Mayhem Unleash New Music Video For “Falsified and Hated”

(TRR) – Norwegian black metal legends Mayhem have unleashed a new music video for “Falsified and Hated,” which can be streamed below. The track is from the band’s sixth studio album Daemon which was released digitally, on October 25. The album’s physical release arrives tomorrow, November 8.

“This is the first official music video we have released, so indeed some thought went into this,” explains Teloch. “Instead of having us filmed at some dodgy location with instruments not even plugged in, we did something different, in the true tradition of the band. We hired Johan Bååth (Watain, Lucifer, etc.) to direct the video and we also were lucky enough to get the infamous Swedish graffiti artist Ziggy Jonas Rasmusson to do his ritualistic paintings for the video.“

“When I was asked to do the very first Mayhem music video, I thought I really had to do something more than just a plain Black Metal video, I wanted to take it one step further and do something different but stay true to the genre and of course Mayhem’s iconic legacy as a band,” says Director Johan Bååth. “I thought of the artist Ziggy Jonas Rasmusson and his ritualistic paintings and I asked him if he wanted to participate. Together we came up with this idea of a ritualistic painted pentagon-shaped room, completely surrounded by five painted walls, facing a centered pentagram-painting with Ziggy´s ”hex-text” signs and symbols all over, each of the five point corners symbolizing human expiration.

In the middle we see an organic neoplasm tumor-like shaped form, all muddy and dirty with wooden branches ensnared around it. The surreal and scary-looking outgrowth is almost breathing with dark energy, attached to several plastic tubes connected to five cloaked characters symbolizing the five members of Mayhem. They´re completely occupied with different ritual tasks destroying all humanity and contributing matter and dark energy to the demon creation in the middle.”

The ”Falsified & Hated” video arrives as the band prepares for a North American tour in support of the album, co-headlining the Decibel Magazine Tour with Abbath. Tickets are available tomorrow, November 8, at 10am local time and can be purchased at decibelmagazine.com/tour.

Decibel Magazine Tour

March 13 Denver, CO The Ogden Theatre

March 14 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex

March 16 Portland, OR Roseland Ballroom

March 17 Seattle, WA Showbox Market

March 18 Vancouver, BC The Imperial

March 20 San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom

March 21 Santa Ana CA The Observatory

March 22 San Diego, CA The Observatory North Park

March 24 Phoenix, AZ The Pressroom

March 25 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater

March 27 Austin, TX Empire Garage

March 28 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey Live

March 29 Houston, TX White Oak Music Hall

March 31 Tampa, FL The Ritz

April 1 Atlanta, GA Masquerade

April 2 Charlotte, NC The Underground

April 3 Philadelphia, PA The Fillmore

April 4 New York, NY Webster Hall

April 6 Boston, MA The Paradise

April 7 Montreal, QC Corona Theater

April 8 Toronto, ON Danforth Music Hall

April 9 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls

April 10 Chicago, IL The Metro

Mayhem is currently in the midst of a European tour:

November 7 Lyon, France CCD

November 8 Toulouse, France Le Metronum

November 9 Barcelona, Spain Salamandra

November 10 Madrid, Spain Mon Madrid

November 12 Milan, Italy Magazzini Generali

November 13 Geneva, Switzerland PTR

November 14 Vienna, Austria Szene

November 15 Prague, Czech Republic Meet Factory

November 16 Berlin, Germany Astra

November 17 Lille, France Tyrant Fest

November 19 Kassel, Germany Musik Theater 130BPM

November 20 Wetzikon, Switzerland Hall Of Fame

November 21 Mannheim, Germany MS Connexion Complex

November 22 Oberhausen, Germany Turbinehalle

November 23 Vosselaar, Belgium Biebob

November 24 Copenhagen, Denmark Pumpehuset

November 26 Tampere, Finland Pakkahuone

November 27 Helsinki, Finland Tavastia

November 29 Stockholm, Sweden Fryshuset Klubben

November 30 Gothenburg, Sweden Pustervik

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