Origin: Norway  
Genres: Black Metal
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Last update/review: May 25, 2014

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.

Upcoming album: Daemon, release date October 25, 2019.

Current Members

Attila Csihar

vocals (ex-Aborym, ex-Keep Of Kalessin, Sinsaenum, guest for Sunn O))))

Teloch (Morten Iversen)

guitars (guest for Gorgoroth, The Konsortium, Ov Hell)

Ghul (Charles Hedger)

guitars (ex-Cradle Of Filth)

Necrobutcher (Jorn Stubberud)

bass

Hellhammer (Jan Axel Von Blomberg)

drums (ex-Arcturus, guest for Dimmu Borgir, ex-Jorn, ex-The Kovenant, ex-Mezzerschmitt, ex-Thorns, ex-Troll, ex-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, ex-Ava Inferi, Earth Electric, ex-Mezzerschmitt)

Varg Vikernes

bass (Burzum, ex-Old Funeral)

Euronymous (Øystein 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



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



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
1993 Readers' Album #53




Wolf's Lair Abyss  EP
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



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



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
2004 Readers' Album #50




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
2007 Readers' Album #42




Life Eternal  EP
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
2014 Readers' Album #75




Live In Zeitz  LIVE
2016 Peaceville
  1. Deathcrush
  2. Necrolust
  3. Funeral Fog
  4. The Freezing Moon
  5. Carnage
  6. Buried by Time and Dust
  7. Chainsaw Gutsfuck
  8. Pagan Fears
  • Dead
  • Necrobutcher
  • Euronymous
  • Hellhammer



De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas Alive  LIVE
2016 independent
  1. Funeral Fog
  2. Freezing Moon
  3. Cursed in Eternity
  4. Pagan Fears
  5. Life Eternal
  6. From the Dark Past
  7. Buried by Time and Dust
  8. De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas
  • Attila Csihar
  • Teloch
  • Ghul
  • Necrobutcher
  • Hellhammer



Live In Guatemala City  LIVE
2017



Live In Sarpsborg  LIVE
2017 Peaceville
  1. Deathcrush
  2. Necrolust
  3. Funeral Fog
  4. Freezing Moon
  5. Carnage
  6. Buried by Time and Dust
  7. Chainsaw Gutsfuck
  8. Pure Fucking Armageddon
  • Dead
  • Necrobutcher
  • Euronymous
  • Hellhammer



Live In Jessheim  LIVE
2017 Peaceville
  1. Deathcrush
  2. Necrolust
  3. Funeral Fog
  4. Freezing Moon
  5. Carnage
  6. Buried by Time and Dust
  7. Chainsaw Gutsfuck
  8. Pure Fucking Armageddon
  • Dead
  • Necrobutcher
  • Euronymous
  • Hellhammer



Daemon    RELEASE DATE: October 25, 2019
2019 Century Media
  1. The Dying False King
  2. Agenda Ignis
  3. Bad Blood
  4. Malum
  5. Falsified And Hated
  6. Aeon Daemonium
  7. Worthless Abomination Destroyed
  8. Daemon Spawn
  9. Of Worms And Ruins
  10. Invoke The Oath
  • Attila Csihar
  • Teloch
  • Ghul
  • Necrobutcher
  • Hellhammer




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