WATAIN won the national Grammy Award + European tour with Shining

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Shouting stars WATAIN just won the national Grammy Award in the Hard Rock category! The ceremony was held at the Royal Opera in Stockholm, Sweden, last Monday.




Here is the full comment of frontman Erik Danielsson: « I always pictured the criteria for entering the Grammy awards to be those of mainstream music in general; conformity,
insipidity and commercial potential. In other words, I was quite surprised when we even got nominated. But considering all the blood, sweat and tears we have put into this our life’s
mission during the past 13 years, it is by all means an award well deserved. And no matter what the parameters were by which the jury made their decision; the Devil won again!

« Even if this music genre will always be one with adversity and wildhearted insanity as its very roots, the artistic value must be acknowledged not only on an underground
level but in any cultural circumstance, high or low. Acknowledged I say, not necessarily appreciated. And in a country like Sweden it is about fucking time, for here it has been
neglected and stupefied by the mass media for years, while legends such as Dissection and Bathory have been writing and releasing some of the most monumental albums in music
history. The Grammy that we have won with Watain is a step towards rectification in that matter, and a sign of that the artistry and infernal creativity that permeates Watain and this
genre is being taken seriously. For that we are proud and delighted in accepting the award. As for its market value or importance in a « music industry context » we sincerely could not care
less. »

In their home country, WATAIN are also nominated for the P3 Gold Awards in the « Rock / Metal » category, and for the Manifest Awards in the « Rock » category, which ceremonies take place
respectively on January 22nd and February 4th.



Fri, Feb 25 2011 DE Adelsheim Eventhall + Shining
Sat, Feb 26 2011 CH Lausanne Docks « Inferno Switzerland » + Shining
Sun, Feb 27 2011 FR Montpellier Secret Place + Shining
Mon, Feb 28 2011 ES Barcelona Mephisto + Shining
Tue, Mar 01 2011 ES Madrid Caracol + Shining
Thu, Mar 03 2011 PT Lisboa Revolver + Shining
Thu, Mar 03 2011 PT Porto Hard Club + Shining
Fri, Mar 04 2011 FR Angouleme Nef + Shining
Sat, Mar 05 2011 FR Savigny le Temple Empreinte + Shining
Sun, Mar 06 2011 UK London Relentless Garage + Shining
Mon, Mar 07 2011 UK Reading Sub 89 + Shining
Tue, Mar 08 2011 UK Glasgow Ivory Blacks + Shining
Wed, Mar 09 2011 UK Liverpool Masque + Shining
Thu, Mar 10 2011 UK Birmingham Library + Shining
Fri, Mar 11 2011 FR Notre Dame de Gravenchon Arcade + Shining
Sat, Mar 12 2011 BE Vosselaar Biebob + Shining
Sun, Mar 13 2011 NL Zaandam Kade + Shining
Sat, Apr 16 2011 DE Giessen Kings of Black Metal  
Fri, May 27 2011 AT Mining Am Inn Metalfest Austria  
Sat, May 28 2011 CH Pratteln Metalfest Switzerland  
Sun, May 29 2011 DE Dessau Metalfest Germany  
Sat, Jun 18 2011 SE Gothenburg Metaltown Festival  
Fri, Jul 01 2011 DE Roitzschjora With Full Force  
Thu, Jul 14 2011 SI Tolmin Metalcamp  
Fri, Jul 15 2011 CZ Vizovice Masters of Rock  
Fri, Aug 12 2011 DE Mittelbach Rock Im Betonwerk



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