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Latest news: Mon, May 07 2018, MAYHEM

Latest release: "Esoteric Warfare"

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

MAYHEM have announced a new Latin American tour in support of their latest release 'Esoteric Warfare'. A full list of confirmed appearances can be found below.

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MAYHEM tour dates
08 Jun 18 Rio de Janeiro (BR) Casarao Ameno Reseda
09 Jun 18 Porto Alegre (BR) Art and Tattoo Club
10 Jun 18 Limeira (SP) Bar da Montanha
12 Jun 18 La Paz (BO) Inti Palace
14 Jun 18 Asuncion (PY) Absoluto Rock
15 Jun 18 Salta (AR) Salta
16 Jun 18 Buenos Aires (AR) Uniclub
17 Jun 18 Santiago (CL) Blondie
18 Jun 18 Temuco (CL) Centro de Eventos Puerto Madero
20 Jun 18 Antofagasta (CL) Marbella Disco Club
22 Jun 18 Lima (PE) Centro de Convenciones Festival
23 Jun 18 Medellin (CO) Matacandelas
24 Jun 18 Pereira (CO) Discoteca Casa Pueblo
28 Jun 18 Cuauhtémoc (MX) Sala Puebla
29 Jun 18 Monterrey (MX) Escena Monterrey

MAYHEM previously released their most recent critically-acclaimed album, 'Esoteric Warfare' in summer 2014. Artwork and track list can be viewed below.

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'Esoteric Warfare' can still be ordered in various formats from the Season of Mist shop

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Biography

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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!

Line-up

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

Releases Season of Mist

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A Season In Blasphemy

General information
: Fri, Dec 11 2015
: Fri, Dec 11 2015
: Black Metal
: SOM378
: available

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Esoteric Warfare

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

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Psywar

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

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Grand Declaration of War + European Legions

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

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Life Eternal (distribution only!)

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

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Ordo Ad Chao

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

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Chimera

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

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Legions of War

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

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The Studio Experience

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

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European Legions

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

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Live in Marseille 2000

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

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Grand Declaration of War

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

Tour dates

Date Country Town Venue Other information
Wed, Jun 20 2018 CL Antofagasta Marbella Disco Club
Fri, Jun 22 2018 PE Lima Centro de Convenciones Festival
Sat, Jun 23 2018 CO Medellin Matacandelas
Sun, Jun 24 2018 CO Pereira Discoteca Casa Pueblo
Thu, Jun 28 2018 MX Cuauhtémoc Sala Puebla
Fri, Jun 29 2018 MX Monterrey Escena Monterrey
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