Mayhem Announce Fall European/UK Tour With Mortiis

Mayhem have announced a fall European/UK tour. Mortiis will open.

Tour Dates:

09/19 Bergen, NOR – USF Verftet (no Mortiis)
09/21 Trondheim, NOR – Verkstedhallen (no Mortiis)
09/22 Drammen, NOR – Union Scene (no Mortiis)
09/23 Stavanger, NOR – Folken (no Mortiis)
09/24 Horten, NOR – Artilleriverkstedet (no Mortiis)
09/25 Oslo, NOR – Rockefeller (no Mortiis)
09/26 Hamar, NOR – Gregers (no Mortiis)
09/29 Mannheim, GER – MS Connextion Complex
09/30 Salzburg, AUT – Rockhouse
10/01 Budapest, HUN – Barba Negra
10/02 Kosice, SLO – Collosseum
10/04 Skopje, MAC – MKC
10/06 Thessaloniki, GRE – Principal Club Theater
10/07 Athens, GRE – Fuzz Live Music Club
10/09 Bari, ITA – Demode Club
10/10 Rome, ITA – Orion Club
10/11 Parma, ITA – Campus Industry
10/12 Audincourt, FRA – Moloco
10/13 Paris, FRA – La Machine Du Moulin Rouge
10/14 Manchester, UK – Academy 2
10/15 Dublin, IRE – Academy
10/16 Belfast, IRE – Limelight
10/17 Glasgow, UK – Garage
10/18 London, UK – Islington Academy
10/19 Bristol, UK – The Fleece
10/21 Hasselt, BEL – Muziekodroom
10/22 Oberhausen, GER – Turbinenhalle
10/23 Tilburg, NET – O13
10/25 Aarhus, DEN – Voxhall

Mayhem Guitarist Teloch Says He “Tested Positive For A Virus” And Was Exhibiting Symptoms Of COVID-19

Mayhem guitarist Teloch has revealed that he recently “tested positive for a virus” and that he was exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19. The guitarist said the following

“Thanks for asking me about my health and demanding me to stay home guys. Turns out my home quarantine got extended. I have tested positive for a virus and I have c19 symptoms. We only do the corona test on people in Norway who is in the risk zone or work in health care. Not enough tests to do us all. I’m already getting better so don’t feel sorry for me. BUT it shows that this virus does not discriminate, even extremely super cool people like me with #4millionnetworth can get shit.”

[via MetalSucks]

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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

Mayhem’s Necrobutcher Claims He Was Planning To Kill Euronymous Himself

Back in 1993, Varg “Count Grishnackh” Vikernes (Burzum) infamously murdered Mayhem’s Øystein “Euronymous” Aarseth, but it appears he wasn’t the only one that wanted him dead. During a recent interview with Consequence Of Sound, Jørn “Necrobutcher” Stubberud revealed that he was actually planning to kill Aarseth himself.

Stubberud said the following:

“In the middle of the process of the songwriting and stuff [‘De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas‘], our buddy Per Ohlin decided to take his own life. I felt very sad about that and was struck by sorrow for a long time. I still actually feel sorrow about that. But the first year was particularly bad. Especially since my friend – ‘friend’ – Euronymous took fucking photos of [Ohlin‘s] corpse.

So that didn’t help much with the grief. I felt like I needed to go over and kill that Øystein Euronymous fucking backstabber. But y’know it’s funny with the karma, y’know, bad karma there… ’cause he went behind my back, called Varg Vikernes, got him to play bass on the album and then that was kinda bad karma I guess, because we all know what happened to him.”

He also added:

“OK, I can tell it right now, because I’ve been holding it in for many years, but actually I was on my way down to kill him [Aarseth] myself. And when it happened, I saw the morning paper, thinking ‘Fuck, I gotta get home to my place and get out all the weapons and drugs and shit I had in my house, because they’re coming to my house because I’m probably going to be the No. 1 suspect for this.’

But little did I know that the Norwegian police already knew that Count Grishnackh [Vikernes] was going down also to kill him. Because they bugged his phone, and he actually talked about this killing before he went to Bergen so the cops already knew that he was coming, so they probably were thinking to themselves, ‘We didn’t nail this guy for the church burnings, so let’s nail him for murder, and get rid of this fucking guy in Oslo the same time.’ So that’s basically what happened.”