Legendary Norwegian black metallers MAYHEM have been forced to cancel their previously announced shows in Mexico (May 1-3) "due to the recent outbreak of swine flu in Mexico." The band says, "Rest assured, we are already working on finding new dates so that we can get over there and spread OUR plague!"MAYHEM recently announced the addition of French guitarist Silmaeth (ex-VORKREIST) to the group's touring lineup. He said in a statement, "It's a great honor for me to join such a legend. My experience with MAYHEM has been extremely positive so far. Within the band, we all have a very good feeling about this new lineup, as the songs have become more solid and intense now with the addition of a second guitar." MAYHEM's current live formation is as follows: Attila Csihar: Vocals
Necrobutcher (a.k.a. Jørn Stubberud): Bass
Hellhammer (a.k.a. Jan Axel Blomberg): Drums
Morfeus (a.k.a. Krister Dreyer): Guitar
Silmaeth: Guitar A TuneWidget for Blackenedfest, the upcoming North American tour feraturing MAYHEM, MARDUK, CEPHALIC CARNAGE, CATTLE DECAPITATION and WITHERED, is available below. Guitarist Rune "Blasphemer" Eriksen played his final Norwegian concert with MAYHEM on August 6, 2008 at the Øyafestivalen in Oslo.