Thu, May 27 2010: WATAIN TO PERFORM AT MARYLAND DEATHFEST
Latest release: "Lawless Darkness"
Release date: Mon, Jun 07 2010, US Tue, Jun 08 2010
In an official statement to American fans before the band's headlining appearance at this year's Maryland Deathfest, WATAIN frontman E. warns of the carnage to come: "We are leaving for the US in a few hours from now, armed to the teeth and ready to murder. The Watain performance at Maryland Deathfest shall be a triumphant holocaust of all that is holy, and a massive celebration of the gods of Lawless Darkness! Be prepared..."
E. also released info on WATAIN's lineup for this unholy excursion: "Due to legal bullshit, our brother Set will not be able to enter the States for Maryland Deathfest. I will handle the second guitar and vocals. The rest of the line up will be as always; H - Battery, P - Guitar, A - Bass. Try as you might, but nothing can stop the Devils sworn to do their work! Not even the lame resistance of the law."
WATAIN will headline the first night of Maryland Deathfest 2010 this Friday night alongside other first day headliners D.R.I., Gorguts and Possessed, and will be the first stateside appearance from these mongrels since their 2008 Black Metal Magic tour.
This is also the first North American WATAIN live action fueling their upcoming fourth full-length opus, "Lawless Darkness", due out June 8th. The monolithic release is sure to be considered the best black metal release of the year for many. A mammoth buzz on the new album, as well as WATAIN's legions of ravenous, diehard fans has prompted many national and international magazines such as Decibel and Zero Tolerance to recently feature WATAIN on their covers.
"Lawless Darkness" is already available for pre-order on Season of Mist's e-shop!
The album will come in four physical formats:
- CD Digipak with die-cut cover and bonus track
- "Leather book" box set limited to 1.000 copies including the Digipak version of the album, a pendant + necklace, a black candle, a flag and 10 tarot cards
- Triple gatefold LP with die-cut cover including two vinyl discs, a 24 page full-size booklet and a poster, released by Norma Evangelium Diaboli and limited to 2500 copies
- CD jewel case.