Mayhem also announce signing to Century Media Records and tour
Norwegian black metal legends Mayhem have announced that their as-yet-unnamed sixth album will be released on October 25th followed by a European tour. Mayhem have recently signed a deal with Century Media Records, the band stated:
“Once again Mayhem is writing a new chapter in its 35 year history. We are excited to now have joined forces with Century Media and are eager to see what this partnership can do for us both in the future.”
Soon after they will embark on a European headline tour with special guests Gaahls WYRD and Gost.
31.10 Nijmegen, Netherlands – Doornroosje
01.11 Leiden, Netherlands – Gebr De Nobel
05.11 Paris, France – La Machine Du Moulin Rouge
06.11 Rennes, France – L’etage
07.11 Toulouse, France – Metronum
10.11 Lyon, France – CCO
12.11 Milano, Italy – Magazzini Generali
14.11 Vienna, Austria – Szene
15.11 Prague, Czech Republic – Meet Factory
16.11 Berlin, Germany – Astra
17.11 Lille, France – Tyrant Fest
19.11 Kassel, Germany – Musik Theater 130BPM
21.11 Mannheim, Germany – MS Connextion Complex
22.11 Vosselaar, Belgium – Biebob
23.11 Oberhausen, Germany – Turbinehalle
24.11 Copenhagen, Denmark – Pumpehuset
26.11 Tampere, Finland – Pakkahuone
27.11 Helsinki, Finland – Tavastia
29.11 Stockholm, Sweden – Fryshuset Klubben
30.11 Gothenburg, Sweden – Pustervik
Mayhem were founded in 1984 with their first release being the EP Deathcrush in 1987. Their sound was unique due to playing all 6 strings while playing power chords rather than just the two or three strings held in the chord, creating a discordant background noise. Additionally the poor recording equipment available to them led to a high treble guitar tone which has inadvertently become a defining sound of black metal. In 1993 the band gained international infamy thanks to media attention focusing on a series of church burnings in 1992 and 1993 committed by members of the thriving black metal scene in Norway, which primarily centred around Mayhem, Burzum and Emperor. The church arsons combined with the earlier 1991 suicide of Mayhem singer Per Ohlin in combination with the extreme views being quoted in magazines gave the young musicians a large global following. The infamy of these bands only grew larger when Varg Vikernes of Burzum murdered Øystein Aarseth of Mayhem.
This time period was recently the subject of the movie Lords of Chaos.
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