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Mayhem To Release New Album This Year

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."

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1. Diamond Oz writes:

They obviously decided to release this to coincide with our Black Metal History Month :P

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2. Metal Matt U.K. writes:

Lol oz they should credit you in their album sleeve

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3. Houston from Houston writes:

YEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSS
FINALLY!

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4. Surf City USA writes:

The earth may now turn on its axis..

# Feb 19, 2014 @ 1:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. nekrolust writes:

Mayhem f***ing sucks. Only thing out of their catalogue I can listen to now is Deathcrush.

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6. The Devil's Rejects writes:

Eh, not excited for this at all

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7. The Bastard Of Sathanas writes:

This isn't the Mayhem that you know and love anymore. This is still enjoyable. But I wish they took a Chimera turn than the Ordo Ad Chao turn they did. But I still like this, I can't wait for the whole album. When does it come out?

# Feb 20, 2014 @ 9:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. hellrat writes:

Know em, but don't love em...never did

Just not a very good band...they have their moments, but as a whole they are not even REMOTELY close to the stupid press release's and Microbutcher's idiotic claims that they are "the best fvcking metal band out there!"

Ha! delusion is a heavy drug :)

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9. Valentine_no_more writes:

I thought everybody in Mayhem was dead. haha

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