Live in Leipzig

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Live in Leipzig
Live album by Mayhem
Released 1993
Recorded 26 November 1990 in Leipzig, Germany
Genre Black metal
Length 46:51
Label Obscure Plasma
Producer Mayhem
Mayhem chronology
Deathcrush
(1987)
Live in Leipzig
(1993)
De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas
(1994)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]

Live in Leipzig is a live album by Norwegian black metal band Mayhem. It was recorded at the Eiskeller club in Leipzig, Germany on 26 November 1990. However, the album was not released until 1993. The songs performed during the concert were from the demo Pure Fucking Armageddon, Deathcrush (1987) and the then-yet-to-be-recorded De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas (1994). It is one of the few official releases to feature Dead as vocalist.

Background[edit]

This album became infamous in the black metal underground due to the great lengths that the band took to present the atmosphere they intended,[citation needed] and was featured on German Rock Hard magazine's list "250 Black-Metal-Alben, die man kennen sollte" ("250 black metal albums you should know").[2] Allmusic journalist Steve Huey called it "a necessary item for devoted fans, even in spite of the less-than-ideal sound quality".[1] The show featured intentional wrist-slitting by Dead and several graphic props, such as severed pig heads impaled on wooden spikes and pieces of rotting meat being tossed into the audience.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Deathcrush"   4:37
2. "Necrolust"   3:46
3. "Funeral Fog"   6:31
4. "Freezing Moon"   7:05
5. "Carnage"   4:06
6. "Buried by Time and Dust"   5:29
7. "Pagan Fears"   7:00
8. "Chainsaw Gutsfuck"   5:07
9. "Pure Fucking Armageddon"   3:10
Total length:
46:51

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Huey, Steve. "Live in Leipzig – Mayhem". AllMusic. Retrieved 16 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "250 Black-Metal-Alben, die man kennen sollte". Rock Hard (269): 75. October 2009.