Mayhem Unveil Live Album Daemonic Rites with a New Live Video for “Malum”


For the last four decades, Norwegian black metal icons Mayhem have been synonymous with the genre and some of the wildest legends enshrined within it. And while some of the details surrounding the band’s wild extracurriculars often get a good amount of the attention, it doesn’t fully detract from their ability to kick ass live.

To help further preserve their legacy in the genre and their capability as performing artists, the band is set to release a live album titled Daemonic Rites on September 15 via Century Media Records. Described as a “comprehensive look at the legendary band’s chaotic and intense performances from various cities around the world over the last two years,” this upcoming release should be on every Mayhem fan’s radar.

As always, the first taste is free so they’ve also dropped the live compilation’s 2002 performance of “Malum” in New York City. In the clip you can see below, you can see the kind of wild performance the band was putting on more than a decade ago.

With this release coming soon, Necrobutcher said it was a no-brainer for the band to put a live album out.

“We wanted to document how great the band and set sounds like after almost 40 years of playing live. 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 will be released on September 15 via Century Media Records, but you can preorder your copy today. You can also catch Mayhem live at any of the dates listed below.

Mayhem, Daemonic Rites track list:

  1. Intro
  2. Falsified and Hated
  3. To Daimonion
  4. Malum [WATCH]
  5. Bad Blood
  6. My Death
  7. Symbols of Bloodswords
  8. Voces Ab Alta
  9. 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 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

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