by Black Bubblegum

Attila, all dressed up and ready to destroy! (Photo by Perole)

Mayhem has arrived, both literally and figuratively. After a failed tour attempt in 2007, the legendary Norwegian Black Metal band will concurrently celebrate their 25th anniversary and kick off their first EVER US tour TONIGHT (5/21) at Irving Plaza! Tickets are still available at the door. All dates below...

Joining Attila, Necrobutcher, and Hellhammer (not their real names), are corpsepainted Swedes Marduk, hazy deathgrinders Cephalic Carnage, sickos Lair Of The Minotaur, and blackened doom favorites Withered!

You won't see any pictures on BrooklynVegan by Justina Villanueva for the next month. That's because she is hitting the road with this historic Blackened Fest, documenting her, and Mayhem's, travels along the way. Her first shot comes from a practice session that Mayhem had in the five boroughs... Dig on drummer Hellhammer's kit, and all tour dates, below...


21-May - New York, NY - The Fillmore at Irving Plaza, USA*
22-May - Baltimore, MD - Sonar (Maryland Deathfest), USA
23-May - Spartanburg, SC - Ground Zero, USA
24-May - Orlando, FL - Club Firestone, USA
25-May - Tallahassee, FL - Big Daddy's, USA **
26-May - Houston, TX - Numbers, USA
27-May - San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit, USA
28-May - El Paso, TX - Chic's, USA **
29-May - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater, USA
30-May - Tempe, AZ - Clubhouse, USA
31-May - San Diego, CA - House Of Blues, USA
02-June - Hollywood, CA - House Of Blues, USA
03-June - San Francisco, CA - DNA, USA
04-June - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre, USA
05-June - Seattle, WA - Studio Seven, USA
06-June - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory Concert House, USA
07-June - Denver, CO - Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, USA
09-June - St Paul, MN - Station 4, USA
11-June - Chicago, IL - House Of Blues, USA***
12-June - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's, USA
13-June - Detroit, MI - The Majestic Theater, USA
14-June - Toronto, ON - The Opera House, CANADA
15-June - Montreal, QC - Les Foufounes Electriques, CANADA
* No Cattle Decapitation, Lair Of The Minotaur
** No Mayhem
** with Lair Of The Minotaur

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