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Mayhem

Formed: 1984
From: Oslo, Norway
Last Known Status: Active

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 Premieres New Music Video "Watchers"

Black metal outfit Mayhem premieres a new music video for "Watchers", featuring live footage shot during a live show on Novembre 25th, 2015 at the Baltimore Soundstage, MD on their "Black Metal Warfare II Tour".

Check out now "Watchers" below.

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Eindhoven Adds New Bands To 2016 Lineup

Hail Of Bullets, Archgoat, Memoriam, Illdisposed, Valkyrja, Insanity Reigns Supreme & Burning Hatred are now all confirmed for Eindhoven Metal Meeting 2016.

The eighth edition of this internationally renowned festival is set to take place Friday the 16th and Saturday the 17th of December 2016 at the Effenaar venue in Eindhoven. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: More...

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Temples Festival Cancelled

Temples Festival - which was due to take place in early June and feature such outfits as Mayhem, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, and Carcass - has now officially been cancelled. This news arrives after several bands pulled out over the weekend, citing a lack of flight deposits, visas, and other pre-arrangements never being met. Festival organizer Francis Mace just posted this message online:

"After an arduous 48 hours of uncertainty, and with deepest reluctance we have been forced to cancel Temples Festival 2016. At the beginning of last week, the organisation we had onboard to finance the event pulled their funding, and with limited access to advance ticket sales and no sponsors to back us we have been unable to source the funding required to cover the overheads which would allow Temples Festival to go ahead.

"Following Temples 2015, we were left with a sizeable debt and as opposed to dissolving the company and declaring bankruptcy - I decided to take on the debts personally and subsequently pay off all our creditors in installments as quickly as possible, this meant bands, staff and contractors were all paid late - and it's had a crippling effect on both my professional and personal life as a whole - truth be told, I made a series of bad business decisions and dealt with the situation very poorly - which I take full accountability for.

"I've spent the past week trying to gain access to the funds we need to make this year work and avoid the problems we encountered following last year's event, with our financiers pulling their involvement - it's been an uphill battle, which I've fought to the best of my abilities - and unfortunately, have been defeated.

"Over the past weekend, I've been attempting to produce the festival's continuation on a 'scaled down' level so we can offer something for those of you who have purchased tickets, accommodation, transport etc and allow the bands who are touring, UK based etc - unfortunately this morning it became clear that even if we were to proceed as such, we'd be left with another huge debt and therefore unable to pay the bands, staff, venue, contractors and a number of other crucial overheads the festival relies on - thus repeating the mistakes that were made last year. More...

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1985-1995: The Golden Age of Death Metal

Death should be credited with creating death metal, at least the old school style we recognize now, as they birthed the infamous Tampa, Florida sound. Bands such as Autopsy and Obituary—two of the forerunners—would not exist without Death. Death is not the true father of death metal, though. That distinction goes to Possessed. The California Bay Area group not only played a style of brutal, vicious metal, with loads of Satanic imagery, they also coined the term “death metal” on the “Seven Churches” album.

Around 1985, albums similar to “Slowly We Rot” (Obituary) and “Mental Funeral” (Autopsy) simply did not exist. Thrash was the fasted, craziest music around. Of course Possessed has already been mentioned, but the influence of Slayer, who obviously influenced Possessed, can not be under recognized. Where Possessed was different was they used a rougher production. Dark Angel, whose drummer, Gene Hoglan, would go on to be one of the most heralded drummers in the metal biz, certainly showed a good dose of Slayer in their sound. In the beginning, Slayer was nothing more than a faster, nefarious, more solo-oriented Venom protégé. More...

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Mayhem Headed To Mexico

Mayhem has announced a new tour of Mexico kicking off later this month. The band will begin these exclusive 4 dates worth of appearances on January 27th in Monterrey, and will continue throughout the rest of the month before concluding in Guadalajara.

A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below. Mayhem is touring in support of latest album "Esoteric Warfare" (reviewed here).

Jan. 27 Monterrey @ Cafe Iguana
Jan. 29 San Luis Potosi @ Bunker
Jan. 30 Mexico City @ Circo Volador
Jan. 31 Guadalajara @ Foro Independencia More...

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Fun Fun Fun Fest 2015 Day Two: Mayhem

All the best metal on day two took place in the clubs as part of the Nites extension at Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, Texas. Black metal Warfare II tour featuring Mayhem/Watain/Rotting Christ stopped at The Mohawk. Black metal is a seldom seen commodity at FFF, so it was exciting to see three legends in the black metal camp play. With Venom playing on Sunday, black metal has singed its mark on the annuals of the decade-long festival.

Gaia’s tears could not hinder music lovers from attending day two. I did not arrive at Auditorium Shores until around 4:30. By that time the rain had dwindled down to a drizzle but its effects were evident in the mud. The sets of major acts Jane’s Addiction, NOFX and Wu-Tang Clan monumentally clashed.

I did not stay for any of those bands. I left early to get down to the Mayhem show. Before leaving, I caught stoner comedian Doug Benson’s act. He reeled off funny slogans and got the crowd wired in to his Twitter page. He read off tweats from his followers in and out of the tent. He did not seem as stoned as he usually is, his delivery of jokes was too fast, but did beckon an E-cig filled with Mary Jane juice, which he graciously accepted and toked. More...

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Mayhem Kicking Off Black Metal Warfare II

Mayhem just kicked off the Black Metal Warfare II tour, joined by Watain and Rotting Christ for the U.S. trek.

The tour begins tonight in New Orleans, and sees the band traveling across the country before concluding on November 28. A full list of dates for 2015's most extreme tour can be found below.

11/05 New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
11/06 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
11/07 Austin, TX @ Mohawk (FunFunFun Fest)
11/08 Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live!
11/10 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
11/11 El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
11/12 Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red
11/13 San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park
11/14 Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
11/15 Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
11/17 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
11/18 Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
11/20 Palatine, IL @ Durty Nellies
11/21 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
11/22 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls
11/23 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
11/24 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
11/25 Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
11/27 Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
11/28 Atlanta, GA @The Masquerad More...

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Melted Space Reveals Guest Musician Lineup

As the album nears release via Laser's Edge this October, the entire track listing and guest musician track-by-track breakdown for Melted Space's "The Great Lie" has now been released.

The new full-length album from the metal opera project created by French composer Pierre le Pape features a wide cast of internationally-revered vocalists and musicians including members of Morbid Angel, Mayhem, Sunn O))), Dark Tranquillity, Orphaned Land, Shining, Ayreon, Sirenia and many more, in addition to the work of The City of Prague Philarmonic Orchestra.

Laser's Edge division Sensory Records will release "The Great Lie" on October 16, 2015. Stand by for audio samples from the album, an official lyric video and more to be issued in the weeks ahead. More...

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Watain Announces U.S. Tour With Mayhem

After a previous co-headlining tour with Mayhem back in January, Swedish black metal outfit Watain has announced a second leg of the trek, set to take place in November.

Featuring Rotting Christ as support, fans can expect another dose of wild blasphemy this winter. See below for all dates.

Watain will be touring in support of devastatingly awesome fifth full-length, "The Wild Hunt" (reviewed here), which was unleashed in 2013 worldwide via Century Media Records. The Black Metal Warfare tour part II will also be the final U.S. tour for "The Wild Hunt." Vocalist Erik comments:

"As with every album tour, it is always towards the end that the all the ingredients of our performances melt together properly and become most powerful. The Black Metal Warfare tour was a very special project for us and I am very pleased we get to end our Wild Hunt in the US with this second leg, with such a legendary package and in front of our ever faithful US militias!

"While Black Metal Warfare part II is of course a continuation of the first one, quite a few surprises can be expected, both in terms of the setlists as well as on the stage itself. All that is certain is that November shall wail and reek of burning, blistering, banging, bloody Black Metal War! A victorious ending before it's time to yet again embark on the ever winding paths into the great unknown..." More...

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"Lords Of Chaos" Movie Adaptation Coming

Variety.com is reporting that a movie version of the infamous "Lords of Chaos" book is coming. The movie will be produced by Ridley Scott's Scott Free London and directed by Jonas Akerlund. Variety reports on the casting and storyline:

Rory Culkin (“Scream 4,” “Signs”) and Caleb Landry Jones (“X-Men: First Class,” “Byzantium”) are confirmed for leading roles in the film, with further cast to be announced shortly.

[The move] which is co-produced by Chimney and Eleven Arts, is the terrifying story based on real events about a dream-turned-nightmare for a group of teenagers who spiral out of control.

The pic follows 17-year-old Euronymous, who is determined to escape his traditional upbringing in 1980s Oslo. He becomes fixated on creating true “Norwegian Black Metal” music with his band Mayhem, and creates a phenomenon by using shocking stunts to put the band’s name on the map. But as the lines between publicity and reality start to blur, acts of arson, violence and a vicious murder shock the nation.
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Mayhem Missing Black Metal Warfare Shows

Although the Black Metal Warfare tour officially kicked off last night, fans unfortunately missed Mayhem in its full glory performing alongside Watain and Revenge. Mayhem issued this statement about missing a few shows at the start of the trek:

"Due to a visa delay, Mayhem is forced to cancel our shows in Philadelphia and Baltimore on the Black Metal Warfare tour.

"We are planning to join the tour in NYC. The Philly and Baltimore shows will continue with Watain and Revenge. 50% of the band is in New York awating the situation.

"It's out of our hands right now and we are working very hard to resolve it. Hope this will resort very soon! N.Y tomorrow is still happening." More...

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Watain Kicking Off North American Tour

Starting tomorrow, the Swedish black metal tyrants from Watain will return to North America for a co-headlining tour with Mayhem, with support from Revenge. See below for all upcoming dates.

Watain will be touring in support of fifth full-length, "The Wild Hunt," which was unleashed last year worldwide via Century Media Records. Check out our review at this location.

Jan. 8, 2015--Philadelphia, PA--Union Transfer
Jan. 9, 2015--Baltimore, MD--Baltimore Soundstage
Jan. 10, 2015--New York, NY--Webster Hall
Jan. 11, 2015--Boston, MA--Royale
Jan. 12, 2015--Montreal, QC--Club Soda
Jan. 13, 2015--Toronto, ON--Opera House
Jan. 15, 2015--Cleveland, OH--Agora Ballroom
Jan. 16, 2015--Chicago, IL--Bottom Lounge
Jan. 17, 2015--Minneapolis, MN--Mill City Nights
Jan. 18, 2015--Lawrence, KS--Granada Theater
Jan. 20, 2015--Denver, CO--Summit Music Hall
Jan. 23, 2015--Calgary, AB--Republik
Jan. 24, 2015--Edmonton, AB--Starlite Room
Jan. 26, 2015--Vancouver, BC--Rickshaw Theatre
Jan. 27, 2015--Seattle, WA--El Corazon
Jan. 28, 2015--Portland, OR--Hawthorne Theatre
Jan. 30, 2015--San Francisco, CA--DNA Lounge
Jan. 31, 2015--Los Angeles, CA--Fonda Theatre More...

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Revenge To Release Album, Kicking Off Tour

Revenge has checked in with the following update about gearing up to kick off the Black Metal Warfare tour and release a new album:

"The countdown to annihilation begins. Revenge shall begin the Black Metal Warfare tour along side Norwegian Black Metal legends Mayhem and Swedish wolf pack Watain in one week.

"The band will be opening the show each night performing a chaotic 40 min set which will include songs from all past Revenge albums as well as the new song 'Desolation Insignia' off of the upcoming Season of Mist album to be released in 2015.

"No Scene...No Brotherhood...No Remorse...Total Rejection begins Jan 8th. Black Metal Warfare." More...

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DivahaR Streaming Track With Guest Vocalist Atilla

All-female black metal outfit DivahaR is streaming the song "Blindness" online, which features guest vocals from Attila Csihar (Mayhem). "Blindess" comes off the "Divarise" album, and the full track listing is as follows:

1. Insane Silence
2. Areakan
3. Into the Heights
4. Ravenstone
5. Alien
6. Call of the Fire
7. Blindness (feat. Attila) More...

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Watain Announces U.S. Tour With Mayhem

The Swedish black metal tyrants from Watain will be making their return to North American soil this Winter, kicking off a co-headlining tour with Mayhem in January.

The trio's last appearance in the U.S. featured Watain's infamous stage ceremony, which made headlines across the world for its blasphemous display of blood, fire, and death and even made an appearance at lowest common denominator tabloid TMZ.

On this upcoming tour, fans can expect another special performance that will surely shock the uninitiated once again. The trek features Revenge as support, and dates are as follows:

Jan. 8, 2015--Philadelphia, PA--Union Transfer
Jan. 9, 2015--Baltimore, MD--Baltimore Soundstage
Jan. 10, 2015--New York, NY--Webster Hall
Jan. 11, 2015--Boston, MA--Royale
Jan. 12, 2015--Montreal, QC--Club Soda
Jan. 13, 2015--Toronto, ON--Opera House
Jan. 15, 2015--Cleveland, OH--Agora Ballroom
Jan. 16, 2015--Chicago, IL--Bottom Lounge
Jan. 17, 2015--Minneapolis, MN--Mill City Nights
Jan. 18, 2015--Lawrence, KS--Granada Theater
Jan. 20, 2015--Denver, CO--Summit Music Hall
Jan. 23, 2015--Calgary, AB--Republik
Jan. 24, 2015--Edmonton, AB--Starlite Room
Jan. 26, 2015--Vancouver, BC--Rickshaw Theatre
Jan. 27, 2015--Seattle, WA--El Corazon
Jan. 28, 2015--Portland, OR--Hawthorne Theatre
Jan. 30, 2015--San Francisco, CA--DNA Lounge
Jan. 31, 2015--Los Angeles, CA--Fonda Theatre More...

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Blodhemn To Suopport Mayhem On Tour

Indie Recordings has checked in with the following announcement about Blodhemn supporting Mayhem on upcoming European tour dates:

"Since it's inception in 2004, Blodhemn has been working tirelessly to further the sound of black metal, and after the EP 'Brenn Alle Bruer' and debut album 'Holmengraa,' both critically acclaimed, the Norwegian one-man band is now preparing to unleash their yet untitled sophomore effort on Indie Recordings.

"In support of the record due out in November 2014 they are proud to confirm their first ever European tour as direct support to the legendary Norwegian black metal band, Mayhem!

"As a live band Blodhemn sports a four-piece lineup delivering a blend of no nonsense thrash and high octane heavy metal with its traditional old-school blackness. Blodhemn's coming record is as aggressive as ever, yet on a grander scale. It is simply more epic as the grim assault of fast, blasting riffs are contrasted with longer, melancholy melodies sounding like the ocean after a storm, beautiful but ravaged and hurting. The result is a collection of true Norwegian grandeur and raw, salted wounds, daring you to behold it and reward those that do." More...

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Mayhem Announces New Tour Dates

The Norwegian black metal pioneers in Mayhem have announced the second leg of their European tour celebrating the band's 30th anniversary.

The new tour kicks off on November 2nd in Gdansk, Poland and will run until November 16th for a final performance in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Mayhem touring in support of latest album "Esoteric Warfare" (reviewed here). Catch the band live on these dates:

11/2 Gdansk, Poland @ B90
11/3 Vilnius, Lithuania @ Club New York
11/4 Kiev, Ukraine @ Younost club
11/6 Riga, Latvia @ Melna Piektdiena
11/7 Tallinn, Estonia, @ Klubi Tapper
11/8 Helsinki, Finland @ Tavastia
11/9 Jyväskylä, Finland @ Lutakko
11/10 Tampere, Finland @ Yo-talo
11/11 Turku, Finland @ LoGoMO
11/13 Stockholm, Sweden @ Klubben
11/14 Örebro, Sweden @ Kulturhuset
11/15 Malmö, Sweden @ KB
11/16 Gothenburg, Sweden @ Trädgårn More...

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Mayhem Streaming Full Album

Mayhem's new album "Esoteric Warfare" is out today via Season Of Mist, and now you can stream the full release.

Check out all the tracks from the newly released album at Terrorizer.com here. Dates for the band's current European tour can be found after the jump, and the "Esoteric Warfare" track listing is as follows:

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 More...

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Mayhem Kicking Off New Tour

The legen - wait for it - dary Norwegian black metal pioneers in Mayhem are kicking off their European headlining tour.

The tour sees the band perform in Bochum, DE, and will continue through ten countries, before concluding in Denmark's capital København at Pumpehuset. A full list of tour dates can be found below.

Mayhem is touring in support of forthcoming new album, "Esoteric Warfare," due out May 27th in North America (May 23rd worldwide) via Season of Mist. The full track listing consists of:

1. Watchers
2. PsyWar (available for streaming here)
3. Trinity (listen in at this location)
4. Pandaemon
5. MILAB
6. VI.Sec (streaming here)
7. Throne Of Time (listen in at this location)
8. Corpse Of Care
9. Posthuman
10. Aion Suntelia More...

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Mayhem Releases "Throne Of Time" Track

Your Monday morning just got a lot darker, as another new Mayhem track has now been unleashed!

The Norwegian staple of the black metal scene is about to drop new album "Esoteric Warfare" on May 27th in North America (May 23rd worldwide) via Season of Mist. Today the new track "Throne of Time" can now be heard in advance of the release.

Give it a listen below, thanks to Stereogum.com. The full track listing consists of:

1. Watchers
2. PsyWar (available for streaming here)
3. Trinity (listen in at this location)
4. Pandaemon
5. MILAB
6. VI.Sec (streaming here)
7. Throne Of Time
8. Corpse Of Care
9. Posthuman
10. Aion Suntelia More...

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