Wednesday, February 24, 2010

"Excuse all the blood"

I love this.

Long story short: Norwegian black metal band Mayhem had a singer. His name was Dead. He was a depressive sort of fellow. One night in the band's wood cabin, Dead slit his wrists, then he slit his throat, then he shot himself in the head.

Pretty excessive, really.

One of his band-mates, Euronymous, found him. Euronymous thought that the best possible reaction to this situation was to quickly go to the closest convenience store and buy a disposable camera with which he could take photographs of his dead friend. On top of this, the band thought that the best possible thing to do with one of those photos was to use it as the cover art for a live album of theirs.

But wait, there's more...

If you are so inclined, here is the album in question.

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