That’s right, people. I read it on Blabbermouth so it must be true.
Apparently, when Mayhem singer Per “Dead” Ohlin killed himself more than 20 years ago, it was widely reported the band’s founding guitarist, Euronymous, made necklaces from pieces of the skull.
Euronymous found the body, took pictures of it, and scooped up what brain and skull matter he could.
Marduk guitarist Morgan Steinmeyer Håkansson says he was one of the lucky few on the receiving end of Euronymous’ generosity.
He claims he possesses a piece of Dead’s skull as well as lead fragments from the bullet which killed Dead and a piece of his brain matter.
“Yeah, sure,” Morgan confirmed. “I got it way back, right after he died. Back in those days they were living in a house and didn’t have the best financial aspects, so they didn’t even have a telephone. So I remember I was celebrating New Year’s in 1991 with Dead back home in Sweden. Then he got back, he wrote one letter [to me], then someone told me he’s killed himself.
“So I wrote a letter [to Mayhem] and then I got the reply back from the guitar player [Euronymous] — ‘Well he just shot himself and here’s a piece of his skull.’ It was a shotgun, you know? So [he also sent me] two pieces of the lead and a piece of the wet brain. I’ve still got it. I keep it well protected… He sent it to all these former comrades of Dead. A few of them. There were not that many people…maybe five.”
That’s fucking metal as fuck. In related news, I have one of Euronymous’ boogers. It’s true. I wrote him a fan letter when I was 15, and he responded by sending me a big bloody booger in plastic wrap. I keep it well protected.
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