Mayhem + Watain To Co-Headline ‘Black Metal Warfare II’ U.S. Tour with Rotting Christ
A bevy of legendary European black metal bands will be crossing the pond to wreak havoc on American fans with the Black Metal Warfare II tour. The mighty Mayhem will be co-headlining with Swedish titans Watain. The Greek horde Rotting Christ will open.
Watain frontman Erik Danielsson says, "As with every album tour, it is always towards the end that the all the ingredients of our performances melt together properly and become most powerful. The Black Metal Warfare tour was a very special project for us and I am very pleased we get to end our Wild Hunt in the US with this second leg, with such a legendary package and in front of our ever faithful US militias!"
"While Black Metal Warfare Part II is of course a continuation of the first one, quite a few surprises can be expected, both in terms of the set lists as well as on the stage itself. All that is certain is that November shall wail and reek of burning, blistering, banging, bloody Black Metal War! A victorious ending before it's time to yet again embark on the ever winding paths into the great unknown..."
The tour kicks off Nov. 5 in New Orleans. Mayhem are touring in support of 2014's Esotetic Warfare, while Watain released their latest opus The Wild Hunt in 2013. Rotting Christ have the live album Lucifer Over Athens set for an Aug. 21 release.
Black Metal Warfare II Tour with Mayhem, Watain and Rotting Christ:
11/05 -- New Orleans, La. -- One Eyed Jacks
11/06 -- Houston, Texas -- Warehouse Live
11/08 -- Dallas, Texas -- Gas Monkey Live!
11/10 -- Albuquerque, N.M. -- Sunshine Theater
11/11 -- El Paso, Texas -- Tricky Falls
11/12 -- Phoenix, Ariz. -- Club Red
11/13 -- San Diego, Calif. -- The Observatory North Park
11/14 -- Santa Ana, Calif. -- The Observatory
11/15 -- Sacramento, Calif. -- Ace of Spades
11/17 -- Salt Lake City, Utah -- The Depot
11/18 -- Colorado Springs, Colo. -- The Black Sheep
11/20 -- Palatine, Ill. -- Durty Nellies
11/21 -- Detroit, Mich. -- St. Andrews Hall
11/22 -- Pittsburgh, Pa. -- Mr. Smalls
11/23 -- Philadelphia, Pa. -- Union Transfer
11/24 -- Brooklyn, N.Y. -- Music Hall of Williamsburg
11/25 -- Baltimore, Md. -- Baltimore Soundstage
11/27 -- Tampa, Fla. -- The Orpheum
11/28 -- Atlanta, Ga. -- The Masquerade