Recorded 16 May 1992, just over a year after Dead’s suicide, this rehearsal is bootlegged as From the Darkest Past. All instrumental.
Hellhammer – drums, Euronymous – guitar and Count Grishnackh – bass.
These songs were finally recorded in studio beginning later that year with the addition of Atilla on vocals. Eventually released as De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas in May 1994.
The situation is still very difficult. I’ve been checking out some places lately and probably we’ll manage to rent a good rehearsal place in a couple of weeks. In the future we’ll join together with Thorns and possibly Darkthrone to make a really good rehearsal place with lots of equipment, and we have been talking about trying to put up a small studio too. We shall see.
The new Mayhem LP will be entitled De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas and it will be DARK. If everything goes OK, we’ll record it VERY soon and get it out some time in the summer of ’92. We’ll try to record it by using a good studio which is quite cheap so that should be ok. It will be very massive, as we’ll have two guitars (+ solo) and two basses. It will be very fast, with lots of dark emotions and moods. I can’t really tell so much about it, anything may still happen (as usual).
– Euronymous, February 1992