Nearly seven years in the making, Mayhem’s 1994 masterpiece De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas is as much a historical marker as it is a black metal landmark. The unique brutal musical extremism and atmosphere is inseparable from a violent and chaotic history that includes shotgun suicide, knife murder, and church arson that ignited a ferocious and frozen revolution.

The current incarnation of Mayhem began performing the entire album live in Sweden at the end of 2015, and the band will bring the show to North America in 2017 as follows:

01/20 – Montreal, Quebec @ Club Soda
01/21 – Toronto, Ontario @ Phoenix Theater
01/22 – Cleveland, Ohio @ Agora Ballroom
01/23 – Chicago, Ill. @ Metro
01/24 – Milwaukee, Wis. @ Turner Hall Ballroom
01/25 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ Mill City Nights
01/27 – Denver, Colo. @ Gothic Theater
01/28 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ The Complex
01/30 – Calgary, Alberta @ Marquee
01/31 – Edmonton, Alberta @Starlite Room
02/02 – Seattle, Wash. @ El Corazon
02/03 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ Rickshaw
02/04 – Portland, Ore. @ Hawthorne Theater
02/06 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Social Hall SF
02/07 – Santa Ana, Calif. @ The Observatory
02/08 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Club Red
02/10 – San Antonio, Texas @Alamo Music Hall
02/11 – Dallas, Texas @ Trees
02/13 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Masquerade
02/14 – Wilmington, N.C. @ Thorne Theater
02/15 – Washington, D.C. @ The Howard Theater
02/16 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Theater of the Living Arts
02/17 – Poughkeepsie, N.Y. @ The Chance Theater
02/18 – Boston, Mass. @ Royale
02/19 – New York, N.Y. @ Gramercy Theater

Mayhem - Life Eternal Live

In the meantime, the live album De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas Alive appears from the crypt on Thursday, December 15. Today, the band offers copies of the vinyl single “From the Dark Past”; the first 1,000 are numbered, and 200 are signed by the group.


Jon “Metalion” Kristiansen, the “godfather of Norwegian black metal,” was present throughout the creation of De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas, and much earlier in the history of Mayhem. Heave high his six-pound, nearly three-kilogram, 744-page tome METALION: The Slayer Mag Diaries, and absorb everything there is to worship about Norwegian black metal and the outer extremes of metal music.

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