Legendary Norwegian black metallers MAYHEM were honored in the "Metal" category at the 36th annual Spellemann awards (the Norwegian equivalent to the Grammy Awards) for their latest release, "Ordo Ad Chao". The largest and oldest Norwegian music awards show was held earlier tonight (Saturday, February 2) at the Spektrum in Oslo, Norway and was broadcast live on the Norwegian channel TV2.
A photo of MAYHEM members Jan Axel Blomberg (a.k.a. Hellhammer; drums) and Jørn Stubberud (a.k.a. Necrobutcher; bass) with their Spellemann award can be viewed at Dagbladet.no.
Speaking to Dagbladet.no, Stubberud implied that MAYHEM might have released its last album ever with "Ordo Ad Chao". "For us to make a record is such a great undertaking that I have to admit I can't entertain the idea of starting a new one," he said. "We'll see in a couple of years, but I can't guarantee anything whatsoever."
The nominees in the "Metal" category were as follows:
AUDREY HORNE - "Le Fol" (Indie Recordings)
DIMMU BORGIR - "In Sorte Diaboli" (Nuclear Blast)
MAYHEM - "Ordo Ad Chao" (Season Of Mist)
RED HARVEST - "A Greater Darkness" (Season Of Mist)
For more information (in Norwegian), visit www.spellemann.no.
"Ordo Ad Chao" entered the Norwegian album chart at position No. 12, the band's highest position ever.
MAYHEM had only once before been on the Norwegian charts, when the band's last album, "Chimaira", reached No. 28 in 2004.
"Ordo Ad Chao" was also nominated in the "Metal" category at Alarmprisen 2007 (Alarm Awards), which was held on October 27, 2007 at Sentrum Scene in Oslo, Norway (the award eventually went to DIMMU BORGIR).
Back in June 2007, MAYHEM cancelled its "Deconsecrate the States" 2007 U.S. tour as a result of a serious injury suffered by drummer Hellhammer.
France's Radio Metal conducted an interview with MAYHEM singer Attila Csihar on December 18, 2007 in Lyon. Watch part one of the chat below.