The Norwegian black metal kings, Mayhem have returned. Mayhem will release an as-yet-untitled new album, and follow up to 2007’s “Ordo Ad Chao,” later this year. In anticipation of the new album, Mayhem is streaming a new track online, titled “Psywar.” The following press release was also issued about the band:
“2014 sees Mayhem welcome the 30th anniversary of the single most notorious and important band in the history of black metal. With the band’s four revolutionary full-lengths, a legacy of boundless extremity, and an ethic rooted firmly in the principle of no compromise, Mayhem are the archetype that three generations of black metal bands follow as law. As they enter their 30th year, Mayhem reign as kings of the underground; ensuring that their shadow will be cast not just over the first 30 years of an entire genre to date, but for the next 30 years to come as well. Mayhem is the Alpha and the Omega of black metal.”
With an eager new lineup, Mayhem’s new full length will showcase a band who has both progressed but kept their extreme and hell-raising roots. Mayhem will also release Psywar as a limited edition 7″ EP. The Psywar 7″ is backed ‘From Beyond Event Horizon,’ an unreleased track taken from the band’s 2012 Budapest sessions, and will come in different editions featuring art from Zbigniew Bielak and Costin Chioreanu. Psywar will be pressed across several different colored vinyl editions and is available for pre-order here.