MAYHEM – i dettagli del nuovo album “Daemon”

Written by on August 12, 2019

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Le leggende del True Norwegian Black Metal MAYHEM pubblicheranno il loro sesto album“Daemon” il 25 ottobre 2019 su Century Media Records.

L’album è stato registrato in differenti studi di registrazione. Voce e batteria sono state registrate presso gli NBS Audio Studio (aka Necromorbus Studio) di Söderfors, Svezia, con la supervisione del produttore Tore Stjerna. Le chitarre di Ghul invece sono state registrate in Olanda mentre il basso è stato registrato presso i Lupercal Studio di Oslo. Successivamente il tracking delle chitarre di Teloch è stato ripreso presso gli SleikBallaMi Studio di Oslo. La fase di mix è stata seguita sempre da Stjerna mentre la fase di master da Thomas Johansson presso The Panic Room. Tre mesi di duro lavoro per un risultato decisamente intenso.

Di seguito artwork ad opera dell’italiano Daniele Valeriani (Lucifer’s Child, Dark Funeral) e tracklist di “Daemon”:

1. The Dying False King
2. Agenda Ignis
3. Bad Blood 
4. Malum
5. Falsified And Hated
6. Aeon Daemonium
7. Worthless Abomination Destroyed
8. Daemon Spawn
9. Of Worms And Ruins
10. Invoke The Oath

Il preorder sarà disponibile dal 30 agosto 2019. A breve ulteriori dettagli.

I MAYHEM saranno in Italia il 12 novembre 2019 presso i Magazzini Generali di Milano. Assieme a loro Gaahl’s Wyrd e GosT.


“Daemon” isn’t a direct follow-up to “Esoteric Warfare”. Like all Mayhem albums of their time, “Daemon” is unto itself. The wolf solitary and singular. Indeed, “Daemon” also isn’t a new chapter in Mayhem’s storied career. Rather, it’s a new tome, authoritative yet wild in character. Composed and decomposed with the same lineup – Necrobutcher (bass), Hellhammer (drums), Attila (vocals), Teloch (guitars), and Ghul (guitars) – that handled “Esoteric Warfare” and performed “De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas” in its entirety over the last few years, “Daemon” isn’t a retrofit of classic songs like “Freezing Moon,” “Pagan Fears,” or “Buried by Time and Dust” either. That’s what the live album, “De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas Alive” (2016), was for. “Daemon” is change, an opportunity for the maw of hell to open wider.

“Mayhem will always be Mayhem,” says guitarist/songwriter Teloch (aka Morten Bergeton Iversen). “If we put the genre game aside a bit, no one else sounds like Mayhem. Even when ‘De Mysteriis’ came out, it was not at first considered to be a black metal album, if my memory serves me right. Tricky to label this band. Metal would be the most fitting; it’s not pure black metal, in my opinion. Not sure it has ever been actually, despite what the general opinion is. People can call it whatever they want. If it’s black metal to them, then fine. We don’t really care. To me, it’s important to keep some sort of black metal vibe at least.” 

Certainly, the art of the album cover can be hit or miss. Not for Mayhem. The Norwegians have crafted an aesthetic that’s both harrowing and insidious. From the low contrast majesty of “De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas” and the blurry haunt of “Chimera” to the suggestive intensity of “Grand Declaration of War” and “Esoteric Warfare”’s retro-modern mind machine layout, the band have always been progressively inclined where it concerns image, message, and style. For “Daemon”, Mayhem enlisted Italian designer Daniele Valeriani (Lucifer’s Child, Dark Funeral) to understand, conceive, and deliver the cover art. 

“I think this album will be most pleasing for old and new fans,” says Teloch. “As most of our devoted fans know, Mayhem has never released two albums that sound the same. That’s the case this time around as well. As I said, we simplified stuff, but at the same time tried out some new stuff to keep it interesting for ourselves and, also for our fans that dig that we are doing something new on each album.”

Soon after the release of “Daemon” Mayhem will embark on a EUROPEAN headline tour with special guests Gaahls WYRD and Gost. Please find the dates below:

31.10. Nijmegen, Netherlands – Doornroosje
01.11. Leiden, Netherlands – Gebr De Nobel
02.11. Leeds, UK – Damnation Festival
03.11. Dublin, Ireland – Academy
04.11. London, UK – The Electric Ballroom
05.11. Paris, France – La Machine Du Moulin Rouge
06.11. Rennes, France – L’Etage
07.11. Lyon, France – CCD
08.11. Toulouse, France – Le Metronum
09.11. Barcelona, Spain – Salamandra
10.11. Madrid, Spain – Mon Madrid
12.11. Milano, Italy – Magazzini Generali
13.11. Géneva, Switzerland – PTR
14.11. Vienna, Austria – Szene
15.11. Prague, Czech Republic – Meet Factory
16.11. Berlin, Germany – Astra
17.11. Lille, France – Tyrant Fest
19.11. Kassel, Germany – Musik Theater 130BPM
20.11. Wetzikon, Switzerland – Hall Of Fame
21.11. Mannheim, Germany – MS Connexion Complex
22.11. Oberhausen, Germany – Turbinehalle
23.11. Vosselaar, Belgium – Biebob
24.11. Copenhagen, Denmark – Pumpehuset
26.11. Tampere, Finland – Pakkahuone
27.11. Helsinki, Finland – Tavastia
29.11. Stockholm, Sweden – Fryshuset Klubben
30.11. Gothenburg, Sweden – Pustervik

MAYHEM are:
Necrobutcher – Bass
Hellhammer – Drums
Attila – Vocals
Teloch – Guitar
Ghul – Guitar

MAYHEM online:
https://www.thetruemayhem.com/
https://www.facebook.com/mayhemofficial
https://www.instagram.com/thetruemayhem/
https://twitter.com/mayhemnorway
https://www.youtube.com/user/MayhemOfficialVideo/featured


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