Mayhem - Henhouse Recordings

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Mayhem’s legendary 1989 rehearsal surfaces on this official vinyl release, containing classic tracks and unreleased song. Including cover artwork featuring the Henhouse location itself. Mayhem, the Norwegian pioneers responsible for invigorating a global scene alongside originators such as Venom, Celtic Frost & Bathory, formed in 1984, and with a long history of tragedy, intrigue and infamy have become truly revered legends of black metal, with a large part of their legacy established in the late 80’s & early 90’s, when guitarist Euronymous & bassist Necrobutcher welcomed Hellhammer on drums and Dead on vocals, to help shape a new era of darkness and Armageddon.

‘Henhouse Recordings’ contains tracks from Mayhem’s rehearsal sessions conducted at their rehearsal place in 1989, featuring material from the ‘Deathcrush’ release, and also tracks which would eventually surface in 1994 on the band’s debut album, ‘De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas’. A never-released track is also included, parts of which would later be used by Norwegian legends, Emperor.

One of only a handful of Mayhem recordings to feature iconic vocalist, Per “Dead” Ohlin before his suicide in 1991, ‘Henhouse Recordings’ is another essential piece of black material history and on vinyl 30 years after the recordings took place.

Tracks: Deathcrush / Necrolust / Chainsaw Gutsfuck / Pure Fucking Armageddon / Freezing Moon / Carnage / Untitled / Deathcrush / Necrolust / Freezing Moon / Chainsaw Gutsfuck / Pure Fucking Armageddon