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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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W.A.S.P. Cancels Allentown Show

Tonight's (Monday, March 15) W.A.S.P. concert at the Crocodile Rock Café in Allentown, Pennsylvania was reportedly cancelled by the artist. No further information is currently available. As previously reported, W.A.S.P. called off Thursday night's (March 11) show at the Blender Theater at Gramercy in New York City because the club allegedly sold 50 VIP tickets ...

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W.A.S.P.: New York City Show Cancelled

Tonight's (Thursday, March 11) W.A.S.P. concert at the Blender Theater at Gramercy in New York City has been cancelled, according to Live Nation. One person who had a ticket to the show has submitted the following report to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "My sons and I were waiting for the doors of the theater to open when [W.A.S.P. ...

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WATAIN: More 'Reaping Death' Single Details Revealed

Swedish black metallers WATAIN will release the "Reaping Death" single in picture-disc and CD formats in April. The picture-disc version features, besides the new track "Reaping Death", a rendering of a classic track by the both cursed and highly revered DEATH SS from Italy, along with some additional items. This seven-inch single will be printed ...

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W.A.S.P. Mainman Interviewed On 'Black Night Meditations'

W.A.S.P. mainman Blackie Lawless was interviewed on WSCA 106.1 FM's "Black Night Meditations" show. Topics discussed include the band's new album, "Babylon"; live performance; old W.A.S.P. songs; the pre-W.A.S.P. band SISTER; "W.A.S.P. nation"; Blackie's interaction with fans; and more. The 27-minute discussion is now available for streaming using the audio player below. "Black Night Meditations" ...

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