WATAIN: Swedish Black Metal Squadron Prepare To Wage War On North America

Swedish black metal overlords WATAIN, who unleashed their Lawless Darkness full-length earlier this summer, will shower their blasphemy upon North American soil later this fall. Presented by Decibel Magazine and sponsored in part by Fangoria, Metal Injection and Killer Tours, the unholy trek will commence on November 6 at Mr. Smalls in Pittsburgh and bludgeon its way through over two dozen cities before coming to close on December 4 at the Opera House in Toronto. Support will come from Goatwhore and Black Anvil.

Lawless Darkness was released via Season Of Mist on June 7. Recorded at Necromorbus Studio (Deathspell Omega, Funeral Mist, Ondskapt et al) in Alvik, Sweden with cover art by Zbigniew M. Bielak, the record continues to reap critical accolades from press nationwide and abroad. In addition to scoring cover spots in some of metal’s most esteemed publications including Decibel, Terrorizer, and Subterranea (Metal Hammer’s extreme metal supplement), “Reaping Death,” the latest single off Lawless Darkness, was certified gold in Sweden for sales in excess of 10,000 copies.

There Is No Escape; They Are Coming.

WATAIN’s Lawless Darkness North American Tour 2010:
w/ Goatwhore, Black Anvil
11/06/2010 Mr. Smalls – Pittsburgh, PA
11/07/2010 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
11/08/2010 Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
11/10/2010 Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO
11/11/2010 Club Vegas – Salt Lake City, UT
11/12/2010 Branx (Loveland) – Portland, OR
11/13/2010 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
11/16/2010 Boardwalk – Orangevale, CA
11/17/2010 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
11/18/2010 The Ruby Room – San Diego, CA
11/19/2010 The Whiskey – Hollywood, CA
11/20/2010 Clubhouse – Tempe, AZ
11/21/2010 Club 101 – El Paso, TX
11/22/2010 The Loft – Dallas, TX
11/23/2010 Emo’s – Austin, TX
11/24/2010 Numbers – Houston, TX
11/27/2010 Back Booth – Orlando, FL
11/29/2010 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
11/30/2010 Sonar – Baltimore, MD
12/01/2010 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
12/02/2010 Santo’s New York, NY [No Goatwhore]
12/03/2010 Le Fou Founes – Montreal, QC [No Goatwhore]
12/04/2010 Opera House – Toronto, ON [No Goatwhore]

“Darkthrone were once ‘for all the evil in man,’ but Watain turn good men evil.” – Decibel

“…Lawless Darkness delivers all the pure kvlt evilness you could possibly want.” – Outburn

“Once again, Watain – combustible, ravenous and unrelenting – achieve a magical balance where all-consuming darkness (chaos) and brightly burning melody (refinement) wed to achieve the sublime (enlightenment).” — Terrorizer

“…it is without question that Lawless Darkness will go down as a watershed release for Watain, an act that has made a career of continually challenging itself without alienating a rabidly devoted fan base. That is no small feat. Recommend with extreme aggression.” – Metal Army America

“It’s not an easy task to follow the hype Watain have had to live up to, but with Lawless Darkness they have surely succeeded. It’s only halfway through 2010, but this album will definitely make some marks on the more maniacal, mischievous year-end lists.” – MetalSucks