True Norwegian Black Metal legends MAYHEM will release their sixth studio album, entitled Daemon on October 25th. By the power of darkness and with the might of black-hearted will no two Mayhem albums have been or will ever be the same. Over the course of Mayhem's groundbreaking 35-year career, from Deathcrush (1987) to Esoteric Warfare (2014), the Norwegians have continuously challenged the orthodoxy of the genre they helped create. Originally informed by greats Hellhammer, Venom, Bathory, and Sodom, Mayhem eventually imbued their damnable attack with influences from all over the extreme music spectrum, indicated first on the harsh and angular Wolf's Lair Abyss (1997) EP and foremost on the enterprisingly brutal and revolutionary Grand Declaration of War (2000). In 2019, Mayhem will yet again leave holy earth scorched on new album, Daemon.
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 Mayhem's storied career. Rather, it's a new tome, authoritative yet wild in character. Composed and decomposed by the same lineup 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.