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Watain release first video for Outlaw; UK tour in process

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , on 5th December 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson, the North Sea Poet

Swedish black metal titans Watain have released the first music video for their song Outlaw. The song is taken from the band’s recent musical opus The Wild Hunt, which was released in August earlier this year through the band’s own label His Master’s Noise via Century Media. The video is produced by Watain and Johan Bååth who already directed the band’s Opus Diaboli DVD in 2012. The video can be viewed below. Watain comment:

The Outlaw video is a knife stab in the face of today’s clean and witty metal scene and yet another step for us to bring back something real and extreme into this limping music movement.

The band also started their UK tour earlier tonight and can be caught live at the following dates:

Dec 06 Glasgow, Garage, UK
Dec 07 Birmingham, The Library, UK
Dec 08 London, Electric Ballroom, UK

Dec 13 Eindhoven Metal Meeting, NL
Dec 14 Paris, Le Trabendo, FRA

09.01.2014 Amplifier Bra, Perth, Australia (Watain only)
10.10.2014 The HiFi, Melbourne, Australia
11.01.2014 The Factory Theater, Sydney, Australia
12.01.2014 The HiFi, Brisbane, Australia
23.01.2014 Fryshuset
25.01.2014 Lille Vega, Vesterbro, Denmark
20.06.2014 Hellfest, Clisson, France
07.-09.08.2014 Party-San Open Air, Schlotheim, Germany

More dates to be confirmed soon.

Watain online:

Oceano announce Australian headline tour

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on 21st August 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson, the North Sea Poet

Chicago band Oceano have announced a headline tour of Australia, due to kick off in Adelaide on 4th October. Having being forced to postpone their trip to Australia last year, Oceano will be making up for it to their fans in October with a nine-date headlining tour in support of their new album Incisions. Joining Oceano as support will be Aversions Crown and Feed Her To The Sharks (Well, there’s plenty of sharks down under for her to be fed to). Oceano vocalist and frontman Adam Warren comments:

Finally Oceano is headed to Australia!  To our Aussie fans, we told you we’d make it up to you from the last time we couldn’t make it, and now the time is upon us!  We are very, very delighted and grateful to have this opportunity.  We plan to leave Australia bruised from circle pits and necks sore from hair spins and head bangs every show.  See you soon!

See Oceano on tour in Australia at the following shows:

Oct. 04 – Adelaide, Australia – Blackmarket (18+)
Oct. 05 – Melbourne, Australia – Bang (18+)
Oct. 06 – Melbourne, Australia – Phoenix Youth Centre (all ages)
Oct. 08 – Canberra, Australia – The Basement (18+)
Oct. 09 – Newcastle, Australia – Cambridge Hotel (18+)
Oct. 10 – Sydney, Australia – Hot Damn (18+)
Oct. 11 – Frenches Forest, Australia – YoYo’s Youth Centre (all ages)
Oct. 12 – Brisbane, Australia – Thriller (18+)
Oct. 13 – Brisbane, Australia – Tall Poppies Studios (all ages)

Oceano online:

Ensiferum announce Finland tour dates for January

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on 5th December 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson, the North Sea Poet

Heroic folk metal outfit Ensiferum have announced tour dates for their home country of Finland in January 2013, as part of their Unsung Heroes Part Two tour.

Tickets are available from this location.

Dates are as followed:

17 – Henry’s Pub – Kuopio, Finand
18 – Kerubi – Joensuu, Finland
19 – Stoppari on the Rocks – Mikkeli, Finland

Ensiferum has also announced that their show in Sydney, Australia show on March 15th at The HiFi, as part of their Unsung Heroes tour of Australia, is now an all-ages show instead of 18+. The tour poster and dates for their Australia tour can be viewed below:

15 – The HiFi – Sydney, Australia
16 – The Espy – Melbourne, Australia
17 – Coniston Lane – Brisbane, Australia


DECIMATUS – The Betrayer

Posted in Review with tags , , , , , on 11th February 2012 by Pieni

Album: The Betrayer
Release date: January 2012
Genre: Heavy / Thrash Metal
Label: BlueFreya


It seems that Melbourne, Australia, gave up on heavy metal. But five guys refused to accept it and decided to start a band and play “the music they love that no one else is playing”. So here’s the first recorded effort of those guys, who call themselves DECIMATUS.

Don’t let the delicate melody of “The Stand Off” deceive you. It’s just an intro, and the proof that they know more than just shredding away. Which is what they do on the following song, the title-track “The Betrayer”, old school thrash metal style. Loud guitars, militant screams (both main and backup), and the bass line is powerful enough that doesn’t get smothered by the heavy drums.

“Bury You” follows the same path, while “Of The Wicked” tries a bit less aggressive approach, or at least a different kind of aggression, with some whispered and spoken vocals and cranking guitar riffs still keeping it heavy.

“Killing Time” stands up for its title, being the fastest track of this batch, and “Decimate” the “darkest”- a song that will hardly start a mosh pit but will keep the heads banging from beginning to end.


Renata “Pieni” Lino