Watain work their Black Metal Magic on North American tour

    Those afraid of skinned pig heads, fire, and the putrid stench of the tr00th better stay home during October. because Swedish black metal artisans Watain are coming to town for the unholy Black Metal Magic tour with fellow blood-drinkers Withered and Book of Black Earth. Let it be known: [more:]Watain shows are infamous for their perverse aesthetics on stage, so much so that this tour comes with its own disclaimer: "The performances of Watain are widely known to bring forth and include things that may not be appreciated by the average concert visitor. Unholy, disturbing things that have left scars on many a soul, but that have also enlightened and brought great pleasure to those whose hearts burn with the black fires of forbidden hunger." Don’t go thinking that visual shock ‘n awe is all that Watain has to offer — the band’s Sworn to the Dark was one of the best best pure black metal albums of last year.


    Here’s where to get your soul torn asunder:


    10/03/2008 The Opera House – Toronto, ON

    10/04/2008 Katacombes – Montreal, QC

    10/07/2008 The Middle East – Boston, MA

    10/08/2008 Knitting Factory – New York, NY 

    10/09/2008 31st St Pub – Pittsburgh, PA

    10/10/2008 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH

    10/11/2008 Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL

    10/12/2008 Vaudeville Mews – Des Moines, IA

    10/13/2008 Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom – Denver, CO

    10/14/2008 Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT

    10/15/2008 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA

    10/16/2008 Rotture – Portland, OR 

    10/17/2008 The Metro – Oakland, CA

    10/18/2008 Knitting Factory – Hollywood, CA

    10/19/2008 Jumping Turtle – San Marcos, CA

    10/20/2008 The Sets – Tempe, AZ 

    10/21/2008 Gator’s – Farmington, NM

    10/23/2008 Reno’s Chop Shop – Dallas, TX

    10/24/2008 Mario’s Ballroom – Victoria, TX w/Ritual Killer

    10/25/2008 Red 7 – Austin, TX w/Ritual Killer

    10/26/2008 Red Dragon – New Orleans, LA w/Ritual Killer

    10/28/2008 Brass Mug – Tampa, FL

    10/29/2008 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

    10/31/2008 Jaxx – Springfield, VA

    11/01/2008 Sterling Hotel – Allentown, PA