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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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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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Mayhem Posts New Song Online

Norwegian black metal outfit Mayhem is now unleashing another new track taken from the forthcoming full-length "Esoteric Warfare," which can be pre-ordered here.

The song entitled "Trinity" is now streaming below courtesy of Season Of Mist. "Esoteric Warfare" is due out on May 27th in North America (May 23rd worldwide) and the track listing is as follows:

1. Watchers
2. PsyWar (available for streaming here)
3. Trinity
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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Mayhem Posts New Track "VI.Sec"

Legendary Norwegian black metal outfit Myahem has premiered a second track taken from forthcoming new album, "Esoteric Warfare." The new track, titled "VI.Sec." is streaming below, courtesy of Lambgoat.com.

Mayhem will see the release of "Esoteric Warfare" on May 27th in North America (May 23rd worldwide). The album will be available on CD, limited edition box set, and various LP formats. The track listing is as follows:

1. Watchers
2. PsyWar (available for streaming here)
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 Announces European Tour

Yesterday Norwegian black metal band Mayhem revealed the artwork and details for new album "Esoteric Warfare" (available here). Now the band has announced a headlining European tour.

The trek kicks off in Germany at Hamburg's famous Markthalle, 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.

5/14 Hamburg (DE) @ Markthalle
5/16 Bochum (DE) @ Matrix
5/17 Köln (DE) @ Essigfabrik
5/18 Eindhoven (NL) @ Effenaar
5/20 Bruxelles (BE) @ AB
5/21 London (GB) @ Electric Ballroom
5/22 Paris (FR) @ Le Divan du Monde
5/23 Winterthur (CH) @ Gaswerk
5/24 Milan (IT) @ Factory
5/26 Bratislava (SK) @ Randal
5/27 München (DE) @ Backstage Club
5/28 Berlin (DE) @ C-Club
5/29 Warsaw (PL) @ Proxima
5/30 Plzen (CZ) @ Metalfest Open Air Festival
5/31 København (DK) @ Pumpehuset
8/8 Øya (NO) @ Tøyenparken (Øya Festival More...

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Mayhem Unveils Name And Artwork For New Album

Norweigian black metal legends Mayhem revealed the artwork for the upcoming new release entitled "Esoteric Warfare."

The artwork was designed by Zbigniew M. Bielak and the album is set to drop on May 23rd (EU) and May 27th (North America) via Season of Mist. It is the first full length release since 2007's "Ordo ad Chao."

The first single "Psywar" can be heard streaming over at this location. The track list for "Esoteric Warfare" is as follows:

1. Watcher
2. Psywar
3. Trinity
4. Pandaemon
5. Mylab
6. Six Seconds
7. Throne of Time
8. Corpse of Care
9. Posthuman
10. Aion Suntalia More...

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Headline News

Mayhem To Release New Album

The Norwegian black metal legends in Mayhem have returned. Metal's most infamous band will release an as-yet-untitled new album, and follow up to 2007's "Ordo Ad Chao," later this year.

In anticipation of the new album, Mayhem is streaming a new track, titled "Psywar," which can be heard below courtesy of Decibel Magazine. The following press release was also issued about the band:

"2014 sees Mayhem welcome the 30th anniversary of the single most notorious and important band in the history of black metal. With the band's four revolutionary full-lengths, a legacy of boundless extremity, and an ethic rooted firmly in the principle of no compromise, Mayhem are the archetype that three generations of black metal bands follow as law. As they enter their 30th year, Mayhem reign as kings of the underground; ensuring that their shadow will be cast not just over the first 30 years of an entire genre to date, but for the next 30 years to come as well. Mayhem is the Alpha and the Omega of black metal.

"With an active new lineup at helm, Mayhem's new full length showcases a band who follow their own path in extreme music, one that is equally violent and turbulent.

"Mayhem will also release 'Psywar' as a limited edition, stand-alone 7" EP. The 'Psywar' 7" is backed 'From Beyond Event Horizon,' an unreleased track taken from the band's 2012 Budapest sessions, and will come in different editions featuring art from Zbigniew Bielak and Costin Chioreanu. 'Psywar' will be pressed across several different colored vinyl editions and is available for pre-order here." More...

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Graspop Metal Meeting Live Stream Available

Couldn't make it to Belgium this weekend for the Graspop Metal Meeting? Good news is that the festival will be streaming live over at this location. The live stream has two channels streaming from the various stages.

Scheduled to appear at the annual festival are:

Friday, June 28th:

Twisted Sister
Korn
Soulfly
Papa Roach
Helloween
Grave Digger
Heathen
Crucified Barbara
Kreator
Mayhem
Dark Funeral
Korpiklaani
Unleashed
Varg
Coal Chamber
Heaven Shall Burn
Prong
All That Remains
Asking Alexandria
Veil of Maya
Katatonia
Rotting Christ
Entombed
Love and Death
Bliksem
The Monolith Deathcult
Generation Kill More...

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Behexen And Woe Added To Incubate Fest

Behexen and Woe have been added to the already extensive lineup for the Dutch Incubate festival, which takes place this coming September. Full details and tickets can be found at this location.

Other bands playing Incubate include Immortal, Mayhem, Gehenna, Khold, Tulus, Chaos Invocation, Dragged Into Sunlight, Brutal Truth, Worship, and many more. The currently announced lineup is:

Friday September 20th

Immortal
Mayhem
Gehenna (NO)
Behexen
Khold
Woe
Chaos Invocation
Dragged into Sunlight
Brutal Truth
Sonne Adam
Terzij de Horde
Batillus
Heirs
Verbum Verus
Neige Morte
Serpent Noir
Iron Witch
Dead Existence
Grift
Downfall of Gaia
O
Link
Age Of Woe More...

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Darkend To Play Steelfest 2013

After closing the year with a performance at Germany's Satans Convention alongside Taake and Inquisition, Italian obscure horror metallers Darkend have just been confirmed for the Steelfest Open Air 2013.

The extreme metal festival will take place in Hyvinkää, Finland on May 24th - 25th featuring Mayhem, Sodom, Destruction, Belphegor, Tsjuder, and more.

Further details can be found at the festival's Facebook profile here. You can also check out footage of Darkend performing below. More...

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Barge To Hell Video Report Available

Last week the Barge To Hell heavy metal cruise set sail on the high seas of the Caribbean with 40 extreme metal acts, and Metal Injection was there to capture all the kvlt awesomeness for an exclusive video report.

Watch exclusive comments from members of Napalm Death, Carcass, Mayhem, Brujeria and fans onboard, as well as Municipal Waste frontman Tony Foresta providing Metal Injection with a tour of all the fun activities to be had on the boat. The video is available right here or in the player below.

Metalundergrond.com was also on hand at the Barge to Hell, and our own coverage, including photos and show reports, will be coming soon. More...

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Exodus And More Confirmed For Barge To Hell

The organizers of the Barge To Hell cruise have issued the following announcement about confirming Exodus, Seita, Havok, and Necronomicon:

"Let the world-wide EXODUS for BARGE TO HELL begin! Paying tribute to their global customer base, they've also added: SEITA from Brazil and The Netherlands, HAVOK from the USA, NECRONOMICON from Germany and HEADCRUSHER from Colombia!

"Barge To Hell's customer service team is working around the clock to get everything ready for those that are booked to perform online check-in. Booked passengers can expect to receive their online check-in invitation on Monday.

"The madness begins on December 3rd, when 40 of the most extreme Metal Bands and 2,000 headbangers from all over the world will go to the Caribbean to take over a luxury cruise ship for a 5 day and 4 night trip to the undead! See each of the 40 bands play two live shows on two different days. That's 80 shows with unrestricted festival access to the three stages, each with it's own unique atmosphere:

- The luxurious 'A Chorus Line' theater where they spare no expense to have the benches removed on the floor. Because at a Metal show, who actually wants assigned seating in front of the stage?

- The cozy 'Spectrum' that gives you the real club feeling.

- And their jewel: The open air stage on the pool deck. The biggest festival stage to sail the Oceans.

"You can also get all your memorabilia signed at the Meet & Greet sessions. Be part of their infamous Metal Karaoke and many other special activities with the Artists. And last, but not least: Don't forget that they have bars on board that never close! What are you waiting for? You might even need a vacation from this vacation when all is said and done."

The following 35 bands have now been confirmed: More...

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Borknagar/Mayhem Albums To See Re-Issue

To celebrate Black (Metal) Friday, Century Media Records will re-issue two classic titles: Borknagar's "The Olden Domain" and Mayhem's "De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas."

Limited to 1,000 copies each, these titles will be available only at your local independent music store starting on Friday, November 23rd. To find a participating store near you, please check out this location. Century Media Records also commented:

"The Olden Domain is Borknagar's second studio album, and their first to feature English lyrics. It also marks the beginning of the band's transition to their trademark progressive/folk/black metal sound featured on later records. This would be the band's last studio album to feature Garm (credited on this album as 'Fiery G. Maelstrom') on vocals. It is also their first album to feature Kai K. Lie on bass, replacing Infernus.

"Songwriting for De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas began as early as 1987, but due to the suicide of vocalist Per 'Dead' Ohlin and murder of guitarist Øystein 'Euronymous' Aarseth, the album's release was delayed until May of 1994. De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas is widely considered to be one of the most influential black metal albums of all time. Now available as a deluxe double LP in gatefold packaging with bonus poster, the darkness continues to bleed forth."

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Bloodstock Festival Live Feed Available

This weekend's Bloodstock Festival is streaming live over at this location and in the player below. At the time of this post, Behemoth's headlining performance is streaming live.

The festival is scheduled for two more days, featuring Chthonic, Testament, Machine Head, Sanctuary and Mayhem on Saturday and Nile, Evile, Black Dahlia Murder, Anvil, Paradise Lost, Dimmu Borgir and Alice Cooper on Sunday.

Check out the live stream here:


Bloodstock Festival 2012 by BloodstockFestival

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Bloodstock Open Air Trailer Posted Online

This year's edition of the U.K. Bloodstock Open Air Festival is set to take place from August 9th - 12th, with full details available at the festival's website here. The organizers of BOA 2012 have now posted a teaser trailer for the event, which can be viewed below.

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More Bands Confirmed For Bloodstock 2012

The Bloodstock 2012 organizers have issued the following announcement about confirming more bands to appear at this year's festival:

"After last week’s headliner announcement - where we revealed the mighty Machine Head will be letting fans pick the songs at their first ever UK festival headline slot - Bloodstock and Machine Head are now ready to take requests.

"If you head to Facebook you can now submit your suggestions via a poll. Each fan can pick five songs from Machine Head’s incredible debut 'Burn My Eyes,' and the five most popular tracks will be performed at Catton Hall this summer.

"Bloodstock can also reveal a further three acts for the Sophie Stage and one for the Ronnie James Dio Stage. Headlining the Sophie Stage on Thursday night, raucous rockers Viking Skull bring their loud and proud metal to Bloodstock, alongside Belfast metalheads Sweet Savage. Hotly tipped newcomers Death Valley Knights show why in just a few short months their powerful metal has earned them a much coverted spot at Britain’s most metal festival, and finally Canada’s Kobra & The Lotus make their Bloodstock debut opening the Ronnie James Dio Stage on Sunday." More...

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