Mayhem Says They Were Not Fans Of “Lords Of Chaos”


“It came out all wrong”

Mayhem‘s Necrobutcher has revealed that he’s not a fan of the band’s recent biopic Lords Of Chaos – saying that it “came out all wrong” and “is not a good movie”.

Starring Sky Ferreira and Rory Culkin and directed by Jonas Åkerlund, the film tells the story of the church-burning, Norwegian forefathers of black metal – and the tragedy that struck the band in 1991 when vocalist Per Yngve Ohlin (“Dead”) took his own life, before guitarist a Øystein Aarseth (“Euronymous”) was murdered by former member Varg Vikernes (“Count Grishnackh”) of Burzum.

Now, Necrobutcher from the band (real name Jørn Stubberud), has revealed that while he admired the authenticity of the film’s set and costume design, overall he feels that the movie “came out all wrong.

“They should have called us first and maybe we could’ve done something,” he told Consequence Of Sound. “I saw it, and it just made me sad. It’s not a good movie.” Despite his criticism, the film has so far attracted an impressive 74% from critics on Rotten Tomatoes, while the audience rating (likely to be Mayhem and metal fans) scored it overall at 59%. Continue Reading At NME

Mayhem To Release New Album This October


We are excited to announce that Mayhem will release our sixth studio album, entitled “Daemon” on October 25th.

The pre-order for all formats will start on August 30th – detailed info on all different formats will be made available soon!

“Daemon” isn’t a direct follow-up to “Esoteric Warfare”. Like all Mayhem albums of their time, “Daemon” is unto itself. The wolf solitary and singular. Indeed, “Daemon” also isn’t a new chapter in our storied career. Rather, it’s a new tome, authoritative yet wild in character. Composed and decomposed with the same lineup – Necrobutcher (bass), Hellhammer (drums), Attila (vocals), Teloch (guitars), and Ghul (guitars) – that handled “Esoteric Warfare” and performed “De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas” in its entirety over the last few years, “Daemon” isn’t a retrofit of classic songs like “Freezing Moon,” “Pagan Fears,” or “Buried by Time and Dust” either. That’s what the live album, “De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas Alive” (2016), was for. “Daemon” is change, an opportunity for the maw of hell to open wider.

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