Century Media Records has announced the worldwide signing of notorious Norwegian Black Metal forefathers MAYHEM. Founded in 1984, MAYHEM has released five studio albums as well as a number of demos, EP’s and live albums since. Their debut full length De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas (1994) is considered by many to be the most influential Black Metal album of all time. Having left behind the controversy surrounding their early years, MAYHEM continues to push boundaries and is now considered one of the most innovative forces of extreme metal and sinister art, which applies to both their live shows and their recent studio recordings.
“Once again Mayhem is writing a new chapter in its 35 year history,” states the band about the signing to Century Media Records. “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.”
MAYHEM’s sixth album will be released on October 25th. Soon after, they will embark on a European headline tour with special guests Gaahls, WYRD and Gost.
MAYHEM TOUR DATES
October 31 – Nijmegen, Netherlands – Doornroosje
November 1 – Leiden, Netherlands – Gebr De Nobel
November 5 – Paris, France – La Machine Du Moulin Rouge
November 6 – Rennes, France – L’etage
November 7 – Toulouse, France – Metronum
November 10 – Lyon, France – CCO
November 12 – Milano, Italy – Magazzini Generali
November 14 – Vienna, Austria – Szene
November 15 – Prague, Czech Republic – Meet Factory
November 16 – Berlin, Germany – Astra
November 17 – Lille, France – Tyrant Fest
November 19 – Kassel, Germany – Musik Theater 130BPM
November 21 – Mannheim, Germany – MS Connextion Complex
November 22 – Vosselaar, Belgium – Biebob
November 23 – Oberhausen, Germany – Turbinehalle
November 24 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Pumpehuset
November 26 – Tampere, Finland – Pakkahuone
November 27 – Helsinki, Finland – Tavastia
November 29 – Stockholm, Sweden – Fryshuset Klubben
November 30 – Gothenburg, Sweden – Pustervik
MAYHEM is Necrobutcher (bass), Hellhammer (drums), Attila Csihar (vocals), Teloch (guitar), and Ghul (guitar).
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