Originally Posted by bamawriter
Those guys are truly insane lol.
In 1990, the members of Mayhem moved to "an old house in the forest" near Oslo.
They began writing songs for their next album, De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas
. On 8 April 1991, Dead committed suicide
in the house owned by the band. He was found by Euronymous with slit wrists and a shotgun wound to the head. Dead's suicide note notably read "Excuse all the blood, cheers." and included an apology for firing the weapon indoors. Instead of calling the police, Euronymous went to a nearby store and bought a disposable camera to photograph the corpse, after re-arranging some items.
One of these photographs was later stolen and used as the cover of a bootleg live album Dawn of the Black Hearts
Rumors later surfaced that Euronymous made a stew with pieces of Dead's brain, and made necklaces with fragments of Dead's skull which he gave to musicians he deemed worthy.