Terrorizer Black Mass


With Mayhem, Anaal Nathrakh and Dragged Into Sunlight

Past event
Saturday 18 December 2010

O2 Academy Islington

16 Parkfield Street
London N1 0PS
United Kingdom
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Tel: 0905 0203 999
Web: www.o2academyislington.co.uk

Tidal Concerts by arrangement with Elastic Artists proudly presents:


The world’s most dangerous music magazine and the world’s most
dangerous band join forces for the most dangerous show this year.

On Saturday 18 December 2010, an Ancient Malignant Evil comes

to town: Mayhem, The Godfathers of True Norwegian Black Metal,
preside over The Terrorizer Black Mass at The O2 Academy,

The Main Event will be preceded by soul-shifting sermons from Dragged Into Sunlight, Anaal Nathrakh and one other guest, to be confirmed.

The history of Norway’s Mayhem is the history of Norwegian Black Metal: there has of course been controversy, notoriety and tragedy, yet Mayhem have produced definitive albums particularly 1994’s ‘De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas’ and have a staggering live show, which is presently touring Australia.

Birmingham’s Anaal Nathrakh first ever show was Terrorizer ‘s “A Cold Night in Hell” in 2005 and have since then headlined the Terrorizer Stage at the Damnation Festival in 2007 and Maryland Deathfest in 2008.

This has been a breakthrough year for Liverpool’s enigmatic blackened sludge metallers Dragged Into Sunlight: the release of their album ‘Hatred for Mankind’, a headline Terrrorizer Grindhouse show and European tour with Weedeater as well as signing to Prosthetic have made this an annus mirablis for the band. This will be their last UK show for twelve months.

Terrorizer’s Miranda Yardley said “to be hosting Mayhem, Nathrakh and D.I.S. for this monumental show is a triumph in the history of Terrorizer and a more than fitting way to celebrate our 200th issue this year.”

Tickets are priced at £20.00 (plus booking fee).MayhemDragged Into SunlightAnaal Nathrakh
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  • liamisgawd

    this whole night was just one big fuck up

    22 Dec 2010 Reply
  • Horns_of_Gondor

    Saturday was one weird evening, hope not to go through all that again in a hurry. Although i don't think i have drunk so much at a gig as i did, i was pretty much climbing the walls.

    20 Dec 2010 Reply
  • Tvende

    Fucking hell. Dragged into Sunlight got a damn raw deal.

    20 Dec 2010 Reply
  • fvkt

    saw this on facebook:: "Dragged Into Sunlight eventually arrived at Terrorizer's Black Mass at 8.15 p.m. after a 14 hour journey, one broken limb, a van breakdown, two rescue operations and 10 inches of snow. We were told on arrival that the decision had been made to pull our set in favour of Mayhem's soundcheck and the 10 p.m. curfew. The decision was not ours to make. We are left as bitter and as pissed off as each and every person left standing around questioning what was going to happen. Similarly, we hope that some recourse will be made available in due course. Dragged Into Sunlight are booked to appear with Rwake and Amenra at the Underworld in Camden, London on 25th April 2011. Keep it wholly negative and morally wrong."

    20 Dec 2010 Reply
  • aftermath1907

    Massive let-down. Great mayhem t-shirt but was so drunk from all the time waiting in pubs from 6 that i lost it. Great.

    20 Dec 2010 Reply
  • phoustsince1991

    @fvkt ...Well now that is interesting. Mind you that was far from an underground gig.

    19 Dec 2010 Reply
  • Ecksipoo

    9 hours of travelling on a shitty coach to catch the last ten minutes of the gig... wtf ...

    19 Dec 2010 Reply
  • fvkt

    Word is that Dragged Into Sunlight did attend the show, they drove for something like 14 hours through the snow and arrived with a backline at 8 p.m. on the promise that they could go on instead of Anaal Nathrakh. The promoters told them on arrival that as Mayhem required an hour to soundcheck their drum kit, a short set wasn't possible and adhered to a prolonged and unproductive soundcheck. So there you have it folks, a drum soundcheck was prioritised over another bands set. This is totally at odds with ethics of underground music but at least Necrodollar got another cheque for his pension fund. 300 miles I travelled to see what looked and sounded like the eurovision song contest gone wrong. Absolutely no guitar and electric drums, it's called a BASS drum for a reason.

    19 Dec 2010 Reply
  • rotten_buffy

    What a pity. I was going to go but had friends over from France. Glad I never went now.

    19 Dec 2010 Reply
  • myrmidonmage

    I don't think one performance and a 3-hour wait was worth my £20, but Mayhem were excellent nonetheless. I'm just not sure whether to be pleased that I got to see them or disappointed that it could have been so much better with the rest of the bands :/ Love my new shirt though. :P

    19 Dec 2010 Reply
  • emperorozzy666

    Mayhem were incredible. Yes I paid a shitload getting there and for the tickets and yes I had to wait for 4 hours but in my opinion it was worth it.

    19 Dec 2010 Reply
  • pugna

    £40 on train tickets, £22 for the gig, £30 in taxis to and from it, £5 for a double vodka redbull, and I don't even like Mayhem! Easily the most expensive waste of my time in quite a while.

    19 Dec 2010 Reply
  • goreaper

    To add some positive light, the sound for some of Mayhem's songs were "ok" and Hellhammer was brilliant as expected.

    19 Dec 2010 Reply
  • goreaper

    I add that I spent almost £100 getting to and from this gig. I accept it isnt AN or DIS's fault they couldnt get there, but I am still extremely fucking disappointed.

    19 Dec 2010 Reply
  • goreaper

    I was coming mainly for AN and DIS too so was extremely disappointed, but I like Mayhem so I thought it werent a complete loss... until they started playing. The sound was fucking shit!

    19 Dec 2010 Reply
  • krasherr

    Crap gig. No Nathrakh or DIS. Mayhem sound was crap for most of it - the guitars were barely audible; and they only played for an hour or so. They should've postponed the gig.

    19 Dec 2010 Reply
  • liamisgawd

    really disapointed about this. i couldnt get there ecause of the trains, and was eally looking forward to seeing illuminate eliminate live. always makes me laugh how fucking useless this country is against snow

    19 Dec 2010 Reply
  • iloveUMaryJane

    Well, that was a waste of money.

    19 Dec 2010 Reply
  • SharkTooth194

    @Anima_Vilis_: according to the setlist i yoinked, they played: pagan fears, my death, cursed in eternity, a time to die, view from nihil, illuminate eliminate, anti, freezing moon, deathcrush, buried by time and dust, chainsaw gutsfuck, demysteriis dom sathanas, and pure fucking armageddon :) i can't remember if that's exactly what they did wind up playing though, they might've cut something due to time :-/

    19 Dec 2010 Reply
  • nekrofilion

    More than 40 minutes of waiting for a band I haven't had even came to see and leaving in the middle of a third song cause they sucked so much - well that's what I call a money well spend, fuck me. Hopefully no natural disaster will prevent Nathrakh from playing at Underworld in may ;F

    19 Dec 2010 Reply
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