♫ Side projects ♫

 VOMIT 
Formed in 1983 as Kebal and several other names.
The name Vomit came in 1985; they started to write their own material and play Death Metal.
The band split-up in 1989 but was partially reformed as Kvikksølguttene.
Kittil and Torben were in Mayhem for a short time, in 1987.
Lineup :
- Kittil Kittilsen : bass, vocals
- Torben Grue : Drums
- Lars Sørbekk : Guitars
Discography : 
- Rehearsal 25/11/1986 (demo 1986)
- Rot In Hell (demo 1987)
- Rehearsal 1987 (demo 1987)
- Rehearsal 24/06/1987 (demo 1987)
- Rehearsal 03/12/1987 (demo 1987)
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Tommy Berg (first Vomit singer) & Kittil Kittilsen

 CONTRA 
This Speed/Thrash metal band was formed in 1987 in Stockholm and split-up in 1990.
Lineup : 
- Glenn Sundell : Drums, backing vocals
- Patrik Lindqvist : Guitars, vocals
- Jocke Strid : guitars
- Jens Näsström (bassist in Morbid) : Bass 
Discography : 
- Revolution (demo 1989)
- Contradiction (demo 1990)

 SKULL 
Formed in 1990, Skull is a very good but short-lived Thrash metal band from Stockholm.
The band split-up in 1991.
Lineup : 
- Glenn Sundell : Drums, backing vocals
- Patrik Lindqvist : Guitars, vocals
- Jens Näsström (bassist in Morbid) : Bass 
Discography : 
- You're dead (demo 1990)
- Compilation appearance on : "Projections of a stained mind" (1991)
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 NIHILIST 
Nihilist was active from 1987 to 1989, after what the band changed his name to Entombed.
At the beginning, in 1987, the band was named "Brainwarp"  and was influenced by hardcore and crossovers bands.
For their first demo tape in 1988, the band drafted in session vocalist Lars G. Petrov ("Drutten, drummer for Morbid) and Ulfe Cederlund as guitarist ("Napoleon Pukes", guitarist for Morbid).
The band split up on August 30, 1989.
Lineup : 
- Mattias "Buffla" replaced by Lars G. Petrov : vocals.
- Johnny Hedlund : bass
- Alex Hellid - guitar
- Ulfe Cedrelund - guitar
- Nicke Andersson : drums
Discography :
- Premature Autopsy 1988
- Only shreds remain 1989
- Drowned 1989
- Hard raw fast 1990
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 HORN 
 No information excepted that Oystein was playing in this band.
According to Jon (Metalion), this band was nothing more than a joke, when they were drunk.

 MAYHEM 
Probably the very first band of Øystein, formed in 1983.
Not the same "Mayhem"
It was before he met Manheim and Necrobutcher and they played only some metal covers.
Lineup : 
- Øystein : Guitar
- ? : Guitar
- Glenn Larsen : Bass
- Espen Mortensen : Drums
- Jon Stavseng (later replaced by Truls) : Vocals 

 MUSTA 
It was a band formed by Necrobutcher and Manheim before they met Oystein.
MUSTA is the Finnish word for "Black".

 LEGO 
(Langhus Experimental Grave Chamber Orchestra)
LEGO was an experimental band formed by Oystein and Manheim in 1985-86 (?)
The concept was a fly's life from birth to death.
They had a few concerts and did experiment with different instruments and sounds.
One of these concerts was filmed : Live in Follorock 22/03/1986
The latest concept they were thinking was to arrange triangle concerts, leaving a specially designed place of Lego.
Unfortunately, it was never released..
Lineup : 
- Oystein
- Manheim
- Kjell-Arvid (flute)
(Thx BMA ;) )

 FLOWERS IN THE DUBSTIN 
Flowers In The Dubstin was a band formed by Oystein, Manheim and some friends from Ski.
This band was influenced by punk music.
It was short lived, they made only one live performance.

 SEPTIC CUNTS 
Septic Cunts : Torben Grue, Maniac, Euronymous - 1987
It was a one-man band formed in 1987 by Maniac just before to join Mayhem
Lineup : 
Maniac
Discography : 
- "Raped in piss" demo

 CHECKER PATROL 
 Checker Patrol was a joke band and a side-project of members of  Assassin with two members of Mayhem (Øystein and Jørn).
It was formed in 1986 and they released two demos.
The name came up as they took often the city tram, always without tickets.
So, they had to beware of the checkers who entered the tram randomly, checking if passengers had their tickets.
Discography : 
Metalion In The Park (December 23rd 1986, cover made by Maniac)
- ? (1986).
 Checker Patrol - Euronymous, Necrobutcher + members of Assassin (1986)
Thx : Rob'
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 Checker Patrol - Euronymous, Necrobutcher + members of Assassin (1986)
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 Checker Patrol - Euronymous, Necrobutcher, Metalion + members of Assassin (1986)
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 Checker Patrol - Euronymous, Necrobutcher + members of Assassin (1986)
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Checker Patrol - Euronymous, Necrobutcher + members of Assassin (1986)
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Checker Patrol (1986)

 TORMENTOR 
Formed in 1986, Tormentor was the first project of Attila.
It was one of the first black metal bands from Hungary and was highly appreciated by Euronymous.
Lineup : 
- Attila Csihar
- György Farkas
- Màrton Dubecz
- Attila Szigeti
- Tamàs Buday
Discography : 
- The seventh day of doom (1987)
- Anno Domini (1989)
- Black and speed metàl (1989)
- The sick tears (2000)
- Recipe Ferrum! 777 (2001)
 
 
 

 PERDITION HEARSE 
Formed in 1988 as Disorder, Perdition Hearse was one of the many projects of Occultus.
They released only 3 demos after what Occultus formed Shadow Dancers in 1994.
They played great black metal music.
Lineup : 
- Occultus : Vocals
- Kessel : Guitars, Bass
- Lord Byron : Drums
Discography : 
- Rehearsal March 21, 1990
- The Stealthy Beyond Death 1991
- Mala Fide 1992

 THYABHORRENT 
The band began in Norway in 1989 as "Abhorrent" .

After their first studio demo "Occultus Brujeria" in 1990 they changed to "Thyabhorrent".
They released an Ep and a demo tape in 1991 after what the band split up.
Lineup :
- Occultus : Vocals
- Cato Laurang : Guitars
- Vegar Michalsen : Guitars
- Thomas Pattersen : Drums
- Jorgen Bjornstad : bass
Discography : 
- Live Furuheim 17/1 1990 : 1990 (as Abhorrent)
- Occultus Brujeria : Demo 1990 (as Abhorrent)
- Death rides at dawn : Ep 1991
- Incognitus from Orcustus : rehearsal demo 1991
 PLASMA POOL 
Formed in 1989, Plasma pool is an Electronic Body Music (EBM) combining elements of post-industrial music and synthpunk.
The band is still active.
Lineup : 
- Gabo : vocals.
- Attila Csihar : vocals.
- Istvan Zilahy : keyboard
- Lazlo Kuli : drums
 Discography : 
- Live 1992
- 1991  1993
- I 1996
- II Drowing, live 1997
- Ezoterror 2004


 KVIKKSOLVGUTTENE 
Kvikkslvguttene was a side-project of Necrobutcher, Kittil Kittilsen and Torben Grue.
It was an attempt to reform Vomit.
They only record an EP and a full-lengh before to split up.
Lineup : 
Necrobutcher - bass
Kittil Kittilsen - guitars, vocals
Torben Grue - drums, vocals
Discography : 
- Gamlem (1996)
- Krieg (1997)

 MORTEM 
Formed in 1987, Mortem was a Death metal band from Norway (Oslo).
It was probably the first band of Hellhammer.
They recorded only one demo ("Slow Death") in 1989 before to split-up.
The producer of their demo was none other than Euronymous.
Lineup : 
Steinar - guitar
Marius - vocals/bass
Hellhammer - drums
Discography: 
Slow Death - 1989

 TESTIMONY 
Before Mayhem, Blasphemer played in a death metal band named Testimony.
It was formed in late of the 80's and they recorded only one demo.
Lineup :
Blasphemer - Guitars/vocals
Jostein Sandaker - Drums
Carlos - Guitars
Eivind - Bass
Discography :
Enter Obscurity - demo 1992
live in Jessheim - bootleg 1992

 WITHIN RANGE 
After his departure from Mayhem, Billy Messiah formed in 1988 his own project.
Nothing to see with black metal, Billy changed to hardcore punk style.
Lineup :
Billy Messiah - bass vocals
Hans Gaard - guitar
Stian Løken - drums
Discography :
Within Range - 1989
Take Care - 1990

 ABORYM 
In Formed in 1992, Aborym is an industrial black metal project from Italy.
The name derives from : Haborym Sadek Aym a fire daemon with three heads, a duke of hell who commends 26 legions.
The band have described their music as alien black industrial.
They released 2 demos and 6 albums with several lineup featuring big names of black metal like Prime Evil from Mysticum, Attila from Tormentor & Mayhem, Culto Prietsu, Bard Faust from Emperor, etc...
Today, Aborym is still active as a trio.
Lineup :
Malfeitor Fabban - bass, vocals, keyboards
Hell:Io:kabbalus : guitar, keyboards and vocals
Giulio Moschini - guitars.
Discography :
 Live in Studio - demo 1993
Worshipping Damned Souls - demo 1993
Antichristian Nuclear Sabbath - 1997
Kali Yuga Bizarre - 1999
Fire Walk With Us - 2001
With No Human Intervention - 2003
Generator - 2006
Psychogrotesque - 2010
Dirty - 2013
Live in Groningen - 2013
Dirty remix - 2014
 

 

 NIDINGR 
 In 1992, Teloch formed his first band : Audr.
It was a black metal solo project and he recorded only one demo.
In 1995/96, Blargh joined the band and they changed their name to Nidingr as they changed their style; black metal (early), black/death (now).
Lineup :
- Teloch : Guitars, bass
- Blargh : Guitars, bass
- Øyvind Myrvoll : Drums
- Sir : Bass
- Estrella Grasa : Vocals
Discography :
- Rehearsal 1996
- Demo 1999
- Sorrow Infinite and Darkness 2005
- Sodomize the Priest 2006
- Wolf Father 2010
- Greatest of Deceivers 2012

 FLESHWOUNDS 
It was a side-project formed in 1993 (?) by Necrobutcher and Maniac before to reform Mayhem in 1997.
No more informations.
Lineup :
Maniac - Vocals
Necrobutcher - Bass
Sjur Arne - All guitars
Christian - samples, programming.
Discography :
Radical Amputation - Demo 1994
Maniac & Sjur Arne Sjøflot - Fleshwounds 1993
Property of : Sjur Arne Sjøflot.
Property of : Norwegian Black Metal Vinyl (takk ;) )

 COVENANT 
The band was active from 1993 to 1999, after what they had to change their name for : The Kovenant.
Covenant was a melodic black metal band from Bergen (Norway).
Lineup :
Nagash - drums, keyboards, vocals, bass
Blackheart - guitars, keyboards, bass
- Hellhammer - drums
Discography :
From the storm of shadows - demo 1994
Promo 1995 - demo 1995
In times before the light - 1997
Nexus Polaris - 1998
 
 
 

 VOLUSPA 
It was an ambiant /industrial project formed in 1996 by Maniac.
Lineup :
Maniac - all
Discography : 
- Aetarna Ventas - 1996/1998. There is only the master tape, it was for a full length but it was never released.
Some of the songs were used for GDOW by Mayhem.
- Untitled - 1998. Compilation on tape limited to 15 copies.
- Revelations, Book zero - 1998. Tape limited to 20 copies.
- Monis/How to succeed against business - 2000. Split with Robert X. Patriot.

 SHADOW DANCERS 
Shadow Dancers was founded by Occutlus in 1994, later joined by Ragnarok members. 
They played a gothic rock style and only have recorded 2 albums before to split up.
Lineup :
Occutlus - Vocals
Joy B. - Bass
Alexander Langsholt - Guitar
Freddy Olsen - Keyboards
John Thomas Bratland - Drums
Øyvind Trindborg - Guitar
Dag Ronny Hansen - Drums
Discography : 
- Dying For Love 1997
- Equilibrio  1998
Dying For Love
 Equilibrio 

 PUSSYCUNTS 
Well, no many information about this band excepted it was a joke band formed by Occultus and the brother of Kessel (Perdition Hearse).
Pussycunts appeared on the split tape entitled : Rehearsals of gut regurgitations.
The tape includes the following bands : 
- Einar Grimm Band
- Depressived Carrots
- Kardinal
- Pussycunts
- Nice Mutïlators

 WINDS 
Neoclassical progressive metal from Oslo (Norway), Winds is one of the countless bands with Hellhammer.
It was formed in 1998 and is actually on hold.
Lineup :
Eikind - bass, vocals
Hellhammer - drums
Carl August Tidemann - guitars
Andy Winter - keyboards
Discography : 
- Of Entity and Mind - Ep 2001
- Reflections of the I - 2002
- The Imaginary Direction of Time - 2004
- Prominence and Demise - 2007

 EIBON 
Formed in 1999 by Maniac & Killjoy (Necrophagia), Eibon is a..."black metal" band featuring Phil Anselmo (Pantera), Satyr (Satyricon) and Fenriz (Darkthrone).
For what I know, the band is/was on Satyr's record label "Moonfog Productions" and they recorded only 2 songs.
Lineup : 
Maniac - 
Satyr - guitars
Phil Anselmo - guitars
Fenriz - drums
Killjoy - 

 WURDULAK 
A "Wurdulak" is in reference to a werewolf but sometimes to a vampire or a wizard.
 One of the countless projects with Maniac.
Formed in 2000, Wurdulak was/is a black metal band from Oslo and Trondheim (Norway) including members from Necrophagia, Immortal, Bloodthorn.
Lyrics are about anti-religion & gore.
No news of the band after the release of their split video with Gorelord, in 2005.
Lineup :
Maniac - vocals
KIlljoy - vocals
Iscariah - bass
Jehmod - drums
Fug - guitars
Ihizahg - guitars
Discography : 
- Creature Feature (split with Gorelord) - 2001
- Ceremony in Flames - 2001
- Severed eyes of possession - 2002
- Creature feature vol. II (split with Gorelord) - 2002
- Drunk, damned and decayed (split video with Gorelord) - 2005

 BOMBEROS 
Formed in 2002, Bomberos is a side-project of Maniac.
This is a punk rock band.
Bomberos means "Firefighters".
Lineup : 
Bjørn Hinkel - guitars
Maniac - vocals
Pete Vegem - bass
Einar Sjursø replaced by Bard Faust - drums
Discography : 
- Bringing down The Neighbourhood Average (EP)
- Hate (EP)
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 AVA INFERI 
Ava Inferi.
If you never heard about this band, it was a side-project of Blasphemer and his wife Carmen Susana Somes.
It was a gothic/doom band formed in 2005 and split up on May 2013.
Lineup :
Rune Eriksen (Blasphemer) - guitars, samples
Carmen Susana Simoes - Vocals
Jaime S. Ferreira, then Joana Messias - Bass
Joao Samora, then Sasha Horn - Drums


 SKITLIV 
In Swedish and Norwegian, "Skitliv" means "Shitty Life"
The band was formed by Maniac in 2005 after his departure from Mayhem.
Niklas Kvarforth of Shining joined the band in charge of Guitars and vocals.
Skitliv is a black metal band with some Doom influences.
Actually it is hard to say if the band is still active or not, there is no news since the Bloodletting EP in 2010
Lineup : 
Maniac - Guitars, vocals
Niklas Kvarforth - Guitars, Vocals
Dag Otto - Drums
Ingvar Magnusson - Guitars
Discography : 
 - Demo 2007
- Kristiansen and Kvarforth swim in the sea of equilibrium while waiting 2007
- Amfetamin ep 2008
- Skandinavisk Misantropi 2009
- Bloodletting ep 2010

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 UMORAL 
Ah, you never heard about "Umoral" ?
No ? Yes ?
Then, Umoral is a black metal band formed in 2006 in Oslo.
They released an Ep in 2007.
Hellhammer played in the band in 2012.
Lineup : 
Teloch : Bass, guitars
Zweizz : Vocals
Antichristian : Drums
Hellhammer : Drums (2012)
Discography : 
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 IMPERIAL VENGEANCE 
 Black/death metal band from England (Colchester).
It was formed in 2007 by Charles-Edward Alexander Hedger and David Bryan.
The band calls their music "Dark Aristocratic Metal" and lyrics are essentially about British military, literature, mythology, etc..
They played some live shows already including live session musicians.
It is hard to say if the band is still active since Charles joined Mayhem in 2012..
Lineup : 
- Charles-Edward Alexander Hedger : Guitars, vocals, programming
- David Bryan : Bass
- James Last : Drums (live)
- James Murray : Guitars (live)
- Elle Torry : Guitars, Violin, Cello (live)
Discography : 
- Death : August & Royal (2008)
- At The Going Down Of The Sun (2009)
- Night Boat To Cairo (2009)
- 6th Airborne Division (2010)
- Black Heart Of Empire (2011)
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 BIG ROBOT 
Hmmm hard to find informations about this band..
What can I say ?
It was a musical collective from Oslo and Bergen (Norway) formed by Ole Christensen and Per Sjøberg in 2008/2009.
This collective included Kjetil Manheim, Sanna Saarinen and Conrad Schnitzler.
Cosmic-industrial, experimental, electronic music.
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 SEHNSUCHT 
Sehnsucht is a complete departure from the music that fans associate to Maniac.
Here we have a dark ambiant/noise/electronic project formed in 2008 in Oslo.
Debut album "Wüste" was released in 2010 after what, no news from the band, the status is actually unknown.
Lineup : 
- Maniac : vocals, guitars, loops, eletronics
- Andrew Liles : Electronics, FX, sound-design
- Vivian Slaughter : bass, alto-sax, vocals
- Ingvar Magnusson : guitar.
Discography : 
- Wüste : 2010

 MANIAC - LILES - CZRAL 
 in 2009, Andrew Liles has joined forces with Maniac and Carl-Michael Eide (Czral) to form an electronic, noise/drone and experimental project.
They simply chose "Maniac - Liles - Czral" as a bandname and released only one album.
At the beginning the band was only Maniac & Czral and they began working on in 1996.
Lineup :
- Maniac 
- Andrew Liles
- Carl-Michael Eide (Czral)
Discography :
- Det Skjedde Noe Nar Du Var I Belgia (Something happened while you were in Belgium) : 2009


 ORDER 
https://www.facebook.3com/Orerofficial
Order was formed in 2013.
Members are : Kjetil Manheim, Anders Odden, Rene Jansen and Bill Messiah.
First album is in the making.
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