Watain Deny Allegations Of Nazism After Guitarist’s Onstage Salute

Watain have denied allegations of Nazism following a recent show at the Kraken in Stockholm, Sweden, in which live guitarist Set “Davide Totaro” Teitan did an arm movement that looked similar to a Sieg Heil/Nazi salute. You can find the band’s full statement, along with footage from the concert below.

Watain’s statement:

“It has come to our attention that people have misinterpreted an arm movement of Set at our Kraken show as a “nazi salute”. Fucking hell, come on folks! As everyone should know by now, Watain band members have no ties to nazi ideology neither publically nor personally, and with this statement we want to put an end to further uneccesary speculation in this tiresome subject.

What we give praise to in our songs and in their lyrics could very well be seen as the very anti-thesis to some utopian right wing ideology of the past. “Saluting” one of our many enemies on the sacred ground that is our stage would not make much sense. That is something we are sure our fans and supporters -who we are proud to say are from every possible “race”, gender, nation and cultural background- can testify to.

As would the fact that our line-up and working crew are also of a widely diverse ethnical background. And the list goes ever on, eliminating all possible forms of soiling by political or ideological agendas, allowing the Devil’s fire to burn clear and untainted in the sanctuary that we have created for ourselves.

It is of course highly regrettable that these unwelcome, inconvenient and misplaced accusations are even allowed to arise and we hope we can now put this behind us and focus on the many important tasks at hand.

Thank you for understanding.

Now let us fearlessly and doubtlessly move forward into the raging chaos of metallic deathnoise madness that is Trident Wolf Eclipse.

FTW!”

[via The PRP]

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Watain Announce 2018 North American Tour With Deströyer 666

Watain have announced a 2018 North American tour with Deströyer 666. The band will be out in support of their new album “Trident Wolf Eclipse“ (out January 5).

Tour Dates:

02/23 Montreal, QC – Le National
02/24 Quebec City, QC – Imperial Bell
02/25 Toronto, ON – Opera House
02/26 Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
02/27 Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theater
02/28 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
03/02 Chicago, IL – Metro
03/03 Minneapolis, MN – Studio B
03/04 Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
03/05 Denver, CO – Gothic Theater
03/06 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music
03/07 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
03/09 Calgary, AB – The Palace
03/10 Edmonton, AB – Starlite
03/12 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
03/13 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
03/14 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
03/16 San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
03/17 Los Angeles, CA – Fonda
03/18 Phoenix, AZ – Club Red
03/20 Austin, TX – Barracuda
03/21 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey
03/23 Atlanta, GA – Heaven
03/24 Tampa, FL – Orpheum
03/25 Jacksonville, FL – Mavericks
03/27 Greensboro, NC – Blind Tiger
03/28 Baltimore, MD – Sound Stage
03/29 Philadelphia, PA – TLA
03/30 Boston, MA – Sinclair
03/31 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre

Watain Premiere “Nuclear Alchemy” Video

Watain have premiered a video for their new song “Nuclear Alchemy.“ This song is from their new album “Trident Wolf Eclipse,“ which will be released on January 5.

“Trident Wolf Eclipse” Track Listing:

01. “Nuclear Alchemy”
02. “Sacred Damnation”
03. “Teufelsreich”
04. “Furor Diabolicus”
05. “A Throne Below”
06. “Ultra (Pandemoniac)”
07. “Towards The Sanctuary”
08. “The Fire Of Power”

The band commented:

“After 20 years of carving our own path through and out of the world, Trident Wolf Eclipse feels like a worthy point of arrival indeed. One of power and force, shining a new harsh light upon all that has been, those that perished along the way, the life altering struggle and triumphant ecstasy of Watain. Trident Wolf Eclipse is however not about the past, nor the future, it is about here and now, and we sincerely look forward to show you all what that implies. To all those that are as impatient as we are for that day to come; Thank you for your unending support and see you soon.

– Watain, October 31, the year of our Lord 2017″

Watain To Release “Nuclear Alchemy” 7″ Single On Halloween

Watain will be releasing a new single titled “Nuclear Alchemy” on Halloween (October 31). The track will be available as a limited edition 7″ with a cover of Tormentor’s “Beyond” on the b-side. The band’s new album will be released on January 5. They said the following about “Nuclear Alchemy“:

“‘Nuclear Alchemy‘ is the sound of an eager beast let loose from its cage at last. A song of violent fire, impending doom and of necks craned in ecstasy. A dissolving injection of power and force into the coagulated veins of Black Metal and a first glimpse into the abyss that shall be opened in the beginning of 2018. Meanwhile, stand by for conflagration.”