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1DeadPer Yngve Ohlin, better known by his stage name Dead, was a Swedish black/death metal vocalist and lyricist best known for his work with Norwegian black metal band Mayhem.

Recruited from Swedish Death Metal band Morbid, Dead joined Mayhem in 1988. He was the primary songwriter, although he never appeared on a studio album, he is credited as one of the greatest black metal vocalists. His vocals are heard in demo albums and live albums only. He committed suicide in 1991 - ryanrimmel

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The founding bassist of Mayhem. He temporarily left in 1991 following Dead's suicide and the controversy surrounding Mayhem at the time. He rejoined in 1995 after De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas and has remained the bassist since - ryanrimmel

3EuronymousØystein Aarseth, who went by the pseudonym Euronymous, was a Norwegian guitarist and co-founder of the Norwegian black metal band Mayhem.

I sometimes don't know what I feel about him - Ananya

I was shocked by some of his acts, it was because of him that Varg had gone to prizon for 15 years, it was just varg' s self defense - Ananya

The founding guitarist. He is known for his satanic beliefs and outrageous acts. After Dead's suicide, Euronymous made necklesses from his skull and allegedly ate some of his brains. He was murdered in 1993 by then-bassist Count Grishnackh (Varg Vikernes) - ryanrimmel


Vocalist heard on Deathcrush, Grand Declaration of War, Chimera, and Wolf's Lair Abyss. Maniac was known for his erratic behavior on stage, including cutting himself. He was forced to leave in 2004 because of this - ryanrimmel


Named for the Swiss metal band, Hellhammer has been the drummer since 1988, taking a hiatus from 1993-95 following the bands controversy - ryanrimmel

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6Attila Csihar

Performed vocals on the legendary debut LP, De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas. He is Mayhem's current vocalist, performing on their last 2 albums as well. - ryanrimmel

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7Varg Vikernes

During his stint with Mayhem, he was known as Count Grishnackh. He is better known as the man behind Burzum. He joined in 1992 following Necrobutcher leaving. He performed bass on De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas. Vikernes left in 1993 after he was sentenced to 21 years in prison after murdering fellow band mate Euronymous and church arson. - ryanrimmel

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8BlasphemerRune Eriksen is a Norwegian Spellemann-award winning musician and composer. He is best known as the former guitarist in the black metal band Mayhem under the stage name Blasphemer, which he took from a Sodom song.

Blasphemer joined as guitarist after Euronymous was killed and Blackthorn was imprisoned. He played with the band for 14 years. - ryanrimmel


His drums and percussion were great - Ananya


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He briefly played guitar and wrote riffs for Mayhem along with Euronymous. In 1993, he was sentenced to 8 years in prison as an accomplice to Euronymous' murder. Vikernes maintains that Blackthorn was "in the wrong place at the wrong time." - ryanrimmel

13Alexander Nordgaren
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