Mayhem was formed in 1984 and is the longest living Norwegian black metal band. They have had their problems during the years but are considered to be the pioneers of Norwegian black metal. In February this year they were the closing act of the Norwegian showcase festival by:Larm.
In 1991 Mayhem’s original singer Dead, Per Yngve Ohlin, commited suicide, and two years later their guitarist Euronymous, Øystein Aarseth, was murdered by Varg Vikernes of Burzum. After the murder of Euronymous the band disbanded, but was reformed again in 1995. Since then they have kept on, and in 2007 they won a Norwegian Grammy for their fourth full length CD, Ordo ad Chao.
You can see more of the pictures of Mayhem from by:Larm at my picture site, Artist Pictures.