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Latest news: Fri, Nov 06 2015, MAYHEM

Latest release: "Esoteric Warfare"

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

Norwegian legends MAYHEM have kicked off "Black Metal Warfare II"! The controversial black metal pioneers again join forces with WATAIN for this US tour that will also include label mates and venerated veterans ROTTING CHRIST! A full list of confirmed dates for what is 2015's most extreme tour in North America can be found below.

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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 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. 'Esoteric Warfare' is streaming in full here and artwork as well as the track list can be viewed below.



  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).

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ROTTING CHRIST have released the double live album 'Lucifer Over Athens' worldwide on August 21st, which can be ordered from the Season of Mist shop in various formats. Artwork and tracklist can be viewed below.




  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


  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

ROTTING CHRIST have furthermore announced the release date of their next studio album, which will be titled 'Rituals' and is slated to hit the stores worldwide on the 12th of February 2016. The Greek legends already published a string of festival dates for next year – with many more in the pipeline.

06 Feb 16 Fort Lauderdale, FL (US) 70.000 Tons of Metal
25 Mar 16 Johannesburg (ZA) Witchfest
28 Apr 16 Haugesund (NO) Karmøygeddon Festival
03 Jun 16 Bucarest (RO) Metalhead Meeting
11 Jun 16 Beja (PT) SMSF Festival
02 Jul 16 Bengtsfors (SE) 2 Heavy 4 You Fest
14 Jul 16 Vizovice (CZ) 2016 Master Of Rock
23 Jul 16 Ostry Grun (SK) Gothoom Festival

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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!


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

Releases Season of Mist


A Season In Blasphemy

General information
: Fri, Nov 27 2015
: Fri, Nov 27 2015
: Black Metal
: SOM378
: available


Esoteric Warfare

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



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


Grand Declaration of War + European Legions

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


Life Eternal (distribution only!)

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


Ordo Ad Chao

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



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


Legions of War

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


The Studio Experience

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


European Legions

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


Live in Marseille 2000

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


Grand Declaration of War

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

Tour dates

Date Country Town Venue Other information
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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