“Stranger Things” Actor Jamie Campbell Bower Listened To Mayhem, Darkthrone, Etc. To Prepare For The Role Of Vecna

Jamie Campbell Bower, the actor who played Vecna in “Stranger Things,” has revealed the bands that he listened to while preparing for the role. Among them are Sunn O))), Carpathian Forest, Darkthrone, and Mayhem.

Bower said the following during an appearance on the “Kyle Meredith With…” podcast:

“When I was prepping for Vecna, to get into Vecna, I would use a lot of bands like Sun 0))), Carpathian Forest, Darkthrone, Mayhem. A lot of black metal kind of stuff that I just really latched onto and thought, ‘Wow, this is great.’ There’s also something about the sensitivity in the way black metal is made and their belief system which I really fucking vibe with.”

He also added:

“That was Vecna getting into Vecna. Escaping Vecna… I’m a huge fan of Placebo. I love Placebo. And obviously Placebo covered Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill” sometime in, I dunno, I guess it must have been the late ’90s, early 2000s. And so I would go with that. Why not stick to the theme that’s already in the show? But the song is so beautiful, we love Kate Bush, we stan Kate Bush… Or if I’m being really naughty, if someone wanted me to be naughty, and they asked, ‘What would you pick?’, I would say, ‘I dunno, fucking Miley Cyrus’ ‘Party in the USA” or something bollocks like that.”

[via Consequence]

Mayhem, Watain, & Midnight Announce North American Tour

Mayhem, Watain, and Midnight have announced a North American tour together. Mayhem and Watain said the following about that:

“Mayhem and Watain are delighted to announce that what is to become known in history as The Sanguine Sodomy Of North America is set to take place in the spring of 2022, with both our bands at the helm and with the infamous Midnight joining us as special guests. We hereby invite all of our North American friends and foes to celebrate the return of Darkness and Evil to your lands, and to join us in what is destined to become one legendary Hell of a tour!”

Tour Dates:

03/07 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
03/08 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
03/09 Phoenix, AZ – The Nile Theater
03/11 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
03/12 Denver, CO – The Summit Music Hall
03/14 Dallas, TX – Amplified Live
03/15 Austin, TX – Mohawk
03/16 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
03/18 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
03/19 Tampa, FL – Orpheum
03/20 Charlotte, NC – The Underground
03/22 Montreal, QC – Club Soda
03/23 Toronto, ON – The Phoenix
03/25 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
03/26 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
03/27 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
03/29 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
03/30 Pittsburgh, PA – The Roxian
03/31 Detroit, MI – The Majestic
04/01 Chicago, IL – The Vic
04/02 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
04/03 Joliet, IL – The Forge

Mayhem Premiere “Black Glass Communion” Music Video

Mayhem have premiered a new video for their song “Black Glass Communion.” The group worked on the clip with filmmaker Zev Deans and it can be seen below. The track is from their latest EP “Atavistic Black Disorder / Kommando.”

Deans commented:

“When approaching a metal music video, some might roll their eyes and think to themselves ‘how many times do I have to watch a satanic ritual sacrifice before I see something new?’

But for any true Satanist, ritual is an essential part of life that you must repeat again and again with the same sincerity and enthusiasm that you brought to your first time. The very nature of ritual is that it is repetitive, a mantra, a drone that is echoed through different bodies and different times.

In my approach to ‘Black Glass Communion‘, this truth was unwavering. Now, you must look deep into the depths of the black glass and see what emerges before you.”

Mayhem Announce Rescheduled Dates For European/UK Tour With Mortiis

Mayhem have announced the rescheduled dates for their European/UK tour with Mortiis. The trek is now set to take place in spring 2022.

Tour Dates:

04/15 Orebro, SWE – Frimis Salonger (no Mortiis)
04/16 Oslo, NOR – Inferno Festival (no Mortiis)
04/19 Goteborg, SWE – Pustervik
04/20 Stockholm, SWE – Fallan
04/21 Malmo, SWE – KB
04/22 Berlin, GER – Huxley’s
04/23 Lichtenfels, GER – Ragnarok Festival
04/24 Bremen, GER – Tivoli
04/26 Erfurt, GER – Central
04/27 Brno, CZE – Fleda
04/28 Kosice, SLO – Collosseum Club
04/29 Budapest, HUN – Barba Negra
04/30 Brasov, ROM – Kruhnen Musik Halle
05/01 Skopje, MAC – MKC
05/03 Thessaloniki, GRE – Principal Club Theater
05/04 Athens, GRE – Fuzz Live Music Club
05/06 Bari, ITA – Demode Club
05/07 Rome, ITA – Orion Club
05/08 Parma, ITA – Campus
05/09 Graz, AUT – Explosiv
05/10 Stuttgart, GER – LKA Longhorn
05/11 Audincourt, FRA – Moloco
05/12 Lyon, FRA – Ninkaasi Kao
05/13 Barcelona, SPA – Apolo 1
05/14 Madrid, SPA – La Riviera
05/16 Paris, FRA – La Machine du Moulin Rouge
05/17 Southampton, UK – Engine Rooms
05/18 Belfast, IRE – Limelight
05/19 Dublin, IRE – Academy
05/20 Glasgow, UK – Slay
05/21 Manchester, UK – Academy 2
05/22 London, UK – O2 Islington Academy
05/24 Mannheim, GER – MS Connexion Complex
05/25 Hasselt, BEL – Muziekodroom
05/26 Tilburg, NET – O13
05/27 Oberhausen, GER – Turbinenhalle
05/28 Aarhus, DEN – Voxhall

Mayhem Premiere New Song “Everlasting Dying Flame”

Mayhem have premiered a new song titled “Everlasting Dying Flame.” This track is from the band’s new EP “Atavistic Black Disorder / Kommando,” which will be released on July 9 (vinyl out September 10). As previously reported, that effort will feature bonus material from the “Daemon” sessions and various covers.

Mayhem Premiere “Voces Ab Alta” Visualizer Video

Mayhem have shared a visualizer video for their new song “Voces Ab Alta.” This track is from the band’s new EP “Atavistic Black Disorder / Kommando,” which will be released on July 9 (vinyl out September 10). As previously reported, that effort will feature bonus material from the “Daemon” sessions and various covers.

Mayhem To Release “Atavistic Black Disorder / Kommando” EP In July

Mayhem will be releasing a new EP titled “Atavistic Black Disorder / Kommando” on July 9 (vinyl out September 10). The effort will feature bonus material from the “Daemon” sessions and various covers.

“Atavistic Black Disorder / Kommando” Track Listing:

01. “Voces Ab Alta”
02. “Black Glass Communion”
03. “Everlasting Dying Flame”
04. “In Defense Of Our Future” (Discharge cover)
05. “Hellnation” (Dead Kennedys cover)
06. “Only Death” (Rudimentary Peni cover)
07. “Commando” (Ramones cover)

Attila Csihar commented:

“I always had some punk influences. I guess it comes from my childhood when we were constantly looking for more extreme music. That’s how I discovered Dead Kennedys, GBH, The Exploited, Sex Pistols, U.K. Subs, Discharge, Rudimentary Peni and so on, in the early 80’s, alongside heavy metal. But then I discovered Venom, that was a game changer!”

Necrobutcher added:

“We had some extra time in the studio recording the ‘Daemon‘ album two years ago, all band members were asked to punch in two cover tracks for some extra material. I chose songs by Deathstrike (‘The Truth‘) and Death (‘Evil Dead‘), which were both used as the bonus tracks on the album.

My other contribution was to bring in two old members because of their obvious connection with punk: Maniac on the Dead Kennedys track and Billy (Messiah) on the Discharge track and some of the others.”

Mayhem Postpone European/UK Tour With Mortiis Once Again

Mayhem have postponed their European/UK tour with Mortiis once again due to the coronavirus pandemic. The band issued the following statement:

“While it surely will come as no surprise to anyone, we are yet again forced to postpone the European tour. We would have hoped to release new dates at this time as well, but we are still working on it and will announce them as soon as we possibly can. Hails to our fans for your support through these weird times. We hope to see you all soon again!”

Mayhem Announce Rescheduled European/UK Dates

Mayhem have announced the rescheduled dates for their European/UK tour with Mortiis. The band commented:

“It is unfortunate yet neither surprising nor avoidable that the European tour that was to take place this fall will have to be postponed. These are uncertain times, to say the least, yet everyone is doing everything they can to get Mayhem back on the road. The 2020 tour is hereby moved to February/March of 2021, and we sincerely hope that this will be sufficient. Time will tell!”

Tour Dates:

02/27 Bergen, Norway – USF Vertet (no Mortiis)
03/01 Trondheim, Norway – Verkstedhallen (no Mortiis)
03/02 Oslo, Norway – Rockefeller (no Mortiis)
03/03 Stavanger, Norway – Folken (no Mortiis)
03/04 Drammen, Norway – Union Scene (no Mortiis)
03/05 Hamar, Norway – Gregers (no Mortiis)
03/06 Norrköping, Sweden – Arbis
03/08 Mannheim, Germany – MS Connexion Complex
03/09 Salzburg, Austria – Rockhouse
03/10 Kosice, Slovakia – Collosseum
03/11 Budapest, Hungary – Barba Negra
03/12 Brasov, Romania – Kruhnen Musik Hall
03/13 Skopje, Macedonia – MKC
03/15 Thessaloniki (GR) – Principal Club Theater
03/16 Athens, Greece – Fuzz Live Music Club
03/18 Bari, Italy – Demode Club
03/19 Rome, Italy – Orion Club
03/20 Parma, Italy – Campus Industry
03/21 Audincourt, France – Moloco
03/22 Paris, France – La Machine Du Moulin Rouge
03/23 Manchester, UK – Academy 2
03/24 Belfast, UK – Limelight
03/25 Dublin, Ireland – Academy
03/26 Glasgow, UK – Slay
03/27 Bristol, UK – The Fleece
03/28 London, UK – Islington Academy
03/30 Hasselt, Belgium – Muziekodroom
03/31 Oberhausen, Germany – Turbinenhalle
04/01 Tilburg, Netherlands – O13
04/02 Hamburg, Germany – Bahnhof St. Pa
04/03 Aarhus, Denmark – Voxhall
04/04 Oslo, Norway – Inferno Festival (no Mortiis)

There’s A Line Of Corpse Painted Soaps Inspired By Mayhem, King Diamond, Cradle Of Filth, Etc.

An Etsy shop called CorpsePaintSoaps are selling a line of various soaps featuring corpse paint. The products, which are inspired by Mayhem, Abbath, King Diamond, Cradle Of Filth, Ghost, and more, can be found HERE.

[via MetalSucks]