“MAYHEM are a band that remind us of the power of the live concert experience, morphing concert into macabre ceremony… “ – BeatRoute
Norwegian black metal icons MAYHEM are commemorating the release of their 1994 landmark De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas full-length with a worldwide live takeover performing the monumental record in its entirety. The band recently wrapped up their critically-lauded Purgatorium Americæ Septentrionalis MMXVII tour with support from Black Anvil and Inquisition and will return to the road for a near-month-long European jaunt.
Set to commence on March 24th in Karlstad, Sweden and run through April 16th in Munich, Germany, the Purgatorium Europæ Septentrionalis MMXVII tour includes stops at the Vienna Metal Meeting and Dark Easter Metal Meeting. Support will be provided by Dragged Into Sunlight on select dates. See all confirmed dates below.
“MAYHEM brings De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas to Europe once again,” comments the band. “After hugely successful tours in South and North America, several festival shows, as well as a short tour in France, Netherlands, and Poland last year, the band now embark on a longer European run. In addition to main support Dragged Into Sunlight, who will be present for most of the shows, other local supports have been specially selected to ensure the right atmosphere.”
In related news, Rolling Stone recently featured MAYHEM in an extensive retrospective piece. Check it out at THIS LOCATION.
MAYHEM Purgatorium Europæ Septentrionalis MMXVII:
3/24/2017 Nojesfabrieken – Karlstad, SE * [tickets]
3/25/2017 En Arena – Stockholm, SE * [tickets]
3/26/2017 Amager Bio – Copenhagen, DK * [tickets]
3/27/2017 Train – Aarhus, DK * [tickets]
3/28/2017 Patronaat – Haarlem, NL * [tickets]
3/29/2017 Electric Ballroom – London, UK * [tickets]
3/30/2017 Club Academy – Manchester, UK * [tickets]
3/31/2017 Academy – Dublin, IE * [tickets]
4/01/2017 Barrowland (Lords Of The Land) – Glasgow, UK* [tickets]
4/03/2017 L’Empreint – Savigny-le-Temple, FR * [tickets]
4/04/2017 CCO – Lyon, FR [tickets]
4/05/2017 Les Docks – Lausanne, CH * [tickets]
4/06/2017 Live Club – Milan, IT * [tickets]
4/07/2017 Mostovna – Nova Gorica, SI * [tickets]
4/08/2017 Arena (Vienna Metal Meeting) – Vienna, AT * [tickets]
4/09/2017 Vintage Club – Zagreb, HR [tickets]
4/10/2017 Dom Omladine – Belgrade, RS [tickets]
4/11/2017 Mixtape 5 – Sofia, BG [tickets]
4/12/2017 Club Rockstadt – Brasov, RO [tickets]
4/13/2017 Fuzz Club – Athens, GR
4/15/2017 Durer Kert – Budapest, HU [tickets]
4/16/2017 Backstage (Dark Easter Metal Meeting) – Munich, DE [tickets]
* w/ Dragged Into Sunlight
MAYHEM recently self-released De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas Alive. Captured live in Norrköping, Sweden in 2015 during the band’s headlining set at the Black Christmass Festival, the show marked MAYHEM’s first time ever playing De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas in full. De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas Alive was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Tore Stjerna and NBS Audio and produced by vocalist Attila Csihar and guitarist Teloch with light production by Anne Weckstrom, stage design and production by Jonas Svensson, video recording by Thornfields Production, and video editing by Tamàs Tarczi. The offering is available now on CD, LP, and DVD (the first 1000 copies are numbered), as well as digitally.
For the full concert, video on demand, and download, visit MAYHEM on Vimeo at THIS LOCATION.
“On all ends of the stage, MAYHEM stood triumphantly in front of a sea of devil horns and thrashing fans. By the end of the night, nothing was left standing.” – Currently Streaming
“MAYHEM was nothing short of perfect. Any metalhead at the show who would tell you otherwise is not worth the weight in sweated out salt by the hundreds packed into the venue joyously rooting the savages on from MAYHEM.” – Vancouver Weekly
“In a sea of fog, this performance of De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas realizes black metal as it was meant to be: an Impressionist’s rendering of damnation and the disavowal of organized religion’s dogmatic, style-over-spirit presumptions of authority in matters of faith on earth.” — Factory Worker Media
“When Csihar wasn’t delivering his haunting, horrific growl/gurgle/chant/scream vocals, he was gesturing and contorting wildly to the music or conducting ceremonial rites over a candle-laden altar set up before Hellhammer’s expansive drumkit. Add the banner of Nidaros Cathedral from De Mysteriis’ cover art behind it all, and it truly felt like black mass in the church of the damned.” — KNAC
“As the stage was lit a deep shade of purple, the eeriness and sinister energy promptly filled the Social Hall. Once all the instrumentalists of MAYHEM were on stage, the crowd rapturously responded with howls of ‘Fucking MAYHEM!’ and the sold-out crowd wouldn’t relent even in the end. A known showman, Attila Csihar made a rather chaotic entrance and made it impossible to be distracted during the performance.” – Heathen Harvest
“Frontman Attila Csihar put on amazing performance as frontman, laying down some of most depraved and unique screams I’ve heard in a while… Legendary extreme metal drummer Hellhammer breathed new life into each song, increasing the tempo and adding more chaos and complexity to the original drum parts that he recorded… MAYHEM put their all into it and as ominously as they appeared on stage, they exited off in similar fashion, regressing into the void of the pitch-black stage. Fans wanted more…” – Metal Assault
“MAYHEM’s entrance to the stage was ominous. By the light of two candles, the hooded guitarists appeared to the sound of a bell and some ritualistic chanting. The fast and high-pitched introduction to ‘Funeral Fog’ began, and lead singer Attila appeared fully cloaked and casting a massive, dark shadow on the crowd.” – Metal Wani