There’s a lot of interest coming around Mayhem the last year. Seven years have passed since their last record (‘ Ordo Ad Chao’) and a great number of interviews of the band around the band’s next milestone were conducted.
Legendary Norwegian black metal instigators MAYHEM will release their fifth full-length album, "Esoteric Warfare", on May 23 via Season Of Mist. The effort, in its various formats, including a limited vinyl collector's box, will be made available for pre-order on the Season Of Mist e-shop next week.
According to The Batavian, more than a dozen people were arrested at last Sunday's (July 14) Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival stop at the Darien Lake Performing Arts Center in Darien Center, New York. In addition, 14 concert attendees were charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and eight others were issued citations for possession of alcohol with intent to consume under 21.
Among the arestees were a 42-year-old North Olmsted, Ohio man who was charged with trespass after allegedly reentering the concert venue after being ejected and told not to return; a 30-year-old Avon, New York male who was charged with disorderly conduct after allegedly fighting with concert security inside the venue; a 36-year-old Olean, New York man who was charged with forcible touching after allegedly grabbing the buttocks of a 17-year-old girl; and a 16-year-old Gowanda, York man, who charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and possession of another's license after allegedly being found in possession of another person's NYS driver's license and marijuana.
An exclusive lighter designed by Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODONwill be sold at the Zippo booth during Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival starting this month.
Zippo Encore recently caught up with a few of the MASTODON guys in Atlanta and discussed among other things, their inspirations, favorite types of music and Zippo. Check out the footage below.
MASTODON is currently writing material for its follow-up to 2011's "The Hunter", tentatively due in early 2014.
The band wrote and recorded a song for the upcoming animated film"Monsters University".
Due out in July, "Monsters University" is the prequel to 2001's"Monsters, Inc." Billy Crystal and John Goodman reprise their roles in the prequel as the wise-cracking Mike Wazowski and lovable Sulley.