Guest, past members,...

Euronymous :
Oystein Aarseth  (Destructor/ Euronymous) March 22th, 1968- August 10th, 1993, was the guitarist and co-founder of Mayhem from 1984 to 1993.
He was also producer, founder and owner of the record label Deathlike Silence Productions and record shop Helvete .
He was killed at his apartment by Varg Vikernes on the night of August 10, 1993.
► Also played in : 
- Horn
- L.E.G.O.
- Septic Cunts
- Checker Patrol
- Burzum : guitar solo on "war", gong on "Dungeons of Darkness"
Gong on "Intro/Outro" in the album "Det som engang var".
Producer for Burzum s/t
Producer for Mortem : "Slow Death".
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Nils Svensson :
Nils Brekke Svensson was the very first singer in Mayhem in 1984.
At this time, the band was : 
Oystein : Guitars
Nils : Singer
Necrobutcher : Bass
Manheim : Drums.
► Also played in : 
- Hell rats
- Rica Suits
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Stele :
Stele was the second singer for a short time, he joined the band after Nils departure.
No more informations.
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Manheim :
Kjetil Esten Haraldsson Manheim was the drummer for Mayhem from 1984 to 1987.
He left the band after the release of the album Deathcrush and was replaced by Torben Grue then Hellhammer.
► Also played in : 
- L.E.G.O.
- Maranata
- The Residents & Big Robots
- Order
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Messiah :
Erik Nordheim (Bill Messiah) was one the first singers in Mayhem from 1986 to 1987.
After this, he left the black metal scene in order to play hardcore punk.
► Also played in : 
- Death Fuck
- Cockroach Clan
- Impostor
 - Within Range.
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Metalion :
How to talk about Mayhem without to talk about Metalion ?
Even if he was not in the band, Jon Kristiansen has contributed enormously to the development of Mayhem, the Norwegian and Swedish metal scene.
His first fanzine was Livewire.
He stopped it short time after and then he began publishing Slayer Mag., whose first issue was published in February 1985.
He met Mayhem the same year.
Also, he is the former of the record label : Head Not Found.
Thx : Rob'
Bard Faust, Samoth & Metalion
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 Jeff (Napalm Death), Lord Ahriman (Dark Funeral), Mitch (Napalm Death) & Metalion
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 Hellbutcher (Nifelheim) Metalion & Tyrant (Nifelheim)
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The old car of Metalion
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Maniac :
 Sven-Erik Kristiansen is considered the second singer (after Messiah) but in reality, in the chronology of the band he is the fourth (after Nils, Stele and Messiah).
He was in the band from 1986 to 1987.
A rumor that in 1987 he would have been in a psychiatric hospital after a suicide attempt.
He returns as the band's vocalist from 1995 to 2004, when he was forced to leave.
He had developed extreme stagefright and relied heavily on alcohol to get him through performances.
He was a self-admitted alcoholic.
► Also played in : 
- Eibon
- Septic cunts
- Bomberos
- Sehnsucht
- Skitliv
- Voluspa
- Wurdulak
► guest : 
- Babylon Whores
- Fleurety
- Necrophagia
- Nocturnal Breed
- Red Harvest
- Shining
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Kittil Kittilsen :
Kittil Kittilsen was in charge of vocals in 1987 after Maniac left the band.
Kittil left Mayhem in 1988 after becoming a born-again Christian .
Nothing was recorded with him.
► Also played in : 
- Vomit
- Kvikksolvguttene
- Borre og Bloderne
- Schweinhund
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Bullmetal : 
 Well, this blog is made as a tribute to Pelle Ohlin.
As you can see it, I am also talking about Morbid and Mayhem from the beginning to nowadays.
I am talking about all the story, all what happened and what Oystein did, unfortunately after Pelle committed suicide is not a secret....
Who is Bullmetal ?
His real name was Mauricio Montoya.
He was a drummer for several bands, he was the owner of a zine called "Necrometal" and also,
was the owner of the label "Warmaster Records".
He was in contact with Oystein and received from him the picture of Pelle's suicide.
In 1995 he was responsible for the original release of Mayhem bootleg : "Dawn of the Black Hearts"
He committed suicide in December 2002.
--> Once again, don't share the picture of Pelle's suicide. Thank you.
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Occultus : 
Stian Johanssen was one of the original founders of the infamous "Helvete" records shop.
Also, he was in Mayhem for a very short period, a half year.
He rehearsed with Mayhem only 2 times (bass/vocals).
He left the band because (among other reasons) he put 15 copies of Blasphemy LP for sale in the Helvete shop and Euronymous never paid him after they sold (right or wrong, I can't say..).
He was the owner of "Sepulchral noise magazine".
► Also played in : 
- Perdition
- Perdition Hearse
- Soul Transition
- Thyabhorrent
- Abhorrent
- Con Anima
 - Einar Grimm Group
- Shadows Dancers
- Sorg
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Torben Grue :
Torben Grue was a session drummer from 1987 to 1988, after Manheim left the band.
Before this, he played in Vomit. 
► Also played in : 
- Vomit
- Kvikksolvguttene
- Sister Rain
- The Sniffercats
- Borre og Bloderne
- Crabtackle
- Horn
- Popcorn Explosion
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Count Grishnackh :
After Dead's suicide, Necrobutcher left Mayhem.
He was replaced by Varg Vikernes from 1992 to 1993.
Varg played bass on "De mysteriis Dom Satanas", but Oystein parents asked to re-record the bass lines after the murder of their son.
Hellhammer said yes but nothing was done, they simply turned down the bass lines. 
► Also played in : 
- Burzum
- Old Funeral
- Kalashnikov
- Satanel
- Uruk-Hai
Old Funeral time (with Abbath).
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 With Old Funeral.
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With Old Funeral.
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With Old Funeral.
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With Old Funeral.
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Blackthorn :
Snorre Westvold Ruch was a session guitarist for "De Mysteriis Dom Satanas".
He wrote some riffs (Buried by time and dust, From the dark past,...)
► Also played in :  
- Thorns
- Stigma Diabolicum
- Thorns LTD
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Alexander Nordgaren :
 He was a live session guitarist from 1997 to 1998.
► Also played in : 
- Fleurety
- I left the planet
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Blasphemer :
In 1995/96, Hellhammer asked to a guy with who he played a few years earlier to join them and reform Mayhem.
Rune Eriksen became the successor of Euronymous from 1995 to 2008 before to leave the band for Ava Inferi and Aura noir.
► Also played in : 
- Nader Sadek
- Twilight of the gods
- Ava Inferi
- Aura Noir
 - In Silence
- Testimony
- Mezzerschmitt
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Sanrabb:
Morten Furuly was a live session guitarist in 2004.
► Also played in :
- Gehenna
- Throne Of Katarsis
- Blood Red Throne
- Mëkanïk
- Cobolt 60
- Satyricon
- Neetzach
- 122 Stab Wounds
- Forlorn
- Haggis
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Ihizahg:
Tom Arild Johansen was a live session guitarist from 2004 to 2005.
► Also played in :
- Bloodthorn
- Wurdulak
- Maelström
- Perished
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Silmaeth:
He was a live session guitarist from 2008 to 2011.
► Also played in :
- Detritum
- Epic
- Vorkreist
- Warshades
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Morfeus:
Krister Dreyer was a session live guitarist from 2008 to 2012.
► Also played in :
- Ancient
- Limbonic Art
- Megaera
- Viper Solfa
- Dimension F3H
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Conrad Schnitzler :
Conrad Schnitzler  (17 March 1937 - 4 August 2011) was a German experimental musician.
He made the intro for "Deathcrush" : Silvester Anfang (New year's beginning)
This is how he met Oystein : 
"Mayhem ahahah, Oystein Aarseth phuu bad thing.
Ok, here's my story about it all.
It was a hot summerday in Berlin in my attic flat, my wife and I had decided not to open for any visitors let's  take our own time, don't let anybody disturb us.
So stoned we lay in the shadow of the attic, when the doorbell rang.
Of course we didn't open the door, we played, we're not at home.
After an hour more ringing, nobody in.
Each following hour more ringing.
We got upset.
I went to the door and faced a longhaired person, I didn't know, through the doorspy.
Night came, , the person still in front of the door, now and then a ringing.
In the morning, no more ringing, the person slept deeply at the door.
I stormed out shouting, he remained totally cool and friendly, looking like a punker same outfit metalchains and bracelets with rivets.
I should explain inbetween, that more once freaks had slept there.
It was warm and clean.
But for us it was unpleasant to trip over sleeping persons and I must confess I chased them away quite rude.
That exactly I intended to do.
But his remarkable friendliness and reasonable arguments, that he wanted to visit me, me the great artist C.S., let me calm down.
I invited him in breakfast, shower, dinner and drinks.
Afterwards we talked about my work.
He told me about his band.
But I couldn't really get an imagination about the kind of music.
I just was working on videos for a room installation.
4 videos with music playing put at different places in the room, endless repetition.
He liked the idea, and I wondered that a punk could like that.
We said "goodbye" as friends.
Now and then I received postcards with kind regards of him.
Once on a winterday I got a card with the request of him to contribute a short piece for an LP his band wanted to publish.
I took the first piece that just lay on my desk in the studio.
It was Silvester day.
I wrapped it, brought it to the post office, therefore "SILVESTER ANFANG".
Later I got the maxi LP from him.
Unfortunately I didn't know before about the music style of the band.
Otherwise I had chosen a much more ruder piece from my works.
In this way a too soft piece of music is on that LP.
I'll regret for ever.
Years later I enjoyed the money, I've got, we had never spoken of it.
Later on I had  no more personal contact with Oystein Aarseth.
Then further on I heard about his pass away and the circumstances.
I'm still depressed when I think about it.
Mayhem never again asked for another piece of work, pity.
But for circling this story just  a short note.
Yesterday I got an E-mail of BJÖRN HATTERUD (JORN STUBBERUD ?) from Norway.
I send him some rubbish of my old works.
I hope he'll be lucky with it.
That's the story of CON, OYSTEIN AARSETH, MAYHEM Norway and maybe over forever.
I hope I could help to answer your questions.
So long CON." 23th of January 2005.
Thx Warren S. ;)
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Tiziana Stupia :
Related to Burzum ;
Tiziana Stupia was the founder of Misanthropy Records in 1993.
She closed the label in 2000 and has completely left the metal scene to become a Yoga teacher.
She is now called "Prem Srila" and wrote a book : Meeting Shiva.
Naar Himmelen Klarner...
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4 commentaires:

  1. There is a huge mistake, about the very first singer of Mayhem in 1983, because in the lineup i cant see the names of NECROBUTCHER and MANHEIM (the very first members), Oystein does NOT started the band.

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  2. There is no mistake, I have these informations from Nils himself (he was a friend of Oystein).
    Oystein had already the name of the band "Mayhem" before to meet Manheim and Necro.
    At the time, Necro and Manheim were in a band called "Musta".
    They met Oystein and started a new band together, Oystein kept that name : Mayhem. :)

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    1. Your source is ok, but if u remember, in the documentary Pure Fucking Mayhem, Necro and Manheim they say that they started the band.
      By the way good job! congrats! ;)

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    2. Yep, I think before he met Manheim and Necro, Mayhem was not a serious project, he only made a few rehearsals with Nils, Espen and Glenn.
      So, officialy yes the band started with Manheim and Necro'. :)
      Thank you 3riannalov3 ;)

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From The Dark Past...

Tjena alla monsterdiggare!

This blog is dedicated to Pelle Ohlin & Øystein Aarseth.
I started to collect in 1997 and created this blog in 2009/10 (In a different web address at the time).
It is made as a tribute to them for all fans, friends, families, etc...
Also it is made about Morbid and Mayhem from 1984 to nowadays.

--> It is not easy to get some "news"/unseen photos, anecdotes, stories, etc...
Some people are kind enough to share with me what they have, so the least that can I do is to thank and mention them.

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Updates : May 25, 2017

-- Collection
-- Varg Vikernes/Burzum
-- Theodor Kittelsen
-- Mayhem 1995/2004 (Blasphemer with Aura Noir)
-- Flyers, Press, etc... (April 12, 2017)

May 11, 2017

-- Collection
-- Varg Vikernes/Burzum (Varg in 2014)
-- Mayhem 2005/-- (Teloch in 2011, 2012 with Nidingr, 2017 with Nidingr)
-- Occultus and his bands (interview Perdition Hearse from 1992 & 1993)
-- Mayhem 1995/2004 (Mayhem Mexico city 1998, Mayhem 2000)
-- Flyers, press, etc... (articles from September & October 2016)


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