August 30, 2019 — The first song to be released from MAYHEM’s Daemon, entitled “Worthless Abominations Destroyed " has been posted online: The song carries the mystique, mystery, and feel of the band’s early work, specifically, De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas.
December 6, 2016 — 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.
June 6, 2015 — The last time ARCTURUS released new music, they were not at the top of their game. Sideshow Symphonies was simply not on par with the band’s previous releases.
May 6, 2015 — Former BATHORY drummer turned film and music video director, Jonas Åkerlund, is set to direct the film based on the 1998 book, Lords of Chaos, which covered MAYHEM’s history and the infamous deaths and church burnings in Norway in the early 90’s.
April 1, 2015 — The first song from ARCTURUS’ new album entitled “The Arcturian Sign” has been posted online. The song comes off of Arcturian, the band’s first album in 10 years, which comes out this May.
January 14, 2015 — Unlike everyone else, we waited until 2014 was actually over to recount our favorite albums. It’s been a great year for extreme music with a healthy amount of excellent releases.
May 16, 2014 — Three years subsequent to the formation of elite metal project, NADER SADEK, and the release of the collective’s debut album, In The Flesh, the final video from the album has been released.
April 8, 2014 — Visual/performance artist NADER SADEK, who conceptualized the 2011 blackened death masterpiece In the Flesh and its live follow-up Living Flesh, will return to the stage in late May with a string of Canadian and European dates.
February 20, 2014 — Norwegian black metal legends MAYHEM will release their long-awaited new album on May 23rd (May 27th in North America). Entitled Esoteric Warfare, MAYHEM’s fifth full-length will be the follow-up to 2007’s excellent Ordo Ad Chao.
February 5, 2014 — After releasing his latest full length solo album Incomprehensible on The End Records in January 2013, ANDY WINTER (WINDS, AGE OF SILENCE, SCULPTURED) now returns with his first ever music video; an artistic collaboration by various talents in the realm of music, film and fashion.
June 8, 2013 — Among the legions of death metal bands that are spawned, few endeavor to do anything more than pay tribute to their influences. However, once in a while a unique band comes along and brings their own style of death metal to the table.
March 5, 2013 — One of the coolest death metal debut albums in recent years, gets the live treatment with Living Flesh. Band mastermind Nader Sadek gathered together his core recording line up of Steve Tucker (ex-MORBID ANGEL), Rune Eriksen (AVA INFERI, ex-MAYHEM), and Flo Mounier (CRYPTOPSY) along with Novy (ex-VADER, BEHEMOTH, DIES IRAE), Sean Frey, and Carmen Simoes.
February 8, 2013 — Famed artist and visual effects director and driving force behind the all-star death metal project that bears his name, NADER SADEK is being featured as part of a group exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia.
February 6, 2013 — Keyboardist/composer Andy Winter of WINDS and AGE OF SILENCE fame has a new solo album, Incomprehensible, which is available now via The End records. The album features an impressive roster of guest vocalists from MADDER MORTEM, AGALLOCH, GREEN CARNATION, EDGE OF SANITY, PECCATUM, BORKNAGAR, NOVEMBERS DOOM, and WINDS.
January 24, 2013 — Living Flesh, the first ever live performance from NADER SADEK’s critically acclaimed In the Flesh project will be self-released on February 27th. The November 20, 2011 show featured the original line-up of musicians from the In the Flesh record, as well as two new performers.
December 10, 2012 — To further prove that Norwegian black metal is far from dead, NIDINGR take a big leap in progress with their sophomore record, Greatest of Deceivers. The band’s last one, Wolf-Father, was undoubtedly very good but it did not necessarily break new ground.
December 9, 2012 — On Thursday, December 20th, The Power of the Riff presents a massive all-ages event at The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles. The lineup for this end-time gala will feature sets by HIGH ON FIRE, SUNN O))), CORROSION OF CONFORMITY (playing a set that will include classics from Animosity, Eye for an Eye and more), BLACK BREATH, DEAD IN THE DIRT, LOINCLOTH (featuring members of CONFESSOR) and VOID OV VOICES (featuring Atilla Csihar).
November 11, 2012 — Norwegian black metal conjurers NIDINGR have posted the second single, “Vim Patior,” from their new full-length, Greatest of Deceivers. http://youtu.be/RqURdlAAd8M Notes guitarist Teloch of the new tune: “‘Vim Patior’ contains all the elements you all love about NIDINGR: blastbeats, shredding guitars, sweet ass bass lines, guttural vocals, catchy riffing without turning your ears to cheese… But at the same time we introduce some of the new elements we are doing all over the new album: riffs that will make you puke blood and cry.
September 15, 2012 — Norwegian black metal band, NIDINGR, will unleash their new full-length, Greatest of Deceivers, in North America on November 20th. The follow up to Wolf Father features present and past members of bands such as MAYHEM, GORGOROTH, DHG (DØDHEIMSGARD), 1349 and GOD SEED, among others.
July 26, 2012 — For today’s Song of the Day, let us revisit one of the greatest underground metal bands of all time, ARCTURUS. Back in 1994, the band released the Constellation EP via guitarist Samoth’s Nocturnal Art Productions.
June 20, 2012 — It doesn’t happen too often, especially when lawyers get involved, but sometimes bands end up using the same name. Bands with the name “MAYHEM,” “SHINING” and “DISGORGE” have managed to coexist in harmony while also offering very cool music to the world.
December 10, 2011 — NUNFUCKRITUAL, the new band featuring Teloch (NIDINGR, MAYHEM), Espen T. Hangård (ALTAAR), Dan Lilker (NUCLEAR ASSAULT) and Andreas Jonsson (TYRANT), recently released their debut album, In Bondage to the Serpent, via Debemur Morti Productions.
October 24, 2011 — NADER SADEK, the supergroup featuring Steve Tucker (ex-MORBID ANGEL), Rune Eriksen (AVA INFERI, AURA NOIR, ex-MAYHEM), and Flo Mounier (CRYPTOPSY) have announced their first live appearance.
August 31, 2011 — Before SIGH decided to become an avant-garde and unorthodox extreme metal band, they were an excellent up and coming black metal band from the Far East – a unique band from Asia who drew the interest of MAYHEM’s Euronymous and his label Deathlike Silence Productions.
July 28, 2011 — A new generation of Norwegian black metal is alive and well thanks in part to THE KONSORTIUM. Lead by prolific guitarist Teloch (MAYHEM, NIDINGR, UMORAL), the band effortlessly rips through their debut full length.
July 22, 2011 — Avant-garde artist Nader Sadek has brought his project to life with a supergroup of metal warriors respected in the underground scene. By recruiting Steve Tucker (ex-MORBID ANGEL), Rune Eriksen (AVA INFERI, ex-MAYHEM), and Flo Mounier (CRYPTOPSY) as the core of the band, this brutal album coincides with his art and vision.
April 26, 2011 — Tried and true underground metal warriors are all familiar with Norway’s KEEP OF KALESSIN. No doubt they’re a worthy band with good records. However, one of their releases, the rare Reclaim EP, is something that may have eluded the access of many.
October 24, 2010 — The entity known as LIMBONIC ART has quietly achieved a cult following amongst the black metal elite, but they have never been as popular or successful as some of their fellow Norwegian cohorts.
June 30, 2010 — Despite the fact that Norway is no longer the “big” thing in metal does not mean that the nation is lacking in a new generation of black metal bands.
April 24, 2010 — The new all-star BATHORY tribute band, TWILIGHT OF THE GODS, have announced that they will be performing at festivals in Europe this summer. The band consists of Alan Nemtheanga (PRIMORDIAL), Blasphemer (AVA INFERI, AURA NOIR, ex-MAYHEM), Frode Glesnes (EINHERJER), Nick Barker (BENEDICTION, ex-DIMMU BORGIR and more), Patrik Lindgren (THYRFING).
June 22, 2009 — 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.
May 29, 2009 — Blackenedfest, a North American tour featuring MAYHEM, MARDUK, CEPHALIC CARNAGE, CATTLE DECAPITATION, and WITHERED has been partially marred by MARDUK’s unexplained absence from the tour. The tour, which kicked off on May 21st, has carried on without MARDUK’s participation.
February 11, 2009 — Blackenedfest has been announced for North America and will feature MAYHEM, MARDUK, CEPHALIC CARNAGE, CATTLE DECAPITATION, and WITHERED. The tour kicks off May 21st in New York.
September 29, 2008 — Index Verlag proudly announces the release of Pure Fucking Mayhem, a MAYHEM documentary by Stefan Rydehed. Pure Fucking Mayhem is an impressive account of the history of this legendary band, clearly focusing on the years 1984-1993 with their tales of unrelenting, brutal black metal and bloody crimes.
April 22, 2008 — MAYHEM guitarist Blasphemer (Rune Eriksen) has announced his departure from the band after more than 13 years. Here is his official statement: “It is with these written words that I hereby retract myself from my position as the guitar player of MAYHEM.
January 8, 2008 — It took three years to see what Norway’s WINDS have been working on but the final product exceeds all expectations. First off, WINDS have taken everything to new levels.
January 2, 2008 — It’s been a grossly successful 2007 for APESHIT, and though we find it hard pressed to make that same general claim for metal in 2007, a handful of albums did manage to leave a strong impression on us.
July 6, 2007 — Despite a seemingly endless streak of misfortune and tragedy, the legendary MAYHEM has overcome adversity yet again to bring us what could be their darkest work to date with Ordo Ad Chao.
June 18, 2007 — Norwegian black metallers MAYHEM have been forced to cancel their Desconsecrate the States U.S. Tour after drummer Hellhammer suffered a broken arm during his stint with DIMMU BORGIR on their recent U.
June 6, 2007 — While the anticipation for In Sorte Diaboli has no doubt been huge, the anxiety of what would become of the band following their split with drummer Nicholas Barker back in 2004 was perhaps far greater.
May 15, 2007 — For the first time in 6 years, and quite possibly the very last, MAYHEM”™s Deconsecrate the States Tour 2007 is sure to be the hottest on record.
May 10, 2007 — Groundbreaking Japanese act SIGH have announced a few tour dates from their upcoming North American tour with Mesopotamian masters MELECHESH. The band is touring North America in support of their upcoming album, Hangman’s Hymn, out June 12th, 2007 on The End Records.
April 6, 2007 — Los Angeles’ CREMATORIUM and INTRONAUT have signed on to support Norway’s MAYHEM and Japan’s SIGH for their two Los Angeles area shows this summer.Â Dates are as follows:
April 3, 2007 — Groundbreaking Japanese act SIGH have been added to the two live California dates as direct support for Norway’s MAYHEM this July. The live dates are: July 17 - Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theatre July 18 - West Hollywood, CA @ Key Club