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Aug 6, 2011

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Before you start reading: It's IMPORTANT that you not just attend this event, but also WRITE AN E-MAIL! (Contact information below!)
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WATAIN is a Black Metal band from Uppsala, Sweden.
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The band's live shows are known for the use of pigs' and sheep's heads, animal carcasses, lots of blood and the extreme stench that emanates from the stage.
This is nothing very special in Black Metal music. Watain, however, differ from other popular bands, because they're passionate about catching small animals such as cats, etc. torturing and killing them. Since it is not allowed on stage, they do it backstage. They kill birds like doves with slingshots. They buy dogs of homeless people to kill them afterwards. They openly admit this fact. And they brag about it.

The Metalfest in Switzerland cancelled Watain's gig at short-notice, because they went on stage with animal cadavers against agreement.

Furthermore: Members of the band did the Hitler salute and wore t-shirts of the National Socialist Black Metal band Absurd after their gig on German Party.San Open Air. Their first demo is called "Go Fuck Your Jewish God".

We demand the immediate end of Watain's record deal at "Season of Mist" (http://www.season-of-mist.​com/).
We demand the unrestricted boycott of Watain and their music.

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Please send an e-mail to:
info@season-of-mist.com
pellet@season-of-mist.com
dominik@rockthenation.eu
dan@thepantheonagency.com
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Or visit: http://www.season-of-mist.​com/contacts

Feel free to use this as an example:

"Dear Sir or Madam,

As part of many people dealing with even extreme forms of rock and metal music, I am deeply disturbed by the fact that a band as Watain is able to get a record deal with such a well-respected, international label as "Season of Mist", to gain such attention and even to be awarded with a Grammy in the Hard Rock category of the Swedish Grammy Awards. Of course Watain is a very controversial band, and being controversial is not a bad thing, but in case of Watain I consider the reasons for this controversial status quite dubious, as their music, lyrics or appearance is nothing new. Dark but melodic black/death metal, devil worship, provocative (but silly) statements, fire shows, weapons and animal blood and corpses - we know all that already and - though provocative indeed - it is starting to get boring. The thing is, the musicians of Watain are trying to be even more extreme, no matter in what way and how they achieve it. They have been seen several times doing the Nazi salute, which is also documented very well on YouTube, it has been reported that they destroy hotel rooms, critics are called "pathetic untermensch" by the band's singer Erik Danielsson, on their homepage they called for acts of violence on the Swiss venue Z7, because they had cancelled their show for obvious reasons: instead of sticking to the contract they used animal blood and animal carcasses on stage. In Montreal, Canada, they bought dogs from homeless people and shot pigeons in order to get some blood for the show when they ran out of it. In an interview, Danielsson even said he would sacrifice living animals on stage if it would be legal, but backstage they get what they want anyway.

To me, abusing animals has nothing to do with any kind of satanism or even music. Watains "devil worship" is practically non-existent and never has been, it is just a mere projection of the media and the public which Watain has adopted. It seems they need to debase other defenseless beings such as small animals in order to artificially elevate their weak and deranged egos. Therefore: No support for animals abusers and mindless aggressors in popular music!

Abusing animals is a crime. A serious and reputable label does not enter into a contract with criminals.
We demand the immediate end of Watain's record deal at "Season of Mist".

Sincerely,

[your name/alias]"


Or use your own version.

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Contact the band at:
https://www.facebook.com/p​ages/WATAIN/204952137482
http://www.templeofwatain.​com/

Sign their wall on Facebook and speak your mind!
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Interview with Erik Danielsson of Watain at Sonisphere Festival 2011:

http://www.youtube.com/wat​ch?v=f6iq0Au0lrU

"There are unfortunately laws that prevent sacrifices on stage. But you know, things do happen backstage as well and we always get what we want in the end.", Erik says there.

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Bevor du zu lesen beginnst: Es ist eminent wichtig, dass Du nicht nur an der Veranstaltung teilnehmen, sondern ebenso eine Beschwerde-E-Mail an die unten angebenen Kontakte schreibst!

Watain ist eine Black-Metal-Band aus Uppsala, Schweden.
Sie ist berüchtigt für den Show-Gebrauch von Unmengen von Blut, Tierkadavern und den Gestank, den diese ausströmen.
Zwar ist dies prinzipiell nichts Besonderes in der Black-Metal-Szene. Watain jedoch unterscheiden sich von anderen populären Bands insoweit, als sie es sich zum regelrechten Steckenpferd gemacht haben, Kleintiere, wie z. B. Katzen etc., zu quälen und zu töten. Da dies auf der Bühne untersagt ist, tun sie es backstage. Vögel töten sie mit der Steinschleuder. Ihre Hunde finden sie gegen Bares bei Obdachlosen. Das alles geben sie öffentlich zu - und prahlen noch damit.
Das Metalfest in der Schweiz brach Watains Gig kurzentschlossen ab, als sie wider Vereinbarung Kadaver auf die Bühne brachten.

Überdies gaben Mitglieder der Band den Hitlergruß und trugen T-Shirts der neonazistischen Black-Metal-Band Absurd auf dem deutschen Open-Air-Festival Party.San. Ihr erstes Demo-Band trägt den Titel "Go Fuck Your Jewish God" ("Fickt euren jüdischen Gott")

Wir fordern die sofortige Auflösung des Plattenvertrags Watains bei "Season of Mist"
(http://www.season-of-mist.​com/)
Wir fordern den uneingeschränkten Boykott Waitans und ihrer Musik.

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Bitte verleihe deiner Abscheu gegenüber Waitans Schaffen Ausdruck mit einer E-Mail an:
info@season-of-mist.com
pellet@season-of-mist.com
dominik@rockthenation.eu
dan@thepantheonagency.com
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Oder besuche:
http://www.season-of-mist.​com/contacts


Gern darfst du dich in deiner E-Mail an folgendem Muster orientieren:

"Dear Sir or Madam,

As part of many people dealing with even extreme forms of rock and metal music, I am deeply disturbed by the fact that a band as Watain is able to get a record deal with such a well-respected, international label as "Season of Mist", to gain such attention and even to be awarded with a Grammy in the Hard Rock category of the Swedish Grammy Awards. Of course Watain is a very controversial band, and being controversial is not a bad thing, but in case of Watain I consider the reasons for this controversial status quite dubious, as their music, lyrics or appearance is nothing new. Dark but melodic black/death metal, devil worship, provocative (but silly) statements, fire shows, weapons and animal blood and corpses - we know all that already and - though provocative indeed - it is starting to get boring. The thing is, the musicians of Watain are trying to be even more extreme, no matter in what way and how they achieve it. They have been seen several times doing the Nazi salute, which is also documented very well on YouTube, it has been reported that they destroy hotel rooms, critics are called "pathetic untermensch" by the band's singer Erik Danielsson, on their homepage they called for acts of violence on the Swiss venue Z7, because they had cancelled their show for obvious reasons: instead of sticking to the contract they used animal blood and animal carcasses on stage. In Montreal, Canada, they bought dogs from homeless people and shot pigeons in order to get some blood for the show when they ran out of it. In an interview, Danielsson even said he would sacrifice living animals on stage if it would be legal, but backstage they get what they want anyway.

To me, abusing animals has nothing to do with any kind of satanism or even music. Watains "devil worship" is practically non-existent and never has been, it is just a mere projection of the media and the public which Watain has adopted. It seems they need to debase other defenseless beings such as small animals in order to artificially elevate their weak and deranged egos. Therefore: No support for animals abusers and mindless aggressors in popular music!

Abusing animals is a crime. A serious and reputable label does not enter into a contract with criminals.
We demand the immediate end of Watain's record deal at "Season of Mist".

Sincerely,

[your name/alias]"

Du darfst natürlich auch deine eigene Version benutzen.

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Kontaktiere die Band hier:
https://www.facebook.com/p​ages/WATAIN/204952137482
http://www.templeofwatain.​com/

Verleih deiner Meinung auf ihrer Facebook-Pinnwand Ausdruck!
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Ein Interview mit Erik Danielsson von Watain auf dem Sonisphere Festival 2011:

http://www.youtube.com/wat​ch?v=f6iq0Au0lrU

"There are unfortunately laws that prevent sacrifices on stage. But you know, things do happen backstage as well and we always get what we want in the end."
- "Leider halten uns Gesetze davon ab, Opfer auf der Bühne darzubringen. Aber weißt du, Dinge geschehen eben auch backstage, und zuletzt kriegen wir immer, was wir haben wollen."
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Past Member (0)
Saturday June 9, 2012, 11:16 am
After reading this article, I almost spit cola all over my computer screen due to my uncontrollable laughter. This is some of the most ridiculous stuff I've ever read in my life. Almost as ridiculous as the claims Christians were making about Marilyn Manson removing 2 of his ribs so he could perform oral sex on himself. LOL

First of all, Watain are not devil worshipers, they are Satanists. Satanism is all about the archetype, the manifestation of the myth and controlling the dark matter which is present in our bodies. Us Satanists worship the spirit within, we do not get on our knees and pray to a horned devil, we pray to ourselves. However, I wouldn't expect someone that makes such erroneous claims to know the difference. Anyways, what is the point of mentioning anything about trashing hotel rooms?? Do you have any idea how many heavy metal band have done that in their lifetime? It's nothing new, just like the pig’s blood and the animal carcasses; it's nothing new in the world of black metal. Plus, thousands of animals are slaughtered every day for food, fur, and for sport. Here is a scenario for you: What if Watain did kill a goat on stage/backstage and they used the rest of the goat for meat? Would you still be angry? Seriously, killing is killing whether it's done for duty, profit, or fun and in the world of Satanism; morality is SUBJECTIVE, just like the existence of Satan is SUBJECTIVE. This article has no substance and it is only based on 1 YouTube interview where Erik never CLAIMS they kill animals and a bunch of silly rumors that have trickled down the grapevine.

What a joke!

Past Member (0)
Saturday June 9, 2012, 12:31 pm
Hello, I forgot to mention how I find it funny that you sheeple eat up on Watain's stage antics, most of the 'devil worship' that you see on stage is for attention. They are playing on the stigma that surrounds Satanism, the erroneous claims created by the media during the years of the 'Satanic Panic'.

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