Mayhem – veterans of Norwegian black metal

Mayhem at the by:Larm festival in Oslo. © All Rights Reserved, Per Ole HagenMayhem 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.

Mayhem at the by:Larm festival in Oslo. © All Rights Reserved, Per Ole HagenIn 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.

Mayhem at the by:Larm festival in Oslo. © All Rights Reserved, Per Ole HagenYou can see more of the pictures of Mayhem from by:Larm at my picture site, Artist Pictures.

Mayhem at the by:Larm festival in Oslo. © All Rights Reserved, Per Ole HagenMayhem at the by:Larm festival in Oslo. © All Rights Reserved, Per Ole HagenAll the pictures are © All Rights Reserved, Per Ole Hagen, and may not be used without written permission.

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