Mayhem are gearing up for a new album release with a 15-date European tour that kicks off on Hamburg’s Markthalle on the 14th of May.
‘Esoteric Warfare’ out in June
Mayhem’s fifth album, ‘Esoteric Warfare’, is out on Season of Mist on the 6th of June (June 10th in North America). This week, Stereogum premieres one of the first tasters from the album, ‘Throne of Time’.
It’s been seven years since Mayhem released the dark, haunting masterpiece that was ‘Ordo Ad Chao’, and black metal fans the world over have been anxiously awaiting the new release. The future of the band seemed somewhat uncertain after the departure of guitarist Blasphemer in 2008, a core member of the band since 1995. Blasphemer has since been replaced by guitarist/composer Teloch.
In May, the band is teaming up with French act Merrimack for a 15-date European tour.
Mayhem European tour dates May 2014:
14 May – Markthalle, Hamburg, DE
16 May – Matrix, Bochum, DE
17 May – Essigfabrik, Cologne, DE
18 May – Effenaar, Eindhoven, NL
20 May – AB, Brussels, BE
21 May – Electric Ballroom, London, GB
22 May – Le Divan du Monde, Paris, FR
23 May – Gaswerk, Winterthur, CH
24 May – Factory, Milan, IT
26 May – Randal, Bratislava, SK
27 May – Club Strom, Munich, DE
28 May – C-Club, Berlin, DE
29 May – Proxima, Warsaw, PL
30 May – Metalfest Open Air Festival, Plzeň, CZ
31 May – Pumpehuset, Copenhagen, DK