PRE-ORDERS FOR THIS & ALL ITEMS IN YOUR ORDER WILL SHIP NOV 18, 2022 OR SOONER.
Celebrating the beginnings of the Norwegian Black Metal masters's career, the Pure Fucking Armageddon boxset contains 6 picture disc LPs, a DVD, a classic early era band poster, and an 80-page book with accounts of the period and rare band photos (including images from Necrobutcher's own collection). After honoring the Dead era with Peaceville's 'Cursed in Eternity' boxset, plus the band's own look back at the iconic 'De Mysteriis Dom. Satanas' album, it was time to return to the very beginning of The True Mayhem. In order to do so, Necrobutcher opened his vault of personal and never-released tape recordings and, with the help of long-time Mayhem friend Finn Hakon Rodland, constructed a special picture disc box set with the very first recordings of The True Mayhem, essential for any die-hard fan of the Norwegian legends. The Pure Fucking Armageddon boxset contains 6 picture disc LPs, including the cult 1986 'Pure Fucking Armageddon' demo itself, plus also the final complete 'Pure Fucking Armageddon' rehearsal, spanning 90 minutes and featured here across 2 LPs (including talking between songs and multiple takes of tracks - nothing has been cut). In addition to these essential pieces of metal history, Mayhem's classic April 1985 gig live in Ski is also included (LP and DVD), where they performed a selection of cover tracks. The very first official Mayhem interview was recorded onto tape by Oyvind Ihlen for the Panic fanzine, and also features in this set (in Norwegian language, with translation in the book). This was also partly inspired by a similar interview-disc release from Venom many years ago. And last but not least, is Checker Patrol. This was the obscure metal project that Euronymous & Necrobutcher had with Metalion and their German friends during interrail trips of `86 and `87. This is the first presentation of the full collection of tracks, with songs from 1987 previously never heard. Please note: Picture discs are handmade & not audiophile pressings. This process of manufacture makes them, inevitably, more susceptible to crackles, pops & occasional warping. But they do look fab!