The time has come to announce the first leg of Watain's Lawless Darkness tour in North America. When the darkness of November falls, Watain will cross the Atlantic to set the continent aflame once again, this time with Behemoth on their upcoming Lawless States of Heretika Tour!
Set to strike in early November, the massive tour will be Watain's first full-on North American assault in support of their fourth full-length release Lawless Darkness, bringing their flagrantly evil, intense live rituals back to ravenous fans once again, joined by additional openers Withered and Black Anvil. This will also be the first North American Watain tour to feature a full live lineup, with E performing only vocally instead of covering bass or guitar duties as well. Prepare for invocations of the most perverse kind. Legions rise; harvest time has come!
Watain's fourth full-length Lawless Darkness was released in early June via Season Of Mist on CD, limited die-cut digipak with bonus track and 2LPs. The massive release boasts nearly 75 minutes of some of the most primal, classic yet inspired Swedish black metal on the planet, and has captivated fans and critics across the globe, as the band notoriously have with every record of their career.
Vocalist E comments on the upcoming filth: 'It is with a scornful leer towards our enemies and a proudly risen cup of blood towards our devoted followers that we now reveal our plans for America in the fall. We have also managed to sort out the past problems we have had when it comes to the compromised lineup for US tours, which feels extremely good. The songs of Lawless Darkness truly demand a full lineup as well as my total submission to the vocal duties, which is exactly what they will get now. Watain is coming, in all its horrible glory, and it won't be pretty.'
w/ Goatwhore and Black Anvil
06/11/2010 Mr. Smalls - Pittsburgh, PA
07/11/2010 Reggie's - Chicago, IL
08/11/2010 Station 4 - St. Paul, MN
10/11/2010 Marquis Theatre - Denver, CO
11/11/2010 Club Vegas - Salt Lake City, UT
12/11/2010 Branx (Loveland) - Portland, OR
13/11/2010 Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
16/11/2010 Boardwalk - Orangevale, CA
17/11/2010 DNA Lounge - San Francisco, CA
18/11/2010 The Ruby Room - San Diego, CA
19/11/2010 The Whiskey - Hollywood, CA
20/11/2010 Clubhouse - Tempe, AZ
21/11/2010 Club 101 - El Paso, TX
22/11/2010 The Loft - Dallas, TX
23/11/2010 Emo’s - Austin, TX
24/11/2010 Numbers - Houston, TX
27/11/2010 Back Booth - Orlando, FL
29/11/2010 Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
30/11/2010 Sonar - Baltimore, MD
01/12/2010 Peabody’s - Cleveland, OH
02/12/2010 Santo’s New York, NY (No Goatwhore)
03/12/2010 Le Fou Founes - Montreal, QC (No Goatwhore)
04/12/2010 Opera House - Toronto, ON (No Goatwhore)
Watain's Lawless Darkness is out now via Season of Mist.