MAYHEM to Release De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas Alive; Band to Perform Classic Album on North American Tour

Norwegian black metal icons MAYHEM are celebrating the release of their 1994 landmark De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas full-length with tours across the globe. This coming January, the band will march their way across North America performing the record in its monumental entirety.

In conjunction with their many live appearances, MAYHEM will also release De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas Alive on December 15th, 2016. The album was captured live in Norrköping, Sweden last year during the band’s headlining set at the Black Christmass Festival. The show marked the band’s first time ever playing the album in full.

Check out live footage of “From the Dark Past” and “Life Eternal“:

De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas Alive was recorded, mixed and mastered by Tore Stjerna and NBS Audio and produced by vocalist Attila Csihar and guitarist Teloch with light production by Anne Weckstrom, stage design and production by Jonas Svensson, video recording by Thornfields Production and video editing by Tamàs Tarczi. The celebratory release will come available on CD, LP, and DVD (the first 1000 copies are numbered) as well as digitally on December 15th, 2016. For physical preorders, point your browser here. For digital orders go here.

Catch the band performing the album in its entirety on their upcoming North American tour with BLACK ANVIL and INQUISITION, which starts January 20, 2017.

SUFFOCATION Added to 70,000 Tons of Metal, Working on New Record

Legendary New York death metal pioneers, SUFFOCATION, have been added to the 70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise festival happening January 23 – 27. 2012. For more info and tickets visit

Commented the band:

“We’re looking forward to our first cruise ship performance. 2012’s 70,000 Tons of Metal will be a devastating event! Come witness a crushing multi-day festival and hang out with SUFFOCATION and many others!”

“Also, SUFFOCATION has some killer new material up their sleeves for a 2012 release with Nuclear Blast Records. With no shortage of chaotic mayhem and earth shattering slams, the content and concepts are sure to please SUFFOCATION fans new and old. Prepare to receive the mark!”

SUFFOCATION will play a handful of exclusive one off shows, in the middle of the group’s writing process for the follow up to their most recent release, Blood Oath. The following dates have been confirmed so far:

11/12/11 Kingdom – Richmond, VA
11/13/11 Jaxx – W. Springfield, VA
11/20/11 Korova – San Antonio, TX (Gorgrowlers’ Ball #5)
12/10/11 Reverb – Reading, PA (w/ BLACK ANVIL)
12/16/11 Northern Lights – Clifton Park, NY
04/07/12 Park Theater – Winnipeg, MB – Canada
05/27/12 Sonar – Baltimore, MD (Maryland Deathfest 2012)

IMMORTAL @ Masonic Temple, Brooklyn, NY (03/30/10)

Having experienced some heavy storms that past weekend, New York residents eagerly awaited the arrival of Spring. But before April would usher in the sunshine, there would be one more night of rain and darkness. As irritated patrons waited impatiently through the unnecessarily long security lines, many (adorably adorned in corpse paint) waited with baited breath for the arrival of Norway’s darkest northern sons.

I missed 99% of BLACK ANVIL‘s set due to the lines. However, I was still able to catch their staple song “777” a dark catchy mid-tempo track that comes across as an unreleased CELTIC FROST song with Jeff Walker from CARCASS on vocals. The band has made a name for themselves with a relentless touring schedule and should definitely be checked out for all those interested in another band that worships at the HELLHAMMER/CELTIC FROST altar. Plus, they usually end with a solid rendition of “Dethroned Emperor.”

After a fairly quick set up, an ominous marching snare signaled the arrival of the Norwegian troupe as they launched into the title track of their new album, All Shall Fall. Mosh pits quickly unfurled and drinks were spilled. A thunderous tom pounding from man mountain Horgh quickly followed as he propelled follow-up, “Rise of Darkness,” with driving rhythm. As tight as bolts and nuts, the three-piece sounded like an army as they plowed through tracks from Sons of Northern Darkness, including the title track and the punchy fist-raising anthem, “Tyrants.”

Returning to more All Shall Fall material, the band kept the faithful alive with continuous permeating fog, lights, corpse paint, spikes, and an all encompassing sound that reflected all things great about a metal show. While showmanship these days seems to be heading out as a thing of the past or perhaps deemed as cliché or campy, the band has handled such trends with aplomb, ably backing up their onstage theatrics with strong, powerful, catchy material.

Heading into the past, fans were then treated to classic material from Pure Holocaust as well as tracks such as “Grim and Frostbitten Kingdoms,” “Withstand the Fall of Time,” and “Battles in the North” before ending the set with “Blashyrkh the Mighty Raven Dark.” No encores, no nonsense, just a sharp effective live experience from one of the few remaining originators of True Norwegian Black Metal.

EYEHATEGOD: US Tour Dates Announced

New Orleans, Louisiana sludge metal icons EYEHATEGOD are proud to announce their long-anticipated US tour beginning in June, following an appearances at this year’s edition of the Maryland Deathfest. The 18-date trek begins at Blackbooth in Orlando, Florida on June 3 and will rage through 16 more cities before coming to a close in Chicago, Illinois at the Empty Bottle (where they play two nights). Support will come primarily from psychedelic black metallers NACHTMYSTIUM (from June 4 – 15) but will also feature a rotating roster of crushing openers throughout the tour including BRUTAL TRUTH, WITHERED, BLACK ANVIL, TOMBS, HOWL, THE ATLAS MOTH, BLACK TUSK and STRONG INTENTION (visit for specifics).


6/03/2010 Backbooth – Orlando, FL
6/04/2010 Ground Zero – Spartanburg, SC **
6/05/2010 Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC
6/06/2010 Headliners – Louisville, KY
6/07/2010 Fubar – St Louis, MO
6/08/2010 Muse – Nashville, TN
6/09/2010 Alley Katz – Richmond, VA
6/10/2010 Krug’s – Frederick, MD
6/11/2010 Unitarian Church – Philadelphia, PA
6/12/2010 Europa – Brooklyn, NY
6/13/2010 Club Hall – Providence, RI
6/14/2010 Daniel St – Milford, CT
6/15/2010 Rocko’s – Manchester, NH
6/16/2010 Big Jar – Rochester, NY
6/17/2010 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH
6/18/2010 Blondie’s Detroit, MI
6/19/2010 Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL
6/20/2010 Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL

** VIP package available; 50 tickets are available for $40 and will include sound check access, BBQ, meet & greet with the band + a signed poster.

MARDUK: Updated Itinerary for Upcoming North American Tour

Following three very special U.S. appearances this summer in Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York (effectively breaking their streak of visa issues), Swedish black metal monsters MARDUK will return for a full headlining North American tour this November. The band will be joined by NACHTMYSTIUM, MANTIC RITUAL, MERRIMACK and BLACK ANVIL (on select dates). Here is an updated list of tour dates:

11/19/2009 The Sterling Hotel w/ BLACK ANVIL
11/20/2009 The Palladium – Worcester, MA w/ BLACK ANVIL
11/21/2009 Les Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC w/ BLACK ANVIL
11/22/2009 Wreck Room – Toronto, ON w/ BLACK ANVIL
11/23/2009 Sonar – Baltimore, MD
11/24/2009 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
11/25/2009 Brass Mug – Tampa, FL
11/27/2009 The Bar – New Orleans, LA
11/28/2009 Red 7 – Austin, TX
11/29/2009 Ridglea Theater – Ft Worth, TX
11/30/2009 The Marquee – Tulsa, OK
12/02/2009 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
12/03/2009 The Clubhouse – Tempe, AZ
12/04/2009 The Key Club – Hollywood, CA w/ BLACK ANVIL
12/05/2009 Ramona Mainstage – Ramona, CA w/ BLACK ANVIL
12/06/2009 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA w/ BLACK ANVIL
12/07/2009 Satyricon – Portland, OR
12/08/2009 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
12/09/2009 Clug Vegas – Salt Lake City, UT
12/10/2009 Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom – Denver, CO
12/11/2009 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
12/12/2009 Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL
12/13/2009 Station 4 – St Paul, MN
12/14/2009 Blondie’s – Detroit, MI
12/15/2009 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
12/16/2009 Gramercy Theater – New York, NY w/ BLACK ANVIL

MARDUK‘s eleventh studio album, Wormwood, was released on October 13th.  Visit MARDUK on the web for more info:

MARDUK Announce U.S. Tour Dates; Full Makeup Tour to Follow

Sweden’s MARDUK have announced a few U.S. shows following their last minute withdrawal from the Blackenedfest with MAYHEM due to visa issues.  These makeup dates will feature support from WITHERED and BLACK ANVIL.

MARDUK guitarist Morgan Håkansson commented: “We are excited to finally be over in the states and do these shows after all the problems with the visas. The three shows in August are just the start. We are preparing for a full tour in the winter that will cover all the areas we missed on Blackenedfest. Please join us as we raise the Banner Of The Wolf!”

Confirmed dates thus far are below.  Expect more dates to be announced soon.
8/12/2009 Sonar – Baltimore, MD
8/13/2009 Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA
8/15/2009 Gramercy Threatre – New York, NY also w/ TOMBS

Visit the band’s official website for all the latest tour info and where to buy tickets:

Last month, MARDUK began recording their eleventh album. The album is expected to be released by years’ end via Regain Records.