256: Episode 256 – Norwegian Black Metal: Pure F**king Armageddon

The Norwegian black metal scene of the early 90s started with pigs’ heads impaled on spikes, buried clothes wrapped around dead birds, and other notorious onstage antics. In three years, it spiralled into dozens of ancient churches going up in flames, violent bigotry – and the gruesome deaths of three people.



In this week’s episode, the girls chart the bloody origins of one band, Mayhem, and how they fostered the most feared music scene in history…



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Sources:

https://tv.apple.com/gb/movie/until-the-light-takes-us/umc.cmc.1g292qd3qhrj40k63ocy4z6we?action=play



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32iX5lbVDto



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKX9OjNy_NI



https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/mar/22/before-you-know-it-its-not-a-big-deal-to-kill-a-man-norwegian-black-metals-murderous-past



https://faroutmagazine.co.uk/exploring-the-real-life-horror-of-90s-norwegian-black-metal/



https://www.bbc.com/culture/article/20190213-lords-of-chaos-the-grisly-film-that-has-caused-outrage