Lawless Darkness has been announced as the title of the fourth WATAIN album to be released on June 7th.
“The title symbolizes the unbound chaotic potential of that which is void of light,” frontman E. comments. “The light that defines, the light that shapes and restricts. The light by which the forces of law and order uphold their reign. In the absence of that light lies the wellspring of WATAIN: in Lawless Darkness.
“With this album and in all of our efforts with WATAIN we aim to capture the hungry madness and glimmering purity of darkness beyond illusion, the void that holds all yet where naught is manifest, the primordial tomb into which all the vanity of man and his creation shall collapse: indeed, The Lawless Darkness!
“Lawless Darkness shall be seen as a monument erected in honour of that collapse and a dedication to all those brave souls, who have willingly dared to venture the winding paths towards it.”
“Shed not thy light on me
Get thee hence, thoughts defined
Blind me not with your bright structures
For I am of the night
“Let not thy rays caress me
Judged by them I will not be
For they are the light that governs man
And I am the enemy”
In other news, WATAIN will return to the United States once again in late May as part of the annual aural offensive known as the Maryland Deathfest, appearing with SODOM, OBITUARY, ENTOMBED, POSSESSED, NECROPHOBIC and countless more. See the complete fest lineup at: http://www.marylanddeathfest.com.
And, after completing the regular portion of their set at this year’s Sweden Rock Festival in on June 12th, WATAIN will return to the stage for a unique 45-minute tribute concert featuring classic BATHORY songs. The event promises to be even more special as the BATHORY part of WATAIN‘s performance will be introduced by none other than late BATHORY mainman Quorthon‘s father and producer, Börje “Boss” Forsberg. “It feels great to have Boss participating in a part of the show, since he, in a way, is the only living link to the BATHORY myth,” says E. “It will still be a tribute show and nothing else, but we are, of course, honored to be able to do it with his blessing!”