Legendary Norwegian black metallers MAYHEM have apparently entered a studio in Budapest, Hungary to begin recording their new album for an early 2013 release.
The band, which made several festival appearances in Europe this past summer, is scheduled to play a special club show in Budapest on October 5.
Asked if MAYHEM has begun working on material for the follow-up to 2007’s “Ordo Ad Chao”, the band’s bassist, Jørn Stubberud (a.k.a. Necrobutcher) told Total Rock Radio in August, “I think that we are not a traditional band in that matter, that we make an album every year and then do a tour with that. ‘Cause we don’t feel it’s necessary to do that — we do an album when we feel like doing an album. It’s true — all the guys have some other projects also; like Hellhammer [drums] has ARCTURUS, Attila [Csihar, vocals] has VOID OV VOICES and SUNN O))). It takes time to come up with some good stuff, and we don’t wanna rush anything. But we are now, actually, working on some new stuff. It’s very hard to say [when the next CD will be released], but we are currently working on some new material and we have a plan to do something that will kick us in the ass a little bit. It’s too long a story to go into that [right now]. . . We’re waiting for the right inspiration, but having a blast in the meantime, too — travelling around the world and playing.”
MAYHEM was honored in the “Metal” category at the 36th annual Spellemann awards (the Norwegian equivalent to the Grammy Awards) for “Ordo Ad Chao”.
“Ordo Ad Chao” entered the Norwegian album chart at position No. 12, the band’s highest position ever.