Letters From The Dead


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Mayhem Vocalist Dead Is Brought Back To Life Through A New Collection Of His Letters. “Letters from the Dead” offers insight into the real Dead—a homesick Swedish kid obsessed with vampires and best known for his morbid role as the first Norwegian black metal casualty. To fans of extreme metal, the name Per “Pelle” Yngve Ohlin—and his.
Mayhem Vocalist Dead Is Brought Back To Life Through A New Collection Of His Letters.

In interviews, fellow musicians often described Dead as a strange and introverted person. Fellow band member Hellhammer described Dead as “a very strange personality […] depressed, melancholic, and dark”. Likewise, Mayhem guitarist Euronymous once stated: “I honestly think Dead is mentally insane”.

Another review of this publication below:
In memory of Pelle Ohlin
this small booklet contains correspondence between the old nick, owner of an italian fanzine and distributor of music, and dead, who sold deathlike silence records to nick to be sold in italy. If it was only about business, then it maybe would not be worth printing these.

But dead actually elaborates on many issues close to him, including his near-death-experience when he was a kid. His thoughts on satanism, occultism and vampirism.  He talks about cutting himself, about superstitious beliefs in transilvania and surrounding areas, something he obviously was very interested in. Now and then it really shines through that he was very unhappy.

And searching for something and feeling very confined in his present life. he also comments on the then present death metal scene. Which was fun to read. ;). These letters give a rare glimpse into the inner turmoil of dead. even if it is just a small booklet. It was even more interesting than i thought it would be.

Letters From The Dead

Very interesting minibook about Pelle Dead Ohlin and his personal letters he mailed to an Italian fan. Limited and numbered edition!

Also recommended:
The Death Archives (Dodsarkiv) – Mayhem 1984-94

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Weight 120 g


Limited Edition