“But KNOW this, that in the last days perilous times will come . . . Evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.” -2 Timothy: 3:1, 13
More in-your-face evil.
Watain, a satanic Swedish black metal band, performed at the Brooklyn Night Bazaar in New York City on Sunday night, June 15, 2014.
As the band chanted creepily, the lead singer Erik Danielsson presented the audience with a goat skull full of blood. He drank from the skull, sprayed it out of his mouth onto a skeleton on the stage, then threw the blood on the crowd.
Some members of the audience burst into tears; others vomited.
TMZ broke the story of the concert held in Brooklyn, New York, and according to their statement following an interview with the band, real pig’s blood was used.
Here’s Drew Millard’s account for Noisey (edited for obscene language):
Last night, I decided to see Watain, a Swedish black metal band about Satan, at Brooklyn Night Bazaar, a performance space that also doubles as a weird flea market thing. For those of you who don’t know, Watain’s live show is famous for a few things. […] They’ve been known to perform next to rotting goat carcasses, throw pig blood on the audience, soak their clothes in blood and bury them in graveyards between gigs, and practice something called “Theistic Satanism,” which is basically a nice way of saying they are active devil-worshippers. They seem designed to micturate in the face of the few remaining cultural taboos, which has elevated them from a sorta run-of-the-mill metal band to one of the most prominent touring extreme music acts around […] the reason I, a non true metal head, know that they exist, and as an extension, the reason that I felt compelled to see them.
[…] Before the band took the stage, a mist rose, and the crowd—made up of metalheads, punks, biker dudes, an uncomfortable amount of crusties, and, uh, me—went silent. Torches were lit, giving the room a nice earthy smell, and I wondered how they cleared that with a fire marshal. […] For twenty minutes or so, the band played straight-ahead black metal, the players whipping their hair around […] in their corpsepaint [….]
Shit started to get weird around the time Watain frontman Erik Danielsson brought out this (I assume) Satanic talisman thingy, which from my vantage point looked kind of like a human skull with ram horns jammed into it, held it aloft, then waved it around like he was casting a spell onto the crowd.
That’s around the time people started leaving the mosh pit with blood on them. Shortly after that, it started to smell ungodly, like human flesh was actively putrefying in the room. And that, believe it or not, was when people started throwing up.
It’s probably not a coincidence that this is when people started getting really into the show. People, mainly already-creepy biker and crust dudes, started stumbling around the venue as if they were under a spell, possessed by the unholy […] Even a cursory look into Watain reveals they’re active Satanists, and in interviews they frequently refer to their live shows as “rituals,” as in “church for people who worship the devil.” Which begs the question—had Watain actually managed to hypnotize some of the audience?
Watain‘s satanism is clear from the titles of its “music” and albums:
- Go F*ck Your Jewish “God” (1998)
- Rabid Death’s Curse (2000)
- Casus Luciferi (2003)
H/t Pat Dollard and FOTM’s christy
St. Michael, the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our protection
against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him,
we humbly pray.
And do thou,
oh Prince of the Heavenly Host,
by the power of God,
bind unto hell Satan and the other evil spirits
who wander about the world,
seeking the ruin of souls.