History Music / Mayhem

27th Jul '16 11:52:47 PM gewunomox
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-> "[[NoTrueScotsman There exist no death metal bands today, only “life metal” bands.]] If a band cultivates and worship death than it’s death metal, no matter what kind of metal they play. And “cultivating” death doesn’t mean to think it’s funny or being into gore, [[NietzscheWannabe but I mean being able to kill just because you hate life.]] [[OmnicidalManiac It’s people who enjoys to see wars because a lot of people get killed.]] [[PretenderDiss And I know no “death” metal bands in this way. There’s an abyss between us and the rest:]] be careful and avoid being “open-minded”. The [[HardcorePunk HC]] pigs have correctly made themselves guardians of morality: we’ll become guardians of anti-morality.”

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-> "[[NoTrueScotsman There exist no death metal bands today, only “life metal” "life metal" bands.]] If a band cultivates and worship death than it’s it's death metal, no matter what kind of metal they play. And “cultivating” "cultivating" death doesn’t doesn't mean to think it’s it's funny or being into gore, [[NietzscheWannabe but I mean being able to kill just because you hate life.]] [[OmnicidalManiac It’s It's people who enjoys to see wars because a lot of people get killed.]] [[PretenderDiss And I know no “death” "death" metal bands in this way. There’s There's an abyss between us and the rest:]] be Be careful and avoid being “open-minded”. "open-minded". The [[HardcorePunk HC]] pigs have correctly made themselves guardians of morality: we’ll We'll become guardians of anti-morality."



The story of the group Mayhem marks possibly the darkest chapter in metal--nay, music--history.

Forming in the mid-1980s and taking their name from a song by the band Music/{{Venom}} (who also coined the term BlackMetal), the Norwegian band's original line-up consisted of guitarist Euronymous (Øystein Aarseth), bassist Necrobutcher[[note]]Not to be confused with the pro wrestler. That Necro Butcher is two words, Mayhem's Necrobutcher is just one. Know the difference, it could save your life. Seriously, black metal fans can be scary, especially some of the ones whose favorite band is Mayhem.[[/note]] (Jørn Stubberud) and drummer Kjetil Manheim. When the group was originally formed, Euronymous also sang, before being replaced by [[MeaningfulName Maniac]] (Sven Erik Kristiansen) on vocals (who was [[HilariousInHindsight placed in a mental institution]] after the recording of the infamous ''Deathcrush'' EP)[[note]]No word on whether the two events were at all connected[[/note]]. Manheim also left the band that time. The band found replacements in drummer Hellhammer (Jan Axel Blomberg) and the Swedish vocalist Per Yngve Ohlin, nicknamed "[[PropheticName Dead]]" (previously of obscure cult-act "Morbid"), for his love of, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin surprise, surprise, death]]: he would wear clothes people had been buried in months before, cut himself on stage (one point he cut himself so much on stage he had to be sent to the hospital in bad need of a transfusion), and kept a dead crow in a jar because he liked "the stench of death". Despite these amusing quirks, [[SarcasmMode for some reason]] everyone who met him had ill feelings about him and always said that he looked like he hated being alive. These folks would ultimately be proven correct when one day, Euronymous entered the house that Dead was staying in and found him, appropriately enough, dead, a [[TheresNoKillLikeOverkill bullet wound in his head and his wrists cut open]] (Dead just wanted to be sure).

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The story of the group Mayhem marks possibly the darkest chapter in metal--nay, music--history.

metal -- nay, music -- history.

Forming in the mid-1980s mid-1980's and taking their name from a song by the band Music/{{Venom}} (who also coined the term BlackMetal), the Norwegian band's original line-up consisted of guitarist Euronymous (Øystein Aarseth), bassist Necrobutcher[[note]]Not Necrobutcher [[note]] Not to be confused with the pro wrestler. That Necro Butcher is two words, Mayhem's Necrobutcher is just one. Know the difference, it could save your life. Seriously, black metal fans can be scary, especially some of the ones whose favorite band is Mayhem. [[/note]] (Jørn Stubberud) and drummer Kjetil Manheim. When the group was originally formed, Euronymous also sang, before being replaced by [[MeaningfulName Maniac]] (Sven Erik Kristiansen) on vocals (who was [[HilariousInHindsight placed in a mental institution]] after the recording of the infamous ''Deathcrush'' EP)[[note]]No EP) [[note]] No word on whether the two events were at all connected[[/note]].connected [[/note]]. Manheim also left the band that time. The band found replacements in drummer Hellhammer (Jan Axel Blomberg) and the Swedish vocalist Per Yngve Ohlin, nicknamed "[[PropheticName Dead]]" (previously of obscure cult-act "Morbid"), for his love of, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin surprise, surprise, death]]: he He would wear clothes people had been buried in months before, cut himself on stage (one point he cut himself so much on stage he had to be sent to the hospital in bad need of a transfusion), and kept a dead crow in a jar because he liked "the stench of death". Despite these amusing quirks, [[SarcasmMode for some reason]] everyone who met him had ill feelings about him and always said that he looked like he hated being alive. These folks would ultimately be proven correct when one day, Euronymous entered the house that Dead was staying in and found him, appropriately enough, dead, a [[TheresNoKillLikeOverkill bullet wound in his head and his wrists cut open]] (Dead just wanted to be sure).



Following Dead's suicide, Dead was replaced by Hungarian vocalist Attila Csihar, and Necrobutcher left the band and was temporarily replaced by Varg "Count Grishnakh" Vikernes, sole member of Bergen-based group Music/{{Burzum}}. During the recording of the band's first full-length album, ''De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas'', tensions rose between Euronymous and Vikernes, which later resulted in Vikernes killing Euronymous, stabbing him a total of 21 times. Due to complaints from Euronymous's family, Hellhammer promised to remove Vikernes's basslines and record them himself, but this didn't happen. The explanation is either him feeling it was fitting that killer and victim should perform on the same album, or simply (and more likely) not having the time and money to go back and replace them, not to mention not knowing how to play bass.

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Following Dead's suicide, Dead was replaced by Hungarian vocalist Attila Csihar, and Necrobutcher left the band and was temporarily replaced by Varg "Count Grishnakh" Vikernes, sole member of Bergen-based group Music/{{Burzum}}. During the recording of the band's first full-length album, ''De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas'', tensions rose between Euronymous and Vikernes, which later resulted in Vikernes killing Euronymous, stabbing him a total of 21 times. Due to complaints from Euronymous's family, Hellhammer promised to remove Vikernes's Vikernes' basslines and record them himself, but this didn't happen. The explanation is either him feeling it was fitting that killer and victim should perform on the same album, or simply (and more likely) not having the time and money to go back and replace them, not to mention not knowing how to play bass.



!!Mayhem exhibits the following tropes:

* AltumVidetur: ''Ordo ad chao'' is grammatically incorrect Latin for "order to chaos" (an inverted version of the Freemasons' motto, ''Ordo ab chao'', or "order from chaos". A grammatically correct version would be ''Ordo ad chaos''). ''De mysteriis Dom Sathanas'' translates roughly as "Of Lord Satan's Secret Rites" or "About the Mystery of the Lord Satan". The band uses other Latin in its lyrics, though it is also not always grammatically correct.

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!!Mayhem
!! Mayhem
exhibits the following tropes:

* AltumVidetur: ''Ordo ad chao'' is grammatically incorrect Latin for "order to chaos" (an inverted version of the Freemasons' motto, ''Ordo ab chao'', or "order from chaos". A grammatically correct version would be ''Ordo ad chaos''). ''De mysteriis Mysteriis Dom Sathanas'' translates roughly as "Of Lord Satan's Secret Rites" or "About the Mystery of the Lord Satan". The band uses other Latin in its lyrics, though it is also not always grammatically correct.
19th Jun '16 10:25:45 PM gewunomox
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* GenrePopularizer: For black metal. Specifically speaking, Mayhem essentially started up second-wave black metal, but first-wave black metal covers a lot of bands that are totally dissimilar to Mayhem (CelticFrost and [[Music/KingDiamond Mercyful Fate]], for example), and the actual black metal genre didn't really have a proper definition until Mayhem and co. came along. (It is worth noting, however, that many of the second wave's most important characteristics had already been established by Music/{{Bathory}}, particularly on ''Under the Sign of the Black Mark'').

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* GenrePopularizer: For black metal. Specifically speaking, Mayhem essentially started up second-wave black metal, but first-wave black metal covers a lot of bands that are totally dissimilar to Mayhem (CelticFrost (Music/CelticFrost and [[Music/KingDiamond Mercyful Fate]], for example), and the actual black metal genre didn't really have a proper definition until Mayhem and co. came along. (It is worth noting, however, that many of the second wave's most important characteristics had already been established by Music/{{Bathory}}, particularly on ''Under the Sign of the Black Mark'').
17th Apr '16 2:54:22 PM aye_amber
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Following Dead's suicide, Dead was replaced by Hungarian vocalist Attila Csihar, and Necrobutcher left the band and was temporarily replaced by Varg "Count Grishnakh" Vikernes, sole member of Bergen-based group {{Burzum}}. During the recording of the band's first full-length album, ''De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas'', tensions rose between Euronymous and Vikernes, which later resulted in Vikernes killing Euronymous, stabbing him a total of 21 times. Due to complaints from Euronymous's family, Hellhammer promised to remove Vikernes's basslines and record them himself, but this didn't happen. The explanation is either him feeling it was fitting that killer and victim should perform on the same album, or simply (and more likely) not having the time and money to go back and replace them, not to mention not knowing how to play bass.

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Following Dead's suicide, Dead was replaced by Hungarian vocalist Attila Csihar, and Necrobutcher left the band and was temporarily replaced by Varg "Count Grishnakh" Vikernes, sole member of Bergen-based group {{Burzum}}.Music/{{Burzum}}. During the recording of the band's first full-length album, ''De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas'', tensions rose between Euronymous and Vikernes, which later resulted in Vikernes killing Euronymous, stabbing him a total of 21 times. Due to complaints from Euronymous's family, Hellhammer promised to remove Vikernes's basslines and record them himself, but this didn't happen. The explanation is either him feeling it was fitting that killer and victim should perform on the same album, or simply (and more likely) not having the time and money to go back and replace them, not to mention not knowing how to play bass.
5th Mar '16 6:43:58 PM dexterian120
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Blasphemer has since left the band, owing to his various other projects (such as Ava Inferi and Aura Noir), and was replaced by a succession of live guitarists (among them Morfeus and Teloch). The band reportedly have a new album due out later in 2014.

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Blasphemer has since left the band, owing to his various other projects (such as Ava Inferi and Aura Noir), and was replaced by a succession of live guitarists (among them Morfeus and Teloch). The band reportedly have a new released the album due out later ''Esoteric Warfare'' in 2014.
10th Dec '15 11:00:47 PM CassandraLeo
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* BrownNote: "Freezing Moon" was allegedly intended to induce listeners to commit suicide, though it's highly questionable as to whether this has actually happened.
9th Sep '15 9:04:30 PM CassandraLeo
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* AltumVidetur: ''Ordo ad chao'' is grammatically incorrect Latin for "Out of order comes chaos" (an inverted version of the Freemasons' motto, ''Ordo ab chao'', or "Out of chaos comes order". A grammatically correct version would be ''Ordo ad chaos''). ''De mysteriis Dom Sathanas'' translates roughly as "Of Lord Satan's Secret Rites" or "About the Mystery of the Lord Satan". The band uses other Latin in its lyrics, though it is also not always grammatically correct.

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* AltumVidetur: ''Ordo ad chao'' is grammatically incorrect Latin for "Out of order comes "order to chaos" (an inverted version of the Freemasons' motto, ''Ordo ab chao'', or "Out of chaos comes order"."order from chaos". A grammatically correct version would be ''Ordo ad chaos''). ''De mysteriis Dom Sathanas'' translates roughly as "Of Lord Satan's Secret Rites" or "About the Mystery of the Lord Satan". The band uses other Latin in its lyrics, though it is also not always grammatically correct.
9th Sep '15 8:44:56 PM CassandraLeo
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* AltumVidetur: ''Ordo ad chao'' is grammatically incorrect Latin for "Out of order comes chaos" (an inverted version of the Freemasons' motto, ''Ordo ab chao'', or "Out of chaos comes order". A grammatically correct version would be ''Ordo ad chaos''). ''De mysteriis Dom Sathanas'' translates roughly as "Of Lord Satan's Secret Rites". The band uses other Latin in its lyrics, though it is also not always grammatically correct.

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* AltumVidetur: ''Ordo ad chao'' is grammatically incorrect Latin for "Out of order comes chaos" (an inverted version of the Freemasons' motto, ''Ordo ab chao'', or "Out of chaos comes order". A grammatically correct version would be ''Ordo ad chaos''). ''De mysteriis Dom Sathanas'' translates roughly as "Of Lord Satan's Secret Rites".Rites" or "About the Mystery of the Lord Satan". The band uses other Latin in its lyrics, though it is also not always grammatically correct.
9th Sep '15 8:43:00 PM CassandraLeo
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* AltumVidetur: ''Ordo ad chao'' is grammatically incorrect Latin for "Out of order comes chaos" (an inverted version of the Freemasons' motto, ''Ordo ab chao'', or "Out of chaos comes order". A grammatically correct version would be ''Ordo ad chaos''). ''De mysteriis Dom Sathanas'' translates roughly as "Of Lord Satan's Secret Rites". The band uses other Latin in its lyrics, though it is also not always grammatically correct.
22nd May '15 11:00:16 AM GarudaOne
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* MeaningfulName: There certainly was a ''lot'' of mayhem among these guys, onstage and ('''especially''') off...
21st Apr '15 12:51:25 PM Xaris
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** In his interview for Until the Light Takes Us, Vikernes stated that they went out of their way to use the shittiest possible equipment while recording to the point where the mic used to record vocals was a tiny, outdated and almost nonfunctional headset.
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