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I remember seeing Mayhem in 2000? at a small bar/club in the suburbs of Chicago.  They were touring for Grand Declaration of War.  Maniac had broken his arm on the tour so he had a cast on it.  I remember they getting there way to early and not being able to drink because I wasn't 21 yet.  It was an 18 and over gig, but 21 to drink.  I couldn't tell you the songs they played at this point, but it was an awesome time.  Someone asked Hellhammer how he played so fast and without skipping a beat he said "coke."  Not sure how much truth was in that statement, but everyone around was cracking up. 

GDOW will always hold a special place in my heart.  It was the first Mayhem album I purchased.  That and DMDS would be my favorites.  As much as I tried to get into Esoteric Warfare, I just couldn't.  But I do love Ordo Ad Chao as well. 

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8 hours ago, JonLuick said:

I remember seeing Mayhem in 2000? at a small bar/club in the suburbs of Chicago.  They were touring for Grand Declaration of War.  Maniac had broken his arm on the tour so he had a cast on it.  I remember they getting there way to early and not being able to drink because I wasn't 21 yet.  It was an 18 and over gig, but 21 to drink.  I couldn't tell you the songs they played at this point, but it was an awesome time.  Someone asked Hellhammer how he played so fast and without skipping a beat he said "coke."  Not sure how much truth was in that statement, but everyone around was cracking up. 

GDOW will always hold a special place in my heart.  It was the first Mayhem album I purchased.  That and DMDS would be my favorites.  As much as I tried to get into Esoteric Warfare, I just couldn't.  But I do love Ordo Ad Chao as well. 

That’s a pretty cool story. Hellhammer’s response was pretty funny, and the one thing that would have made it funnier is if the guy who asked the question yelled “One bottle of coke please!” to the bartender. Anyways, I agree that De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas is a good album. I haven’t checked out Grand Declaration of War yet, but I might need to check that out in the next few weeks.

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8 hours ago, MetalheadFromBama said:

That’s a pretty cool story. Hellhammer’s response was pretty funny, and the one thing that would have made it funnier is if the guy who asked the question yelled “One bottle of coke please!” to the bartender. Anyways, I agree that De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas is a good album. I haven’t checked out Grand Declaration of War yet, but I might need to check that out in the next few weeks.

If only you were there to make that zinger! It would have blown their minds! 

It seems like a lot of people have fond memories of the 'Grand Declaration of War' tour. That's still my greatest Mayhem memory. Special times. 

 

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On 8/2/2018 at 4:07 AM, Requiem said:

It seems like a lot of people have fond memories of the 'Grand Declaration of War' tour. That's still my greatest Mayhem memory. Special times. 

Do they still play any of the tracks off of that album at their shows?

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On 10/10/2018 at 1:33 AM, Balor said:

Do they still play any of the tracks off of that album at their shows?

Not that I can recall in the last few times I’ve seen them. It was a real Maniac/Blasphemer album so I’m not sure what the passion would be for it from the current lineup who are mostly content to knock out tracks from ‘Deathcrush’ and ‘De Mysteriis’ exclusively. 

It was also special because it was one of the first proper yet intimate shows I’ve seen and the band were larger than life. Nowadays I’m less easy to impress...

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19 hours ago, Requiem said:

Not that I can recall in the last few times I’ve seen them. It was a real Maniac/Blasphemer album so I’m not sure what the passion would be for it from the current lineup who are mostly content to knock out tracks from ‘Deathcrush’ and ‘De Mysteriis’ exclusively. 

That makes sense, but is still sort of disappointing.  I understand that the songs were the product of a specific lineup, but they are still part of the collective identity of the band.  Plus, I would be interested in seeing Atilla's interpretation of the vocals on Grand Declaration of War.

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If You want waste some time - Here i Have my first black metal vocal cover of Freezing Moon.(From The Darkest past Version) Audacity/Usb Microphone/my room, no studio and a lot of Mj beers and fun. Quality is....bad? Raw :D?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xODT8SkEsQA&feature=youtu.be

BTW, is my first post here...so Hello All. :)

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18 hours ago, RopniakPogardy said:

If You want waste some time - Here i Have my first black metal vocal cover of Freezing Moon.(From The Darkest past Version) Audacity/Usb Microphone/my room, no studio and a lot of Mj beers and fun. Quality is....bad? Raw :D?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xODT8SkEsQA&feature=youtu.be

BTW, is my first post here...so Hello All. :)

Do you have any views on Mayhem and their work that you'd like to share for discussion? 

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Mayhem is a tricky one for me. On the one hand De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas is the pinnacle of Black Metal so far as I'm concerned. On the other hand I really don't get much from most of their other offerings. They did something special with DMDS and rightly deserve to be praised for it. That being said I feel they are also among the most overhyped/overappreciated bands in metal period. I wonder if I'd feel that way had they only done Deathcrush, DMDS, and Grand Declaration Of War.

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