Mayhem Shares Official Live Video for “Deathcrush” Ahead of Special 40th Anniversary Double-Header in Oslo


True Norwegian black metal pioneer Mayhem will be performing two very special 40th anniversary sets in their hometown of Oslo (NO) at Sentrum Scene on Friday, May 10, and Saturday, May 11, with the first night already entirely SOLD OUT! Limited tickets are still available for the Saturday performance, so hurry up and get yours before its too late! In celebration of this monumental double-header, the band is now sharing the official live video for the song “Deathcrush,” which is taken from the band’s latest live album, ‘Daemonic Rites.’ The clip can be seen here:Continue reading


Acclaimed Rock and Metal Photographer Jeremy Saffer’s Event “Idol Worship: The Detournements Of Jeremy Saffer” Opens Today in Los Angeles


The images of globally acclaimed rock photographer, Jeremy Saffer take center stage at LA’s Exhibit A Gallery when a very special gallery event, “Idol Worship: The Detournements of Jeremy Saffer” will open today, on April 13th, 2024. This unique show, will showcase Saffer’s iconic photographs in a brand new way as his images serve as the canvas for over 30 of the world’s best multi-media artists. Continue reading


A GoFundMe Has Been Launched for Oslo Black Metal Landmark and Record Store Neseblod


A GoFundMe has been launched to aid the owners of Neseblood Records rebuild and recover following the fire that wiped out the Black Metal Landmark! Launched by Metal industry lifer and extreme music champion Darren Toms, the campaign has already raised 1/3 of the goal of £20,000 in less than 24 hours. See the link below and donate if you can. Continue reading


Legendary Oslo Black Metal Landmark and Record Store Neseblod Suffers a Fire


According to a published report by VG News in Norway, Oslo record store Neseblod Records has suffered a fire and a major loss of business. As of now, it is unknown how extensive the damage is, but in the article, the owners feared a total loss, especially historic memorabilia from the store and the first and second wave Black Metal scene.Originally known as Helvete (“Hell”) the record store was owned by Øystein “Euronymous” Aarseth. In addition to the meta and rock store, the basement housed the Black Circle club where the Norwegian Black Metal scene formed and bands such as Aarseth’s band Mayhem and many others that sprung from the store employees and its denizens. The store was also immortalized in the Aarseth biopic Lords of Chaos by Jonas Ackerlund. In addition to a crucial piece of metal history, the store had continued to be a tourist attraction and a tour stop during Inferno Metal Festival’s popular annual Black Metal History tour. We’ll continue to track this story as it develops. Continue reading


PODCAST: Glacially Musical #174 – Albums On The Mount Rushmore of 1990s Rock and Metal Movie Soundtracks


Time for another new chaser episode! Nik and Keefy just debate what albums are on the Mount Rushmore of 1990s Rock and Metal-centric Movie Soundtracks! Keefy sings some STP!!Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Gost – Prophecy


The term “heavy” is most often associated with Metal. But Metal is not the only genre of music capable of invoking heaviness. Of all the other genres capable of tapping into heaviness, synthwave is not going to be first on the list. Continue reading


Vltimas (ex-Morbid Angel, ex-Mayhem, Cryptopsy) Shares a New Single and Video for “Miserere” – New Album Incoming


Death Metal supergroup Vltimas is back with new music and a new album Epic, coming from Season of Mist in 2024. The band features ex-Morbid Angel frontman David Vincent, ex-Mayhem and Aura Noir guitarist Rune “Blasphemer” Eriksen, and legendary Cryptopsy drummer Flo Mounier and they have shared a new single and video as the first taste from the new album. Watch the video for “Miserere,” stream and pre-order the album below. Continue reading


Beyond The Gates Festival 2024 Completes its Line-up with Mayhem, Enslaved, Death SS, Black Anvil, and More!


Following a slew of newly announced special sets and tribute events, Beyond the Gates 2024 has completed its lineup with nine final bands and more exclusive performances. The festival has added Mayhem – set to perform their 40th anniversary set, icons Enslaved performing all of Frost in full, Death SS, Black Anvil, Owls Woods Graves, Attic, Syn and others. The full line-up and tickets links can be found below. The fest has also revealed its daily lineups.

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Hellsinki Metal Festival Has Booked Avantasia, Hammerfall, Kreator, Satyricon, Insomnium, Doro, Blackbraid and More for 2024


Hellsinki Metal Festival has announced their first bands for the 2024 event! The fest takes place on August 9th & 10th in Helsinki@! The first announcement includes Avantasia, Hammerfall, Kreator, Satyricon, Insomnium, Doro, Blackbraid and many more! Hellsinki Metal Festival, organized for the first time this year, found its own place on the Finnish festival grounds on the second weekend of August in 2023. More than 11,000 visitors were able to enjoy a bold and versatile lineup of performers, which also included several bands that rarely visit Finland. The official aftermovie of this year’s event can be viewed here.

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Mayhem Kicks Off North American Tour Promoting New Live Album – New Dates Added


Mayhem has just hit the road for its North American tour with Cannibal Corpse, Gorguts, and Blood Incantation. The band has also added two new dates without Cannibal Corpse. The live run is in support of new live album, Daemonic Rites, out last week on Century Media Records. Keep reading below for listings, purchase information, and more.

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