Legendary Norwegian black metal pioneers MAYHEM have announced a headlining tour of Norway, reports Season Of Mist. Following MAYHEM’s previously announced November European tour dates, the band will be making stops in Trondheim, Bergen, Oslo, and more. A full list of tour dates can be found below.
MAYHEM is touring in support of their recently released acclaimed album, ‘Esoteric Warfare’. ‘Esoteric Warfare’, which has been called “an adventurous and energetic record built on stylistic explorations and enthusiastic shifts” (Pitchfork), “a magnificent black metal album” (Metal Injection), and “a fantastic display of progressive black metal” (Sputnik Music) is streaming here. The album is available as a CD, Limited Edition box set, and various Lp formats here. The ‘Esoteric Warfare’ cover and track list can be found below.
‘Esoteric Warfare’ track list:
7. Throne Of Time
8. Corpse Of Care
10. Aion Suntelia
In anticipation of the new album, MAYHEM released a vinyl 7″ single, titled ‘Psywar’. “Psywar” is streaming here. The “Psywar” 7″ is backed by “From Beyond Event Horizon”, an unreleased track taken from the band’s 2012 Budapest sessions, and comes in different editions featuring art from Zbigniew Bielak (WATAIN, GHOST, BEHEMOTH) and Costin Chioreanu (ULVER, VADER, IHSAHN, and more). ‘Psywar’ is available here.
2014 sees MAYHEM welcome the 30th anniversary of the single most notorious and important band in the history of black metal. With the band’s four revolutionary full-lengths, a legacy of boundless extremity, and an ethic rooted firmly in the principle of no compromise, MAYHEM are the archetype that three generations of black metal bands follow as law. As they enter their 30th year, MAYHEM reign as kings of the underground; ensuring that their shadow will be cast not just over the first 30 years of an entire genre to date, but for the next 30 years to come as well.
‘Esoteric Warfare’ showcases a band who follow their own path in extreme music, one that is equally violent and turbulent.
MAYHEM tour dates:
11/2 Gdansk, Poland @ B90
11/3 Vilnius, Lithuania @ Club New York
11/4 Kiev, Ukraine @ Sentrum Club
11/6 Riga, Latvia @ Melna Piektdiena
11/7 Tallinn, Estonia @ Klubi Tapper
11/8 Helsinki, Finland @ Tavastia
11/9 Jyvaskyla, Finland @ Lutakko
11/10 Tampere, Finland @ Yo-Talo
11/11 Turku, Finland @ Logomo
11/13 Stockholm, Sweden @ Klubben
11/14 Orebro, Sweden @ Kulturhuset
11/15 Malmo, Sweden @ KB
11/16 Gothenburg, Sweden @ Tradgarn
11/20 Trondheim, Norway @ Byscenen
11/21 Tromso, Norway @ Driv
11/22 Bodo, Norway @ Sinus
11/28 Stavanger, Norway @ Folken
11/29 Bergen, Norway @ USF
12/06 Oslo, Norway @ Sentrum Scene
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