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MAYHEM unveil live album ‘Daemonic Rites’

Updated: Jul 25, 2023

MAYHEM unveil live album ’Daemonic Rites‘ Closing the chapter on their legendary ’Daemon‘ saga Watch live video for “Malum” HERE

MAYHEM, the iconic pioneers of Norwegian black metal, are set to unleash their monumental live album titled 'Daemonic Rites' on September 15th 2023, via Century Media Records. Capturing the raw energy and intensity of their worldwide performances from the past 2 years, the album promises to be a thrilling sonic journey for fans and a testament to the band's unparalleled live prowess. To celebrate this announcement, the band is thrilled to share a first taste of the live album with their brand-new single, 'Malum (Live 2022).' This blistering track encapsulates the intensity and ferocity that MAYHEM brings to their live performances. Alongside the single, fans will also be treated to a visually captivating music video recorded during their latest New York concert, produced in collaboration with renowned director Zev Deans.

Check this LINK to stream their new single. Necrobutcher comments as follows: “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.” He further continues… “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 long player serves as the ultimate chapter-closer for this landmark.

'Daemonic Rites' will be available in various 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) Pre-orders for 'Daemonic Rites' start today and can be placed HERE. Tracklisting: 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

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. MAYHEM is: Necrobutcher – Bass Hellhammer – Drums Attila – Vocals Teloch – Guitar Ghul – Guitar MAYHEM online:


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