Legendary Norwegian black metal legends MAYHEM have premiered the second track taken from their forthcoming new album, ‘Esoteric Warfare’. The new track, titled “VI.Sec.” is streaming now at Lambgoat.com. MAYHEM will see the release of ‘Esoteric Warfare’ on May 27th in North America (May 23 worldwide) via Season Of Mist. The album will be 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 recently announced the release of 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 will come in different editions featuring art from Zbigniew Bielak (WATAIN, GHOST, BEHEMOTH) and Costin Chioreanu (ULVER, VADER, IHSAHN, and more). ‘Psywar’ will be pressed across several different colored vinyl editions and is available for pre-order here.
MAYHEM recently announced a headlining European tour. The tour kicks off in Germany at Hamburg’s famous Markthalle, and will continue through ten countries before concluding in Denmark’s capital København at Pumpehuset. A full list of tour dates can be found below.
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:
5/14 Hamburg (DE) @ Markthalle
5/16 Bochum (DE) @ Matrix
5/17 Köln (DE) @ Essigfabrik
5/18 Eindhoven (NL) @ Effenaar
5/20 Bruxelles (BE) @ AB
5/21 London (GB) @ Electric Ballroom
5/22 Paris (FR) @ Le Divan du Monde
5/23 Winterthur (CH) @ Gaswerk
5/24 Milan (IT) @ Factory
5/26 Bratislava (SK) @ Randal
5/27 München (DE) @ Backstage Club
5/28 Berlin (DE) @ C-Club
5/29 Warsaw (PL) @ Proxima
5/30 Plzen (CZ) @ Metalfest Open Air Festival
5/31 København (DK) @ Pumpehuset
8/8 Øya (NO) @ Tøyenparken (Øya Festival)