The insidious forces behind the Beyond The Gates festival have firmed up the full lineup for this years event that will take place in a faraway land from where we are stationed. Brave a look, if you dare…..
The Press Release:
So this is it – the full line-up for Beyond the Gates 2019 in all its glory. And what a festival it’s going to be. The final piece of the puzzle is something of a treat. Abbath has just announced the follow up to his 2015 debut, entitled “Outstrider”. The album is due on July the 5th and the Beyond the Gates audience will be treated to a spectacular and exclusive homecoming show on the final day of the festival.
We are also pleased to announce the addition of German/Turkish black metal outfit Imha Tarikat. If you haven’t checked out their debut album “Kara Ihlas” yet, please do. Haunting and atmospheric black metal doesn’t get any better than this. Imha Tarikat will join Ritual Death and Watain for the very special Wednesday show taking place at Hulen. Continue reading Beyond The Gates Festival Announces Full 2019 Lineup→
Our latest Music Milestone is actually quite the historic one because not only is it the first professionally recorded work by the infamous Mayhem, but it is also cited as the very first recording laid down by a Norwegian Black Metal band. That EP was released thirty years ago today on Posercorpse Records and one has to think that the label name was created in response to all of the Glam Rock that was rather prominent in the United States. The EP while done in a professional setting is very sparse in the overall quality of sounds but the intensity of this material is very present and it’s interesting to listen to in today’s music world as its some of the earliest melodies in this now massively popular Black Metal genre. Though I wasn’t listening to anything like this back in 1987, and couldn’t say that it had made the rounds in the circle of friends I kept at the time I wanted to raise a cup of blood to its debut since the band has had quite the interesting history. Continue reading Mayhem’s “Deathcrush” EP; Three Decades Of Darkness (1987-2017)→
The touring announcements for the upcoming 2017 year have started to manifest and I’m going to do my best to keep you informed about the most crushing ones of the batch. The winter months of January and February are going to get much, much colder thanks to the True Mayhem who will be trekking here in honor of their Black Metal masterpiece “De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas”. Read the full press release below and then I’ll close up with some more thoughts.
The Press Release:
MAYHEM announce “De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas” North American Tour. MAYHEM, metal’s most controversial band, have announced a new North American tour. The black metal pioneers are set to embark on the “De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas” tour, performing the band’s landmark debut album in full. The tour begins on Jan 20 in Montreal, and travels throughout the US and Canada before concluding on February 19. Support on this tour comes from Season of Mist label-mates INQUISITION and BLACK ANVIL. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.
Regarding the tour, MAYHEM vocalist Attila comments, “The first time I heard from Mayhem was in ’91-’92 when I received a letter from Euronymous. I did not know that letter was gonna change my whole life… They were looking for a new vocalist for their debut record to replace Dead, who had passed away. Of course I said yes to their offer and in 1993 we recorded the album called ‘De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas’ one of the most magical recordings of all time. The music opened some altered dimensions that we were simply not able to handle anymore and it unleashed a complete Chaos, which ended up at burning churches and eventually a murder within the band. It was almost impossible to release that record but finally when it came out under the Sun in ’94, it made a strong impact on the whole Heavy Metal scene… The so-called “2nd Wave of Black Metal” born in the cold and dark underground of Oslo. At the same time Mayhem collapsed and got burned down as well. From those ashes the band had to rise once again, when they reunited Mayhem with some old and new members. But that album was always so strong and so unique that even after my reunion with Mayhem in 2004, we were still not comfortable to present it live as a whole thing. Time passed and the whole band got stronger and more experienced. So now in 2016 suddenly we felt it was the time to play that whole record finally, to release That Beast after more than two decades. So ‘De Mysteriis Dom Sathans’ finally becomes Alive!” Continue reading Mayhem Announces “De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas” North American Tour 2017→