The Blackened Music Series is proud to announce the return of the greatest live show in metal.
Black Metal band Watain has confirmed a very rare performance in Brooklyn, and their only US show this summer. They will presenting their full, arena-sized, wide-scale stage ritual — a harsh and wild ceremony of Blood, Fire, and Death…


Sunday June 15 at The Brooklyn Bazaar

Presented with The Bunce Group, Brooklyn Bazaar and The Northside Festival



If you are not familiar with WATAIN, please let the band explain in their own words:

“Black metal is music for ambitious, large thinking people.*
Satanism is for the elect, an intellectual and religious elite. **

Our whole anatomy, our bones and our spine all relate to one same source: the Satanic ideal. It is diabolical music with magikal and transcendental intent. ***
What we want is chaos, anarchy, disorder, and for the world to go up in flames. This is the reason why the live show has become a mystical or religious experience. It’s also the reason why people are fascinated by this band. ***
I always hated that despicable tongue in cheek attitude of people who are incapable of relating to severity and passion. It is such a human thing to laugh about things you are uncomfortable with or cannot understand. You often get that attitude from the ‘cool’ people, those who live their lives covering up their wounds. You have to suffer in order to understand where we come from. Watain is our vessel of transcendence, our world outside the world of man. If you are unwilling or unable to accept that, then stay the fuck away. This is enemy ground.” ****
Quotes:* LA Music Blog, ** Metal Blast, *** The Quietus, **** Metal Blast

Past Shows in the Blackened Music Series

Pig Destroyer, Brutal Truth, Replusion at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple, July 31
Nadja with Mick Barr at Union Pool, Sep 19
Sunn O))), Earth, Pelican at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple, Sep 2
The Blackened Weekend with Shrinebuilder, Krallice, Liturgy, Skeletonwitch, Rwake, more at Le Poisson Rouge and Union Pool, Nov 13-15
Harvey Milk with Coalesce at Le Poisson Rouge, Mar 8
Immortal with Black Anvil at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple, Mar 30
Alcest with Woe at The Studio at Webster Hall, Apr 29
Gorguts, Krallice, and Portal at the Knitting Factory, May 26
Immolation with Arsis at The Studio at Webster Hall, July 28
Boris with Torche at Music Hall of Williamsburg, Aug 6
SUNN O))) and Boris Present ALTAR with BXI (Boris + Ian Astbury) at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple, Sep 7
Swans with Ben Frost at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple, Oct 8
Watain with Goatwhore at Santo’s Party House, Dec 2
Scott Kelly (Neurosis), Wino (St Vitus), Man’s Gin (Cobalt), Hunter Hunt-Hendrix (Liturgy) at Mercury Lounge, Feb 12
Harvey Milk at Union Pool, Mar 13-15
Godspeed You! Black Emperor at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple and the Church of St. Paul The Apostle, March 15-18
Agalloch at Le Poisson Rouge, Mar 22
Lustmord with Void Ov Voices at the Abrons Arts Center, Apr 10
Krallice with Withered at Studio at Webster Hall, May 2
The Body with Assembly of Light Women’s Choir at Le Poisson Rouge, June 25
Yob with Dark Castle at Le Poisson Rouge, July 12
Wolves In the Throne Room with Krallice and Thou at The Bell House and Death By Audio, September 12-13
The Body, Braveyoung, Paranoid Critical Revolution at Saint Vitus, February 9
Negura Bunget at Cameo Gallery, April 20
Lustmord and Biosphere Present Trinity (World Premiere) at West Park Church, April 21
Ulcerate with Tombs at Public Assembly, May 19
Yob with Cough and Mike Scheidt (solo) at The Bell House, May 23
Church of Misery with Gates of Slumber at Cameo Gallery, May 25
Merzbow with Wold at Saint Vitus, June 4
VON with Magic Is Kuntmaster and Anicon at Saint Vitus, December 11
Neurosis with James Plotkin & Tim Wyskida and Carlos Giffoni at Brooklyn Masonic Temple, January 19
Absu with Krallice and Tombs at Saint Vitus, April 10-11
Boris plays All Times Greatest Hits and Flood at Le Poisson Rouge, May 6-7
Cobalt  at Saint Vitus, May 30 and June 1
Zombi at Saint Vitus, December 9