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Mayhem – Demonic Rites


Last Updated on 08:20 PM by Giorgos Tsekas

Genre: Black Metal
Country: Norway
Label: Century Media Records
Year: 2023

The new live album entitled ‘Daemonic Rites’, will probably work like an opening gate to the mysterious, savage and evil cosmos of Mayhem to many, as also a souvenir from the ’Northern Ritual MMXXII‘ and the ’Thalassic Ritual‘ tour in 2023 for others. But both will get in their hands a depiction of raw, furious, intense and authentic live music. The album presents recordings from a variety of locations and venues; London, Manchester, Gothenburg, Budapest, Sydney and Melbourne, each with their own unique atmosphere and audience. ‘Daemonic Rites’ captures Mayhem in great shape performing as a band carrying 40 years in their back should, always threating and shocking featuring classic Black Metal hymns as well as newer material from their latest ‘Daemon’ album (which was released in 2019). Everyone expect to hear blistering renditions of songs like ‘Deathcrush’, ‘Freezing Moon’, ‘De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas’, and ‘Pure Fucking Armageddon’, among others like ‘Malum’ and ‘Falsified and Hatred’ which sound extremely addictive in these live versions.

The album is available as Ltd. Deluxe Box Set (incl. 2LP in 180g golden vinyl, Gatefold cover, CD in printed cardboard sleeve, DIN A2 poster, setlist, tour laminate with branded lanyard and 3 signature guitar picks), 2LP Gatefold, CD Digipak and Digital Album.

Nikos Nakos
Nikos Nakos
“When the Last Tree Is Cut Down, the Last Fish Eaten, and the Last Stream Poisoned, You Will Realize That You Cannot Eat Money.”

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