Wed, Apr 09 2014: MAYHEM
Legendary Norwegian black metal instigators MAYHEM are premiering a second track taken from their forthcoming full-length, ‘Esoteric Warfare’. The song entitled "VI.Sec." is now streaming at the following websites:
‘Esoteric Warfare’ is scheduled for release on June 6th (June 10th in North America). The album will be released in various formats, including a collector’s LP + CD box set limited to 1000 copies, a deluxe Digipak CD and exclusive coloured LPs for seven select countries. See details below.
The collector’s box set is a folder including blood red coloured double vinyl in gatefold sleeve with bonus track "Into The Lifeless" (record during the infamous 2012 Budapest Sessions), vinyl effect CD with bonus track, 10 posters, and numbered certificate of authenticity.
The Digipak edition is made of special board with booksleeve and a 24 page booklet of special paper.
Here is the list of vinyl double LPs, all coming in a gatefold sleeve:
- Transparent clear limited to 800 copies
- Transparent clear with red splatters limited to 450 copies
- Solid blue limited to 150 copies, exclusively sold in Italy through Audioglobe
- Transparent purple limited to 300 copies, exclusively sold in the UK through Plastic Head
- Solid yellow limited to 150 copies, exclusively sold in Australia through Rocket
- Solid red limited to 300 copies, exclusively sold in Sweden through Sound Pollution
- Solid grey limited to 300 copies, exclusively sold in Germany through Soulfood
- Solid orange limited to 250 copies, exclusively sold in Benelux and Spain through Bertus
- Transparent blue limited to 700 copies, exclusively sold in Norway through Indie
- Regular black
Cassette editions and various merchandising items will also be released. Except for the seven coloured LPs exclusive to the countries listed above, all formats are available for pre-order on Season of Mist’s e-shop. North American customers are requested to click here.
The cover artwork of ‘Esoteric Warfare’ was created by Polish artist Zbigniew M. Bielak. You can see it below:
A lyric video for “Psywar” can be watched on YouTube.
MAYHEM have previously announced a first set of European shows in support of ‘Esoteric Warfare’. 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 København, Denmark 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 Milano (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
28 Jun 14 Lausanne (CH) Les Docks (Inferno Festival)
08 Aug 14 Øya (NO) Tøyenparken (Øya Festival)