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Mayhem

Mayhem

Mayhem is a Norwegian black metal band formed 1984 in Oslo, regarded as one of the pioneers of the Norwegian black metal scene. Mayhem's career has been highly controversial, primarily due to their violent stage performances, the 1991 suicide of vocalist Per Yngve Ohlin and the 1993 murder of guitarist Øystein Aarseth by former member Varg Vikernes, of Burzum. The group released a demo and an EP that were highly influential, and amassed a loyal following through sporadic and notorious live performances, attracting further attention through their ties to the string of Norwegian church burnings and the prominent incidents of violence surrounding them. They disbanded after Aarseth' ... more on Wikipedia

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