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
Deathcrush
(1987)
Live in Leipzig
(1993)
De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas
(1994)


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.

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] 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

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Mayhem/Live_in_Leipzig/255
  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.