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Mayhem is undoubtedly the most legendary black metal band of all, but it could well be argued that the immensity of their legend outweighs their actual achievements. Bootlegs not withstanding, Mayhem's actual recorded output amounts to four studio albums, a few EPs and an incredible six live albums: a fairly small catalogue for a band that has existed in some form since the mid-1980s. However for a band whose history has been so chaotic, this is perhaps unsurprising. True to Euronymous' vision, the early Mayhem sound was raw, coarse, underproduced and virtually inaccessible. Early vocalist Dead's suicide only added to the band's already legendary status even before a full-length studio album appeared but the murder of Euronymous by Vikerners finished them off. Hellhammer reformed Mayhem four years later. The 2000 album was a wild diversion from the signature Mayhem style, a bold experiment with technical and avant-garde elements that shocked the band's faithful but proved that they could make a cohesive album. Taken on its own, Grand Declaration of War is a stunning triumph but as part of the entire Mayhem legacy seems drastically misplaced. Chimera marks a return to the basic formula.

Added on 4/23/2002 5:00 AM by Lutz | Last updated on 5/17/2007 9:41 PM by Goreripper

Current (or Last Known) Lineup

Past Lineup (Members Who Never Appeared on an Album)

Discography (21 Releases)

2007 - Ordo Ad Chao by Mayhem

2004 - Live in Zeitz (Live) by Mayhem

2004 - Chimera by Mayhem

2003 - Legions Of War (Comp.) by Mayhem

2002 - The Studio Experience (BOX, 4-LP + 7inch) by Mayhem

2002 - Freezing Moon/Jihad (Picture Disc, Split w/ Meads Of Asphodel) by Mayhem

2001 - US Legions (Live) by Mayhem

2001 - Live In Marseille 2000 (Live) by Mayhem

2001 - European Legions (Live) by Mayhem

2000 - Grand Declaration Of War by Mayhem

1999 - Mediolanum Capta Est (Live) by Mayhem

1999 - Necrolust/Total Warfare (Picture Disc, Split w/ Zyklon-B) by Mayhem

1998 - Ancient Skin/Necrolust (7") by Mayhem

1997 - Wolf's Lair Abyss (EP) by Mayhem

1997 - Freezing Moon (Picture Disc) by Mayhem

1996 - Out From The Dark (Picture Disc) by Mayhem

1994 - De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas by Mayhem

1994 - In Memorium (EP) by Mayhem

1993 - Live In Leipzig (Live) by Mayhem

1987 - Deathcrush (EP) by Mayhem

1986 - Pure Fucking Armageddon (Demo) by Mayhem

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