Watain's merciless black metal first came to life in 1998. The band's main objective was to create music which would scare away the "wannabe fans" and only keep the "true" ones into the genre. The band prefers not to "show off" by giving it's band member's names or even any information regarding them at all.

"Go Fuck Your Jewish God", the band's first ever demo was recorded the same year they formed and was quickly followed by a live tape, "Black Metal Sacrifice". "The Essence Of Black Purity", Watain's official debut EP was the following year and it started gaining the band some well-deserved attention. In an attempt to get a better record deal, the band released an anonymous demo tape in 2000, which allowed them to sign with a new record company and release "Rabid Death's Curse". A split with Diabolicum and yet another live tape, "The Ritual Macabre", appeared further into the band's career. "Casus Luciferi" followed in 2003. Their latest full-length "Sworn To The Dark" surfaced in 2007.

Current line-up:
Erik Danielsson: vocals, bass
Pelle Forsberg: guitar
Håkan Jonsson: drums

Live session members:
Davide Totaro (Set Teitan): guitar
Alvaro Lillo: bass

Watain Discography


none Watain Black Metal Sacrifice(Cass, Album, S/Sided, Ltd) Not On Label (Watain Self-released) none Sweden 1999 Sell This Version
Watain Rabid Death's Curse (Album) End All Life Productions France 2000 Sell This Version
SWT 09 Watain The Ritual Macabre(Cass, S/Sided, Ltd, Num, C90) Sakriligeous Warfare Productions SWT 09 Brazil 2001 Sell This Version
Watain Casus Luciferi (Album) Drakkar Productions France 2003 Sell This Version
Watain Sworn To The Dark (Album) Season Of Mist Thailand 2007 Sell This Version
Watain Lawless Darkness (Album) Season Of Mist 2010 Sell This Version
Watain Opus Diaboli His Master's Noise (2) Sweden 2012 Sell This Version
Watain The Wild Hunt (Album, Single) Century Media, Century Media US 2013 Sell This Version
Watain Stellar Descension Infernal In Budapest (Album) Stygian Shadows Productions Hungary 2015 Sell This Version
SPR666 Watain Tonight We Raise Our Cups And Toast In Angels Blood - A Tribute To Bathory(LP, Ltd, Num) Sound Pollution SPR666 Sweden 2015 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none Watain The Essence Of Black Purity(7", Ltd, Num) Grim Rune Productions none Sweden 1999 Sell This Version
SPK EP 012 Diabolicum / Watain Diabolicum / Watain - The Misanthropic Ceremonies(7", EP, Ltd, Num) Spikekult Rekords SPK EP 012 France 2001 Sell This Version
Watain Reaping Death (Single) Season Of Mist Europe 2010 Sell This Version
Watain All That May Bleed (Single) His Master's Noise (2), Century Media Records Ltd. Sweden 2013 Sell This Version
DB033 Watain Fuck Off, We Murder(Flexi, 7", S/Sided, Ltd) Decibel Flexi Series DB033 US 2013 Sell This Version


SOM267 Watain The Vinyl Reissues(2xLP, Album, Gre + 2xLP, Album, Gre + 2xLP, Album,) Season Of Mist SOM267 France 2012 Sell This Version
SOM 369 Watain Satanic Deathnoise From The Beyond - The First Four Albums(Box, Dlx + 4xCD, Comp, RE) Season Of Mist SOM 369 France 2015 Sell This Version


none Watain Go Fuck Your Jewish "God"(Cass, S/Sided, Ltd) Not On Label (Watain Self-released) none Sweden 1998 Sell This Version
Self Released Watain The Essence Of Black Purity + Rehearsal 6/2/00(Cass, Ltd, Promo) Not On Label Self Released Sweden 2000 Sell This Version
none Watain Puzzles Ov Flesh(CDr, Promo, Ltd) Not On Label (Watain Self-released) none Sweden 2002 Sell This Version
none Watain Promotape 0III(Cass, S/Sided, Promo, Ltd) Not On Label (Watain Self-released) none Sweden 2003 Sell This Version
none Watain Outlaw(CD, Promo) Century Media none Unknown Sell This Version


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August 26, 2013
Probably the best BM group since Bathory and Darkthrone according to my personal taste. Without a doubt very rich musically and mystically, strong influences from 1st and 2nd waves. "Sworn to the Dark" and "Lawless Darkness" are highlights, but the entire discography is very strong and worthy, unlike your average BM band. My hat off to the guys from Uppsala.

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