Saturday, July 17, 2010

A Stranger-than-ficton Truth Made Even Stranger by Stretching

I enjoy the Fork Party blog, but I did see the need to point out a couple of errors on their 15 most extreme rock musicians post. Here is what I said:

I've actually done some research regarding the band Mayhem as they provided inspiration for a story originally written by a friend that I have been working on revising. I must point out that your assessment that Euronymous only knew Dead for two weeks is "dead" wrong. It was closer to two years. Even looking at Wikipedia will help confirm that your statement was incorrect. As well, Euronymous was the only person involved with the discovery of Dead's body and is the sole individual responsible for taking pictures thereof. Drummer Hellhammer (Jan-Axel von Blomberg) was visiting his parents at the time, and bassist Necrobutcher (Jörn Stubberud) was on hiatus from the band and did not find out about the death until Euronymous called to inform him. Stubberud is on record as telling Euronymous not to contact him again until he had gotten rid of the pictures.
I am not denying that Dead and Euronymous have earned their place on a list of extreme rock musicians, I am only pointing out that some of the facts listed are not indeed factual.
One more thing: Dead committed suicide on April 8, 1991. Euronymous was murdered on August 10, 1993. So if they moved to a cabin in the woods in 1994, they had a zombie party going on, and I hope that Dead kicked Euronymous' ass for taking those damn pictures. I have stumbled across the one that some apathetic moron used to create the cover for the bootleg album "Dawn of the Black Hearts," and I would like to open a can of Whoop Ass on both said apathetic moron and Euronymous for subjecting me to that miserable image.