Mayhem is a black metal band from Oslo, Norway that is generally regarded to be one of the pioneers of the now-thriving Norwegian black metal scene. Indeed, when it comes to black metal, Mayhem not only plays it, but lives it. From goat sacrifices on stage to the the murder and suicide of two of its band members--no one can claim to represent the genre better than these guys. Since the band's formation in 1984, Mayhem has gone on to release several acclaimed albums that are now considered cornerstones of the Norwegian black metal genre--in addition to playing shows that have been, and continue to be considered legendary showcases of all that the genre represents.
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