Posted in metal | music on June 17, 2014

by Wyatt Marshall

Blood and fire: Watain @ BKNB 6/52014 (photo via @jullietmartine)
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The Swedish black metal band Watain -- they of the bloody, fiery stage show -- played Brooklyn Night Bazaar on Sunday night (6/15) as part of the Northside Festival and the Blackened Music Series with Kosmodemonic and T.O.M.B. The show, the band's only one in North America this summer, was advertised as being the first time Watain has ever brought their full Euro-style festival stage show to the US. While there were Watain's burning tridents on either side of the stage, it wasn't quite on the Euro level, which, perhaps should have been expected -- how could you shoot fireballs into the air in an indoor venue, let alone a Brooklyn flea market? Those burning Ws did, howeve, make the showroom feel like a boiler room.

As anyone who has been to a Watain show knows, the band is comprised of showmen -- it's a total spectacle to catch Watain live, full of the gore and ritualistic elements that aim to turn five guys playing black metal into five guys who live black metal. Danielsson and his guitar wielding compatriots grimaced and stomped around, delivering faithful and enthusiastic renditions of their songs. The volume could have been turned up -- from the middle of the hall, it wasn't that loud.

Unless you're a particularly rabid fan, the back of the crowd is where you want to be. About halfway through the set, like he's done before, Danielsson doused the audience in pigs blood, thrown from a little horned skull statue/vessel. It was, at first, a moment of confusion with some commotion up front, and then a god awful, putrid, rancid and grossly bodily smell (we warned you). As someone put it, "It smells like every toilet in here backed up at once." About 100 yards away around a curtain that blocked off the vendors stands, Bareburger was selling burgers.

TMZ somehow caught wind (ha) of the act and put video of the blood tossing on its site along with pictures of some blood soaked fans. Their descriptions are gold:

A Swedish black metal band sprayed pigs blood on concertgoers during a Satanic ritual ... triggering a vomit-fest in the audience ... and we got the DISGUSTING footage...

You hear audience members shriek ... and we're told some barfed and cried.

I didn't see anyone barfing and crying in the aftermath, let alone a full on vomit-fest, but if that did happen, it brings to mind the time that Chunk went up to the balcony and barfed on moviegoers, triggering a full on upchuck armageddon (Goonies reference). It was the worst thing Chunk ever did.

To wrap up -- pretty disgusting show, more of an experience than anything else (the box has been checked), could have been louder. I suggest seeing Watain in an outdoor venue.

Invisible Oranges recently spoke with frontman Erik Danielsson about the infamous stage show (and his thoughts on black metal), so head over there to read about it.

Check out the setlist and watch TMZ's video as well as of some of Watain's BKNB set, courtesy of (((unartig))), below...

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Swedish Metal Band Hurls Pigs Blood Into Audience ... Concertgoers Also Hurl (TMZ)

Watain @ BKNB 6/15/2015

SETLIST: Watain @ BKNB 6/15/2015
Intro/De Profundis
Black Flame
Malfeitor
Outlaw
Reaping Death
The Wild Hunt
All That May Bleed
Stellavore
Holocaust Dawn

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Comments (59)

There were also people in the audience throwing the blood on people. Surprised no one noticed.

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2014 4:05 PM

real pig's blood? take that, Gwar

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2014 4:29 PM

Keep in mind these are adults who take this lifestyle seriously. What a joke of a scene. Makes Deafheaven seem like reasonable and intelligent individuals.

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2014 4:44 PM

But Deafheaven is a terrible band. That counts for something, right?

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2014 4:49 PM

"Danielsson and his guitar wielding compatriots grimaced and stomped around.."


^ Sounds like something a child would do.

Or a sausage, amirite?

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2014 4:50 PM

grown men. smdh

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2014 4:55 PM

take away their visas.

smdh at this entire lifestyle.

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2014 5:00 PM

Yes, 4:49, Deafheaven is a terrible band. But let's not sit here and pretend Watain are any better, ok?

#SAUSAGEHONESTY

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2014 5:01 PM

Someone in the audience should have then charged with assault.

For the L U L Z.

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2014 5:02 PM

All those hot blondes in Sweden and these butt boys are playing around with Halloween costumes and pig's blood. Kill yourselves.

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2014 5:05 PM

This is kinda awesome

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2014 5:05 PM

^sausage detected

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2014 5:09 PM

lol 5:05 ftw

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2014 5:10 PM

#CLOWNSHIT

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2014 5:16 PM

I don't get it. Does pigs blood makes good butt pussy lube or something?

Let's be honest; it probably wouldn't smell all that different.

AMIRITE?

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2014 5:20 PM

they put on more of a show than most metal bands do today. so what theyre not "trve". great concert wish i was there

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2014 5:22 PM

Thats a Stand By Me reference, not a Goonies reference.

Posted by evldead123 | June 17, 2014 6:28 PM

Wait, what's the big deal here? Isn't there usually some pigs blood involved in sausage making?

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2014 7:09 PM

These dudes should just go and jerk each other off in Medieval Times' mens's room, and stop pretending this has aything to do with music.

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2014 7:57 PM

Actually it is a Goonies reference

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2014 8:58 PM

This "sausage" joke gets funnier every time I'm stupid enough to scroll down to the comments section. If you hate metal, then why don't you only click on the stories about Ariel Pink or whatever annoying crap you listen to.

Why god, why do I scroll down? I hate you people so much.

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2014 10:18 PM

^now sausage boy wants god's help. #smdh

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2014 10:21 PM

Sausage coverage on BV is like Christmas morning every day. Please, more grown men playing dress up and being scawee!

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2014 11:10 PM

LOL Invisible Sausages more like, amirite

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2014 11:28 PM

You see, people thought Babies and Butthead was comedy, and they didn't realize that it was an accurate portrayal of a couple of sausage adults killing time before their shift at Papa John's

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2014 11:46 PM

I hate spellcheck

Obviously Babies was meant to be Beavis

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2014 11:48 PM

Lol go to bed 11:48, don't you have the morning shift at Pizza Boli's?

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2014 11:54 PM

I don't think those are real sausages 11:59. They don't look like the usual bearded tubs that hang at St. Vitus. I think those are hepster rubber neckers.

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2014 12:05 AM

12:02 shrimp me baybee!

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2014 12:07 AM

A weak band delivered a tepid performance at an undersold and shitty venue. At one point it smelled band and some dudes stained their patch vests. NOTHING TO SEE HERE. MOVE ALONG.

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2014 12:18 AM

stop saying "lol" you fucking retards

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2014 1:56 AM

How is it legal to through rancid pig blood on people?

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2014 12:29 PM

^throw

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2014 12:31 PM

^ lol, because it's not toxic, lol.

Posted by Lol Creme | June 18, 2014 12:36 PM

It's probably not. For the love of god, someone press charges!

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2014 12:38 PM

^ Are you under the delusion that any of these sausages would have enough self respect to file assault charges?

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2014 12:38 PM

12:36 = dumb as fuck right there

http://www.metalblast.net/interviews/watain-interview/

MB: "When you’ve covered yourself in blood, didn’t you ever have health concerns about it?"
Erik: "Yeah."

MB: "Didn’t you ever get sick?"
Erik: "Yes, we got sick a bunch of times, but it’s just as our bodies, it’s not as important, in comparison, as who we are."

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2014 12:44 PM

Throwing pig's blood on attentive sausages in America = not risky, at all

You want to impress me, go throw pig's blood on some of those ISIS dudes with the scimitars in Mosul

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2014 12:45 PM

I just called 311 to report. Your welcome NYC.

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2014 12:52 PM

12:44, I'm not sure what to say. You see, I was referring to "stop using LOL" guy. You have issues.

Posted by Lol Creme | June 18, 2014 12:57 PM

^ I think that's been well established at this point.

Amirite?

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2014 12:58 PM

I;m shrimpring is wrong, he doesn't want to be right.

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2014 1:01 PM

12:58 - he has links to segments of pigs blood interviews at his fingertips. I think we're dealing with someone on a whole new level.

Posted by LOL Creme | June 18, 2014 1:05 PM

I called 311 as well. Fuck this shit. Someone call the Board of Health. I'm sure the Brooklyn Night Bazaar is going to have to rethink who they invite to play.

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2014 1:12 PM

Nah, it's just silly ol' me 1:05.

I have an issue of Decibel where they talk about this sausage living in a bedroom filled with putrefied buckets of blood. He's caught a number of illnesses from it and has been hospitalized on numerous occasions because of it. He knows from firsthand experience you can get really sick from coming in contact with it.

Posted by Josh the Fabulous F5er! | June 18, 2014 1:15 PM

INFO@BKBAZAAR.COM


Ask them why they think it's ok to have performers throwing pig's blood.

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2014 1:20 PM

Post city complaintz.

Posted by Mr. Foot Fetish | June 18, 2014 1:58 PM

^Not funny.

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2014 2:07 PM

Josh is "Fabulous" and has issues of Decibel at his disposal. Nuff sed.

Posted by LOL Creme | June 18, 2014 2:08 PM

Sausage sphincter says what?

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2014 2:12 PM

LOL Creme is new here, fellas. Let's give him some time to adjust.

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2014 2:16 PM

http://www.myfacewhen.net/uploads/4826-gay-seal.jpg

Yes, I am "Fabulous" with a capital "F", 2:08! And yes, I do have issues of Decibel at my disposal and "links to segments of pigs blood interviews at (my) fingertips"!

A.K.A. "L U L Z Y", "Amirite?" and occasionally "Fabio Mortis of italian metal zine HELL SHIT!".


Welcome aboard! You'll find your troll experiences rich and rewarding here at Brooklyn Vegan!

Posted by Josh the Fabulous F5er! | June 18, 2014 2:47 PM

Proud of being a swede! Good job guys, I wish I could have been there.

Posted by ninni fries | June 18, 2014 2:49 PM

^ More like proud of being a dweeb...

..amirite?

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2014 2:53 PM

2:47 has an abundance of free time on his hands. Prolly a hipster dufus without a job.

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2014 3:01 PM

^ Maybe you should look into a premium First World education so you could have an abundance of free time on your hands as well?

Pizza delivery isn't a real job, amirite?

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2014 3:10 PM

Watain is a shitty group!

14/88

Posted by Mr Skin | June 18, 2014 4:55 PM

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