One of black metal's greatest pieces of lore revolves around the 1991 suicide of Mayhem vocalist Per 'Dead' Ohlin. After the body of Dead was found by Mayhem guitarist Euronymous, it was rumored that he collected skull fragments from his late singer and sent them to fellow black metal bands whom he felt were "worthy."
Lamb of God fans, you've done your heroes proud. With your votes, Lamb of God and their track 'Desolation' stomped 'Vengeance' by The Devil Wears Prada. This marks the first ever Death Match loss for TDWP, who previously were the first band to ever make it to the Death Match Hall of Fame with their single 'Born to Lose.' Now, that Lamb of God have moved on, they face their next battle with a truly 'Evil' band from Sweden.
Marduk's 'Evil' on New Album + More
On June 3, pure Satanic and blasphemous Scandinavian black metal came to New York City, as Marduk and 1349 carried the black flame into the Music Hall of Williamsburg. The bands lured in a devoted and eccentric group of fans to the show, creating an unforgettable night -- for better or for worse.
One of black metal's most famous legends revolves around the 1991 suicide of Mayhem vocalist Per 'Dead' Ohlin. For over 20 years, rumors have circulated worldwide about Mayhem guitarist Euronymous sending pieces of Dead's skull to other black metal musicians as a sign of deep respect towards their work and dedication to the genre. During our recent interview with Marduk's Morgan 'Evil' Steinmeyer Håkansson, the guitarist not only confirmed that he does indeed possess a piece of Dead's skull, but also lead fragments from the shot which killed Dead and a piece of his brain matter.