♫ Mayhem - 1984 - 1987 ♫


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1984 - 1987
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I. 1982/83 - 1984
Unofficially, Mayhem was born in 1982/1983 when Øystein started to play with friends in their primary school.
Øystein had already the name "Mayhem" before he could play a note.
Contrary to some other stories, the name came from the news columns on page two in "Kerrang".
At the time, the lineup was :
- Øystein : Guitars
- Glenn Larsen : Bass
- Espen Mortensen : Drums
- Truls (?) : Singer
And a second guitarist..
They made only a few rehearsal and the first Mayhem gig ever was at a school party.
They just played different metal covers and the closest thing to black metal was a cover of Venom : "Evil in league with Satan".
This lineup existed for about 8/10 months.
One of their last rehearsal was on May 17, 1984.
A couple of weeks later, Øystein met Jørn, he showed him the rehearsal place, talk a lot together and decided to make a band.
 They asked to Nils Svensson if he was interested to join them as singer.
They had some rehearsals in the "Old Barn" in Langhus but after a while, Nils decided to leave the band because the style they wanted to play was not his cup of tea.
Nils was replaced for a short period by a guy named Stele.
(Thank you for your help Nils ;)  )

II. 1984 - 1988
No singer anymore, the Mayhem lineup was :
Øystein : guitar
Jørn : Bass
Kjetil : drums.
They made some rehearsals and recorded some demos.
In 1986, they recorded & released the first official demo : Pure Fucking Armageddon.
After its release, Øystein recruited two session vocalists :
Eirik Norheim (Messiah) & Sven-Erik Kristiansen (Maniac).
According to the band, Messiah played vocals only for a concert, which took place in April 1986 in Ski.
January 17 & 18, 1987 they recorded :  Deathrehearsal.
In February/March 1987, the band recorded the EP Deathcrush at Creative Studio in Koboltn, with Maniac and Messiah on vocals.
They released it through Euronymous and Necrobutcher' newly formed label : Posercorpse Music.
By late of 1987 Maniac and Manheim left the band, filled temporarily by members of Vomit .

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Øystein - 196?/7?
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Øystein - 197?
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 Manheim & Necro'. at primary school ( Langhus, 12 April 1981.)
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Maniac and his friend Nella - Danemark 80's.
According to Manheim & Necrobutcher in an old interview, Nella is the one who designed the Mayhem logo.
Property of : Rosita Solli (thx ;)  )
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Øystein
From : Dødsarkiv
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 Young Euronymous - 19??
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Young Euronymous - 19??
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 Young Euronymous - 19??
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Young Euronymous - 19??
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 Young Euronymous - 19??
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Euronymous live in Ski - April 20, 1985
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Øystein - 19?
Property of : Rosita Soli
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Øystein - 1986
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Destructor (Euro), Messiah, Necrobutcher and Manheim -  from Slayer mag. 1986
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Mayhem - 1986 (?)
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Necrobutcher - 1986
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 Euronymous, Angelripper, Necrobutcher - 1986
Photo by : Metalion
Thx a lot to H. Deathster.
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 Necrobutcher, Metalion, friends (photo by Euronymous) - 1986
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Øystein, taken from the first time he visited Maniac and Nella in Rjukan - 1986 (?)
From : The True Mayhem Collection.
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 Øystein, taken from the first time he visited Maniac and Nella in Rjukan - 1986 (?)
From : The True Mayhem Collection.
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Øystein, taken from the first time he visited Maniac and Nella in Rjukan - 1986 (?)
From : The True Mayhem Collection.
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Euronymous, Necrobutcher, Manheim - 1986
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  Manheim, Metalion, Necrobutcher, Euronymous - 1986
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Jon Metalion  & Øystein (right) - 1986
Thx : Rob'
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Øystein,  Jørn & Rob' (Assassin) - 1986
Thx : Rob'
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Øystein - 1986
Thx : Rob'
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Rob' (Assassin) & Øystein - 1986
Thx : Rob'
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Necrobutcher & his friend Ragnar - Roskilde 1986
Thx : Ragnar Westin!!
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 Euronymous, Manheim
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 Metalion, ? , Euronymous
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 Mayhem
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 Manheim
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 Necrobutcher
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Euronymous
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 Mayhem
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 Mayhem
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Manheim
Property of : The True Mayhem Collection
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 Mayhem
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Mayhem - 1986
by Kristian Bye
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Mayhem - 1986 ?
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Maniac and Kirk Hammett in Oslo - September 1986
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Mayhem - 1986
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 Mayhem - 1986
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 Mayhem - 1986
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 Mayhem - 1986
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 Mayhem - 1986
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 Euronymous - 1986
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 Euronymous - 1986
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 Euronymous and Necrobutcher - 1986
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 Euronymous - 1986
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Necrobutcher - 1986
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Necrobutcher - 1986
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Manheim - 1986
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Manheim - 1986
Property of : The true Mayhem collection.
( thx Finn ;) )
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  Euronymous - 1986
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Euronymous (not the same pictures, see the position of his hand) - 1986
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Euronymous, Necrobutcher - 1987
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Euronymous, Necrobutcher - 1987
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Euronymous, Necrobutcher - 1987
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Mayhem - 1987
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Manheim - 1987
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 Euronymous (1987)
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Necrobutcher (1987)
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  Mayhem
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Many years later at the same place.
Necrobutcher and Warren S. - 2004
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 Tyrant (Nifelheim) and Necrobutcher - 2004
By Warren S.
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 Manheim
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 Manheim
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 Manheim
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Mayhem - Manheim, Maniac, Euro, Necro. - 1987
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Mayhem - 1987
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 Mayhem - 1987
By Finn Hakon Rodland.
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 Mayhem - 1987
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 Mayhem - 1987
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 Mayhem recording  "Deathcrush" - 1987
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 Maniac
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Maniac 1986/87
From : Dødsarkiv
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 Maniac - 1987 (?)
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 Mayhem - Euronymous, Maniac, Necrobutcher (1987 - taken by Manheim)
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 Mayhem - Euronymous, Necrobutcher, Manheim (1987 - taken by Maniac)
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 Necrobutcher - 1987
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  Euronymous & Necrobutcher
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  Euronymous
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  Euronymous
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 Euronymous & Necrobutcher - 1987

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 Euronymous - 1987
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  Euronymous - 1987
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Necrobutcher- 1987
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 1987
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Tyrant (Nifelheim) at the same place in 2004.
By Warren S.
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Warren S. and Necrobutcher at the Deathcrush photo location - 2004
Property of Warren S.
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 Maniac - 1987
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 Maniac - 1987
By Finn Hakon Rodland.
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Mayhem - Necrobutcher, Messiah, Euronymous, Manheim - 1986/87
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 Decay Lust and Euronymous - 1987
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Decay Lust and Euronymous - 1987
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 Necrobutcher - 1987?
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Øystein during the Deathcrush session - 1987?
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Maniac during the Deathcrush session - 1987
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 Euronymous, Necrobutcher - 1987
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 Euronymous, Necrobutcher - 1987
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The Mayhem car - 1987
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 Euronymous.
The sticker on the wall is the one of a death metal band named "Matricide", from United States.
- Mother's day "demo 1987"
- Elysium "demo 1988"
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 Euronymous
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Jean-Luc Falsini (Agressor), Alex Colin-Tocquaine (Agressor), Øystein Aarseth & Jon Kristiansen (Metalion)- 1987
Øystein was going to Antibes, in South-East of France to meet Agressor and make some trades.
He traded several copies of "Deathcrush" against copies of "Licensed to Thrash - split Loudblast/agressor" with Alex.
Thank you Alex ;)
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Øystein, Jørn & Kittil (Vomit) - Nittedal 1987
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Øystein, Jørn & Kittil (Vomit) - Nittedal 1987
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Kittil (Vomit), Truls (Morbid mag., Amputation (Pre-Immortal)), Geir Thrasher, Øystein & Andy (Die Hard Mag.) - Nittedal 1987
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Truls (Morbid Mag., Amputation (Pre-Immortal)), Jørn, Øystein & Kittil (Vomit) - Nittedal 1987
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Torben Grue, Kittil Kittilsen, Oystein, Jørn - 1987
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  Euronymous, Kittil, Torben Grue and Necrobutcher - 1987
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 Kittil, Euronymous, Necrobutcher and Torben Grue - 1987
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 Torben Grue, Necrobutcher, Kittil, Oystein - 1987
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Kittil Kittilsen, Jørn, Øystein and Torben Grue - 1987
Property of : Alex Colin-Tocquaine (Agressor) & Kenneth R. A.
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 I don't know what to say about this picture...
Some people says it is Old Funeral with Abbath.
For me it is Euronymous with Torben Grue. - 1987
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Back in the past.
Necrobutcher, Manheim, Messiah, Satyr & Nodde.
August 2015.
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Messiah, Manheim & Necrobutcher.
August 2015.
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Manheim & Messiah.
August 2015.
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1 commentaire:

  1. Incredible collection ... how did you get the childhood photos of øystein, varg and the Dead?

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