Notorious Norwegian black-metal miscreants Mayhem are back with a new single taken from their newly announced LP Daemon, and it's a furious ripper in the chilly vein of their beloved second-wave style full of hellish bellowing, razorwire riffs and pummeling blast beats that conjure up the power of Satan himself to wage war on the pantheon of manmade gods.
"After teasing you guys for over six months, it's finally time to show you what we have been up to in the studio this summer," explains guitarist Teloch. "Here's 'Worthless Abominations Destroyed,' a track that was made with the intention to have this 'all is lost and hopeless' feeling."
Dense and murky, the song confirms Mayhem's continued dedication to upholding the evil spirit of Scandinavian black metal. That spirit is embodied aesthetically in the forthcoming album's packaging — several variants are up for pre-order at this location — which includes a limited deluxe two-LP and CD box set that looks more like an occult spellbook than something to be spun on a record player.
If you'll be in Europe this fall, you can catch the band when they hit the road with support from Gost and Gaahls Wyrd. See the routing below.
Mayhem tour dates:
10/31 - Nijmegen, Netherlands @ Doornroosje
11/01 - Leiden, Netherlands @ Gebr De Nobel
11/02 - Leeds, UK @ Damnation Festival
11/03 - Dublin, Ireland @ Academy
11/04 - London, UK @ The Electric Ballroom
11/05 - Paris, France @ La Machine Du Moulin Rouge
11/06 - Rennes, France @ L'Etage
11/07 - Lyon, France @ CCD
11/08 - Toulouse, France @ Le Metronum
11/09 - Barcelona, Spain @ Salamandra
11/10 - Madrid, Spain @ Mon Madrid
11/12 - Milan, Italy @ Magazzini Generali
11/13 - Geneva, Switzerland @ PTR
11/14 - Vienna, Austria @ Szene
11/15 - Prague, Czech Republic @ Meet Factory
11/16 - Berlin, Germany @ Astra
11/17 - Lille, France @ Tyrant Fest
11/19 - Kassel, Germany @ Musik Theater 130BPM
11/20 - Wetzikon, Switzerland @ Hall of Fame
11/21 - Mannheim, Germany @ MS Connexion Complex
11/22 - Oberhausen, Germany @ Turbinehalle
11/23 - Vossellar, Belgium @ Biebob
11/24 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ Pumpehuset
11/26 - Tampere, Finland @ Pakkahuone
11/27 - Helsinki, Finland @ Tavastia
11/29 - Stockholm, Sweden @ Fryshuset Klubben
11/30 - Gothenburg, Sweden @ Pustervi