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MAYHEM (1985–PRESENT). Messiah (vocals, replaced by Dead, then Attila Csihar, Maniac, then Attila Csihar), Euronymous (guitar/vocals, replaced by Blasphemer), Nerobutcher (bass, replaced by Varg Vikernes, then Nerobutcher), Manheim (drums, later Maniac, then Hellhammer). Mayhem are a notorious black metal band from Norway who are better known for the controversy and death that has surrounded the band rather than for their music. The band originally started in 1985 as a trio with a lineup of Read more [...]


IMMORTAL (1990–PRESENT). Abbath Doom Occulta (vocals/bass/guitar), Demona Doom Occulta (guitar, replaced by Abbath), Aeturnues Ares (bass-live, replaced by Iscariah), Armegadda (drums, replaced by Grim, Hellhammer, Horgh). Immortal are a long-running Norwegian black metal band that were briefly associated with the cabal involving Varg Vikernes, but they quickly defined their own reputation as one of the best and darkest black metal bands. The band started out as more atmospheric, but they Read more [...]


GORGOROTH (1992–PRESENT). Hat (vocals, replaced by Gahl), Infernus (guitar), Tormentor (guitar), Samoth (bass, replaced by Infernus, Ares, King of Hell), Goat (drums, replaced by Satyricon, replaced by Frost, replaced by Grim, Frost, Sjt. Erichson, replaced by Kvitrafn). Gorgoroth are a Norwegian black metal band whose lead singer, Gahl, is now in jail for attacking a man and attempting to ritually drink his blood as noted by Moynihan and Soderlind. Gorgoroth, who took their name from the Read more [...]


ENSLAVED (1991–PRESENT). Ivar (Tvar) Bjornson (vocals/guitar), Kronheim (guitar), Grutle Kgellson (bass), Dirge Rep (drums). Enslaved are a long-running Norwegian band who gradually evolved their style from black metal to Viking metal to almost progressive. The band originally sang in Icelandic (they felt it was closer linguistically to ancient Norse) and dabbled in the usual black metal and Viking cliches before becoming more progressive but no less extreme after the landmark Monumension Read more [...]