saturday | 22h20-23h20 | swamp
Most prominent black metal bands today have been around since the advent of the genre in the early nineties. One of the most notable exceptions to this rule is Watain.
Ever since their inception almost a quarter century ago, the Satanic three-piece have left a trail of drugs, violence and blood but Watain also deliver the goods on stage, combining the rawness of Bathory with the catchy harmonies of Dissection. From the black metal of ‘Rabid Death’s Curse’ to the melodic, epic grandeur of ‘Lawless Darkness’, Watain’s sound keeps evolving. ‘Trident Wolf Eclipse’ (2018) has more than enough kick-ass riffs to keep things interesting and thanks to its short run time it packs a meaty punch from start to finish. Their latest outing ‘The Agony & Ecstasy of Watain’ (2022) is a cauldron of torture and ultimate pleasure and once the rollercoaster is set in motion you’re in for the ride of your life. Stake your place in the front rows at AMF2024 and get a whiff of eternal death…