Mayhem

Also known as Mayheim, True Mayhem, The, True Old Mayhem, The

Short biography of Mayhem: It wouldn't be exaggerating to say that Mayhem was the foundation of black metal in Norway, and mainly responsible for all its popularity.

Guitarist and band-leader Euronymous had a shop in Oslo, Norway called "Helvete" (Norwegian for "Hell") and lots of impressionable teenagers hung out with him there and got hooked on his Satanic Black Metal philosophy.

Vocalist Dead (formerly of the swedish [a=Morbid]) commited suicide with a shotgun in 1991, leading to endless bootleg releases depicting of his dead body since Euronymous grabbed his camera before he bothered to call the cops and tell them what he found. Euronymous allegedly wore a piece of Dead's skull on a necklace. Dead was replaced in the recording studio by Attila from [a=Tormentor (2)].

In 1993 Euronymous was murdered by Count Grishnackh from Burzum, who was at the time playing bass for Mayhem. Subsequent investigations brought to light a host of arsons against churches, and a lot of Euronymous' little followers got in trouble. The grim tale of Mayhem and Black Metal spread around the world, and suddenly Black Metal was very famous, and everyone started doing it.

Drummer Hellhammer and bassist Necrobutcher got together with former vocalist Maniac and new guitarist Blasphemer to relaunch Mayhem in 1997.

In 2004 Maniac leaves Mayhem and Attila Csihar rejoins as vocalist.

In 2007 Mayhem releases Ordo Ad Chao.

In 2008 Blasphemer leaves Mayhem to focus on his other project Ava Inferi.

In October 2008 it was announced that Morfeus from Limbonic Art would handle the guitar during Mayhem's South America tour.

Also on the Web you may find Mayhem by links below:
  1. http://www.thetruemayhem.com/
  2. http://www.myspace.com/officialmayhem
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# Album cover Album title Tracks amount Download album in mp3? Official release date Production label
1 Mayhem - De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas 8
mp3, CD
1994 Century Black
2 Mayhem - Wolf's Lair Abyss Wolf's Lair Abyss 5
mp3, CD
1997-10-31 Misanthropy Records
3 Mayhem - Deathcrush Deathcrush 7
mp3, CD
1993
4 Mayhem - Mediolanum Capta Est Mediolanum Capta Est 12
mp3, CD
1999-06-06 Avantgarde Music
5 Mayhem - Dawn Of The Black Hearts Dawn Of The Black Hearts 12
mp3, CD
1998 Warhammer Records
6 Mayhem - Live In Leipzig Live In Leipzig 9
mp3, CD
Avantgarde Music
7 Mayhem - Grand Declaration Of War Grand Declaration Of War 17
mp3, CD
2000-04-29 Season Of Mist
8 Mayhem - Wolf's Lair Abyss Wolf's Lair Abyss 5
mp3, CD
1997 Misanthropy Records
9 Mayhem - Necrolust / Total Warfare Necrolust / Total Warfare 2
mp3, CD
1999 Vinyl Collectors
10 Mayhem - Live In Bischofswerda 21st June 1997 Live In Bischofswerda 21st June 1997 8
mp3, CD
1998 Misanthropy Records
11 Mayhem - De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas 8
mp3, CD
1994-05-24 Deathlike Silence Productions
12 Mayhem - Ancient Skin Ancient Skin 2
mp3, CD
1998 Not On Label
13 Mayhem - The Dawn Of The Black Hearts The Dawn Of The Black Hearts 8
mp3, CD
1997 No Fuckin' Label
14 Mayhem - The Return The Return 12
mp3, CD
1997 December Creation Productions
15 Mayhem - Live In Marseille 2000 Live In Marseille 2000 15
mp3, CD
2001-03-15 Season Of Mist
16 Mayhem - European Legions European Legions 12
mp3, CD
2001-07-16 Season Of Mist
17 Mayhem - Grand Declaration Of War Grand Declaration Of War 13
mp3, CD
2000-05-01 Season Of Mist
18 Mayhem - Live In Marseille 2000 Live In Marseille 2000 16
mp3, CD
2001-06-16 Season Of Mist
19 Mayhem - European Legions European Legions 12
mp3, CD
2001-07-16
20 Mayhem - Chimera Chimera 8
mp3, CD
2004-03-29 Season Of Mist
21 Mayhem - Live In Leipzig Live In Leipzig 9
mp3, CD
1996-06-15
22 Mayhem - Freezing Moon Freezing Moon 2
mp3, CD
1996 Black Metal Records
23 Mayhem - Live In Leipzig Live In Leipzig 11
mp3, CD
1993 Obscure Plasma Records
24 Mayhem - Grand Declaration Of War Grand Declaration Of War 8
mp3, CD
2000 Season Of Mist
25 Mayhem - Mediolanum Capta Est Mediolanum Capta Est 12
mp3, CD
1999 Avantgarde Music
26 Mayhem - Pure Fucking Armageddon Pure Fucking Armageddon 9
mp3, CD
1996 Die Hard (2)
27 Mayhem - De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas 8
mp3, CD
2001 Not On Label (Mayhem)
28 Mayhem - Chimera Chimera 8
mp3, CD
2004 Season Of Mist
29 Mayhem - Freezing Moon, Carnage / Jihad Freezing Moon, Carnage / Jihad 8
mp3, CD
2002 Supernal Music
30 Mayhem - The True Legends In Black The True Legends In Black 9
mp3, CD
2000
31 Mayhem - A Tribute To The Black Emperors A Tribute To The Black Emperors 8
mp3, CD
1997 Land Of The Rising Sun
32 Mayhem - In Memorium In Memorium 19
mp3, CD
1996 Freezing Moon
33 Mayhem - A Tribute To The Black Emperors A Tribute To The Black Emperors 11
mp3, CD
1994 Land Of The Rising Sun
34 Mayhem - Mediolanum Capta Est Mediolanum Capta Est 12
mp3, CD
1999 Avantgarde Music
35 Mayhem - Deathcrush Deathcrush 7
mp3, CD
1987-08-00 Posercorpse Music

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