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Abbath and Watain announce co-headline Chariots Of Fire tour

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Watain and Abbath are to join forces on the co-headlining Chariots Of Fire tour in September/October.

The Scandinavian metal troupes will launch their 13-country European offensive in Paris on September 15, with a show at the Elysee Montmartre, and then head across the continent through to October 9, when they'll wrap the undertaking with performances at the Vanha venue in Helsinki, Finland.

Tribulation and Bolzer will support on all dates.

The Chariots Of Fire itinerary is scheduled as follows:

Sep 15: Paris Elysee Montmartre, FRA
Sep 16: Oberhausen Turbinenhalle, GER
Sep 17: Munich Backstage, GER
Sep 18: Milan Live Club, ITA
Sep 20: Toulouse Le Bikini, FRA
Sep 22: Lisbon Lisboa Ao Vivo, POR
Sep 23: Madrid La Riviera, SPA
Sep 24: Barcelona Apolo, SPA
Sep 25: Lyon Transbordeur, FRA
Sep 27: Zurich Komplex 457, SWI
Sep 28: Filderstadt Filharmonie, GER
Sep 29: Tilburg 013, HOL
Sep 30: London Earth, ENG

Oct 02: Antwerp Trix, BEL
Oct 04: Hamburg Markthalle, GER
Oct 05: Copenhagen Amager Bio, DEN
Oct 06: Oslo Rockefeller, NOR
Oct 07: Stockholm Fallan, SWE
Oct 09: Helsinki Vanha, FIN

Abbath will release a third album, Dread Reaver, via Seasons Of Mist on March 25. The album’s first single, Dream Cull, was released last month.

Watain will release their seventh studio album, The Agony & Ecstasy Of Watain, on April 29 via Nuclear Blast. The Swedes have teased the new album by sharing its first single, The Howling.

Watain frontman Erik Danielsson says: “The Howling refers to the wordless voice of the wild, wailing eerily through the ages, urging us to leave our safe spaces and explore the dark recesses of the great Abyss both within and without. To see it, to learn from it, to know it.”

Tickets for the Chariots Of Fire tour are on sale now. Personally, rather than borrowing the tour’s title from Colin Welland’s Oscar-winning 1981 film, we’d have gone with Wabbath Bloody Wabbath, but that’s just us.

COF tour 2022

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Paul Brannigan

A music writer since 1993, formerly Editor of Kerrang! and Planet Rock magazine (RIP), Paul Brannigan is a Contributing Editor to Louder. Having previously written books on Lemmy, Dave Grohl (the Sunday Times best-seller This Is A Call) and Metallica (Birth School Metallica Death, co-authored with Ian Winwood), his Eddie Van Halen biography (Eruption in the UK, Unchained in the US) emerged in 2021. He has written for Rolling Stone, Mojo and Q, hung out with Fugazi at Dischord House, flown on Ozzy Osbourne's private jet, played Angus Young's Gibson SG, and interviewed everyone from Aerosmith and Beastie Boys to Young Gods and ZZ Top. Brannigan lives in North London and supports The Arsenal.