True Norwegian black metal pioneers Mayhem will be releasing a monumental live album, “Daemonic Rites,” on September 15, 2023 via Century Media Records. The record is a comprehensive look at the legendary band’s chaotic and intense performances from various cities around the world over the last two years. The album promises to be a thrilling sonic journey for fans and a testament to Mayhem‘s unparalleled live prowess.
Now, Mayhem is debuting the live version of “Chainsaw Gutsfuck” along with a visualizer, which can be seen below.
“We wanted to document how great the band and set sounds like after almost 40 years of playing live,” Necrobutcher previously explained. “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.”
“We wanted to document how great the band and set sounds like after almost 40 years of playing live,” explains Necrobutcher. “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” 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 latest live conglomeration serves as the ultimate chapter-closer for this landmark.
Fans can pre-order and pre-save “Daemonic Rites” HERE.
“Daemonic Rites” track-listing:
2. Falsified And Hated
3. To Daimonion
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
15. Chainsaw Gutsfuck
17. Pure Fucking Armageddon
For fans who are hungry for the real thing, fret not. Mayhem will hit the road later this year with Cannibal Corpse, Gorguts and Blood Incantation. The extensive trek will kick off on September 22 in Nashville, Tennessee and will draw the final curtain a month later on October 21 in Louisville, Kentucky. 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.
- Necrobutcher / Bass
- Hellhammer / Drums
- Attila / Vocals
- Teloch / Guitar
- Ghul / Guitar