Live in Leipzig

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Live in Leipzig
Live in Leipzig cover.jpg
Live album by Mayhem
Released July 1993
Recorded 26 November 1990 in Leipzig, Germany
Genre Black metal
Length 46:51
Label Obscure Plasma
Producer Mayhem
Mayhem chronology
Live in Leipzig
De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas
(1994)De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas1994

Live in Leipzig is a live album by the Norwegian black metal band Mayhem. It was recorded at the Eiskeller club in Leipzig, Germany on 26 November 1990 but not released until 1993.[1] The songs performed during the concert were from the demo Pure Fucking Armageddon, Deathcrush (1987) and the as-yet-unrecorded De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas (1994). It was one of the band's few official releases with Dead as vocalist.


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] It was included on German magazine Rock Hard's list of "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".[3] 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]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[3]

Allmusic critic Steve Huey wrote: "With a shortage of official Mayhem material featuring this [original] lineup, it's a necessary item for devoted fans, even in spite of the less-than-ideal sound quality."[3]

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



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