The LA edition of metal mag Decibel's festival goes down this weekend (12/13-12/14) with Possessed, Nails, Vio-lence, Carcass, Gatecreeper, Sprit Adrift, and more. Check out a just-published interview with Decibel founder Albert Mudrian about that and more.
Today, Decibel have also announced that an LA date has been added to the upcoming 2020 Decibel tour that features the unfuckwithable lineup of Mayhem, Abbath, Gatecreeper and Idle Hands. Tickets for the new March 23 show at the Fonda Theater in Los Angeles are now on sale. Updated dates (including Decibel's 2020 Philly fest and NYC's Webster Hall on April 4) are listed below.
Mayhem are also playing Hellfest and Psycho Las Vegas next year. They released their new album Daemon this year, and it's deservingly been landing on some 2019's year-end lists (like, not surprisingly, Decibel's). We asked Mayhem what their ten favorite albums of 2019 were, and they sent us a list, which they made sure to point out was "collectively" made by the whole band, so as to be clear that Necrobutcher, Hellhammer, Attila Csihar, Teloch, and Ghul's tastes were all being represented equally. This is their list:
1. Mayhem "Daemon"
2. Mayhem "Daemon"
3. Mayhem "Daemon"
4. Mayhem "Daemon"
5. Mayhem "Daemon"
6. Mayhem "Daemon"
7. Mayhem "Daemon"
8. Mayhem "Daemon"
9. Mayhem "Daemon"
10. Mayhem "Daemon"
Well, that's a lot to check out, so here's a recently-released video to get you started...
Mayhem / Abbath / Gatecreeper / Idle Hands — 2020 Tour Dates
Fri/Mar-13 Denver, CO The Ogden Theatre
Sat/Mar-14 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex
Mon/Mar-16 Portland, OR Roseland Ballroom
Tue/Mar-17 Seattle, WA Showbox Market
Wed/Mar-18 Vancouver, BC The Imperial
Fri/Mar-20 San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom
Sat/Mar-21 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory
Sun/Mar-22 San Diego, CA The Observatory NP
Mon/Mar-23 Los Angeles, CA Fonda Theater
Tue/Mar-24 Phoenix, AZ The Pressroom
Wed/Mar-25 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater
Fri/Mar-27 Austin, TX Empire Garage
Sat/Mar-28 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey Live
Sun/Mar-29 Houston, TX White Oak Music Hall
Tue/Mar-31 Tampa, FL The Ritz
Wed/Apr-01 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
Thu/Apr-02 Charlotte, NC The Underground
Fri/Apr-03 Philadelphia, PA The Fillmore
Sat/Apr-04 New York, NY Webster Hall
Mon/Apr-06 Boston, MA The Paradise
Tue/Apr-07 Montreal, QC Corona Theater
Wed/Apr-08 Toronto, ON Danforth Music Hall
Thu/Apr-09 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls
Fri/Apr-10 Chicago, IL The Metro