Norwegian black metal icons MAYHEM will begin the second leg of their European live incursion this week. The Purgatorium Europæ – Pars Duorum tour will begin Friday September 29th in Berlin, Germany and level more than two dozen cities, drawing to a close on October 27th in Gothenburg, Sweden. Support will be provided by Inferno, The Ominous Circle, Dragged Into Sunlight, Deus Mortem, Barshasketh, and Voodus on select dates. See all confirmed dates below.
Following their European stampede, MAYHEM will descend upon North America for a month-long journey set to commence on November 3rd and run through December 2nd. Support will be provided by Immolation and Black Anvil, the latter of which appeared with the band on their last stateside expedition. MAYHEM has been commemorating the release of their 1994 landmark De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas full-length with a worldwide live takeover performing the monumental record in its entirety. Stateside fans who missed the spectacle the first time around get one last chance this November on the Purgatorium Americæ Septentrionalis- Pars Duorum tour.
MAYHEM – Purgatorium Europæ – Pars Duorum:
9/29/2017 Colombia Theater – Berlin, DE [tickets]
9/30/2017 Reithalle – Dresden, DE [tickets]
10/02/2017 Wizeman – Stuttgart, DE [tickets]
10/03/2017 Orpheum – Graz, AT [tickets]
10/04/2017 Le Gueulard – Nilvange, FR [tickets]
10/05/2017 Essigfabrik – Cologne, DE [tickets]
10/06/2017 Hardrock Fest – Avelgem, BE [tickets]
10/07/2017 Soulcrusher – Nijmegen, NL [tickets]
10/08/2017 MS Connection – Mannheim, DE
10/09/2017 Le Grillen – Colmar, FR [tickets]
10/11/2017 Santana 27 – Bilboa, ES [tickets]
10/12/2017 Lisboa Ao Vivo – Lisbon, PT [tickets]
10/13/2017 BAT – Madrid, ES [tickets]
10/14/2017 Razzmatazz 2 – Barcelona, ES [tickets]
10/15/2017 Jas Rod – Marseille, FR [tickets]
10/17/2017 Orion Live Club – Rome, IT [tickets]
10/18/2017 Stuk – Maribor, SL
10/19/2017 Randall – Bratislava, SK [tickets]
10/20/2017 Mega Club – Katowice, PL [tickets]
10/21/2017 Progesja – Warschau, PL [tickets]
10/22/2017 Melna Piektdiena – Riga, LT [tickets]
10/23/2017 Tapper – Tallinn, EE [tickets]
10/24/2017 Nosturi – Helsinki, FI [tickets]
10/25/2017 Klubbi – Tampere, FI [tickets]
10/27/2017 Brewhouse – Gothenburg, SE [tickets]
Purgatorium Americæ Septentrionalis- Pars Duorum w/ Immolation, Black Anvil:  
11/03/2017 Waiting Room – Buffalo, NY
11/04/2017 Elements – Kitchener, ON
11/05/2017 St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI
11/06/2017 Skully’s Music Diner – Columbus, OH
11/07/2017 The Majestic – Madison, WI
11/09/2017 The Forge – Joliet, IL

11/10/2017 The Ready Room – St. Louis, MO
11/11/2017 The Granada – Lawrence, KS
11/12/2017 The Waiting Room – Omaha, NE
11/14/2017 El Rey Theatre – Albuquerque, NM
11/16/2017 Ace of Spades – Sacramento, CA
11/17/2017 The Observatory Northpark – San Diego, CA
11/18/2017 The Fonda – Los Angeles, CA
11/19/2017 The Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ
11/21/2017 Mohawk – Austin, TX
11/24/2017 The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
11/25/2017 Mavericks – Jacksonville, FL
11/26/2017 Saturn – Birmingham, AL
11/27/2017 Cannery Ballroom – Nashville, TN
11/28/2017 Neighborhood Theatre – Charlotte, NC
11/30/2017 Mr. Smalls Theatre – Pittsburgh, PA
12/01/2017 Baltimore Sound Stage – Baltimore, MD
12/02/2017 Irving Plaza – New York, NY
The cornerstone De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas was recently listed among Revolver Magazine’s 20 Essential Black Metal Albums while the record earned the #40 spot on Rolling Stone Magazine’s 100 Greatest Metal Albums Of All Time earlier this year. Further illuminating the keystone offering, the band self-released De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas Alive late last year on CD, DVD, LP, and digitally. Captured in Norrköping, Sweden in 2015 during the band’s headlining set at the Black Christmass Festival, the show marked MAYHEM‘s first time ever playing De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas in full.
De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas Alive was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Tore Stjerna and NBS Audio and produced by vocalist Attila Csihar and guitarist Teloch with light production by Anne Weckstrom, stage design and production by Jonas Svensson, video recording by Thornfields Production and video editing by Tamàs Tarczi.
For CD/DVD orders, go to THIS LOCATION. For digital orders go HERE where you can also stream the record. The record is also available digitally via Amazon, Spotify, Apple, Deezer, and Tidal. For the full concert, video on demand, and download, visit MAYHEM on Vimeo at THIS LOCATION.
MAYHEM‘s live set is palpably evil, guided by the deranged vocal presence of Attila Csihar, who gave an unnerving performance on De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas…” – Loudwire
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News from friend of the show, Sin Quirin and Ministry. Click player below for the interview with Sin.

 

Groundbreaking industrial-metal pioneers, MINISTRY, have signed a worldwide deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The band recently wrapped up recording their new album AmeriKKKant , which is tentatively scheduled for release the first quarter of 2018. More details to be announced shortly.

“This album, AmeriKKKant,” stated mastermind Al Jourgensen. “Will provide FEMA type relief for the devastation ‘Hurricane Cheeto’ has brought upon us.”

For decades, the powerhouse of psychotic sound that is MINISTRY has overcome millions with releases such as Filth Pig, The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste, Psalm 69, From Beer To Eternity, and a flood of others. Since the 80s, founder Al Jourgensen, has been combining elements of synth pop, punk, metal and even dub in a way that is instantly recognizable and has influenced many other bands.

With timeless classics such as “Just One Fix,” “Thieves,” and “Jesus Built My Hotrod,” MINISTRY are one of a kind musical pioneers.

With six Grammy nominations to date, over 3 million records sold, more than 2,000 live performances, and movie soundtrack work on Hurt Locker, Artificial Intelligence, Matrix, Robo Cop and SAW, MINISTRY has been contributing to the music industry for over three decades.

Don’t miss MINISTRY on tour this fall with DEATH GRIPS. Confirmed tour dates are as follows:MINISTRY, DEATH GRIPS
10/13/17 Worcester, MA The Palladium
10/14/17 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
10/16/17 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Steel
10/17/17 New York, NY Terminal 5
10/19/17 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore
10/20/17 Cleveland, OH The Agora Theatre
10/21/17 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
10/23/17 Detroit, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre
10/24/17 Columbus, OH Express Live
10/26/17 Minneapolis, MN Skyway Theatre
10/27/17 Kansas City, MO Uptown Theater
10/29/17 Denver, CO The Fillmore Auditorium
10/30/17 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex
11/1/17 Seattle, WA Showbox Sodo
11/2/17 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
11/4/17 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Palladium
11/5/17 San Francisco, CA The Warfield
11/7/17 Phoenix, AZ The Van Buren
11/8/17 Albuquerque, NM The Historic El Rey Theater
11/10/17 Houston, TX White Oak Music Hall
11/11/17 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey Live!

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In September of 1997, Kid Rock and The Twisted Brown Trucker Band entered the studio to begin work on the landmark album, Devil Without A Cause. 20 years later, guitarist Kenny Olson sat down with the Talk Toomey Podcast to discuss the making of said album. Click player above to listen to the entire interview.

On Meeting Kid Rock:

“I met him when he first came out, when he was 18. When he got his first record deal. We have mutual friends. He was going back and forth to the east coast and I was going between Detroit, the east coast and the west coast. When the big earthquake hit Northridge in L.A. in 94, it pretty much annihilated my apartment. I couldn’t live there anymore because the ceiling collapsed. So I ended up back in Michigan. That’s when Kid Rock and I joined forces. It was weird going back to Detroit and getting our big deal with Atlantic Records.”

On Devil Without A Cause turning 20:

“We did Devil Without A Cause, which is going on a 20 year anniversary. That’s blowing my mind. We are tied with Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band in sales. All these great albums of all time and it be considered one of them, is an honor.”

On making Devil Without A Cause:

“When we made Devil Without A Cause, we made it very organically. We took all the beautiful mistakes and we didn’t create any polished turds. We didn’t record a record, we made a record. We wrote a lot of stuff on the spot and we just let all the beautiful elements come out of it. Even if we had a room full of expensive equipment, I would still pick a shitty amp to run a guitar through.”

On Devil Without A Cause being a collaborative effort:

“We were always together. We made it all happen together. The music industry is kinda crazy how it divides things, but we went through the trenches together

On what everyone brought to the album:

“It was just taking each one of us and our element, what we added to that sound. We all had a mutual understanding of what kind of music we wanted to make, we all shared a liking with, and it was straight across the board. Detroit Rock City to Motown to Rock to hip hop, funk, punk and everything in between

Looking Back on Devil Without A Cause:

“It still blows my mind. It was a prime era of my life. It’s indescribable. I don’t think people would believe half the stories that really happened. It’s pretty mind blowing and I feel blessed for a lot of it, ya know.”

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John Connolly of Sevendust is on to talk about his other musical venture “Projected”. We talk about the writing process for both Sevendust and Projected. John talks about his relationship with Dimebag and how Dime was fan of Sevendust. We discuss releasing a double album in 2017 and if he is crazy. John also talks about his relationship with the Creed guys and touring with Metallica.
Jon Drake is out of commission this week after singing all Labor Day weekend, so I called in Mark Strigl of the Talking Metal podcast to fill his shoes. Mark and I discuss meeting at the Rock N Pod Expo in Nashville and the festivities. Mark and I also talk about local band festivals and the future of podcasting. You can check out Mark and Talking Metal at TalkingMetal.com

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Brendon Small was recently on the podcast (click player above to hear the interview) to discuss the upcoming Galaktikon release, Galaktikon II: Become the Storm.  During the conversation, Brendon shared his thoughts on his acclaimed animated metal band DETHKLOK being welcomed by the metal community.
“As much of a dummy as I may be, I was smart enough to realize that the metal community is very protective of itself. And as a fan of metal, I would be too. So, I thought we were going to get a bunch of dudes wearing black with their arms folded, frowning, saying this does not represent us. I just anticipated that. So I did everything that I could do to make sure that everyone knew that this is for metal fans, and if anybody else wants to check it out, they can. But my first thing was to make sure that the metal community knew that they were a part of the joke. It wasn’t a joke about them. It was a joke that they would understand first, before anybody else. So we did something. We would make inside jokes that were just for metal fans. And then we would cast people. I thought this would be a great opportunity for me to meet all my metal heroes, my guitar heroes, and my acting heroes all in the same place. It was kind of deliberate that the first episode has METALLICA on it, and then a few episodes later we have KING DIAMOND, and then guys from ENSLAVED, and all these different kinds of people from the guitar and metal world being funny, being part of the joke. Not being made fun of, what we do make fun of is just the isms of a band. The close quarters of being in a family situation. The show when you boil it down, it has nothing to do with heavy metal. It’s a family show. It’s a family that has to work together. It’s more like what if the KARDASHIANS played death metal. It’s about celebrityism. It’s about inept celebrities being given too much responsibility and destroying things at the same time. So it was kind of ahead of its time in that way, but at the same time all those challenges were things that I foresaw and thought, we would make a couple wrong moves and this could be a real disaster. But if we do it right were going to get all these people to realize that this is an audience that hasn’t been spoken to yet. And lets make sure we do it right because some jerk is going to come along and do it wrong and blow it for everybody.”
Galaktikon II: Become The Storm follows the space-age theme of 2012’s original Galaktikon album, with a conceptual storyline and a heavier, darker, more brutal sound.In addition to Brendon Small and Grammy-nominated producer/engineer Ulrich Wild (who also worked on the Dethklok albums), Galaktikon II: Become The Storm features the distinct rhythmic powers of drum legend Gene Hoglan (Testament, Death, Dark Angel) and bassist extraordinaire Bryan Beller (The Aristocrats, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai). With uncapped time and creativity on their side, the aforementioned artists have created a heavy metal opus that Dethklok fanatics will covet and newcomers to the world of Brendon Small will add to the top of their playlists.
The album will be available August 25th through Megaforce Records. 

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