Mayhem have announced European dates for March and April 2017. The black metal icons will embark on the De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas tour performing their landmark debut album in full.
The black onslaught starts on March 24th in Karlstad, Sweden and ravages throughout thirteen more countries before the final curtain in Munich, Germany on the 16th of April.
Regarding the tour, Mayhem vocalist Attila Csihar comments: The first time I ever heard from Mayhem was in 1991-1992 when I received a letter from Euronymous. I did not know that message was going to change my whole life. They were looking for a new vocalist to replace Dead on their debut album. Of course, I agreed to their offer and in 1993 we recorded De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas, which to me remains one of the most magical albums of all time. The music opened some unfathomable dimensions that reached beyond what we were able to handle 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 when it finally came out under the sun in 1994, it left a lasting impact on the whole metal scene. The so-called second wave of black metal was 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 again, when Mayhem reunited with some old and new members. Yet that album always remained so strong and so unique that even after my reunion with Mayhem in 2004, we were still not comfortable to present it live in full. Time passed and the whole band got stronger and more experienced. In 2016 we suddenly felt that it was time to finally play the whole record in order to unleash That Beast after more than two decades. De Mysteriis Dom Sathans will soon become alive.
A list of all confirmed shows can be found below:
24 March 2017 Karlstad (SE) Nöjesfabriken
25 March 2017 Stockholm (SE) En Arena
26 March 2017 København (DK) Amager Bio
27 March 2017 Aarhus (DK) Train
29 March 2017 London (UK) Electric Ballroom
30 March 2017 Manchester (UK) Club Academy
31 March 2017 Dublin (IE) Academy
01 April 2017 Glasgow (UK) Lords Of The Land
05 April 2017 Lausanne (CH) Les Docks
06 April 2017 Milano (IT) Live Club
07 April 2017 Nova Gorica (SI) Mostovna
08 April 2017 Wien (AT) Metal Meeting
09 April 2017 Zagreb (HR) Vintage Club
10 April 2017 Belgrade (RS) Dom Omladine
11 April 2017 Sofia (BG) Mixtape
12 April 2017 Brasov (RO) Club Rockstadt
13 April 2017 Athens (GR) Fuzz Club
15 April 2017 Budapest (HU) Durer Kert
16 April 2017 München (DE) Dark Easter Metal Meeting