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Mayhem

Mayhem are probably the most famous (or infamous) Black Metal band ever. They are well known for the suicide of their secondvocalist, who's stage namewas, ironically, Dead, the murder of theirfounding member and guitarist Euronymous, by the hands ofBurzum mastermind Varg Vikernes(another irony because he played bass on Mayhem's debut album), and their history of violentstage performance (noted at one of their earlier concertswhere Dead performed self-mutilation and pigs heads were mounted onstakes at the front of the stage). The band would also bury their clothes prior toperformances.
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Mayhem are probably the most famous (or infamous) Black Metal band ever. They are well known for the suicide of their secondvocalist, who's stage namewas, ironically, Dead, the murder of theirfounding member and guitarist Euronymous, by the hands ofBurzum mastermind Varg Vikernes(another irony because he played bass on Mayhem's debut album), and their history of violentstage performance (noted at one of their earlier concertswhere Dead performed self-mutilation and pigs heads were mounted onstakes at the front of the stage). The band would also bury their clothes prior toperformances.

Euronymous was the owner of a record shop by the name of Helvete (the Norwegian word for Hell)and held meetings with otherBlack Metal band members in the store's basement. They referred tothemselves as The Black Metal Circle or The Black MetalMafia. Euronymous was also the creatorof the True Norwegian Black Metal scene which was comprised of Burzum, Emperor,Darkthrone anda few other bands within the scene.

Their first album, De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas, released in 1993, is legendary and is seen as ahallmark of the Black Metal scene.

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Similar Bands: Emperor, Bathory, Darkthrone, Burzum, Gorgoroth

LPs
Esoteric Warfare
2014

4.8
2 Votes
Ordo Ad Chao
2007

3.3
260 Votes
Chimera
2004

3.4
219 Votes
Grand Declaration Of War
2000

3.1
238 Votes
De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas
1994

4.1
840 Votes
EPs
Psywar
2014

3.3
6 Votes
Life Eternal
2009

3.8
25 Votes
Wolfs Lair Abyss
1997

3.8
111 Votes
Out From The Dark
1996

4.2
28 Votes
Deathcrush
1987

3.7
323 Votes
Deathrehearsal
1987

Pure Fucking Armageddon
1986

2.5
44 Votes
Live Albums
Live in Marseille 2000
2001

3.9
11 Votes
Mediolanum Capta Est
1999

3.1
30 Votes
Live in Bischofswerda
1998

Dawn of the Blackhearts
1995

3.4
84 Votes
Live in Leipzig
1993

4.1
153 Votes
Compilations
Legions of War
2003

The Studio Experience
2002

U.S. Legions
2001

4
1 Votes
European Legions
2001

3.5
1 Votes

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