Mayhem ‎– De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas

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Songwriting for this album began in 1987, but due to the suicide of vocalist Per "Dead" Ohlin and the murder of guitarist Øystein "Euronymous" Aarseth, the release was delayed until May 1994.
This is the band's only studio album to feature Aarseth and Varg "Count Grishnackh" Vikernes.

Vocalist Dead started to write the lyrics when he joined the band in 1988.
In 1990 studio versions of the songs "The Freezing Moon" and "Carnage" were recorded, appearing on the CBR Records compilation album Projections of a Stained Mind

Drummer, Jan Axel "Hellhammer" Blomberg, claimed that the lyrics of "Freezing Moon" were "meant to make people commit suicide".
Dead said in a 1989 interview by Marduk guitarist Morgan "Evil" Håkansson, published in Slayer fanzine, that by then he had written the lyrics for "Funeral Fog", "Freezing Moon", "Buried by Time and Dust" and "Pagan Fears"

Finished versions of these songs appeared on the album Live in Leipzig, a concert recording from November 1990 which was released in 1993.

It is considered one of the most influential black metal albums of all time.
In 2017, Rolling Stone ranked De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas as 40th on their list of 'The 100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time.

The title De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas is a Latin phrase meaning "The Mystery of the Lord Satan", with "Dom" being an abbreviation of "Dominis", often used as an honorific prefix for ecclesiastics of the Catholic Church.

The album cover is a monochrome photo of the east side of Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim, Norway.

Tracklist

Funeral Fog 5:47
Freezing Moon 6:23
Cursed In Eternity 5:10
Pagan Fears 6:20
Life Eternal 6:57
From The Dark Past 5:26
Buried By Time And Dust 3:34
De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas 6:21

Versions (66)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
Anti-Mosh 006 Mayhem De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas(CD, Album) Deathlike Silence Productions Anti-Mosh 006 Norway 1994 Sell This Version
7767-2 Mayhem De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas(CD, Album) Century Black 7767-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
7767-2 Mayhem De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas(CD, Album) Century Black 7767-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
7767-2 Mayhem De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas(CD, Album) Century Black 7767-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
7767-2 Mayhem De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas(CD, Album) Century Black 7767-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
7767-2 Mayhem De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas(CD, Album, Promo) Century Black 7767-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
7767-4 Mayhem De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas(Cass, Album) Century Black 7767-4 US 1994 Sell This Version
Anti-Mosh 006 Mayhem De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas(LP, Album, Gat) Deathlike Silence Productions Anti-Mosh 006 Norway 1994 Sell This Version
Anti Mosh 006 Mayhem De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas(LP, Album, W/Lbl) Deathlike Silence Productions Anti Mosh 006 Norway 1994 Sell This Version
none Mayhem De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (Mayhem) none Russia 1996 Sell This Version
096 Mayhem De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas(Cass, Album) Mystic Production 096 Poland 1997 Sell This Version
666 Mayhem De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas(Cass, Album) Morbid Noizz Productions 666 Poland 1997 Sell This Version
CPD 003 Mayhem De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas(LP, Album, Ltd, Pic, Unofficial) Megarock CPD 003 Sweden 1997 Sell This Version
anti-mosh 006 Mayhem De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas(CDr, Album, Ltd, RE, Unofficial) Deathlike Silence Productions (2) anti-mosh 006 Russia 2001 Sell This Version
BPR 001 Mayhem De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, Unofficial, Blu) Not On Label (Mayhem) BPR 001 2001 Sell This Version
Anti-Mosh 006 Mayhem De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) Deathlike Silence Productions (2) Anti-Mosh 006 Russia 2002 Sell This Version
SOM 054-2 Mayhem De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas(LP, Album) Season Of Mist SOM 054-2 Norway 2002 Sell This Version
VMLP026 Mayhem De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas(LP, Album, Pic) Vinyl Maniacs VMLP026 Sweden 2005 Sell This Version
ADP#666 Mayhem De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas(LP, Album, Ltd, RE) Ancient Darkness Productions ADP#666 Denmark 2006 Sell This Version
BOBV048LP Mayhem De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Pur) Back On Black BOBV048LP UK 2006 Sell This Version
BOBV048 Mayhem De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Red) Back On Black BOBV048 UK 2006 Sell This Version
ADP#666 Mayhem De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas(LP, Album, TP, W/Lbl) Ancient Darkness Productions ADP#666 Denmark 2006 Sell This Version
Anti-Mosh 006 Mayhem De Mysteriis Dom. Sathanas(CD, Album, RE, RP) Deathlike Silence Productions Anti-Mosh 006 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
Anti-Mosh 006 Mayhem De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas(CD, Album, RE, RP) Deathlike Silence Productions Anti-Mosh 006 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
SM100CD Mayhem De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas(CD, Album) Somber Music SM100CD Brazil 2009 Sell This Version
7767-1 Mayhem De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Blu) Century Media 7767-1 US 2009 Sell This Version
7767-1 Mayhem De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Gre) Century Media 7767-1 US 2009 Sell This Version
BOBV048LP Mayhem De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas(LP, Album, Ltd, RE) Back On Black BOBV048LP UK 2010 Sell This Version
BOBV048LP Mayhem De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Pur) Back On Black BOBV048LP UK 2010 Sell This Version
BOBV048LP Mayhem De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Red) Back On Black BOBV048LP UK 2010 Sell This Version
7767-8 Mayhem De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas(LP, Album, Ltd, RE) Century Media 7767-8 US 2012 Sell This Version
BOBV048LPLTD Mayhem De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RP, Pur) Back On Black BOBV048LPLTD UK 2013 Sell This Version
BOBV497PD The True Mayhem* De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas(LP, Album, Pic, RE) Back On Black BOBV497PD UK 2017 Sell This Version
BOBV048LP Mayhem De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Back On Black BOBV048LP UK 2017 Sell This Version
7767-2 Mayhem De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas(CD, Album, Unofficial) Century Black (2) 7767-2 Brazil 2018 Sell This Version
Anti-Mosh 006 Mayhem De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas(Cass, Album, Ltd, Unofficial, Pur) Not On Label (Mayhem) Anti-Mosh 006 2018 Sell This Version
none Mayhem De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas(Cass, Album, RE, Unofficial) Diablo Recording none 2018 Sell This Version
DSR 061, DMDS 1 Mayhem De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas(Cass, Album, RE) Darkness Shall Rise Productions, Darkness Shall Rise Productions DSR 061, DMDS 1 Germany 2019 Sell This Version
DSR 061, DMDS 1, DMDS 2, DMDS 3 Mayhem De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas(Cass, Album, RP + Cass, S/Sided, EP, RP + Cass, Al) Darkness Shall Rise Productions, Darkness Shall Rise Productions, Darkness Shall Rise Productions, Darkness Shall Rise Productions DSR 061, DMDS 1, DMDS 2, DMDS 3 Germany 2019 Sell This Version
BOBV048LP Mayhem De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas(LP, Album, RE, Pur) Back On Black BOBV048LP UK 2020 Sell This Version
AM006LPBOX, AM006LP, AM006BOX-1, AM006BOX-2, AM006 Mayhem De Mysteriis Dom. Sathanas - 25th Anniversary Box Set DMDS XXV(LP, Album, RE, RM + LP, S/Sided, Etch + LP + LP + ) Deathlike Silence Productions, Deathlike Silence Productions, Deathlike Silence Productions, Deathlike Silence Productions, Deathlike Silence Productions, Deathlike Silence Productions AM006LPBOX, AM006LP, AM006BOX-1, AM006BOX-2, AM006 USA, Canada & Europe 2020 Sell This Version
Anti-Mosh 006 Mayhem De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas (CD, Album, RE, RP) Deathlike Silence Productions Anti-Mosh 006 Norway Unknown Sell This Version
none Mayhem De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas(8xFile, AAC, Album, 256) Century Media none Unknown
7767-2 Mayhem De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas(CD, Album, RE) Century Black 7767-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
Anti-Mosh 006 Mayhem De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas(CD, Album, RE) Deathlike Silence Productions Anti-Mosh 006 Norway Unknown Sell This Version
Anti-Mosh 006 Mayhem De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas(CD, Album, RE) Deathlike Silence Productions Anti-Mosh 006 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
7767-2 Mayhem De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas(CD, Album, RE) Century Media 7767-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
Anti-Mosh 006 Mayhem De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas(CD, Album, RE, 3rd) Deathlike Silence Productions Anti-Mosh 006 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
Anti-Mosh 006, DSP Anti-Mosh 006 Mayhem De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas(CD, Album, RE, RP) Deathlike Silence Productions, Deathlike Silence Productions Anti-Mosh 006, DSP Anti-Mosh 006 Norway Unknown Sell This Version
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Ethereal_Rites

Ethereal_Rites

August 28, 2021
referencing De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Pur, BOBV048LP

Good pressing! Sounds great and like how I would imagine it was intended to sound.
bejcike

bejcike

July 19, 2021
referencing De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas, LP, Album, RE, Gat, BOBV048LP
Hi guys, a question: I have a copy on black vinyl, which is not gatefold, but the barcode and the matrix is OK. I was told it is a bootleg replica of the Back on Black edition, but I am not 100 % sure. (Cover image is dark purple, not blue.) This entry here says this one is gatefold, the 2010 is also a gatefold, so either really a bootleg which is not gatefold, or still official one, this time in simple cover. Can anyone weigh in on this topic?
the_trooper81

the_trooper81

July 8, 2021
referencing De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas, LP, Album, RE, Pur, BOBV048LP
Sounds very good and dynamic, even though it's a Back on Black reissue.
DogsCollection

DogsCollection

May 2, 2021
referencing De Mysteriis Dom. Sathanas - 25th Anniversary Box Set DMDS XXV, LP, Album, RE, RM + LP, S/Sided, Etch + LP + LP + , AM006LPBOX, AM006LP, AM006BOX-1, AM006BOX-2, AM006
Any chance that this cut of the album will be released in standalone form? Otherwise I'll just go for the BOB pressing instead
sarahoriouk

sarahoriouk

April 25, 2021
referencing De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RP, Pur, BOBV048LPLTD
‘From the dark past’ is spelt incorrectly as ‘from the darf past’ both on the vinyl and on the back of the sleeve. In the gatefold it is however spelt correctly. The reproductions of the photos of euronymous and hellhammer are poor. So dark so that all you can see is hellhammers hand! Not accurate to the originals. That said the purple colour to the sleeve print is nice, some of the original prints I believe were blue which is not what was intended. The vinyl itself is a nice cut and good listen, I know back on black has had some bad pressing reviews but I personally rate this press.
Scott_Middleton

Scott_Middleton

March 1, 2021
referencing De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Pur, BOBV048LP

This has just been re-released by Plastic Head in 2021. Looks and sounds great.
Necrodictator

Necrodictator

February 20, 2021
edited 8 months ago
referencing De Mysteriis Dom. Sathanas - 25th Anniversary Box Set DMDS XXV, LP, Album, RE, RM + LP, S/Sided, Etch + LP + LP + , AM006LPBOX, AM006LP, AM006BOX-1, AM006BOX-2, AM006
The two "different" rehearsals are actually the same recording and no one above below to notice that? That's what I call a quality scam :D
vaidilas

vaidilas

November 11, 2020
referencing De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas, Cass, Unofficial, HD014
Also a version with the wrong birthdate of Euronymous. It was not April 15th like shown in the inley but March 22nd as can be seen on the gravestone.
jmatusek

jmatusek

October 27, 2020
referencing De Mysteriis Dom. Sathanas - 25th Anniversary Box Set DMDS XXV, LP, Album, RE, RM + LP, S/Sided, Etch + LP + LP + , AM006LPBOX, AM006LP, AM006BOX-1, AM006BOX-2, AM006
My boxset arrived to the US from Denmark with zero problems. All vinyl was in perfect condition and sounds excellent (as excellent as some of it can sound considering it sounds terrible lol). The presentation and quality of this set are amazing. I highly recommend picking this up if you can find it!