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#1) Mayhem is a band from Oslo, Norway which was originally formed in 1983, taking strong influence especially from Hellhammer/Celtic Frost, Venom and from earlier Bathory. The name “Mayhem” was taken from the title of the Venom song “Mayhem with Mercy”. Much controversy has surrounded the band regarding various murders, suicides, and other forms of violence. Mayhem have moved through a variety of black metal styles, even going so far as delving into the areas of dark avant-garde industrial and electronica. The group (in its earliest, and most accepted and popular incarnation; 1983-1993) are widely considered to be one of the cornerstone bands in the movement often labelled “the second wave” of black metal. In the years since, their influence has only grown.

The band’s initial line-up consisted of Manheim on drums, Necrobutcher on bass guitar, Euronymous on guitar and Messiah on vocals. However, Messiah departed and was replaced by Maniac on vocals; later, Dead and Hellhammer replaced Maniac and Manheim, respectively, to complete what is regarded by many fans as the group’s classic lineup.


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  • versionfiv

    only a mentally troubled "furfan" would steal a name that is extremely well known and been in use since the 80s.

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  • Slayer-Fan

    There are three different Mayhems in my library. What a fuckin' mess.

    Yesterday 10:43am Reply
  • Sergeantnipple

    I like both the mayhems :)

    Yesterday 4:28pm Reply
  • himeko_katagiri

    Furry dance music brought me here. What is this "kvlt" crap doing in related to such a mashcore genius as Renard.

    19 Dec 11:55pm Reply
  • s_mars

    If my grandma had wheels...

    17 Dec 11:37am Reply
  • versionfiv

    i kind of wish there were two versions of dmds, an additional take with atilla sounding the way he does on tormentor...

    15 Dec 4:32pm Reply
  • templeruins

    Varg was definitely not a generic screamer, really one of a kind vocalist. But I really like Attila on DMDS, dude sounds like a zombie

    15 Dec 2:04am Reply
  • m2a1

    Ору [2]

    9 Dec 6:50pm Reply
  • WhiskeyPony

    >>Mayhem - легендарное говно из Норвегии, созданное двумя задротами - онанистами 666-го уровня. Ору

    8 Dec 3:13pm Reply
  • metalkillthekin

    De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas

    5 Dec 10:59pm Reply
  • Altars

    Attila got them mad hooks. Varg and Dead are just generic screamers.

    5 Dec 9:05pm Reply
  • Damianek666XD

    vividserenity Then check Marduk

    4 Dec 9:20pm Reply
  • sotgubben

    Varg's pre-filosofem vocals on "De Myseriis" would have been bonkers. Fudge Attila

    2 Dec 9:07am Reply
  • sotgubben

    Attilas "YOU MUST GET ETERNAAAAL" scream always cracks me up.

    2 Dec 9:05am Reply
  • HUnewm

    Ian McKaye was the first everything #versionfiv

    2 Dec 2:13am Reply
  • sotgubben

    There hasn't been a good vocalist in Mayhem yet.

    28 Nov 1:36pm Reply
  • versionfiv

    no, cause rites of spring.

    26 Nov 11:13pm Reply
  • CircleOvTyrants

    Dead was the original emo.

    26 Nov 10:37am Reply
  • Nocturnalpriest

    I agree with the comments about Esoteric Warfare, which is extremely addictive and awesome ! They never disappoint me ! Btw, great new guitarist, saw them live and it was one of the best gigs I've ever seen !

    25 Nov 4:56pm Reply
  • Fishzerg

    I agree with vividserenity. Love the new album. I loved all the old ones, especially Deathcrush and De Mysteriis back in the day, but that Mayhem is something entirely different and for me something of another genre. I think Esoteric Warfare is superb (reminds me of Thorns sometimes, which is good). And Grand Declaration of War is the most interesting black metal album I have ever heard. Cold, harsh, yet clean sound, with proper industrial elements. There simply is no other music that sounds like this.

    20 Nov 2:51pm Reply
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