Mayhem playing “De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas” in full on upcoming tour (coming to NY)

Mayhem live in Brooklyn last year…
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Norwegian black metal legends Mayhem have announced an early 2017 North American tour that will see them dishing out a full performance of their classic 1994 full-length debut, De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas, at every stop of the tour. Support on the run will come from Season of Mist label-mates Inquisition, plus Black Anvil.

Mayhem screecher Attila Csihar had the following to say regarding the tour:

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!

New York stops on the trek include Poughkeepsie at The Chance Theater on February 17 [tix] and New York City at Gramercy Theatre on February 19 [tix]. A complete list of announced shows can be viewed below. The band’s latest studio offering, Esoteric Warfare, dropped in 2014. Stream some tunes after the dates.

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Jan. 20 Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
Jan. 21Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Theater
Jan. 22 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
Jan. 23 Chicago, IL@ Metro
Jan. 24 Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom
Jan. 25 Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
Jan. 27 Denver, CO @ Gothic Theater
Jan. 28 Sat Lake City, UT @ The Complex
Jan. 30 Calgary, AB @ Marquee
Jan. 31 Edmonton, AB @Starlite Room
Feb. 2 Seattle, WA@ El Corazon
Feb. 3 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw
Feb. 4 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
Feb. 6 San Francisco, CA@ Social Hall SF
Feb. 7 Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
Feb. 8 Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red
Feb. 10 San Antonio, TX @Alamo Music Hall
Feb. 11 Dallas, TX @ Trees
Feb. 13 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
Feb. 14 Wilmington, NC @ Thorne Theater
Feb. 15 Washington, DC @ The Howard Theater
Feb. 16 Philadelphia, PA @ Theater of the Living Arts
Feb. 17 Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance Theater
Feb. 18 Boston, MA @ Royale
Feb. 19 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater