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Formed: 1984
From: Oslo, Norway
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Latest Mayhem News

Below is our complete Mayhem news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Mayhem Reschedules European Tour Dates

Norwegian black metal legends Mayhem has revealed the rescheduled European tour dates for the Northern Ritual Tour MMXXI with special guest Mortiis.

The band comments: "It is unfortunate yet neither surprising nor avoidable that the European tour that was to take place this fall will have to be postponed. These are uncertain times, to say the least, yet everyone is doing everything they can to get Mayhem back on the road. The 2020 tour is hereby moved to February/March of 2021, and we sincerely hope that this will be sufficient. Time will tell!"

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Inferno Metal Festival Cancelled For 2020

Following in the footsteps of other music festivals and events around the globe, Inferno Metal Festival Norway is postponing its 2020 edition until 2021. The announcement states that those that had purchased tickets for this year's festival will not get a refund, however, those tickets will be valid in 2021.

Also, Decibel Magazine's Metal and Beer Fest - Philly 2020 has also postponed it's April edition and will announce rescheduled dates in the future. More...

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Mayhem And Abbath Cancel Tour Dates

Following on from earlier stories regarding the Devastation Of The Nation tour and Carcass's Australian shows being cancelled, the organisers of the upcoming Decibel tour, which was to feature Mayhem, Abbath, Gatecreeper and Idle Hands, have followed suit and announced that the trek has been cancelled. A statement reads as follows:

"In an effort to control the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, numerous states and cities on the Decibel Magazine Tour routing have announced bans on gatherings in excess of 250 or 500 people (with many more expected to do the same in the coming days). As a result, we have been forced to cancel the Decibel Magazine Tour. Though it pains us to see so many plans disrupted as a result, we must remain committed to ensuring the safety of the bands, their crew, venue staff and, of course, the fans during this time.

"For ticket refunds, please inquire at point of purchase. Thanks for your understanding and support of Mayhem, Abbath, Gatecreeper, Idle Hands and Decibel."

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74 More Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2020

The organisers of Belgium's premier metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting have confirmed a further 74 bands for next year's edition of the event. Among the newly confirmed bands joining previously announced headliners Judas Priest and Iron Maiden will be hard rock pioneers Deep Purple, nu metal favourites Korn, Chicago stars Disturbed, the recently reunited Mercyful Fate, California's own, Deftones and pop punk stars The Offspring. The festival will take place across four days from 18th-21st of June.

The lineup (in alphabetical order) is now as follows: More...

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Psycho Las Vegas Announces Initial Lineup

Now approaching its fifth consecutive year in the swirling neon decadence of Las Vegas, Mandalay Bay will once again host this eclectic, heavy music fest to include such bands as: Ty Segall, Mayhem, Blonde Redhead, Ulver, Windhand, Kaelan Mikla, and Mephistofeles. More bands will be announced in December. More...

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Mayhem Posts New Music Video Online

Norwegian black metal pioneers Mayhem has uploaded a new music video for the song, "Falsified And Hated." You can check it out below. The song comes from the band's new album, "Daemon," which is available digitally now, with a physical release to come tomorrow through Century Media Records.

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Mayhem To Tour With Abbath

Norwegian black 'n' roll titans, Abbath, will be returning to North America in 2020 as part of the Decibel Magazine tour, along with Mayhem.

The dates will also include an appearance at Decibel Magazine Metal and Beer Festival in Philadelphia, PA on April 3. The tour will kick off on March 13 in Denver, CO and will conclude on April 10 in Chicago, IL. The full itinerary can be found below. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, November 8, at 10:00 AM local time.

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Mayhem Premiere New Song “Falsified & Hated”

Mayhem premiere one final single from their new record “Daemon” prior to its October 25th release through Sony Music Entertainment. That song is called “Falsified & Hated” and you can hear it via YouTube below:

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Mayhem Posts New Song Online

True Norwegian black metal legends, Mayhem, has released the second single off their upcoming sixth studio album, "Daemon," out on October 25. "Of Worms And Ruins" is the first track to be released written by guitarist Ghul. Check out the track and lyric video below.

Ghul states: "Here we are, yet another chapter written in the book of Mayhem, with the first track from Ghul. So indeed our new album has two composers, instead of one. It shall be much more interesting, as for Mayhem, writing as a band, has not been the norm for two decades. Turn up the fucking volume!"

Deamon will be available in the following formats:

- Limited Deluxe LP Boxset (various colors)
- Limited CD Mediabook in Slipcase
- Standard CD Jewelcase
- Limited Gatefold LP (various colors)
- Digital album More...

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Mayhem Premiere New Track

The first single titled “Worthless Abominations Destroyed” from Mayhem‘s new full-length “Daemon” has premiered streaming via YouTube below. The album will land in stores on October 25th.

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Mayhem New Album & European Tour Announced

Mayhem announce that they’ve inked a new worldwide deal with Century Media and are wrapping up a new record for the label. An October 25th release date has been set for that effort. States the band:

“Once again Mayhem is writing a new chapter in its 35 year history. We are excited to now have joined forces with Century Media and are eager to see what this partnership can do for us both in the future.”

In related news, Mayhem will be out on a European headlining tour with Gaahls Wyrd and GosT joining them as supports. Below's where that trek will hit: More...

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Mayhem Reveals New Album Release Date

Century Media Records has announced the worldwide signing of notorious Norwegian black metal forefathers, Mayhem.

Founded in 1984, Mayhem have released five studio albums as well as a number of demos, EPs and live albums since. Their debut full length, "De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas" (1994) is considered by many to be the most influential black metal album of all time. Having left behind the controversy surrounding their early years, Mayhem continued to push boundaries and can nowadays be considered one of the most innovative forces of extreme metal and sinister art, which applies to both their live shows and their recent studio recordings.

The band comments: "Once again Mayhem is writing a new chapter in its 35 year history. We are excited to now have joined forces with Century Media and are eager to see what this partnership can do for us both in the future."

Mayhem’s sixth album will be released on October 25th. Soon after they will embark on a Europan headline tour with special guests Gaahls Wyrd and Gost. Dates below. More...

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VLTIMAS (Ex-Morbid Angel, Etc.) Debut “Monolilith”

A new VLTIMAS song called “Monolilith” has been premiered online below. The group pairs former Morbid Angel vocalist/bassist David Vincent with ex-Mayhem, etc. guitarist Rune “Blasphemer” Eriksen and Cryptopsy drummer Flo Mounier. VLTIMAS’ debut album “Something Wicked Marches In” is scheduled for a March 29th release via Season Of Mist.

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Varg Vikernes Slams "Lords Of Chaos" Movie

Varg Vikernes, the infamous musician behind one man black metal band Burzum, former Mayhem bassist and subject of the new movie, "Lords Of Chaos," has spoke out against the movie on his YouTube channel, Thulean Perspective. You can check out what he had to say below. The video's written intro states:

"Yes, I really didn't plan to do a video about this, but I did anyhow, because... goys just wanna have fun, you know. BTW: They sent me the script for the film (ages ago), so yes, I would know what is in it."

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See: New Trailer For Mayhem Film ‘Lords Of Chaos’

The official trailer for ‘Lords Of Chaos‘ has recently been posted online. That movie is scheduled to open in theaters on February 08th and focuses on the early years of pioneering black metal veterans of Mayhem. Mayhem were infamously involved suicide, murder, church burning and more during the early 90s .

Jonas Åkerlund ( a former member of Bathory) directed this movie, starring Rory Culkin, Emory Cohen, Sky Ferreira and more.

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First Teasers For "Lords of Chaos" Streaming

Over the holiday break, two teaser trailers for "Lords of Chaos" have surfaced. The movie is based on the book of the same name and tells the story of the beginnings of the Norwegian black metal scene. It will open in theaters February 8 and be available on demand on February 22.

Trailer #2:

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Mayhem To Re-Release "Grand Declaration Of War"

Peaceville will release the long awaited remix of Mayhem's cult classic, Grand Declaration Of War, on December 7th. The release can be pre-ordered on CD digipak + digital, LP gatefold + digital, and Cassette + digital, at this location. An audio sampler can be found below.

Completely reworked from the original master tapes by producer Jaime Gomez at Orgone Studios (Solstafir, Paradise Lost, Primordial, Ghost, Ulver, etc), this experimental black metal milestone sounds like you never heard it before.


1. A Grand Declaration Of War
2. In The Lies Where Upon You Lay
3. A Time To Die
4. View From Nihil, Pt. 1
5. View From Nihil, Pt. 2
6. A Bloodsword And A Colder Sun, Pt. 1
7. A Bloodsword And A Colder Sun, Pt. 2
8. Crystalized Pain In Deconstruction
9. Completion In Science Of Agony, Pt. 1
10. To Daimonion
11. Untitled I
12. Completion In Science Of Agony, Pt. 2 More...

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Mayhem To Release Box Set

Peaceville has announced Cursed In Eternity, a comprehensive limited edition deluxe set covering the influential Dead era of Norwegian legends Mayhem. The set will be available on November 16th, and is available for pre-order here.

Containing six picture disc LPs, 7”, 92 page book, posters, and DVD featuring the never seen before Jessheim and Sarpsborg live shows plus Henhouse rehearsals.

"We are glad to be able to honour the Euronymous and Dead era in this comprehensive box set that Peaceville and Finn Håkon Rødland put together for the band." - Necrobutcher & Hellhammer

Mayhem, the Norwegian pioneers responsible for invigorating a global scene alongside originators such as Venom, Celtic Frost & Bathory, formed in 1984, and with a long history of tragedy, intrigue and infamy have become truly revered legends of black metal, with a large part of their legacy established in the late 80’s & early 90’s, when guitarist Euronymous and bassist Necrobutcher welcomed Hellhammer on drums and Dead on vocals, to help shape a new era of darkness and Armageddon. More...

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Mayhem & Incantation U.S. Shows Announced

Mayhem will return to the U.S. for some special ‘Demon Anthology’ shows this spring. Those dates will see Mayhem performing an extended show featuring songs from all of their releases. Incantation and Cloak will join them as supports on the majority of that mini-tour.

03/29 Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
03/30 Long Island, NY – Revolution
03/31 Providence, RI – Fete Ballroom
04/01 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore (no Incantation/Cloak)

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Mayhem Kicking Off North American Tour Today

Norwegian black metal legends Mayhem will descend upon North America for a month-long live takeover from November 3rd to December 2nd. Support will be provided by Immolation and Black Anvil, the latter of which appeared with the band on their last stateside expedition.

The tour follows the band's recent Purgatorium Europæ - Pars Duorum trek. Additionally, Mayhem will take part in the latest edition of the Decibel Metal And Beer Fest set to take place on March 31st-April 1st, 2018 at The Fillmore in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mayhem will perform on April 1st alongside Carcass, Repulsion, Dream Death, and more.

See all confirmed dates below.

Mayhem - Purgatorium Americæ Septentrionalis Pars Duorum w/ Immolation, Black Anvil:

11/03/2017 Montage Music Hall - Rochester, NY
11/04/2017 Elements - Kitchener, ON
11/05/2017 St. Andrews Hall - Detroit, MI
11/06/2017 Skully's Music Diner - Columbus, OH
11/07/2017 The Majestic - Madison, WI
11/09/2017 The Forge - Joliet, IL
11/10/2017 The Ready Room - St. Louis, MO
11/11/2017 The Granada - Lawrence, KS More...

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