Cursed in Eternity out November 16th
Mayhem, the Norwegian pioneers responsible for invigorating a global scene alongside originators such as Venom, Celtic Frost & Bathory, formed in 1984, and with a long history of tragedy, intrigue and infamy have become truly revered legends of black metal, with a large part of their legacy established in the late 80’s & early 90’s, when guitarist Euronymous & bassist Necrobutcher welcomed Hellhammer on drums and Dead on vocals, to help shape a new era of darkness and Armageddon.
Marking 30 years since this particularly iconic & subsequently ill-fated union, the deluxe ‘Cursed in eternity’ set contains a full and expansive collection of work by the band during that period. This includes Mayhem’s legendary 1990 live dates in Norway and short German tour, plus the additions of the ‘Out from the Dark’ and ‘Henhouse’ rehearsal sessions. These six titles are all presented on a special limited picture disc format for this release, with the set also including a 7” single vinyl containing two studio tracks (‘Freezing Moon’ & ‘Carnage’); recorded initially for the CBR compilation, ‘Projections of a Stained Mind’ and here featuring sleeve artwork made at the time by former vocalist, Maniac.
Along with a full 92-page book recalling tales of their legendary shows & inspirational music from both band members and others from the scene & including letters and previously unseen photographs sourced from personal archives, all in collaboration with the True Mayhem Collection, ‘Cursed in Eternity’ also presents, for the first time, a DVD containing never-seen-before footage from the entire Jessheim concert, plus front of stage video from the Sarpsborg show. The DVD is completed by full footage of the Henhouse rehearsals, and overall gives a priceless insight into how these iconic shows were witnessed at the time.
As a final bonus inclusion, ‘Cursed in Eternity’ features posters from the original designs & Zeitz photo from those iconic live shows.
Necrobutcher and Hellhammer said of the box set, “We are glad to be able to honour the Euronymous & Dead era in this comprehensive box set that Peaceville and Finn Håkon Rødland put together for the band.”
Cursed In Eternity contents:
Picture disc LPs
1: Henhouse Rehearsal
2: Out From the Dark Rehearsal
3: Live in Jessheim
4: Live in Sarpsborg
5: Live in Zeitz
6: Live in Leipzig
DVD – featuring exclusive footage from the Jessheim & Sarpsborg shows & Henhouse Rehearsals
Exclusive 7” single – Freezing Moon/Carnage
4 replica gig posters using original artwork
92 page book
Presented in a heavyweight box
This immense set, an absolute must-have for all Mayhem fans, is available to pre-order from the Peaceville store HERE
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If you’re a fan of Mayhem you really need to check out The True Mayhem Collection on Facebook which is a collection of rare Mayhem items, most of which have never been documented on the internet.
Metal Report Editor.
Ex guitarist in Zenopede, ex vocals for a goth covers band that was hailed as the future of Welsh music, former DJ, promoter and nightclub director. Writer for Gear4Geeks’ Blog4Geeks and owner of Gear4Geeks ltd. First published music critique was Kerrang letter of the Week.
Definitely has never been the future, present or past of Welsh music.