Wed, Mar 19 2014: MAYHEM
Norway's black metal legends MAYHEM have returned! Following the release of the ‘Psywar’ 7” vinyl single scheduled for late April, new full-length ‘Esoteric Warfare’ will hit the stores on May 23rd (May 27th in North America). Here are the cover artwork and track listing of the album:
The cover art is the work of Zbigniew Bielak (WATAIN, GHOST, BEHEMOTH), who also designed the cover of the European edition of the ‘Psywar’ single.
A lyric video for ‘Psywar’ can be watched on Season of Mist’s YouTube channel. The video was made by Costin Chioreanu (ULVER, VADER, IHSAHN), who also designed the cover of the American edition of the ‘Psywar’ single.
‘Esoteric Warfare’ will be available on deluxe Digipak CD, various coloured LP editions, collector’s vinyl box set, jewel case CD, and cassette. Pre-orders will start on Wednesday, March 26th on Season of Mist’s e-shop. Don’t miss out!
MAYHEM announced a string of European shows. The tour will kick off on May 14th in Germany at Hamburg's famous Markthalle and continue to rage through ten countries until a final onslaught in Denmark's capital København at Pumpehuset. All dates can be viewed below:
14 May 14 Hamburg (DE) Markthalle
16 May 14 Bochum (DE) Matrix
17 May 14 Köln (DE) Essigfabrik
18 May 14 Eindhoven (NL) Effenaar
20 May 14 Bruxelles (BE) AB
21 May 14 London (GB) Electric Ballroom
22 May 14 Paris (FR) Le Divan du Monde
23 May 14 Winterthur (CH) Gaswerk
24 May 14 Milan (IT) Factory
26 May 14 Bratislava (SK) Randal
27 May 14 München (DE) Backstage Club
28 May 14 Berlin (DE) C-Club
29 May 14 Warsaw (PL) Proxima
30 May 14 Plzen (CZ) Metalfest Open Air Festival
31 May 14 København (DK) Pumpehuset
Additional festival shows have also been announced:
28 Jun 14 Lausanne (CH) Les Docks (Inferno Festival)
08 Aug 14 Øya (NO) Tøyenparken (Øya Festival)