Origin: Norway
Genres: Black Metal
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Mayhem  


The sordid affair involving the Norwegian black metal scene in the early nineties, replete with murders, church burnings, and the like, is a story that has been well-documented over the years, and Mayhem was in the center of it all. This is the band whose guitarist (Oystein Aarseth, aka Euronymous) was murdered by its then-bassist (Varg Vikernes, aka Count Grishnackh) over jealously regarding leadership in the so-called Inner Circle. Musically, early Mayhem was shunned by much of the mainstream metal press but revered by the underground, and their works such as Deathcrush and De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas, as raw and primitive as they were, are regarded as early landmarks in the field of black metal. Much of Mayhem's early discography is patchy at best, befitting a band with such a chaotic past (in addition to Aarseth's death, vocalist Per Ohlin (aka Dead) committed suicide while in the band). Somehow the band managed to remain in business through the 90's, and in 2000 released the very surprising A Grand Declaration Of War, an album that sought to push the boundaries of black metal in similar ways to bands such as Arcturus and Satyricon. This is really the first cohesive work the band has ever done, a fitting culmination to their career thus far, though some older fans were put off by the experimentalism. The band have followed Declaration with Chimera in 2004 and Ordo Ab Chao in 2007.

Current Members

Attila Csihar

vocals (Aborym, Keep Of Kalessin)

Teloch (Morten Iversen)

guitars (Gorgoroth, The Konsortium, Ov Hell)

Necrobutcher (Jorn Stubberud)

bass

Hellhammer (Jan Axel Von Blomberg)

drums (Arcturus, Dimmu Borgir, Jorn, The Kovenant, Mezzerschmitt, Thorns, Troll, Winds)

Former Members/Guests

Maniac (Sven Erik Kristiansen)

vocals (Skitliv)

Dead (Per Yngve Ohlin)

vocals RIP: April 8, 1991, suicide

Blasphemer (Rune Eriksen)

guitars (Aura Noir, Mezzerschmitt)

Varg Vikernes

bass (Burzum, Old Funeral)

Euronymous (Řystein Aarseth)

guitars RIP: August 10, 1993, murdered

Kjetil Manheim

drums


Discography



Deathcrush 
1987 Posercorpse
  1. Silvester anfang
  2. Deathcrush
  3. Chainsaw gutsfuck
  4. Witching hour
  5. Necrolust
  6. Manheim/Pure Fucking Armageddon
  • Maniac
  • Necrobutcher
  • Euronymous
  • Kjetil Manheim

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



Live In Leipzig 
1992 Avantgarde
  1. Deathcrush
  2. Necrolust
  3. Funeral Fog
  4. The Freezing Moon
  5. Carnage
  6. Buried By Time and Dust
  7. Pagan Fears
  8. Chainsaw Gutsfuck
  9. Pure Fucking Armageddon
  • Dead
  • Necrobutcher
  • Euronymous
  • Hellhammer

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas 
1993 Deathlike Silence
  1. Funeral fog
  2. Freezing moon
  3. Cursed in eternity
  4. Pagan fears
  5. Life eternal
  6. From the dark past
  7. Buried in time and dust
  8. ` De mysteriis dom Sathanas
  • Attila Csihar
  • Varg Vikernes
  • Euronymous
  • Hellhammer

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



(EP) Wolf's Lair Abyss 
1997 Misanthropy
  1. The Vortex Void Of Inhumanity
  2. I Am Thy Labyrinth
  3. Fall Of Seraphs
  4. Ancient Skin
  5. Symbols Of Bloodswords
  • Maniac
  • Blasphemer
  • Necrobutcher
  • Hellhammer




Mediolanum Capta Est  LIVE
1999 Avantgarde
  1. Silvester Anfang
  2. Deathcrush
  3. Fall Of Seraphs
  4. Carnage
  5. Necrolust
  6. Ancient Skin
  7. Freezing Moon
  8. Symbols Of Bloodswords
  9. From The Dark Past
  10. Chainsaw Gutsfuck
  11. I Am Thy Labyrinth
  12. Pure Fucking Armageddon
  • Maniac
  • Blasphemer
  • Necrobutcher
  • Hellhammer

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



A Grand Declaration Of War 
2000 Season Of Mist
  1. A Grand Declaration of War
  2. In the Lies where upon you lay
  3. A Time to die
  4. View from Nihil (part 1 of 2)
  5. View from Nihil (part 2 of 2)
  6. A Bloodsword and a Colder Sun (part 1 of 2)
  7. A Bloodsword and a Colder Sun (part 2 of 2)
  8. Crystallized Pain in Deconstruction
  9. Completion in Science of Agony (part 1 of 2)
  10. To Daimonion (part 1 of 3)
  11. To Daimonion (part 2 of 3)
  12. To Daimonion (part 3 of 3)
  13. Completion in Science of Agony (part 2 of 2)
  • Maniac
  • Blasphemer
  • Necrobutcher
  • Hellhammer




Live In Marseille  LIVE
2001 Season Of Mist
  1. Intro
  2. In The Lies Upon You Lay
  3. Fall Of Seraphs
  4. Carnage
  5. Crystallized Pain In Deconstruction
  6. Buried By Time And Dust
  7. Symbols Of Bloodswords
  8. View From Nihil
  9. Deathcrush
  10. To Daimonion
  11. Freezing Moon
  12. Chainsaw Gutsfuck
  13. A Time To Die
  14. Pure Fucking Armageddon
  15. I Am Thy Labyrinth
  16. From The Dark Past
  • Maniac
  • Blasphemer
  • Necrobutcher
  • Hellhammer

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal 



U.S. Legions 
2001 Season Of Mist
  1. Fall Of Seraphs
  2. Carnage
  3. View From Nihil
  4. To Daimonion
  5. Chainsaw Gutsfuck
  6. Pure Fucking Armageddon
  7. Necrolust (from U.S.A.)
  8. To Daimonion
  9. View From Nihil
  10. In The Lies Where Upon You Lay
  11. Crystalized Pain In Deconstruction
  12. Completion
  • Maniac
  • Blasphemer
  • Necrobutcher
  • Hellhammer




European Legions 
2001 Season Of Mist
  1. Silvester Anfang / Fall Of Seraphs
  2. Carnage
  3. View From Nihil
  4. To Daimonion
  5. Freezing Moon
  6. Chainsaw Gutsfuck
  7. Pure Fucking Armageddon
  8. To Daimonion
  9. View From Nihil
  10. In The Lies Where Upon You Lay
  11. Deconstruction
  12. Completion
  • Maniac
  • Blasphemer
  • Necrobutcher
  • Hellhammer




Chimera 
2004 Season Of Mist
  1. Whore
  2. Dark Night Of The Soul
  3. Rape Humanity With Pride
  4. My Death
  5. You Must Fall
  6. Slaughter Of Dreams
  7. Impious Devious Leper Lord
  8. Chimera
  • Maniac
  • Blasphemer
  • Necrobutcher
  • Hellhammer

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Ordo Ad Chao 
2007 Season Of Mist
  1. A Wise Birthgiver
  2. Wall of Water
  3. Great Work of Ages
  4. Deconsecrate
  5. Illuminate Eliminate
  6. Psychic Horns
  7. Key to the Storms
  8. Anti
  • Attila Csihar
  • Blasphemer
  • Necrobutcher
  • Hellhammer

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Metal Observer 



(EP) Life Eternal 
2009




Esoteric Warfare 
2014 Season Of Mist
  1. Watcher
  2. Psywar
  3. Trinity
  4. Pandaemon
  5. Mylab
  6. Six Seconds
  7. Throne Of Time
  8. Corpse Of Care
  9. Posthuman
  10. Aion Suntalia
  • Attila Csihar
  • Teloch
  • Necrobutcher
  • Hellhammer


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