. Reaping Death 04. Four Thrones 05. Wolves Curse 06. Lawless Darkness 07. Total Funeral 08. Hymn to Qayin 09. Kiss of ...

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W.A.S.P. Cancels Shows In Mexico, Peru, Chile And Colombia

According to Publimetro, W.A.S.P.'s previously announced shows in Mexico, Peru, Chile and Colombia have been cancelled. No reason was given for the dates being called off. Eyescream Productions, which was responsible for organizing the Mexican dates, issued a statement apologizing for the cancellation and explaining that "as the promoters of the Mexican concerts, ...

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WATAIN Frontman Explains New Album Title

Swedish black metallers WATAIN will release their fourth album, "Lawless Darkness", on June 7 via Season Of Mist. Commented WATAIN frontman Erik "E" Danielsson: "The title symbolizes the unbound chaotic potential of that which is void of light. The light that defines, the light that shapes and restricts. The light by which the forces of ...

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