Mayhem Releasing New Album in May, Streaming Single 'Psywar'

Record title still unknown, single pre-orders available now.

Ultimate Guitar

Notorious black metal icons Mayhem have confirmed May release of their yet-untitled new studio record.

The album was announced with a "Psywar" single, scheduled for release on April 25. You can pre-order the track now via Seasons of Mist or check out the lyric video below.

"Mayhem will release 'Psywar' as a limited edition, stand-alone 7" EP. The 'Psywar' 7" is backed with 'From Beyond Event Horizon,' an unreleased track taken from the band's 2012 Budapest sessions, and will come in different editions featuring art from Zbigniew Bielak (Watain, Ghost, Behemoth) and Costin Chioreanu (Ulver, Vader, Ihsahn, and more). 'Psywar' will be pressed across several different colored vinyl editions," the official announcement reads.

The band's latest studio effort, "Ordo Ad Chao," saw its release in April 2007 through Seasons of Mist.

YouTube preview picture

8 comments sorted by best / new / date

    I wouldn't say I'm a hardcore Black Metal guy, but the whole history behind the genre is extremely interesting to me, I own a slew of BM vinyl, this will definitely make the collection.
    Mayhem list of distinctions Vocalist committed suicide then guitarst took picture of dead body and it became bootleg live album cover Guitarist was murdered by bass player. And they made the album that's worth the most money of all time. The Deathcrush EP on vinyl first press is $12,000 on discogs.
    After only doing initial research, dang you might be right. My first thought was the Death records (the old punk band) and they were close, but not above.
    yeah you're spot on, I don't have the first run, sure wish I did, my pressing is from 1988 with the Red jacket. its crazy how much some of those albums go for, I'm glad the majority of mine were purchased new rather than trying to find them now.