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WATAIN Releases Lyric Video For New Single 'Serimosa'

Notorious Swedish black metal collective WATAIN has unleashed "Serimosa", the second single from its upcoming new studio album, "The Agony & Ecstasy Of Watain", which will be released on April 29 via Nuclear Blast. "Serimosa" sees a shift in pace from its furious predecessor "The Howling", headi...
March 3, 2022

ABBATH And WATAIN Announce September/October 2022 European Tour

Norwegian metal titans ABBATH have announced a brand new co-headlining tour with Swedish black metal outfit WATAIN. The "Chariots Of Fire" trek will kick off on September 15 at the Elysee Montmartre in Paris, France and will wreak havoc in 13 more countries before a final curtain on October 9 at the...
February 14, 2022

WATAIN Announces 'The Agony & Ecstasy Of Watain' Album; New Single 'The Howling' Now Available

Notorious Swedish black metal collective WATAIN has unleashed "The Howling", the first single from its upcoming new studio album, "The Agony & Ecstasy Of Watain", which will be released on April 29 via Nuclear Blast. "The Howling" sets the tone for what will be offered on the band's seventh full...
February 4, 2022

MAYHEM And WATAIN Announce March/April 2022 North American Tour

Notorious Swedish black metal collective WATAIN will join forces with equally infamous Norwegian black metal legends MAYHEM for a tour through North America, aptly labeled "The Sanguine Sodomy Of North America", starting on March 7, 2022. They will be supported by U.S. blackened speed metal punks MI...
November 15, 2021

WATAIN Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS; New Album Due In 2022

Nuclear Blast Records has announced the signing of the Swedish black metal collective WATAIN. The band has now entered Necromorbus Studios, located inside of a church north of their hometown Uppsala, to record a new album and follow-up to the ferocious 2018 opus "Trident Wolf Eclipse". The new full-...
August 5, 2021

METALLICA, GUNS N' ROSES, SCORPIONS And NINE INCH NAILS Among 350 Artists Who Will Perform At 2022 Edition Of France's HELLFEST

METALLICA, GUNS N' ROSES, SCORPIONS, DEFTONES, FAITH NO MORE, AVENGED SEVENFOLD and NINE INCH NAILS will headline next year's edition of Hellfest, set to take place over two weekends, June 17-19, 2022 and June 23-26, 2022, in Clisson, France. No less than 350 artists will perform on six stages, with...
June 17, 2021


SHADOWS has signed a deal with Agonia Records. The band's debut EP was produced at Rhawn Street Studios in the U.S. and mastered by Tore Stjerna (MAYHEM, WATAIN) at Necromorbus Studio in Sweden. It's expected to be released in 2021. SHADOWS is a new dark avant-garde metal group from IMMOLATION and e...
September 7, 2020


Psycho Las Vegas will continue to redefine America's conception of what a festival can be, taking over Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino for the second year in a row August 14-16, 2020. Now approaching its fifth consecutive year in the sweltering neon decadence of Las Vegas, the resort-wide casino take...
January 30, 2020

WATAIN Frontman: 'I Really Enjoy' Having A Different Stage Setup Every Night

WATAIN frontman Erik Danielsson was recently interviewed by Heavy New York. You can now watch the chat below. Asked if WATAIN is sometimes forced to adjust its stage show based on the differences in the sizes of the venues that it plays, Erik said: "It's not really an issue. I think it's a challenge...
December 25, 2019

WATAIN Guitarist Denied Entry To U.S.; Band Blames 'TRUMP-Administered Border Policy'

Swedish black metallers WATAIN have been forced to perform on their U.S. tour as a four-piece after guitarist Pelle Forsberg was denied entry to the country. WATAIN is scheduled to support MORBID ANGEL on a month-long trek, dubbed "The 2019 USA Sickness Tour", beginning tonight (Thursday, November 2...
November 21, 2019

Video Premiere: MAYHEM's 'Falsified And Hated'

The official music video for the song "Falsified And Hated" from Norwegian black metal veterans MAYHEM can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's latest album, "Daemon", which was released on October 25 via Century Media. Guitarist Teloch comments: "This is the first official music video...
November 7, 2019

SOILWORK's Controversial Concert In Singapore Has Been Canceled

SOILWORK has been forced to cancel its previously announced October 29 concert in Singapore. The show was originally scheduled to take place on March 12 but was postponed amid controversy over a petition calling for the event to be banned. The group announced the cancelation earlier today in a Faceb...
October 24, 2019


Legendary death metal titans MORBID ANGEL will blaze U.S. stages this fall on a month-long headlining tour. "The 2019 USA Sickness Tour" begins November 21 in Houston, Texas and runs through December 21 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Support will be provided by Swedish black metal practitioners WATAIN...
August 26, 2019

SORCERER Begins Recording New Album

Swedish epic doom metallers SORCERER have entered the studio to begin recording their new album. This will be the band's third LP for Metal Blade and follow-up to the critically acclaimed "The Crowning Of The Fireking", which came out in 2017. A spring 2020 release is expected. Drums were recorded l...
July 23, 2019

ERIK DANIELSSON Prefers People To Consider The 'Totality' Of WATAIN's Live Performances Rather Than Focus On Blood

Prior to WATAIN's performance at the Rock Hard Festival in Gelsenkirchen, Germany on June 7, vocalist Erik Danielsson spoke with WDR's "Rockpalast". The full conversation can be viewed at this location. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the origins of his passion for mus...
June 15, 2019