Unveils Official Live Version
‘Daemonic Rites’ closes the chapter on the band’s ‘Daemon’ era and is due on September 15, 2023 via Century Media Records!
+ Touring North America this autumn with Cannibal Corpse, Gorguts, and Blood Incantation!
Photo by Vincent Grundke
|True Norwegian black metal pioneer MAYHEM will be releasing a monumental live album, ‘Daemonic Rites,’ on September 15, 2023 via Century Media Records! The record is a comprehensive look at the legendary band’s chaotic and intense performances from various cities around the world over the last two years. The album promises to be a thrilling sonic journey for fans and a testament to Mayhem’s unparalleled live prowess.
Now, Mayhem is debuting the live version of “Chainsaw Gutsfuck” along with a visualizer, which can be found at THIS LOCATION.
“We wanted to document how great the band and set sounds like after almost 40 years of playing live,” Necrobutcher previously explained. “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 their critically acclaimed studio album, ‘Daemon.’ The journey continued with the savage EP ‘Atavistic Black Disorder’ in 2021, leaving audiences hungry for more. This latest live conglomeration serves as the ultimate chapter-closer for this landmark.
Fans can pre-order and pre-save ‘Daemonic Rites’ HERE.
|For fans who are hungry for the real thing, fret not! Mayhem will be hitting the road later this year with Cannibal Corpse, Gorguts, and Blood Incantation. The extensive trek will kick off on September 22 in Nashville, TN and will draw the final curtain a month later on October 21 in Louisville, KY. Tickets can be found HERE. The full itinerary is as follows:
Mayhem Live North American Dates
(w/ Cannibal Corpse, Gorguts, Blood Incantation):
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
|The cover artwork for ‘Daemonic Rites’ can be found below along with the tracklisting.|
02. Falsified and Hated
03. To Daimonion
04. Malum [WATCH]
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
15. Chainsaw Gutsfuck [LISTEN]
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)
|With a reputation built on their unyielding commitment to the darkness, Mayhem has
become a revered name in the world of extreme metal. As a band that defies expectations
and pushes the boundaries of the genre, their live performances are known for leaving
audiences breathless and in awe.
Mayhem is thrilled to share this live opus with their dedicated fans, who have stood by
them throughout their tumultuous and illustrious career. ‘Daemonic Rites’ is not only a
celebration of the past but also a declaration of the band’s continued relevance and power
in the present-day metal landscape.
Necrobutcher – Bass
Hellhammer – Drums
Attila – Vocals
Teloch – Guitar
Ghul – Guitar