Quoted from Gryszzz:
Undoubtedly THE craziest metal story ever.
Guitarist Euronymous discovers vocalist Dead, well,...dead, from gunshot wound. He rearranges body and scenery for a tender photo op THEN collects skull fragments to make necklaces with; all before calling the law.
In a "karma really is a bitch" moment months later Euronymous is stabbed 35 times by Varg from Burzum. Varg does like 10 years and is now free and doing his retarded white power bullshit whenever he can.
You can't make this stuff up.
He served 14 years of a 21 year sentence. I'm not sure the stupid Nazi stuff helped. Note also that he was actually IN Mayhem, it wasn't some weird inter-band feud.. it was an INTRA-band feud! Or just drugs, who the hell can tell. The photo he took of Dead ended up being used on a Mayhem bootleg not long after. That is some incredibly sick stuff.
Oh, and BTW Dead was given that nickname because he was obsessed with it.. he used to bury birds in the ground for a month before a gig, then dig it up and inhale the putrid fumes, occasionally wearing the corpse around his neck at shows. Yeah we're dealing with a real level head here.