Mayhem to release live album ‘Daemonic Rites’ on Sept. 15

Pioneering Norwegian black metal band Mayhem will release a new live album, “Daemonic Rites,” on Sept. 15, 2023, via Century Media Records. The record is a look at the band’s intense, chaotic performances from various cities around the world over the past two years.

In conjunction with the upcoming release, Mayhem has unveiled a performance video of the first single, “Malum (Live 2022).” The clip was ilmed during the band’s March 2022 concert in New York City in collaboration with director Zev Deans.

“We wanted to document how great the band and set sounds like after almost 40 years of playing live,” bassist Necrobutcher said. “As a treat to our fans, we decided to release this live recording.

“I knew from day one back in 1984 that this band was going to be outstanding—one of the best bands ever! I guess that’s a big reason why we still are here after 39 years—and counting.”

“Daemonic Rites” marks the culmination of the “Daemon” era, which commenced in 2019 with the release of the studio album, “Daemon.” The journey continued with the EP “Atavistic Black Disorder” in 2021.

Fans can pre-order and pre-save Daemonic Rites” here.

“Daemonic Rites” track listing:

01. Intro
02. Falsified and Hated
03. To Daimonion
04. Malum
05. Bad Blood
06. My Death
07. Symbols of Bloodswords
08. Voces Ab Alta
09. Freezing Moon
10. Pagan Fears
11. Life Eternal
12. Buried by Time and Dust
13. Silvester Anfang
14. Deathcrush
15. Chainsaw Gutsfuck
16. Carnage
17. Pure Fucking Armageddon

“Daemonic Rites” will be available in the following formats.

  • Ltd. CD Digipak
  • Gatefold Black 2LP
  • Ltd. Transp. Magenta 2LP (Limited to 1.000 units)
  • Ltd. Gatefold Transp. Red 2LP (Limited to 500 units)
  • Ltd. Gatefold Silver 2LP (Limited to 500 units)
  • Ltd. Deluxe Box Set (incl. Gatefold Golden 2LP, CD, Poster, Setlist, Tour Laminate w. Lanyard& Signed Guitar Pick Set – Limited to 1.000 units)

Mayhem will hit the road later this year with Cannibal Corpse, Gorguts and Blood Incantation. The extensive trek will kick off on Sept. 22 in Nashville, Tennessee, and will draw the final curtain a month later on Oct. 21 in Louisville, Kentucky. Tickets can be found here.

Tour dates:

09/22: Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Hall
09/23: Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
09/24: Knoxville, TN @ The Mill & Mine
09/26: Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
09/27: Toronto, ON @ Rebel
09/28: Montreal, QC @ L’Olympia
09/29: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
09/30: Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
10/02: Detroit, MI @ The Royal Oak
10/03: Gary, IN @ Hard Rock Live
10/04: Minneapolis, MN @ The Fillmore
10/06: Denver, CO @ Mission Ballroom
10/07: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
10/09: Tacoma, WA @ Temple Theatre
10/10: Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
10/11: Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
10/13: San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
10/14: San Diego, CA @ SOMA
10/17: San Antonio, TX @ The Aztec Theatre
10/18: Dallas, TX @ The Factory
10/20: Atlanta, GA @ The Eastern
10/21: Louisville, KY @ Paristown Hall

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