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 of the north are about to be set loose..."
The dates are as follows:
Sep. 03 - Västeras, Sweden - Sigurdsgatan 25
Sep. 04 - Sundsvall, Sweden - Nordfest
Sep. 05 - Luleå, Sweden - Kulturens Hus (without REPUGNANT)
Sep. 11 - Helsinki, Finland - Nosturi (without RAM)
Sep. 12 - Turku, Finland - Klubi (without RAM)
WATAIN's fourth album, "Lawless Darkness", 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.
"Reaping Death", the new 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 was counted towards the certification.)
WATAIN will embark on a European headlining tour in the fall. Support on the trek will come from DESTROYER 666. A U.S. run with BEHEMOTH will follow in November.