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THE METAL CRYPT proudly presents: Tribute to Per Yngve Ohlin aka "Dead" of MAYHEM

Discussion in 'Metal Interviews' started by Luxi, Apr 8, 2021 at 8:28 AM.

  1. Luxi

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    "April 8, 2021, marks 30 years since Per Yngve Ohlin, aka "Dead" from the infamous Norwegian Black Metal group Mayhem, sadly took his own life at the age of 22. Dead, the name most of us knew him by, was a unique individual with beliefs that he uncompromisingly followed until the end of his days. He did not care about social pressure and did what he enjoyed most: being a fan of extreme music and living his life to the fullest. He fronted Mayhem for three years (1988 to 1991) and was perhaps the very first Black Metal musician who began to use corpse paint on stage, which added a whole new visual dimension to the band's notorious live shows.

    Despite only fronting Mayhem for a few years, he achieved a lot of cult status before things started to get a tad too crazy and ugly in the Norwegian underground Metal scene at the beginning of the '90s (we all know the history too well, don't we?)

    Dead was undeniably respected by many Black Metal fans around the globe although some of us considered him a bit too extreme due to his, let's just say, bizarre and dangerous habits, especially as far as his stage presence was concerned.

    We here at the pitch-black and evil-reeking headquarters of The Metal Crypt thought it would be appropriate to honor his memory and invited several musicians to share their thoughts about him and how he inspired or influenced them when they formed their own bands.

    Thanks to every individual who took some time to share a few comments for this remembrance of "Dead" and Mayhem"

    -> THE STORY <-


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