Dawn of the Black Hearts

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Dawn of the Black Hearts
Live album (bootleg) by Mayhem
Released February 17, 1995[1]
Recorded February 28, 1990, in Sarpsborg, Norway
Genre Black metal
Length 48:33
Label Warmaster Records
Mayhem chronology
De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas
(1994)
Dawn of the Black Hearts
(1995)
Out from the Dark
(1995)

Dawn of the Black Hearts is a bootleg live album by the Norwegian black metal band Mayhem. It is infamous for bearing a photograph of Mayhem's vocalist, Dead (Per Yngve Ohlin), after his suicide in April 1991.[2] The photograph was taken by Mayhem's guitarist, Euronymous (Øystein Aarseth), when he discovered the body.[3]

The album was released in 1995 on vinyl in an edition of 300 copies by Warmaster Records by Mauricio "Bull Metal" Montoya, owner of Warmaster Records in Colombia and a pen pal of Euronymous. This original version contains eight songs from a concert in Sarpsborg on February 28, 1990, as well Mayhem's logo and title in golden ink.

The album has been reissued many times by various independent record labels. Many of these reissues include four extra songs, recorded at a concert in Ski, Norway, during 1986, with Messiah on vocals. Most of the re-releases erroneously claim that the additional songs come from a Lillehammer show with Maniac on vocals.

Despite being a "semi-official" release,[2] this notorious bootleg is commonly listed as one of the band's main albums.[4] This is both due to its cover art, but also to the historic value of the recording itself, being one of the few concerts performed with both Dead and Euronymous.

Track listing[edit]

The original track listing (recorded in 1990 with Dead and Hellhammer as vocalist and drummer, respectively):

No. Title Length
1. "Deathcrush"   3:36
2. "Necrolust"   4:19
3. "Funeral Fog"   6:38
4. "Freezing Moon"   6:06
5. "Carnage"   4:18
6. "Buried by Time and Dust"   5:46
7. "Chainsaw Gutsfuck"   3:59
8. "Pure Fucking Armageddon"   3:15

Extra songs included on many reissues, recorded in 1986 with Messiah as vocalist and Manheim as drummer:

No. Title Length
9. "Danse Macabre" (Celtic Frost cover) 1:10
10. "Black Metal" (Venom cover) 3:00
11. "Procreation of the Wicked" (Celtic Frost cover) 2:40
12. "Welcome to Hell" (Venom cover) 3:46
  • Some of the reissues with bonus songs combine "Danse Macabre" and "Black Metal" in one track.
  • Certain versions containing the bonus song mistitle "Danse Macabre" as "Dance Macabre".

Credits[edit]

Original track listing:

Re-release bonus tracks:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Dawn of the Black Hearts - Live in Sarpsborg, Norway 28/2, 1990, metal-archives.com
  2. ^ a b Sharpe-Young, Garry. "Mayhem". MusicMight. Retrieved July 15, 2008. 
  3. ^ Kahn-Harris, Keith (2007). Extreme Metal: Music and Culture on the Edge. Oxford: Berg Publishers. p. 45. ISBN 1-84520-399-2. 
    Michael Moynihan, Didrik Søderlind: Lords of Chaos: The Bloody Rise of the Satanic Metal Underground. First Edition. Venice, CA: Feral House 1998, pp. 59f.
  4. ^ Bowar, Chad. "Mayhem". About.com. Retrieved July 15, 2008. 
    "Mayhem Career Albums". MusicMight. Retrieved July 15, 2008. 
    "Mayhem Main Albums". Allmusic. Retrieved July 15, 2008. 

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