Watain – “Outlaw” Video

Even among Scandinavian black metal bands, Watain have a particularly striking, powerful, and original visual aesthetic, so it's hard to believe they're only now --…
Michael Nelson | December 5, 2013 - 12:25 pm

Stream Watain The Wild Hunt

As I said when we premiered the excellent new Watain track "The Child Must Die": Like many Scandinavian black metal bands, Sweden's Watain seem to…
Michael Nelson | August 20, 2013 - 11:54 am

Watain – “The Child Must Die” (Stereogum Premiere)

Like many Scandinavian black metal bands, Sweden's Watain seem to be held to a standard of spiritual integrity several degrees more extreme than their North…
Michael Nelson | July 17, 2013 - 12:02 pm


The Black Market: The Month In Metal – June 2013

Earlier this month, I spent a Saturday afternoon at the Brooklyn metal-themed bar Duff's: a cluttered dive situated in the basement of an apartment building,…
Michael Nelson | June 27, 2013 - 4:46 pm

Watain – “All That May Bleed” Lyric Video

As black metal evolves into newer and weirder sonic and thematic terrains, Sweden's fearsome and amazing Watain continue to toil in the same poisoned ground…
Michael Nelson | June 24, 2013 - 11:58 am

Haunting The Chapel

Haunting The Chapel’s Top 50 Albums Of 2010

Clichés be damned -- this really was a good year for metal. I had a harder time organizing a Top 10 in 2010 than ever…
Brandon Stosuy | December 21, 2010 - 11:58 am

Haunting The Chapel

Watain, Goatwhore, Black Anvil, Hamsoken @ Santos Party House, New York 12/03/10

Unless Agalloch give me a call, I'm taking a break from organizing Haunting The Chapel shows for a few months -- after the Swans @
Brandon Stosuy | December 6, 2010 - 10:17 am

Haunting The Chapel

Haunting The Chapel No. 11

Watain's Sworn To The Dark was my favorite album of 2007. The trio's followup Lawless Darkness is a different black metal monster that hasn't hit…
Brandon Stosuy | May 13, 2010 - 11:39 am

Haunting The Chapel

Haunting The Chapel No. 9

Varg Vikernes -- who I spoke with a couple of weeks ago -- gets the bulk of the Norwegian-related black metal press, but for my…
Brandon Stosuy | March 24, 2010 - 5:02 pm