Mayhem, Abbath, Etc. Tour Cancelled Due To Coronavirus

Mayhem, Abbath, Gatecreeper, and Idle Hands have officially cancelled their spring tour due to the coronavirus pandemic. The following statement was issued:

“In an effort to control the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, numerous states and cities on the Decibel Magazine Tour routing have announced bans on gatherings in excess of 250 or 500 people (with many more expected to do the same in the coming days). As a result, we have been forced to cancel the Decibel Magazine Tour. Though it pains us to see so many plans disrupted as a result, we must remain committed to ensuring the safety of the bands, their crew, venue staff and, of course, the fans during this time. For ticket refunds, please inquire at point of purchase. Thanks for your understanding and support of Mayhem, Abbath, Gatecreeper, Idle Hands and Decibel.”

Seattle & San Francisco Dates Of Mayhem, Abbath, Etc. Tour Cancelled Due To Coronavirus

The Seattle and San Francisco dates of Mayhem, Abbath, Gatecreeper, and Idle Hands’ North American tour have been cancelled due to the city-wide bans on large public gatherings that were established due to the coronavirus pandemic. The following statement was issued:

“Due to city-wide bans on gatherings in excess of 250 people in Seattle and 1000 people in San Francisco in order to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the March 17 (Seattle) and March 20 (San Francisco) dates of the Decibel Magazine Tour have been cancelled. Please inquire at point of purchase for refunds.”

Hellhammer To Miss Mayhem’s North American Tour Due To Shoulder Infection

Mayhem drummer Hellhammer will be missing the band’s North American tour with Abbath, Gatecreeper, and Idle Hands due to a shoulder infection. During his absence, Tony Laureano (ex-Dimmu Borgir, etc.) will be filling in.

Mayhem commented:

“Hellhammer unable to perform on upcoming Decibel Mag Tour.

Due to a severe shoulder infection caused by osteoarthritis that has plagued Hellhammer for quite some time now, he will unfortunately not be able to perform on the upcoming North America tour. He has been working with a physiotherapist for the last couple of months in the hopes that he would be fully healed before the tour, but has ultimately been ordered to rest for some more weeks.

Filling in for Hellhammer will be Tony Laureano, who has a prestigious track record as a session and drummer for a number of other bands such as Dimmu Borgir, Nile, Angelcorpse, Malevolent Creation, God Dethroned, Acheron, Belphegor, 1349, Brujeria, etc.

Hellhammer comments:

‘See y´all next time!’”

Gatecreeper & Idle Hands Added To 2020 “Decibel Magazine Tour”

Gatecreeper and Idle Hands will now be joining Mayhem and Abbath on the 2020 “Decibel Magazine Tour.” You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

03/13 Denver, CO – The Ogden Theatre
03/14 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
03/16 Portland, OR – Roseland Ballroom
03/17 Seattle, WA – Showbox Market
03/18 Vancouver, BC – The Imperial
03/20 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
03/21 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
03/22 San Diego, CA – The Observatory NP
03/24 Phoenix, AZ – The Pressroom
03/25 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
03/27 Austin, TX – Empire Garage
03/28 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live
03/29 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
03/31 Tampa, FL – The Ritz
04/01 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
04/02 Charlotte, NC – The Underground
04/03 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
04/04 New York, NY – Webster Hall
04/06 Boston, MA – The Paradise
04/07 Montreal, QC – Corona Theater
04/08 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
04/09 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls
04/10 Chicago, IL – The Metro

Mayhem Premiere “Falsified And Hated” Music Video

Mayhem have premiered a new video for their song “Falsified And Hated.” This track is from the band’s latest album “Daemon.”

Guitarist Teloch said the following:

“This is the first official music video we have released, so indeed some thought went into this. Instead of having us filmed at some dodgy location with instruments not even plugged in, we did something different, in the true tradition of the band. We hired Johan Bååth (Watain, etc.) as a director and we also were lucky enough to get the infamous Swedish graffiti artist Ziggy Jonas Rasmusson to do his ritualistic paintings for the video.”

Producer Tore Stjerna also commented:

“It’s a very strong track with tons of energy. It also stands out in an interesting way with its hints towards industrial music. The insanity of this roller-coaster ride of a song marries beautifully with the twisted art featured in the video.”

Director Johan Bååth added:

“When I was asked to do the very first Mayhem music video, I thought I really had to do something more than just a plain black metal video, I wanted to take it one step further and do something different but stay true to the genre and, of course, Mayhem’s iconic legacy as a band. I thought of the artist Ziggy Jonas Rasmusson and his ritualistic paintings and I asked him if he wanted to participate. Together we came up with this idea of a ritualistic painted pentagon-shaped room, completely surrounded by five painted walls, facing a centered pentagram-painting with Ziggy’s ‘hex-text’ signs and symbols all over, each of the five point corners symbolizing human expiration. In the middle, we see an organic neoplasm tumor-like shaped form, all muddy and dirty with wooden branches ensnared around it. The surreal and scary-looking outgrowth is almost breathing with dark energy, attached to several plastic tubes connected to five cloaked characters symbolizing the five members of Mayhem. They’re completely occupied with different ritual tasks destroying all humanity and contributing matter and dark energy to the demon creation in the middle.”

Mayhem & Abbath Set For 2020 “Decibel Magazine Tour”

Mayhem and Abbath will be hitting the road on the 2020 “Decibel Magazine Tour.” You can find the dates for that run below. It’s also worth noting that further acts will be announced in December.

Tour Dates:

03/13 Denver, CO – The Ogden Theatre
03/14 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
03/16 Portland, OR – Roseland Ballroom
03/17 Seattle, WA – Showbox Market
03/18 Vancouver, BC – The Imperial
03/20 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
03/21 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
03/22 San Diego, CA – The Observatory NP
03/24 Phoenix, AZ – The Pressroom
03/25 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
03/27 Austin, TX – Empire Garage
03/28 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live
03/29 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
03/31 Tampa, FL – The Ritz
04/01 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
04/02 Charlotte, NC – The Underground
04/03 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
04/04 New York, NY – Webster Hall
04/06 Boston, MA – The Paradise
04/07 Montreal, QC – Corona Theater
04/08 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
04/09 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls
04/10 Chicago, IL – The Metro