Monday, February 1, 2010

Mayhem - Pure Metal Conviction

Gotta say thanks to my pal Dawes for finally posting at least one of the photos from a metal show back in 1998 that became a high water mark for pure metal conviction. Mayhem are one of the original "Black Metal" bands and have a cult following due to the ferociousness of their music along with their disdain for all that is deemed holy. Whether you dig them or not, they command respect and seeing them in a small sweaty club back in Frisco was true baptism by fire. Whether it was the crowd being whipped into a frenzy from the machine gun guitars or the severed cow heads on spikes, it was a night this metal head will never forget. Go and dig into their sordid history for a lesson on the depths that the metal scene in northern Europe was exploring back in the early to mid nineties.

Lance Dawes - Photo blog

Mayhem on Myspace

Lords of Chaos - Book