It has been seven long years since Mayhem released their fourth and last full- length "Ordo ad Chao". Founded as early as in 1984 in Oslo, Norway by the late and legendary frontman Øystein Aarseth aka Euronymous, bassist Jørn "Necrobutcher" Stubberud, and Kjetil "Manheim" Haraldsson on drums, the band took its name from the Venom song "Mayhem with Mercy".
The new album, Psywar, is due to be released on 25th April. The A-side, "Psywar" comes with a different mastering than the album version. The B-side, " From Beyond the Event Horizon" is a rare track taken from the much rumoured Budapest Recording Sessions, which the band decided to scratch.
In celebration of Mayhem's 30th anniversary, the group will play their only UK show in 2014 at London's Electric Ballroom on 21st May.