Played at Graspop Metal Meeting 2013 / 2017

Black Metal




Mayhem is probably the band with the most turbulent and eventful past ever to play our festival. The lives of these pioneers of Norwegian black metal are inextricably tied up with murder, suicide, substance abuse and violence, but let’s be honest here: black metal is not for tree-hugging softies. Still, if you look past the controversy you’ll discover a band that’s always been able to push back the genre’s boundaries without compromising their identity. A Mayhem show teeters on the edge of structured chaos and leaves no one untouched. Mayhem are celebrating their 30th anniversary this year with a complete rendition of ‘De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas’, their seminal album that set the bar for a whole generation of black metal bands. (#GMM17)