There has been much discussion around Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival this year and not the good kind. The festival's co-founder Kevin Lyman said in an interview that "metal got gray, bald and fat" and that pissed a lot of people. Then Slayer's Kerry King got involved, criticized the organization of the event and blamed the festival's low attendances on the fact that the 2015 Mayhem lineup sucks, angering some of the smaller bands. Now co-founder of the festival, John Reese, has penned an "open letter" to the heavy metal community, asking everyone to support the genre and not continue to make divisive comments regarding the event. A bit of damage control it seems but things already got out of hand.
Three black metal heavyweights are joining forces for a U.S. tour. Watain, Mayhem and Rotting Christ will be touring together in November. This will be the last Watain U.S. tour for The Wild Hunt, their latest record. You can see all the dates of the Black Metal Warfare Pt.II below the flyer. Don't miss this black metal invasion later this year.
Brutal Assault 2015 promises to be a veritable feast for fans of all kinds of metal. The festival is taking place in Czech Republic in Jaroměř from 05-08 August 2015 and despite its long list of bands confirmed so far, the organizers continue to announce big names. The latest confirmations include cult black metal act Mayhem, avantgarde metallers Arcturus, Dødheimsgard, Blood Red Throne, Ad Nauseam, Atari Teenage Riot, Hed PE, Perturbator and Sebkha-Chott.
Slayer have just been confirmed as the headliners for this year's Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, the self-proclaimed world's biggest heavy music touring festival. The festival enters its eighth year with Slayer, who recently completed their new album, headlining the shows. Additional performances from King Diamond, Hellyeah, and The Devil Wears Prada will round off the Rockstar Energy Drink Main Stage. The Victory Records Stage will feature Whitechapel, Thy Art Is Murder, Jungle Rot, Sister Sin, Sworn In, Shattered Sun, Feed Her To The Sharks, Code Orange, and Kissing Candice.
Two black metal bands, Mayhem and Watain, are joining forces in a North American tour that will happen in January 2015. The Norwegian black metal pioneers will be touring in support of their critically-acclaimed new album, Esoteric Warfare. The Canadians Revenge will be opening all shows. A full list of the tour dates can be found below. Check it out, maybe it's your lucky day.
Black metal legends Mayhem just announced more European dates for their 30-year anniversary tour. In addition to celebrating 30 years of existence, they also released a new album this year - their first in 7 years, Esoteric Warfare. Blodhemn will accompany Mayhem on this trek that includes stops in Poland, Sweden, Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Finland this November.
As black metallers Mayhem have already released several songs from their forthcoming album, it is only natural that the band now shares the entire opus for streaming online. You can enjoy it in its entirety right this moment at several locations, including here or over here. You can finally have the complete picture of the record. How would you rate Esoteric Warfare?
Mayhem continue sharing new songs from their new album Esoteric Warfare this week. Today the black metal band premieres "Throne Of Time" and you get to listen to it on the Soundcloud player below. With four new songs unveiled so far, you should have a pretty good idea of what to expect come June 6th in Europe (June 10th in North America) when Season Of Mist releases it. What's your opinion about "Throne Of Time"?
Mayhem just premiered the third song off Esoteric Warfare. You can't really complain because the black metal band has shared quite a bit of new material before the album release. Today, the song chosen is "Trinity" and you can click on the Soundcloud player below to listen to it. It should help you wait until May 23rd (May 27th in North America) when Season Of Mist will unleash Esoteric Warfare unto the world. Enjoy!
You have already listened to the first single from legendary Norwegian black metal legion Mayhem but today the band has premiered a second song from Esoteric Warfare. This one is entitled "VI.Sec." and is now streaming online, which means you can listen to it here now. What are you waiting for? Enjoy some new Mayhem.
The world's biggest heavy music touring festival, the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival in its seventh annual sojourn, is pleased to announce the official 2014 artist line-up with the boldest, largest, loudest and most diverse lineup to date!
Are you filled with curiosity about how the new Mayhem's opus cover art will look like? Take a deep breath and look at it below. It was designed by Polish artist and architect Zbigniew M. Bielak. Tell us about your impressions. The band's fifth full-length studio album Esoteric Warfare will be released on May 23rd (May 27th in North America) via Season Of Mist.
After showing us their new single "Psywar", still available here, Norwegian black metal instigators Mayhem have announced a string of European shows for May. You can see all the dates below as well as the flyer. It's the band's 30th anniversary and the new full-length studio album Esoteric Warfare is also coming on May 23rd (May 27th in North America). It will be a busy year.
Get ready for Mayhem. Out of nowhere, the black metal band just premiered their new single called "Psywar". While you wait for their new full-length studio album that is dropping in May, you can always enjoy this. Listen to the song below through a lyric video courtesy of artist Costin Chioreanu.
Legendary Norwegian black metallers Mayhem are currently mixing their new album at Mølla Studio in Gjerstad, Norway where they also recorded what will be the follow-up to 2007's Ordo Ad Chao. The band doesn't give away much but the new album is now closer to completion. Stay tuned for more updates on the new opus.