The Darkest Band in History (Mayhem)
- Опубліковано 30 тра 2023
- Mayhem are one of the most controversial metal bands of the last few decades, today we look at the insane life of their equally controversial co-founder, Euronymous.
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Yea bro I seen ur whole video and the title is wrong, this is not the darkest band in history not even close, look up "Silencer" they make this guy's look sweet fr fr
You should do nattram
Goat snake is my favorite band i was a groupie of theirs hopefully you cover them in a documentary
I'm like ed gein jumping on stage, for Jeffery Dahmer, saying 'charles manson, you are not a real muderer'
The reason Dead was so obsessed with death and morbid things is that, supposedly, when he was a child he was bullied to the point of getting a ruptured spleen. He was taken to hospital, and for a time was clinically dead. After that, he became obsessed with the idea of dying, and believed he was a walking corpse. He was one of the first to wear corpse paint, so he could reflect his obsession, and would carry a dead crow around in a plastic bag so he could smell it before going onstage and sing "with the stench of death in his nostrils." A really interesting, tragic, and disturbed man
He just wanted to get attention
@Dimmu666ist alright buddy
@Dimmu666ist that kind of mentality is why people don’t get help for mental illnesses. It’s always “oh they’re doing it for attention” and then when they commit suicide it’s “what a tragedy, if only we saw the signs”
@Dimmu666ist hi, that isn't how it works but okay
So basically, Dead was someone who desperately needed help, Euronymous was a narcissistic and sociopathic cult leader and Hellhammer and Necrobutcher are the two guys who are desperately trying to keep everything in check. What a band
That's a proper fitting nutshell. Makes the most sense of it all.
Then chad Varg comes along and takes no shit from the narcissist
Dead was beyond saving. He probably had Cotard's syndrome that started from brain damage in his childhood. He seriously thought he was dead.
It's sad because he was the most likable guy in the band.
@Rat Flail he had the most talent , best smile and wanted to best for the band.
True - and the description of this dynamic pretty much fits every rock band ever.
This is what my family and friends imagine when i say i like Nirvana, Metalica and Black Sabbath
This is what my family imagines when I say I like Oingo Boingo
@Ajax Max LMFAOOOOOOOOO
I could go on, but you get the idea.
Metal is everywhere.
@Roky Erickson rocks oingo Boingo
I mean, ozzy bit multiple animals, snorted ants and lapped up his own pee in public...
The whole story around Dead's suicide is just insane. And the fact that his suicide was used as an album cover... I just hope Dead didn't have any living family members that had to see that.
He did at the time he died his dad and hin sent letter i think about going to some house to see them
His family did seen it many times especially in deads tombstone
He has a little brother who one day just came across that cover in a record store. The brother has to take precautions searching the net or he would see it all the time.
(It was fans who made the photos into an album cover, not Mayhem themselves, but taking those photos and making them available to fans was of course bad enough.)
@Rdawg what “they” its only euronymous found his body and that brain eating part is not 100% real
Mayhem is what happens when you can't separate artistry, pageantry and fantasy from real life, for some reason these guys got sucked so far into the fantasy world they created that they took it too seriously and too far and this ended up happening.
d R their one member called dead had cotard syndrome its not so easy as u think or edgy but they really felt like they are actual dead person
Some people believe a guy who was tortured and murdered on a cross is the son of god.
@Gordian and never existed
Mayhem is just every stereotype your grandma has about metal music condensed into one band
@Mortar_money fire emoji fam. dab back fam
I’m convinced this whole culture in the Scandinavian regions was birthed out of a general lack of sunlight in those areas
Rogue Comedian vitamin d deficiency
Being a scandinavian i can tell you this. I'ts cold, and dark here in midgard. Has nothing to do with vitamin D, we just want to die in battle and go to valhalla to warm ourselves on some mead to escape the cold.
Rogue Comedian XD
Rogue Comedian We do live our lives as best as we can before pass. Do come if you like mountains. Nature is a beauty in Norway if you dont go to the cities. The cities are gray and boring (except history) but the mountains are awesome some sightseeing.
This is what my parents were worried about when I just wanted a Korn album
korn is very commercial
@Kushana I'm aware
My mom went to university in the same place as mayhem were based for a while. It was a well known challenge to go over to Varg and ask for a lighter to light a cigarette. Kinda crazy how my mom got her cigarette lit by a murderer
Low key took out the trash imo
And then the cigarette clapped.
Dit Tey clappd
Chapters For Your Convenience:
2:08 - Early Days
4:29 - The Beginning of Mayhem (1984-1988)
6:48 - A Man Named Dead
10:54 - Dead is Dead
15:32 - Varg Vikernes
18:52 - The Death of Euronymous (22:36 - 26:00 Varg's Interview)
28:24 - The Album That Ended It All
These guys just needed a cup of hot chocolate and a blankie
Hahaha, i think you win
This made me laugh, thanks man!
"To be part of this nonconformint scene, you must conform to these rules"
literally the goth kids from south park😭😭
Like I know what conformit even means
@Spoopy Mug We're not conforming to your conventional spelling
This is what happens when bands don’t do drugs
This is wrong but so fcking true
Mayhem is real extreme black metal band
Yeah I think he'll do more like this.
This is like Mad Lads with music.
I wished Pelle had gotten the help he needed. This is so tragic and sad. I always wonder how his future would look if there would have been serious and professional support for Pelle's problems. I feel sorry for this tortured person.
These kind of people are waaay past the point where "help" would work.
@tupakkaonhyvaa yeah. He would probably kill the therapist, then himself
@Aaaaaie i am not very smart indeed
@tupakkaonhyvaa I'm sorry, but the only one that gets to decide how broken someone is, is that own person. And even in that specific scenario, that decision should not be taken lightly and shouldn't be seen in a positive light.
People have gone through horrific lives and still got to a point where they could live on and even enjoy their lives, meanwhile others go through more "minor" (that can be huge in their minds) issues that cost them their lives. That's why however broken you are, before giving up you should at least try to get help, because everyone deserves at least one chance and humans have very strong willpower in general. It may sound mean, but giving up on life also takes a lot of determination and it's certainly not easy. You have no idea how much therapy or some healthy guidance can help someone, I assure you.
Are there cases of people so out of it where help couldn't do much? Yes. However, I believe that's a very small percentage and people usually don't know just how powerful they can be. And even if in this case he was one of those "broken beyond help" cases, we'll never know because he didn't get help. So please don't decide for others.
It's crazy that this band is still very much active. And their last album was released just three years ago.
Is it really still the same TRUE MAYHEM? It's basically an entirely new band with necrobucther and their new album sucks
@Bloodshot Red agreed
its not trve anymore tho
@CP@TRZYK only their albums with dead are good
unfortunately i think the members of the band were disturbed and needed help but instead of finding it they found each other and exploited their dark feelings for their gain and when that wasn’t enough they took it way too far. i hope their families are doing well and i hope others use their story to learn that help is important, so is being surrounded by people who help better you.
The fact people think that this is what all metal is like is just sad. 98% of metalheads are very chill people. I'm a fan of deathmetal and every other deathmetal fan I've met were great people.
@Pokahman I'm a metal head and I have no problem with people listening to what they want. I might not like rap or pop but I still respect them. Everyone has their own taste. You problem met some deathcore fans. There are alot of them and they are super annoying. If I had a dollar for every time a deathcore fan talked shit about my taste in metal music I would be a millionaire.
Chill people my ass! 🤣 Everybody is crazy nowadays.
People's that listen to black metal. Call all other metals as trash. Me myself
I remember reading about this Varg guy in a revolver magazine when I was in highschool. The story was nuts. Made us all think Norwegian black metal was the most hardcore thing in the world. Also told about how his prison let him out to visit family and go on hunting expeditions etc. Varg didn't have it bad during those years. Crazy that he's just out now living his life.
Mayhem is to blame for a lot of the stereotypes about black metal fans. No, Lynda, I don't burn down churches.
That and stupid people who thought that rock music was satanic during the 80’s
@JackAttack they thought that because they heard about Mayhem on the news and immediately thought all metal and rock was satanic
@JackAttack but i agree with you
True but the music still good
@Eduardo Lopez people been calling heavy metal music satanic before mayhem was a thing such as Black Sabbath being called satanic
I know this band did a lot of controversial things but the thing that stuck out to me?
The band showing concern over Dead's behavior over harming himself while Euronymous came off as someone who was enabling this behavior for his own enjoyment.
It's really quite sad. I recently learned that Euronymous had sent the photos to a record label or something and on one of the records, a photo of Dead's suicide was the cover.
I just found out about the theory of Euronymous being cause of death for Dead, meaning he could’ve killed him.
And to top it off he used Dead's actual photo after his suicide for album cover, talk about top tier psychopath...
@Jazmyne Dunn that EP became one of their largest albums sold due only to the cover. It's an EP that due to is controversy, is generally counted as a main album.
In the 90’s:
USA: “Hey we have Marilyn Manson, they’re pretty evil!”
Norway: “Hold my bone fragment.”
What kind of find amusing is that Marilyn Manson's first album came out two months after Mayhem's. One is creepy and the other is almost disturbing in context. Two totally different vibes (and sub genres obviously)
@Alyx of D'Sparil but Marilyn has not done shits like Mayhem has done
@vampireboix well going by recent allegation, in terms of crime, evil and disturbing behaviour, manson waayyyyy outdoes everyone in mayhem tenfold. he’s a legit monster
Marilyn Manson actually had a point to their music and antics. The music was conscious too which is why people were always taken aback when Manson did interviews and realized he wasn’t dumb.
I am not a fan of Black Metal as a genre, as I prefer to listen to secular music, but I do find the story of Mayhem to be quite fascinating. There are so many unusual occurrences and people that were all involved with this same band. For anyone who is interested in the study of Psychology, there is certainly a lot to be learned from the various members of this band.
12:19 he also rearranged some items like a knife and possibly even his brain around the body before taking pictures. Only one picture is known to have been "published" and was used as the cover of the bootleg 'Dawn of the Black Hearts' which clearly shows the items in full yet very suspicious view.
Euronymous was asked by Dead's family (and friends) to destroy them which he later claimed he did but lied. After Euronymous' murder, his father, accidentally found the rest of the pictures while going through his flat to collect his dead sons belongings and destroyed them.
I think he Also moved the body
How do you know this
Yeah … plenty of assumptions …
Well since the body obviously didn't move itself after death if there were pictures of it in multiple positions then clearly someone else moved it, with Euronymous being the likely culprit. I don't know if any other pictures have ever actually been seen though as proof or if it's just the father claiming this.
Man I love reading the comments. Being an extreme metal fan, I can tell you this was just a small one off incident. In fact, Mayhem just got inducted into the Norwegian Historical hall of fame (the surviving members minus Varg). There are lots of black metal bands that are awesome dudes. And yes Venom maybe one of the inspirations for black metal but Metallica, Slayer, Bathory and Mercyful Fate definitely led to many kids wanting to play faster and more ''evil'' music back in the 80's.
I always wondered what Dead would've done for the Black Metal scene if he would've been able to fight his depression. He had a lot of talent and passion.
@Andrei Gabriel Blaga you didn't read his letters he wrote to his penpal. He didn't Plan on killing himself from the beginning on, he still had dreams and things he wanted to do in life
European Guy yea, he wanted to draw comics. Imagine the awesome things he could have done in Metal and art.
European Guy He also always dreamed of visiting Transylvania, he liked reading about vampires
i like how most metal band members are pretty wholesome and then we got guys like these who aparently represent metal
I do not listen to black metal (in fact I dislike the genre), but I find this band’s history to be very interesting. It’s honestly fascinating that there was an actual band with members this crazy. Watching this really gave me goosebumps.
You're boring if you don't like black metal
@sinisterSalem or just not a loser
@sinisterSalem goofy ass Eddie from Stranger Things pfp
This was so well made and informative. A lot of this band’s history is confusing and all my questions were cleared up here! Thanks for making this.
What's so mind-blowing to see is the band members' pictures and interviews years later. It gives me some sense of sobriety and makes me think, "their old days are so behind them now"; and really makes you think about the wild and crazy things that the high of being young, makes us do.
that smile of Varg while hearing his conviction scared me to death.
I find it cute.
I was the one who found my mom dead after she committed suicide and I would never in a million years think “lemme snap a quick picture”
That’s disturbing af
it's not the same tho... that's an emotional bond made whilst Dead and Euro had a, if you could call it, professional connection to their nature and belief in the movement
That’s horrific that you had to experience that. I’m so sorry that happened. And also, regardless of the relationship... totally agree with you.. that’s disturbing.
@The Diana Syndrome cool. thanks for that.
@Asteroth666 don’t try and justify it tf
I think apart from the video it's important to note that while Mayhem was undoubtedly at the center of the insanity in the black metal scene, they were not the only ones raising hell. Faust, the drummer for the legendary black metal band Emperor, killed a man in 1992, and Jon Nodtveidt, guitarist and vocalist for the Swedish band Dissection, was convicted as an accessory to murder along with his friend, the two of whom belonged to the same Satanic cult, the Temple of the Black Light, then known as the Misanthropic Luciferian Order. Nodtveidt later committed suicide in a Satanic ritual in 2006.
I do not regret Euronymus death. He wasn't a good person. And this video shows it.
To use bandmate's death to promote the band is sick.
But doesn't mean I fully support Varg in this matter.
TBH varg was just as bad
Euronymous had also sent a photo of Dead's suicide to be a cover to a song, it's on Google, and very disturbing.
@Jazmyne Dunn The album cover right? That was made from recordings of shows, by I believe a Columbian guy
Something I want to highlight is that you can tell just how big of an impact Euronymous made when he used Dead's suicide as propaganda. If you look at all of the major black metal groups from that time, most of them either started in 1991 or played so-called "trendy" death metal until 1991. You can look at Immortal, Darkthrone, Burzum, Emperor, and Satyricon, and they all formed or changed their style to black metal in the year that Dead died.
Black metal is terrifying it crazy he got killed by his own band member
@John WayneIt’s kinda his karma for goading and encouraging someone that clearly had serious mental problems to kill themselves. So, me personally, I don’t see Varg killing him a bad thing, he seemed like a bad person
So it’s not really terrifying as long as you’re not someone who’s horrible and lets everyone know that you’re trying to kill someone, so that even they know and they come ready to defend themselves! He was the one going around, trying to be hard, saying that he’s going to kill him! If that person then gets the upper hand, what can you say really? He was asking for it in a way
Lesson of the day: mental health is real. Watch out for your friends, it all starts in your upbringing and the influences you choose to be around. Obviously these guys were sick and had no better guidance in their life.
😂😂😂😂 i'm crying lmao
Normies are so funny
@Alex 2125 wow so edgy
@ally Silman i was not trying to be edgy . It's just so funny to see how some people react to mayhem's story 😂
The band’s name is actually quite fitting given what happened. The definition of Mayhem is:
“violent or damaging disorder; chaos”.
so this band actually is how most people think of metal bands.
People r forgetting the things Gorgoroth did at concerts.....
@𝕭𝖆𝖉 𝕰𝖈𝖔𝖓𝖔𝖒𝖞 𝕺𝖋𝖋𝖎𝖈𝖎𝖆𝖑 oh
@𝕭𝖆𝖉 𝕰𝖈𝖔𝖓𝖔𝖒𝖞 𝕺𝖋𝖋𝖎𝖈𝖎𝖆𝖑 "mommy why is the goat crashing the stage?"
The Christian metal bands be like
Ohhh these are the reason people we are "Satanists" ok makes sence
“I finished him off “ sent chills down my spine ..
VARG VIKERNES 14TH SATAN SACRIFICE WATCHING
I came across Mayhem’s song called Freezing Moon and I loved it. A few months later, my boyfriend told me about Mayhem and I was lost asking things like “who?” “What are you talking about?” And then he sent me a link to one of their songs and I clicked and listened. Then it clicked that I’ve listened to them and I didn’t know anything about them ;-; such chaos to sum it up.
Oh no!!! That is not very good, now you are cursed by Mayhem. That means Varg is gonna come to your house with a lighter and some cigarrettes. To prevent this from happening, you must buy ALL albums Mayhem EVER made and also sell everything you own and give me the money. Only then are you gonna be truly freed from the curse...
freezing moon is a good song
@HardwareFahrrad [YTP] LMAO
@d4n ִ Yeah, Varg is still angry that back in 2014 when he got invited to Church BBQ, my best buddy FitMC ACTUALLY attempted to give Varg a "Hand-job" and during the meal, Varg got so into it that he completely forgot all of his surroundings and he confused FitMC's hand with a steak so he attempted to grill it with a lighter. He accidentally burned down the entire Church though and FitMC got framed as the real reason the church burned down but Varg said that he will take responsibility and said that he will accept his invitation to spend time in one of the prisons of the Russian police, also called the FSB. During the prison R@P€, Varg accidentally burned down the entire prison and now Varg is banned from attending prison. That was so cruel of the prison to ban him from being inside a jail cell if he wants to! I feel offended about that to this day because now Varg can't meet his best buddies from prison anymore and do the butseggs with them.
I remember back when I listened to mayhem I was obsessed with the mystery of it all, with it being so psychology horrific I was extremely interested in these guys lives, one of my friends warned be about being open about liking them at the time, me being me I just wanted to look cool, and now on can't even imagine why I liked them anymore, I feel a sense of shame. These days I'm writing songs of my own trying to be more proactive with it rather than just edgy to be edgy
This is wonderfully done and I am glad to see someone speaking about it in a very well put together fashion that genuinely, I could listen to over and over again. If it weren't for the Lords Of Chaos movie that I had put on because of a recommendation. I just had to know more. And this really helped break it down further.
The movie is entertaining, but not the best representation of their real life events.
The author of the book/and producers/director were battling with (the surviving members of) Mayhem for years before the movie went into production.
crazy how such a load of tragedies and insanity is basically the blue print for a whole music genre, all by one band
I understand if you like a genre of music but when you get to the point where your music becomes a weapon of destruction and harm, it’s no longer music. You’re just leaving a dangerous cult
There’s a strong and strange power in that that I’ve never imagined though. Shows the real level of influence that artist have when blindly followed by the youth.
I feel like the movie just makes for a good plot as showing Euronymous bringing up this rising black metal scene only to become a victim of the very thing he helped create. By the time he was starting to change his whole “image”, it essentially got him killed
Oh like marilyn manson ??
You did a phenomenal job of expanding on the depth of this music, this band, and the people involved, yet while making it to the point, without losing the depth to it. Also good job of expanding on how Euronymous had layers to him, yet kind of a ridiculous fanaticism to him as well. Ya exposed alot.
My friend told me this story! I wasnt sure about what band it was but the story stood out when he told me about the band members suicide and the suicide note, aswell as the friend taking pictures of it, to later use it as an albumcover. So facinating, yet disturbing to see these events in the story as a whole
This along with the Video by Resonant Peak is probably one of the best summarys of Mayhem's history that I know of which are here on youtube. Definitely a great video. Even better to some extent than some of the more professionally made documentarys about the band. Although its important to mention that there really aren't many big budget documentarys about Mayhem in the first place.
I feel bad for Dead...he was my favourite of them all, he had such a nice smile and beautiful hair. Depressing.
Mine too! If only he had gotten help
@S3r0t0n1n I doubt "help" would do much. The guy was basically insane and suffered from Cotard's Delusion.
@backoffpeer good point, but I don't think he was insane, I think Euronymous was way more insane than Dead ever was
This video just happened to pop up in my recommended. I only just found out who this band was and the members. After learning what happened to Dead, I was so pissed off. He seemed like a great dude and it’s sad how shit his mental health was.
@backoffpeer medical/psychiatric help is, surprisingly, also help
I’ve heard about Varg in a lot of Paganism discussions and watched a few of his old UA-cam videos. I always knew that he killed a guy but never really looked into it, I never knew he was in a black metal band either.
Suddenly here I am years later and as soon as I saw his face it clicked.
Never heard of Mayhem, never listened to Black Metal, yet I just watched this whole video.
What are your thoughts?
Don’t listen it is literal ear rape
@Charlie Edwards Strongly disagree, it's kind of an acquired taste tbh
Me too, I’m scared af wTching this
@Scheeemz black metal sucks period. if you like this kind of music i recommend therapy :)
I’m surprised he didn’t mention that one of the photos that Euronymous took of dead’s body was used for their 1995 live bootleg album Dawn Of The Black Hearts
He used suicide via gun?
@Bape yeah 😕
@Dominick Deejay Nope … it was a rifle …
The image is brutal so don’t look up mayhem album
De Mysteriis dom Sathanas is certainly the most significant album by the band (arguably the most important album in Black Metal history) but Ordo ad Chao and Daemon are also highly recommended too, Attila perfects his unique/odd vocal style and the music throughout both is sinister and terrifying with nightmarish atmospheres.
*Funeral Fog* 🤘🏻🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
i saw the movie of this band, now im asking myself who tells the truth, because Varg is telling that Euronymous attacked him when they were signing the contract for the Band split, while in the movie, they're showing us that Varg was the first one to attack, because he thought that euronymous would kill him sometime in the next time. In the movie, euronymous was trying to talk with varg and was trying to prevent Varg from killing him. I dont know what to think of this whole band, i think this is the biggest mystery in the band
It is after watching this documentary that made me discover Black Metal now I can’t stop listening to it. Lots of good underground music out there.
As a person who is a very sirface level metalhead with bands like gojira and slipknot, this story really makes me sick. I understand the depression and wish these guys just got the help they needed instead of being misguided by taking everything so literally in metal
Euronymous was an edgelord who got others to do things he wouldn't do himself. Dead gave the band their notoriety.
varg also gave them notoriety somewhat
@ayy sasuke yes. You could say that.
But what about the skull necklace thing?
@Knight Wing story goes he did that but as far as I know from interviews not one has ever been seen or presented as hard fact so I'm gonna say just more bullshit
@MDK There 2 are members of Gorgoroth that have one. I'm pretty sure the guy from Emperor who stabbed someone had one also
The way you ended with "and some of them probably didn't mind" as varg sat smiling at the camera ... Brilliant, man!
This is what happens when a band doesn't take psychedelics
Burzum, Mayhem and the whole Norwegian scene at the time was wild
People blame Mayhem as a whole, it was mostly euronymous who convinced everyone to do stuff
True. As well as Dead’s mental health. Dead actually had a rare disorder where you don’t believe you’re human. Dead adopted the nickname “Dead” because he thought he was actually dead that’s also why in his suicide note he said “I’m not human. This is all a dream and soon I will awake” Dead’s story is extremely tragic
Ive never been the same since learning about Dead. What a fucking legend. His whole persona/image is so deep
Fun fact, Dead used to bury his clothes, leave them for a week then dig them up and wear them to gigs so it gave the impression he was a freshly exhumed corpse. I've read the book about Mayhem and if you're a true black metal fan, it's a good read.
Wallys World no u
@A Guy True, but black metal as well
@Wallys World ok
Whats the book called? Id like to read it
I was in an Oi! Band that hailed from High Wycombe UK and was friends with a guy that ran if not but one of the first UK black metal labels, Candlelight Records. So I became acquainted with quite a few of the BM scene inc Emperor, Mayhem and Burzum (Count Grishnack) I was a a few years older than most of them and when all these horror stories came out I was genuinely shocked as they all seemed so young. I include Emperors drummer stabbing the gay guy. Pretty sure when I met him, it had already happened and he hadn’t admitted/been caught for it then...
Crazy times, crazy people...
I love how they fulfilled every sensationalistic stereotype that made it possible for people (who were gangstas/thugs/drug dealers) to accuse me of being a "satan worshipper" in high school.
Even though, I'm not a satanist.
Black metal isn’t really my type of music, but man studying the stuff behind the music for different bands is beyond fascinating.
So weird! I just watched the gg Allin one and wondered to myself... if you would have covered mayhem and it popped on the que right after lol. Never really listened to them... but heard this story a few years back. And it stuck with me. They ended up using dead’s death photo on one of their album or demo covers I heard as well early on. Weird stuff.
This band is so phenomenal to this day. They really understand the soul of rock and roll.
Can't be darkest band in history when everyone can see it.
Damn you right
hang on... you are onto something here...
This guys good!
You enlighted me ;)
I'm assuming you're a metal fan, but I did want to say I appreciate you not talking down to the music. Like stating that Burzum made some of the best atmospheric black metal. You don't qualify and say something like "... for black metal." You just say it's good. I appreciate that.
These videos are fascinating I was a huge fan of black metal when I was in high school being in my 30’s now I always like to go back and listen
Dimmu borgir is what i keep going back to. Crazy black metal pirates lol
This is CRAZY!!! as a person who grew up in the middle east we had no such genera as black metal or the media representation of it, So watching this documentary was very much eye opening ngl. thank you!
Dude im a middle eastern n there are a bunch of metal bands here ofc non of them are crazy like mayhem but they exist but unfortunately there not as well knowed
The Lord of chaos had major holes due to the band members not complying to testify so the directors had little to work with. One major misconception was in the movie they said "hail satan!" But this was a shallow as Varg had answer and cleared up a few things in his own youtube channel filling some gaps.
this story is a black metal classic, and a great intro to the history of the genre but idk if it compares to nazi pedophiles n shit in other bands, like inquisitions frontman for example, or like the guitarist of emperor stabbing a guy in the woods like 30 times and citing serial killers as inspiration (i think). also theres a lot of rumor about nattramn from silencer, not a lot of proof but the most ambiguous being his vocal technique of cutting his wrists in studio to sound like a dying animal and trying to (and succeeding depending on the story) murder someone with an axe. theres a lot of other shit out there too, its not really dark or anything but windirs vocalist, valfar, died in a sudden blizzard in 94. lot of death and degeneracy in black metal almost to a comedic extent lmao
To see Varg so calm and collected when discussing the murder is so chilling.
If you think that’s chilling….look up serial killer interviews. They laugh and re-live it
not so chilling when you know about the person he killed lmao
varg did nothing wrong only by law
@Orange Juice Varg did society a favor.
@trmnl who did he kill?
Remember y’all, you can’t choose your family but you CAN choose your friends
I personally love it. I love that it scared people. It's incredibly sad about dead and euronymous. I wonder what they would've gone on to do.
When I was younger I was afraid to admit I listened to Mayhem. Ahhhh, the clarity of age.
One bit of info that you forgot to mention which I think is interesting amd morbid at the same time. When Euronymous found Dead he fixed his corpse and took a picture with it and he used it on one of their bootleg albums Dawn of the Black Heart. Awesome video btw.
And to think that just 30 years before all this people were saying The Rolling Stones was a bad influence
They are. Deeply satanic band. You don't have to be super heavy to be satanic worship music. If it's not of the Lord. It's of the adversary.
@BeansmaCarter Fairytales, dude. It's all bullshit. lol
Not even thirty years lol
@DzY - 1119 i Mean Mayhem doesnt glorify Drug Use, alcohol and getting STDs lol
I lived thru that. The community decided we were all satanists. Police started cracking down on us. I had many people call me a hater of God and wanted to beat me up. It caused a small war in children listening to music.
Children listening to music? What music?
Very nice series man, glad I found it. Seen most of the stories before… a lot, and you still found shit I hadn’t heard.
This makes me think of when I was 8 and watching TOTP. And me and my dad saw Keith Flint from the Prodigy for the first time in the firestarter video. I remember my dad being outraged and saying that he (Keith) should be locked up. Imagine what his reaction to these would have been. They actually did need to be locked up.
What dad did say such stuff? Mine said … thats cool stuff …
The first time I heard of Mayhem my friend had showed me an album I didn’t care for it it’s not my style but I thought the cover was fake. He had told me “it’s a black listed album of one of their singers suicide. I’m glad I saw this video bc it definitely made why he took that picture and put it on an album cover make sense even tho I don’t agree w it…great video man
Bro Mayhem is one of the strangest “murders” I’ve ever heard about. Not just because of the outcome. But just in general the way it happened.
you forgot to talk about the fact that they used dead's suicide photos as an actual album cover
"Dawn of the Black Hearts"
Yeah, for me that´s the most extreme story of them all....he was their friend and they lived together
That was a bootleg album.
I was just gonna ask that , if that was same band lol
Dude, i justed searched for it... im speechless
Honestly, I really like dead, he's my favorite. Of course, he did some bad things, but he's still my favorite, I feel like if he had gotten help he would really go somewhere. He was really talented
I loved all this story, as a criminal story and as also a story about satanism and the criminal and "sadic" psychology. In this story there is the "triad": a suicidal - a victim - a killer. And also the black metal music as a background. Everyone says Euronymous pushed Per to suicide. Therefore, if it was so, we can say that Euronymous was a sadic who pushed Per to suicide, although Per was already depressed enough. Therefore, Euronymous was a victim of Varg and Varg was the killer, after Per committed suicide. This was the "triad" of this story. Personally, I am sorry about Per Ohlin !!! He should not have died ! And he should not have remain in Norway for so much time, but in my opinion he should have returned in Sweden for a while, as a "work break", at least for a few weeks, because his depression was becoming a serious problem. Regarding to Euronymous, I do not know if the gossip is true or not. I mean, I do not know if Euronymous actually pushed Per to suicide or did not. Regarding to Euronymous, I think that he was really a great musician and a f***ing genius. Also Euronymous did not deserve to die ! Especially, to be killed in that way ! Everyone says Euronymous was a kind, polite and good person, but a sadic person with Per, because he bullied Per over and over. If it was actually so, I think Euronymous was an evil person anyways, but he did not deserve to die anyways !!! For me, there were two victims : a "victim" because of his madness, namely a suicidal and a second victim, because of a killer named Varg Vikernes. May these two victims rest in peace !!! 🥺🎶🤟 P.S. I do love the black metal music and obviously do love the Mayhem band from '88 to '90 ! 😊
Let’s just press F to Respect Necrobutcher and Hellhammer, for tryin to take the Mayhem out of … well…Mayhem!
I hope more people see this over that movie that came out a while ago. I know movies love to romanticize death, but they made the relationship with Dead look like love.
I love how the album deathcrush sounds. It’s very punk but also too much hardcore to be labbeled as ounk.
Sounds a lot like nirvana if nirvana was extreme
The 8th of April… three years to the day
I can’t really tell who was more evil, Euronymous or Varg.
Both of them really did messed up and horrible things.
Very Likely. But don’t forget that Euronymous actually took photos of Dead’s Body and also used Dead’s Death to further strengthen his career by not admitting he forced Dead to go insane.
@ElliYeet well he didn’t “force” Dead to go insane. Dead already suffered from mental illness. Euronymous’ influence wasn’t good but he didn’t “force” him.
Murder is still worse than taking photos of your dead friend for an album cover.
The movie is sooooo good and is really heavy with actually showing dead's suicide and euronymous's murder. Definetily a worth watch and see just how screwed up everything was. Great vid by the way, just missed the part where they actually had his suicide as an album cover as well
whats the movie called?
@Destiny amaya Lord's of Chaos
Euronymous made necklaces out of Dead's skull fragments and gave them to black metal community members he considered "trve." One such skull fragment sold at auction a year ago or so.
i wish i could go to one of their concerts and see it live
Oslo is 7hrs and 59 minutes from Bergen not just a spur of the moment decision to just run across town, it's nearly across the country from each other. So Varg definitely had time to rethink this plan of action.
I think Mayhem is the only metal band that isn't full of wholesome members. You know Cannibal Corpse, all super nice guys, Abbath, a man with so much humor and then there's Mayhem, which is essentially that what non-metalheads think metalheads do all the time.
Nevermind the music, the image and everything around that. But a dude so casually talking about a murder he comitted let alone by stabbing a man in the skull, not showing any sign of shame, guilt or trauma. That gives me goosebumps
Well from vargs point of view he was doing preventative self defense, maybe more comparable to killing enemy soldiers in war so that they wont kill you. I don’t know how much of Varg’s story is true but if this was the case, it is understandable why there would be no feelings of guilt or shame.
He killed someone who planned his murder, not sure I would care either
He was and probably is actually proud of what he did.
Now do you get the same goosebumps when rappers boast about their crimes and murder in Hip Hop songs?!
There's only one person who surpassed Mayhem in terms of going to the extreme on stage and that's GG Allin.
Any links about him? Heard some... strange things about him.
@Sorry Not Sorry Not sure what you mean by links but the same guy that made this video has a vid on gg allin if that’s what you meant.
@Sorry Not Sorry there is a documentary about GG on Netflix
Edwin Borsheim from Kettle Cadaver surpasses GG Allin. There's even a documentary about it.
I love black metal.
Please keep up the good work.
euronymous was a square as a youth--a jock and a straight A student, very respectful of his parents and authority figures. many who knew him felt his black metal overlord persona was 110% overcompensation for his milk toast upbringing.