Friday, May 25, 2012

Post Modern Music Appreciation Club

This is Burzum performing Black Spell of Destruction.

Burzum, you may remember is the name chosen by Norwegian Satanic Death Metal/Neo-Viking psychopath Varg Vikernes for his solo act.

Originally Varg performed with Satanic Death Metal band Mayhem but he felt limited by Mayhem's format so he struck out on his own cutting solo CD's, burning historic wooden church buildings and murdering Mayhem founder Euronymous in cold blood.

Mayhem was also known for the 1991 suicide of singer Per Yngve Ohlin (stage name "Dead").  Dead locked himself into his room and blew his head off with a shotgun.  Band leader Euronymous was the first to discover the body and spent some time contemplating and photographing it before calling authorities.

He also kept a piece of Dead's brain which he put into a stew and ate, so that he could call himself a cannibal.

You know, getting that all-important Satanic Death Metal street cred.

Below is a video of Mayhem performing the "song" Funeral Fog.  This is a rehearsal and is the last recording of Dead "singing".