Best Mayhem Band Members

The Top Ten

1 Dead Per 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. He committed suicide in 1991 in which former guitarist Euronymous took a few pictures of his corpse and used one of them as the ...read more.

His vocals are pretty cool to be honest and go well with the type of music Mayhem made and I'm not even a fan of them. Also, he looks a bit like Kurt Cobain with longer hair and face paint, oof.
~Kat

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

Undeniable creator of Mayhem. Best vocals. The definition of being dead in real life.

Long live dead! - Ananya

2 Euronymous Øystein Aarseth (1968-1993), who went by the pseudonym Euronymous, was a Norwegian guitarist and co-founder of the Norwegian black metal band Mayhem. Euronymous was stabbed to death by band member Varg Vikernes in August 1993. ...read more.

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

If some of the things I’ve heard about him are true, then he probably deserved to die.

3 Necrobutcher

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

4 Hellhammer

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

1 of the Best drummers in the world.

What a legendary musician... - Ananya

5 Attila Csihar

The least talented Mayhem musician.
They shouldn't have kicked Maniac out... - Ananya

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

6 Maniac

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

7 Varg Vikernes Louis Cachet, (born Kristian Vikernes) more popularly known as Varg Vikernes, is a Norwegian musician, writer, and a convicted murderer and arsonist. He is known as the frontman of the one-man band Burzum (named after a word in the Black Speech, which is a fictional language in J.R.R. Tolkien's The ...read more.

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

He is the Mozart of Black metal - Ananya

8 Manheim
9 Blasphemer Rune 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

10 Ghul

His drums and percussion were great - Ananya

The Contenders

11 Teloch
12 Kjetil Manheim
13 Morfeus
14 Sanrabb
15 Torben
16 Blackthorn

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

17 Alexander Nordgaren
18 Silmaeth
19 Messiah
20 Occultus
21 Dave Mustaine David Scott "Dave" Mustaine (born September 13, 1961) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, actor and author. Mustaine is best known as a pioneer in Thrash Metal, being the former lead guitarist of Metallica before his dismissal in 1983, leading to finding and becoming the front man of his own ...read more.
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