Mayhem To Release Remixed & Remastered Version Of “Grand Declaration Of War”

Mayhem will be reissuing “Grand Declaration Of War” on December 7 via Season Of Mist. The effort has been remixed and remastered by Jamie Gomez Arellano (Primordial, Cathedral) under the supervision of Hellhammer and Blasphemer and it will feature new artwork by Glyn Smyth. Pre-orders can be found HERE in the following formats: vinyl, CD, cassette, and limited edition “A Season In Blasphemy” box set (limited to 1000).

The box set will include all of the following in a leather box:

– the original recording of ‘Grand Declaration of War’ on black heavy weight 12” vinyl in gatefold +
– the completely remixed and remastered recording of ‘Grand Declaration of War’ on black heavy weight 12” vinyl in gatefold +
-‘Chimera’ on black heavy weight 12” vinyl in gatefold +
-‘Ordo Ad Chao’ on black heavy weight 12” vinyl in gatefold +
-‘Wolf’s Lair Abyss’ on black 10″ vinyl in jacket +
-‘Ante Bellum’ (5 pre-production tracks from ‘Grand Declaration of War’) on black 10″ vinyl in jacket +
-‘Chaos Reborn’ (5 bonus tracks: “Ancient Skin”, “Necrolust”, “Visual Aggression”, “Anno Vampyr”, “Pagan Fears”) on black 10″ vinyl in jacket +
-‘Live in Marseille’ on DVD in carton wallet +
-32 page booklet size 30cm x 30 cm incl. liner notes, handwritten lyrics and rare pictures + hand-numbered art print on creative black paper w/ silver seal + back patch with MAYHEM logo.

Arellano said the following about remixing and remastering the album:

“It was a challenging remix to do, starting with the now obsolete format it was recorded in (ADAT). When we got the tapes, they were sent to a transfer specialist here in the UK and they were in an incubator for a couple of days to ensure they weren’t destroyed when played back on the ADAT deck (tape doesn’t age well if not stored correctly).

Although the overall recording of GDoW was done to a very high standard, the main two things that bugged me was the drum sound and the overall crispiness/digital thin-sound of it (ADAT’s don’t sound very good IMO). The biggest challenge (you guessed it) was the drums.

Hellhammer recorded on an early Roland Vdrum kit with real cymbals. Back then those clicky, super compressed drum sounds were cool, but I think most of us agree these days that it’s an unnatural sound and the samples themselves weren’t that good. I had to split each tom hit into a separate track, which was very time consuming.

I literally had to go pretty much though every drum hit to make sure the new samples were triggering correctly and believe me, there are A LOT of drum hits on this album. My goal was to make it sound more like a real kit. After much work and refining, Hellhammer came to visit me at my studio for a few days where we went through every drum track to ensure it was accurate to his performance.

The bass guitar pretty much didn’t exist. After bringing it it forward and beefing it up, I was surprised to hear some very cool bass lines that I’ve never noticed before. The recorded guitar sounds were killer actually, they were just a little thin and crispy so I gave them more “body” and a bit more “warmth” without hindering Rune’s quantum precision.

Maniac didn’t want any changes to his voice and I totally respect that. I painstakingly compared the original album vocal effects and levels to preserve it as close as I could. I ended up mastering the album to analogue tape to get a bit more warmth, depth and bottom end. I hope you all enjoy the new mix of this legendary album!”

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Mayhem “Cursed In Eternity” Box Set To Be Released In November

A new limited edition deluxe Mayhem set called “Cursed In Eternity” will be made available on November 16 via Peaceville. The release, which covers the Dead era of the band, will come with six picture disc LPs, a seven inch single, a 92-page book, posters, and a DVD featuring the never-before-seen Jessheim and Sarpsborg live shows, along with the Henhouse rehearsals. Pre-orders can be found HERE.

The picture discs will include the group’s 1990 live dates in Norway, their short German tour and the “Out from the Dark” and “Henhouse” rehearsal sessions. The seven inch will feature “Freezing Moon” and “Carnage,” which were originally recorded for the CBR compilation “Projections of a Stained Mind.” The book will contain various stories from members of the band and others from the scene. It will also include letters and previously unseen photographs.

Here’s a list of contents:

– 92-Page Perfect Bound Book

– LP 1 – Henhouse Rehearsals
– LP 2 – Out From The Dark
– LP 3 – Live In Jessheim
– LP 4 – Live In Sarpsborg
– LP 5 – Live In Zeitz
– LP 6 – Live In Leipzig

– 7” – Freezing Moon / Carnage (Studio)

– DVD:
* Live In Jessheim
* Live In Sarpsborg
* Henhouse Rehearsals

– 4 Posters

Necrobutcher and Hellhammer commented: “We are glad to be able to honor the Euronymous and Dead era in this comprehensive box set that Peaceville and Finn Håkon Rødland put together for the band.”

Mayhem Announce 2018 “Demon Anthology” U.S. Dates

Mayhem have announced some “Demon Anthology” shows around their appearance at the Decibel Metal and Beer Fest. These dates will feature extended sets composed of the band’s “greatest songs from all their albums.” Incantation and Cloak will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

03/29 South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
03/30 Amityville, NY – Revolution Bar and Music Hall
03/31 Providence, RI – Fete Music Hall
04/01 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore (Decibel Metal and Beer Fest) (no Incantation and Cloak)

Mayhem Announce “De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas” U.S. Tour With Immolation & Black Anvil

Mayhem have announced that they will bring their “De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas” tour back to the U.S. once again. Immolation and Black Anvil will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

11/03 Buffalo, NY – Waiting Room
11/04 Kitchener, ON – Dallas
11/05 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
11/06 Columbus, OH – Skully’s Music Diner
11/07 Madison, WI – The Majestic
11/09 Joliet, IL – The Forge
11/10 St. Louis, MO – The Ready Room
11/11 Lawrence, KS – The Granada
11/12 Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
11/14 Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theatre
11/16 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
11/17 San Diego, CA – The Observatory Northpark
11/18 Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda
11/19 Tucson, AZ – The Rialto Theatre
11/21 Austin, TX – Mohawk
11/22 Houston, TX – White Oak
11/24 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
11/25 Jacksonville, FL – Mavericks
11/26 Birmingham, AL – Saturn
11/27 Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom
11/28 Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theatre
11/30 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre
12/01 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Sound Stage
12/02 New York, NY – Irving Plaza

Mayhem Announce Second Leg Of “Purgatorium Europæ” Tour

Mayhem have added a second leg to their “Purgatorium Europæ – Pars Duorum” tour. This leg will see the band performing “De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas” in full once again.

Tour Dates:

09/29 – Colombia Theater – Berlin, Germany
09/30 – Reithalle – Dresden, Germany
10/02 – Wizeman – Stuttgart, Germany
10/03 – Orpheum – Graz, Austria
10/04 – Le Gueulard – Nilvange, France
10/05 – Essigfabrik – Cologne, Germany
10/06 – Hardrock Fest – Avelgem, Belgium
10/07 – Soulcrusher – Nijmegen, Netherlands
10/08 – MS Connection – Mannheim, Germany
10/09 – Le Grillen – Colmar, France
10/15 – Jas Rod – Marseille, France
10/17 – Orion Live Club – Rome, Italy
10/18 – Stuk – Maribor, Slovenia
10/19 – Randal – Bratislava, Slovakia
10/20 – Mega Club – Katowice, Poland
10/21 – Progesja – Warschau, Poland
10/22 – Melna Piektdiena – Riga, Lithuania
10/23 – Tapper – Tallinn, Estonia
10/27 – Brewhouse – Gothenburg, Sweden

On another note, the band recently released their “De Mysteriis Dom Sathans Alive“ live album, featuring them performing “De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas“ in full on December 18, 2015 in Norrköping, Sweden, and now a second vinyl pressing of that will be available on June 30.

Mayhem To Release “De Mysteriis Dom Sathans Alive” In December

Mayhem have announced that the will be releasing a live album, featuring them performing “De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas“ in full, during their December 18, 2015 show Norrköping, Sweden. This release will be called “De Mysteriis Dom Sathans Alive“, and it will be available digitally on December 15, and on vinyl on December 18. Preorders can be found at thetruemayhem.com and Bandcamp. Check out footage of “From The Dark Past,” along with the cover art below:

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Mayhem Announce 2017 “De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas” European/UK Tour

Mayhem will be performing “De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas” in its entirety on a European/UK tour next year. If you missed the announcement, you can find the dates for the North American leg of the trek HERE.

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Tour Dates:

03/24 Karlstad, SWE – Nojesfabriken
03/25 Stockholm, SWE – En Arena
03/26 Copenhagen, DEN – Amager Bio
03/27 Aarhus, DEN – Train
03/29 London, UK – Electric Ballroom
03/30 Manchester, UK – Club Academy
03/31 Dublin, IRE – Academy
04/01 Glasgow, UK – Lords Of The Land
04/05 Lausanne, SWI – Les Docks
04/06 Milan, ITA – Live Club
04/07 Nova Gorica, SLO – Mostovna
04/08 Vienna, AUT – Metal Meeting
04/09 Zagreb, CRO – Vintage Club
04/10 Belgrade, SER – Dom Omladine
04/11 Sofia, BUL – Mixtape5
04/12 Brasov, ROM – Club Rockstadt
04/13 Athens, GRE – Fuzz Club
04/15 Budapest, HUN – Durer Kert
04/16 Munich, GER – Dark Easter Metal Meeting

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