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Latest news: Fri, Jul 24 2015, MAYHEM

Latest release: "Esoteric Warfare"

Release date: Fri, Jun 06 2014, US Tue, Jun 10 2014

Norwegian legends MAYHEM have announced Black Metal Warfare II! The black metal pioneers will again join forces with WATAIN for a US tour that will also include the legendary ROTTING CHRIST! A full list of confirmed for what is 2015's most extreme tour in North America can be found below.

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MAYHEM with ROTTING CHRIST & WATAIN
05 Nov 15 New Orleans, LA (US) One Eyed Jacks
06 Nov 15 Houston, TX (US) Warehouse Live
08 Nov 15 Dallas, TX (US) Gas Monkey Live!
10 Nov 15 Albuquerque, NM (US) Sunshine Theater
11 Nov 15 El Paso, TX (US) Tricky Falls
12 Nov 15 Phoenix, AZ (US) Club Red
13 Nov 15 San Diego, CA (US) The Observatory North Park
14 Nov 15 Santa Ana, CA (US) The Observatory
15 Nov 15 Sacramento, CA (US) Ace of Spades
17 Nov 15 Salt Lake City, UT (US) The Depot
18 Nov 15 Colorado Springs, CO (US) The Black Sheep
20 Nov 15 Palatine, IL (US) Durty Nellies
21 Nov 15 Detroit, MI (US) St. Andrews Hall
22 Nov 15 Pittsburgh, PA (US) Mr. Smalls
23 Nov 15 Philadelphia, PA (US) Union Transfer
24 Nov 15 Brooklyn, NY (US) Music Hall of Williamsburg
25 Nov 15 Baltimore, MD (US) Baltimore Soundstage
27 Nov 15 Tampa, FL (US) The Orpheum
28 Nov 15 Atlanta, GA (US) The Masquerade

MAYHEM Festival Shows
05 Aug 15 Jaromer (CZ) Brutal Assault Open Air
08 Aug 15 Schlotheim (DE) Flugplatz Obermehler (Party.San Open Air)

MAYHEM will be touring in support of their current album 'Esoteric Warfare', which was released June 2014 and is still available in various editions from the Season of Mist shop. Artwork and track list can be viewed below.

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  1. Watchers
  2. Psywar
  3. Trinity
  4. Pandaemon
  5. MILAB
  6. VI.Sec.
  7. Throne of Time
  8. Corpse of Care
  9. Posthuman
  10. Aion Suntelia

'Esoteric Warfare' has been called "an adventurous and energetic record built on stylistic explorations and enthusiastic shifts" (Pitchfork), "a magnificent black metal album" (Metal Injection), and "a fantastic display of progressive black metal" (Sputnik Music)

ROTTING CHRIST have recently announced the release of their double live album 'Lucifer Over Athens', which is scheduled for a worldwide release on August 21st and available for pre-order here. Artwork and tracklist can be viewed below.

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CD1

  1. 6 6 6
  2. Dub-Sag-Ta-Ke
  3. Athanatoi Este
  4. Κατά τον δαίμονα εαυτού
  5. Nemecic
  6. After Dark I Feel
  7. Sorrowfull Farewell
  8. Among Two Storms
  9. Gloria De Domino Inferni
  10. Feast Of The Grand Whore
  11. The Nereid Of Esgalduin
  12. Forest Of N'Gai
  13. The Sign Of Evil Existence
  14. Transform All Sufferings Into Plagues
  15. Fgmenth, Thy Gift
  16. Societas Satanas

CD2

  1. Demonon Vrosis
  2. Quintessence
  3. The Call Of The Aethyrs
  4. In Yumen - Xibalba
  5. Grandis Spiritus Diavolos
  6. Welcome To Hel
  7. King Of A Stellar War
  8. Archon
  9. Exiled Archangels
  10. Dive The Deepest Abyss
  11. The Fourth Knight Of Revelation
  12. The Sign Of Prime Creation
  13. Non Serviam
  14. Enuma Elish
  15. Noctis Era

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Biography

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It has been seven long years since MAYHEM released their fourth and latest full-length, "Ordo ad Chao". In the year of their 30th anniversary the single most notorious and important band in the history of black metal returns with ten venomous and vicious tracks that are true to the Norwegians’ immense legacy as kings of the underground.

Founded as early as 1984 in Oslo, Norway by the late and legendary frontman Øystein Aarseth aka Euronymous, bassist Jørn "Necrobutcher" Stubberud, and Kjetil "Manheim" Haraldsson on drums, the band took its name from the VENOM song "Mayhem with Mercy". Continuing and renewing the Black Metal style heralded by the latter English trio, MAYHEM soon became the instigators of the so called second wave and were at the heart of every controversy surrounding that genre.

The suicide of misanthropic frontman Per Yngve "Dead" Ohlin, the murder of Euronymous by guest bass player "Count Grishnakh" alias the notorious Varg Vikernes, church burnings, drugs and prison sentences – MAYHEM were always at the centre of the storm. Yet not even death could stop the Norwegians, who released one musical milestone after another.

The incredible rawness of the "Deathcrush" EP (1987) was followed by the still iconic and genre defining "De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas" (1994), which featured devilish drummer Jan Axel "Hellhammer" Blomberg, who had joined in 1988. The vocalist on this album was the Hungarian Attila Csihar of TORMENTOR fame, who returned later in 2004 to take over from his meantime heir, the enigmatic original singer Sven-Erik "Maniac" Kristiansen. The latter was featured on the "Wolf's Lair Abyss" EP (1997), which was written mostly by highly talented guitarist Rune "Blasphemer" Eriksen, who scored a massive artistic success with the highly controversial "Grand Declaration Of War" (2000). This was followed by the more classic "Chimera" (2004) and that masterpiece of utter darkness called "Ordo Ad Chao" (2007) with Attila singing again, which inspired many bands to follow in its tracks.

MAYHEM had always witnessed many line-up changes due to the circumstances described above. Therefore even the loss of Blasphemer, who decided to focus on his other band AVA INFERI in 2008, did not stop the band. Activities mainly revolved around live shows, until the right balance was found again with the recruitment of Morten "Teloch" Iversen. The guitarist had already made a name for himself with NIDINGR, which is highly regarded amongst black metal enthusiasts yet remained mostly an underground phenomenon.

Now his first compositional work with MAYHEM is unveiled and demonstrates how perfectly Teloch has captured the essence and spirit of the Norwegian legend by clearly linking the band back to its roots, while at the same time taking a step forward into the spearhead position of the genre instead of dwelling in nostalgia.

"Esoteric Warfare" is finally ready to be unleashed. This full-scale assault of total dark savagery of freezing riffs and Attila's inhumane vocals is entirely based on a concept dealing with the esoteric experimentations of the nuclear powers during the cold war. The album proves once again and beyond doubt that MAYHEM are the Alpha and the Omega of black metal!

Line-up

Name Instrument
Attila Csihar Vocals
Teloch Guitars
Necrobutcher Bass
Hellhammer Drums
Ghul Guitars (live)

Releases Season of Mist

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Esoteric Warfare

General information
: Fri, Jun 06 2014
: Tue, Jun 10 2014
: Black Metal
: SOM333
: available

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Psywar

General information
: Fri, Jun 06 2014
: Tue, Jun 10 2014
: Black Metal
: SOM333EP
: available

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Grand Declaration of War + European Legions

General information
: Fri, Apr 25 2014
: Tue, Apr 29 2014
: Black Metal
: SOM027R
: available

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Life Eternal (distribution only!)

General information
: Mon, Oct 20 2008
: Black Metal
: STN002
: available

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Ordo Ad Chao

General information
: Mon, Apr 23 2007
: Black Metal
: SOM150
: available

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Chimera

General information
: Mon, Mar 29 2004
: Black Metal
: SOM084
: available

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Legions of War

General information
: Tue, Apr 22 2003
: Black Metal
: SOM073
: not available

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The Studio Experience

General information
: Mon, Aug 19 2002
: Black Metal
: SOM054
: not available

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European Legions

General information
: Mon, Jul 16 2001
: Black Metal
: SOM049
: available

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Live in Marseille 2000

General information
: Sat, Jun 16 2001
: Black Metal
: SOM039
: available

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Grand Declaration of War

General information
: Mon, May 01 2000
: Post Black Metal
: SOM027
: available

Tour dates

Date Country Town Venue Other information
Wed, Aug 05 2015 CZ Jaromer Brutal Assault Open Air
Sat, Aug 08 2015 DE Schlotheim Flugplatz Obermehler Party.San Open Air
Thu, Nov 05 2015 US New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks +Rotting Christ +Watain
Fri, Nov 06 2015 US Houston, TX Warehouse Live +Rotting Christ +Watain
Sun, Nov 08 2015 US Dallas, TX Gas Monkey Live! +Rotting Christ +Watain
Tue, Nov 10 2015 US Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater +Rotting Christ +Watain
Wed, Nov 11 2015 US El Paso, TX Tricky Falls +Rotting Christ +Watain
Thu, Nov 12 2015 US Phoenix, AZ Club Red +Rotting Christ +Watain
Fri, Nov 13 2015 US San Diego, CA The Observatory North Park +Rotting Christ +Watain
Sat, Nov 14 2015 US Santa Ana, CA The Observatory +Rotting Christ +Watain
Sun, Nov 15 2015 US Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades +Rotting Christ +Watain
Tue, Nov 17 2015 US Salt Lake City, UT The Depot +Rotting Christ +Watain
Wed, Nov 18 2015 US Colorado Springs, CO The Black Sheep +Rotting Christ +Watain
Fri, Nov 20 2015 US Palatine, IL Durty Nellies +Rotting Christ +Watain
Sat, Nov 21 2015 US Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall +Rotting Christ +Watain
Sun, Nov 22 2015 US Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls +Rotting Christ +Watain
Mon, Nov 23 2015 US Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer +Rotting Christ +Watain
Tue, Nov 24 2015 US Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg +Rotting Christ +Watain
Wed, Nov 25 2015 US Baltimore, MD Baltimore Soundstage +Rotting Christ +Watain
Fri, Nov 27 2015 US Tampa, FL The Orpheum +Rotting Christ +Watain
Sat, Nov 28 2015 US Atlanta, GA The Masquerade +Rotting Christ +Watain
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