SWORN TO THE DARK
Today begins the recording of Watain's third fullength Album, and together with Norma Evangelium Diaboli we hereby announce who will handle it's release, scheduled to the early winter/spring of 2007:
EUROPE: Season of Mist
NORTH AMERICA: Ajna Offensive
SOUTH AMERICA: Somber Music
The vinyl editions will be handled by Norma Evangelium Diaboli themselves.
The release will be followed by a World Tour. Interested local promotors are invited to get in touch for further information.
ICONS OF BLOOD
A deal has been signed with Portuguese booking agency ICON MUSIC who from now on will handle all of the bands European gigs, as well as the European leg of the tour.
STORM OF THE ANTICHRIST
The studio has been booked and the date is set, during the last deathspasms of 2006 the third fullength album of Watain will finally have been recorded. The album, which will include eight songs of darkest Metal Magic, is set to be released through Norma Evangelium Diaboli and on license through various labels whose names shall be revealed soon, along with the albums title...
As a warning of what is to come, a sample is hereby made available from the three track demo-recording done earlier this year.
The song from which the sample is taken is entitled "Storm of the Antichrist".
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VERNICHTUNG DES LEBENS
A proud hail to the three thousand deathfiends who attended the black mass at PartySan Festival and made it one of great victory! An equally proud FUCK OFF to all pathethic untermensch who desperately tried to assign political values to the Temple of Watain. The wrath of the Wolves makes no difference between you and the christian flocks always seeking to destroy the - eternally non-political - Black/Death Metal. But you can not stop us!
PHOTOGRAPHY BY TWILIGHTHEART/SHEOL MAGAZINE AND OTHERS.
UNLEASHED IN THE EAST
Casus Luciferi is now available in South East Asia through InCoffin Productions".
From the 28th of March 2006
ACTA NON VERBA
The sold out hooded sweatshirt will soon be available again, not from WATAIN but from their kinsmen at Norma Evangelium Diaboli (Europe) and The AJNA Offensive (America). Each of the two labels with their own version, view motive by clicking below.
Cups of molten blood are raised unto to those who came to witness and partake in Watains live ceremonies in Hellas and Sweden. Further acknowledgement also to to Nikos/HIGH VOLTAGE AGENCY and Hallin/NOLL and everyone else behind the elite organisation of these two events. Photography from both nights can be seen in the LIVE section.
No more gigs are planned to be booked now before the immense discharge of blood and death at PartiSan festival (Apart from Watain also Nifelheim, Destroyer666, Kaamos, Marduk etc.). Await the giant coming...
More news soon.
From the 27th of January 2006
TICKET TO MAYHEM
The tickets for the concert in Sweden the 25th of february have now been released and can be ordered directly from email@example.com, as well as from the organizer NOLL, for 100 crowns. Hungry Black Metal wolves eager to take part in the sacrifice are recommended to order fast as the amount of tickets is strictly limited to 300 copies.
HELLAS RITUALS CONFIRMED
Hellas, hearken now! Finally, after much endeavour and bad blood, a serious organizer has been found that finally dares to take the beast of Watain to Greece. Thus, the 5th of march the gates to the dark beyond shall stand open wide in Athens, where a liveritual will be held at The Underworld. Supportacts will be Dead Congregation, Injekting Khaos and Acrimonious. Morbid maniacs and metalist madmen, join us in this night of fanatic Black Metal Magic!
More info coming soon.
BACK FROM THE DEAD
Both "Casus Luciferi" and "Rabid Death's Curse" are now finally available on CD again from both the band and label. They can be purchased directly through the ORDER section.
From the 2nd of January 2006
WIZARD CANCELS GREECE
Due to their overwhelming incompetence and lack of intelligence, Wizard Live Productions have decided to cancel the bands upcoming concerts in Greece, without any further explanation. The people behind Wizard refuses to reply any questions regarding this, and we must simply draw the conlusion that they are nothing but a cheap rip-off company who are playing with fire. Click here to get their personal adresses and phonenumbers.
A proud FUCK OFF to the worthless christians at Wizard, and an equally proud hail to all the greek maniacs that ravenously awaits the first strike of Watain upon their lands, which nonetheless will come soon!
Fear! The fourheaded dog of the pit shall strike among it's own. The 25th of february Watain will perform an exclusive liveritual in Sweden, being the first in over a year and most likely the last in a long time to come. The venue is The Rock in Linköping, and a limited amount of tickets will be available for pre-ordering through this website, as well as Sound Pollution in the coming weeks, check back for more information. More information can be seen at the organizer NOLL's website.
From the 29th of November 2005
THE GRAVES BEGIN TO OPEN
In late october Watain entered Necromorbus studio to make a test-recording of three new songs for the upcoming Fullength. This recording will be kept within the Watain circle for now, but the feedback from the chosen few who have heard it has been overwhelming! The band is right now fully dedicated with the composing of new material. When the album is to be recorded and who that is going to release it is yet to be confirmed, check back for further information.
HELLAS LEGIONS RISE!
We can finally announce the first greek dates! The 7th and 8th of january 2006 Watain will summon forth the Black Metal Beast in Thessaloniki and Athens, together with norweigan 1349. The setlist of these gigs will also include one song from the upcoming album, for the first time ever performed officialy.
The concerts are booked by Wizard Live Productions.
MISANTHROPY AND VIOLENCE
Photos from Watain's performance at Misanthropic Violence Festival can be seen in the live gallery, which is henceforth located in the LIVE Section.
In case the trembling earth shall be allowed to exist until August 2006, be sure to attend Germany's PartySan festival for which Watain just has been confirmed. The 10th of August at 22.00 Watain shall transform the festival into a fanatic black mass, and tear every aspect of the common "festival-experience" into shreds. Keep checking back to the PartySan Website as well, as some other very interesting bands are being negotiated with at the moment!
SHROUDING THE DEAD
New merchandise is available in the ORDER section.
REBORN THROUGH AJNA
Ajna Offensive have again printed patches and sleeveless shirts of Watain for the US Legions.
From the 14th of September 2005
THE RAPING OF MOTHER RUSSIA
Watain sends their regards to all Black Metal maniacs and Satanists who attended the two blood-drenched shows in Helsinki and S:t Petersburg. Due to the temporary abscence of live bassist Whorth, the line-up for these two gigs was completed by brother Set Teitan from Dissection. HAIL!
There are still a few copies left of the exclusive sleevesless "Eastern Assault" shirt printed for the russian concert, those interested can get it from firstname.lastname@example.org. The price is 20 euro including postage worldwide. Click here to view motive. Poster and flyer from the gig will be included with every order.
A videoclip from S:t Petersburg of Watain performing the legendary VON hymn "Watain" can be viewed by clicking the strip below. Photos from both gigs have been added to the Tour Gallery as well.
The concerts in Thessaloniki and Athens organized with the assistance of Watain Legions Hellas were forced to be scheduled to a later date than originally planned. Check back soon for more information about the exact date, venue etc.
BLACK MASS AUSTRIA
WATAIN will perform a one-off concert at the Misanthropic Violence Festival along with honourable acts such as Inquisition and Mortuary Drape. More information can be found at the organizers website. Not to be missed for those who crave for true and genuine Black/Death Metal...
From the 8th of August 2005
REVELATIONS OF FLESH AND BLOOD
A tourgallery has been launched, consisting of various photographia done throughout the history of Watain. New images will be added as time goes by in doom. Enter gallery.
In relation to the gig in Russia, a Finnish date has now been added as well. On thursday the 25th of August, two days before the S:T Petersburg performance, Watain will enter the stage of Kipsari in Helsinki, together with underground old-timers ARCHGOAT and SLUGATHOR.
KRIG, SODOMI OCH DIKTATUR
On Saturday the 27th of August, Watain will descend in S.T PETERSBURG in RUSSIA, performing one of the first real Black Metal live-rituals in the countrys' history, at the Arctica Club. Organizer is FFFEAST CONCERTS, more information on this historical event can be found on their website!
From the 9th of May 2005
My body is clothed with worms and scabs (Job 7:4)
The two new shirt motives "Orbis Mortuus" and "Casus Luciferi" are hereby presented. The shirts can be seen and ordered in the Order Section.
DARKNESS OVER DENMARK
The Rock in Copenhagen, Denmark, was victoriusly maimed and pillaged on 05.05.05. Hail to the danish deathworshippers who came to show their support...
On Saturday the 2nd of July, WATAIN will perform their Black Metal Magic for the first time in NORWAY, at Skuret in Oslo. Support will be the Australian band Ghastly. Prepare for pure fucking Armageddon...
CIRCLES OF EYES CIRCLES OF DEATH
NORMA EVANGELIUM DIABOLI's transatlantic knightsmen at the AJNA OFFENSIVE have issued a slightly altered edition of the "Circle of Death" patch for US customers. More info on the website of The Ajna Offensive
Italian painter and illustrator Lorenzo Mariani (Marduk, Darkthrone, Aborym etc.), has captured Watain in ink. View by clicking the thumbnails below.
From the 17th of March 2005
CIRCLE OF DEATH
The 'Circle of Death' patch is now available for purchase. Check the order section for details.
This years two first liverituals are hereby announced!
The first one will take place at The Rock in Copenhagen (Denmark) the 5th of may. This concert will be Watain's first on Danish soil.
The second performance will take place at the Tyrants Festival in Dordrecht, Holland, on the 28th of May, together with noble defenders of the Death/Black Metal movement like Dismember, Antaeus and others. Tickets will soon be on sale from the festivals website.
More dates are to be announced in due time. Prepare for sleepless nights of bloodsoaked Black Metal Magic!
From the 4th of January
VENI, VIDI, VICTI.
WATAIN have now returned from the immense European Tour with the unhallowed DISSECTION. After 37 nights of death, blood and Satanic metal magick, the crusade came to it's victorious end, leaving deep scars in the filthy european soil!
Watain raise their cups of rotten blood in honour of the mighty Dissection, one of the very few RELEVANT orchestras left in the Black/Death metal movement. Further acknowledgements goes to Bruchstein, Sinister Heart and Lokation for elite organisation and support. Finally; massive regards to the hordes of faithful warriors who attended the concerts, prooving that there still exists burning spirits in these realms.
At the following page photographies from the tour can be beheld:
INTO THE DRAPE
All who reserved a Tourshirt will recieve it soon. There is also a small number of white shirts available, see Order Section for info.
Casus Luciferi TS sold out. New shirts will be available soon.
From the 3rd of November
FEAR THE RETURN!
*Watain have been chosen to open up for swedish Death Metal legends Dissection on their upcoming "Rebirth of Dissection" tour. This divine alliance of sinister forces will crush all in it's way! The dates booked so far can be viewed in the recently added Live section. More are to follow soon.
From the 5th of July
ANTICHRIST VICTORY IN FLAMES
*The Black Death minitour went ahead through blood and praise. Regards to the finnish supporters who attended the rituals, sharpen your knifes until next time! Photos up soon.
THE CURSE OF THE RABID DEATH
*Both the picture LP [already sold out] and CD versions of the re-issued Rabid Death's Curse have now been released. If your regular distributor does not have it, try to get in touch with the labels responsible. More info HERE.
The CD version is also available in the ORDER section, from the band directly.
THE GATES OF HELL ARE OPEN
*The OPEN HELL festival in czech republic, where Watain will be one of the headliners this year, have opened it's gates on the web. Apart from Watain, the legendary kings of Czech Black/Death Metal - ROOT and TÖRR - will appear on stage, together with many other defenders of the faith. Do not miss this already cult-declared event! More info at their webpage: www.openhell.web.tiscali.cz
LIVE IN SWEDEN
Watain will perform live in Sweden for the first time in more than two years. The ritual will be held at Klubben in Stockholm, September 1, together with Dark Funeral and Vader. Those attending can expect the most terrible, violent and dark gig-experience from Watain ever. An event of true Black Metal magic and chaos! Tickets available through www.soundpollution.se
*5 new reviews of Casus Luciferi have been added in the review-section. Read them here.
*The list of distros carrying "Casus Luciferi" has been updated. View it here.
*T-shirts and CDs can now be ordered from the band directly. Look in the Order Section for details
May the 3rd
SOUMI FINLAND PERKELE
*A minitour in Finland will be done at the end of May together with Swedens Death Metal dogs KAAMOS. With the darkest of death and the blackest of magic, the finnish soil shall be cursed in eternity... Be there!
Check the tourpage at www.theblackdeath.tk
*An Mp3 from Casus Luciferi is now available for download in the discography section.
*The list of distributors selling Casus Luciferi has been heavily updated. View it here
From April the 1st;
ASHES AND BLOODSTENCH
*The two performances in italy and england were both a success and left few survivors. Sincere appreciation to all you dark spirits from all over europe who attended these bloody rituals of death.
HUNGRY ARE THE DAMNED
*"Casus Luciferi" recieved the "Album of the month" reward UK's Terrorizer Magazine. Read full review, as well as other new ones, in the releases section, Or just click here
UNLEASHED IN THE EAST
*Both tapeversions of Casus Luciferi have been unleashed and are now available from responsible labels; ORTHODOX from Russia and MIRGILUS SICULORUM from Romania. Read more here.
The 17th of february
WATAIN vs. AJNA OFFENSIVE
US-based label and distribution AJNA offensive has now forged a distribution-pact with Drakkar, which means they are now the official carriers of both the CD and LP versions of "Casus Luciferi" within the US, as they also take care of spreading the N.E.D virus. Americans who've had problems getting the release through the regular distros will soon be able to get their copies from AJNA directly. AJNA are also selling "From the pulpits of Abomination" T-shirts. www.theajnaoffensive.com
LONDON IN FLAMES
Monday the 29th of March, Watain will headline one of the blackest gigs in Great Britain since ages... Together with ADORIOR (UK) and PERDITOR (NL) they will transform The Verge into a sea of blood...
THE CURSE IS ETERNAL
The debutalbum "Rabid Death's Curse" will be released on picture LP by Australian Apocalyptor Records in march. Pre-orders are now being taken from the label. A re-press of the CD is soon to be unleashed by Drakkar, after a long delay.
BEHIND THE IRON CURTAIN
Casus Luciferi tapes will soon be available for Russian and East European territories.
Review-pages of both Casus Luciferi and Rabid Death's Curse have been added in the Releases section. the 7th of january 2004
After some problems at the printingplace, the cd version of "Casus Luciferi" is finally out through Drakkar Productions.
A couple of distros has been added to the list over those who sell the album.
A "top album" review has been given by Italy's Dheadbanger magazine. The review can be read at http://www.dheadbangerszine.com/ (in italiano).
Longsleeves shirts are now available from the band directly, more info in the ORDER section.
Watain will perform an exclusive gig near Vicenza, Italy, february the 28th.
The gig will be done together with the legendary necromancers MORTUARY DRAPE. Also on the bill are CELESTIA, GOSFORTH and WARMONGER.
Morbid italians take notice, this will be a special night indeed... For you who wish to recieve more info about this gig, write to the organizer NIHIL MAGAZINE; email@example.com
26th of november 2003:
"CASUS LUCIFERI", new album out now.
Eight tracks of orthodox Black Metal darkness.
LP VERSION (Norma Evangelium Diaboli): firstname.lastname@example.org
CD VERSION (Drakkar Productions): DrakkarOrder@hotmail.com
View a list of distros carrying the release worldwide.
The t-shirt above is now available from the band directly.
Sizes L and XL. 1 shirt: 15 euro including shipping. Ordering-info in "order" section.
Distributors get in touch for wholesale prices.
The Stellar Descension Infernal tour in october left deep, moulding scars in the european soil and scene.
Watain hails Secrets of the Moon and Averse Sefira for two weeks of relentless chaos and misery,
and everyone else involved in the making of this infernal crusade.
A black curse must also be cast upon all those who dared to visit the gigs and show their devotion.
Click the tourbanner for visuals.