I saw an episode of VH1’s 100 Most Metal Moments … how “metal” can these moments be if they are on VH1. At what point did I become nearly an exclusive VH1 rather than MTV viewer?
There was way too much focus on non-metal bands, such as Warrant, Kiss, Motley Crue, and Bon Jovi. But one of the most metal moments was when they talked about the Swedish band Mayhem. And let me tell you no metal band has ever lived up to their name better. Has Slayer ever killed anyone? No. Judas Priest were they clergymen? Nope. Metallica or Motorhead made of metal or any other non-natural materials? No. But Mayhem was all about Mayhem.
The lead singer kills himself with a shotgun blast to the head. Then the guitarist sees his fallen friend and scoops out part of his brains and makes a stew out of it. And the band continues. The bassist sees that the guitarist is becoming to full of himself he kills him. So just to recap: 1 suicide, 1 act of cannibalism, 1 murder … but there is more. The bassist goes to jail, for killing the other guy and eventual escapes prison. The Police caught him the next day. Mayhem indeed. The band is still around, preaching, Satan, Death and Metal with only one of the 4 original members still in the band the drummer “HELLSCREAM”. I wish I made up that name.