August 27, 2010

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. 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.

The dates are as follows:

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

"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 counted towards the certification.)

"Reaping Death" comes off WATAIN's fourth album, "Lawless Darkness", which 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.

WATAIN will embark on a European headlining tour in the fall. Support on the trek will come from DESTROYER 666.

Fan-filmed video footage of WATAIN's performance at this year's Sweden Rock Festival on June 12 can be viewed below.

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