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Release date:
August 16th, 1987
20 reviews (avg. 75%)
1. Silvester Anfang 01:56   instrumental
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2. Deathcrush 03:33   Show lyrics
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3. Chainsaw Gutsfuck 03:32   Show lyrics
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4. Witching Hour (Venom cover) 01:49   Show lyrics
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5. Necrolust 03:37   Show lyrics
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6. (Weird) Manheim 00:48   instrumental
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7. Pure Fucking Armageddon 02:09   Show lyrics
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8. Outro 01:09   Show lyrics
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Band members
Euronymous (R.I.P. 1993) Guitars
Necrobutcher Bass
Manheim Piano (track 6), Drums
Maniac Vocals (on tracks 2, 3, 5)
Messiah Vocals (on tracks 4, 7, 8)
Miscellaneous staff
Erik Avnskog Producer
Conrad Schnitzler (R.I.P. 2011) Composition (Track 1)
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Euronymous (R.I.P. 1993) Guitars
Necrobutcher Bass
Manheim Piano (track 6), Drums
Maniac Vocals (on tracks 2, 3, 5)
Messiah Vocals (on tracks 4, 7, 8)
Erik Avnskog Producer
Conrad Schnitzler (R.I.P. 2011) Composition (Track 1)
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Read Unappreciated First-Wave... 100% InLeagueWithSanta August 4th, 2011
Read Mayhem- Deathcrush 0% danbedrosian May 30th, 2011
Read The revolution begins here 95% overkill666 April 17th, 2009
Read Still needed to improve... 55% master_of_reality November 1st, 2008
Read name of the Ep describes it... 99% PatientZero June 28th, 2008
Read The aggression versus... 66% hells_unicorn March 9th, 2008
Read Deathcrush. 64% immortalshadow666 January 23rd, 2008
Read Primitive but a Big... 79% CHRISTI_NS_ANITY8 October 9th, 2007
Read Blackened Thrash Metal 83% Human666 March 15th, 2007
Read One of the most overrated... 55% Darkwinterdweller February 22nd, 2007
Read Crushing 90% _orc_ February 20th, 2007
Read Wow, this is good? 76% BurntOffering July 7th, 2006
Read Damn near perfect. 90% DoctorZombie October 2nd, 2004
Read Outstanding! 90% stickyshooZ August 31st, 2004
Read Eerie 90% Sixtensson July 15th, 2004
Read Primitive piece of history 89% Black_Metal_Bastard June 18th, 2004
Read I can make better sounds... 5% Dethrone_Tyranny January 1st, 2004
Read Sudden impact 88% Lord_Jotun December 31st, 2003
Recorded at Creative Studios in Kolbotn, Norway during February/March 1987. Co-produced by Mayhem.

All songs by Mayhem, except "Silvester Anfang", composed and recorded by Conrad Schnitzer & "Witching Hour" composed by Venom.

Vinyl pressings:
1987 - Posercorpse - 1000 handnumbered copies, catalogue number: Frank 001.
1993 - Deathlike Silence - 1000 copies, catalogue number: Anti-Mosh 003.
2003 - Vinyl Maniacs - 1000 copies, picture vinyl.
2006 - Back on Black - 1000 copies, gatefold cover.

Tape pressings:
1987 - Posercorpse - Different artwork.
1995 - Morbid Noizz Productions - Original artwork.

CD pressings:
1993 - Deathlike Silence
1994 - Deathlike Silence
2003 - Deathlike Silence

Cover: Cut-Off hands on exhibition, Mauritania.

The original Deathcrush LP from 1987 had a pressing error that made the color of the sleeve come out pink, not red. The 1993 cd/lp were both properly printed red, however the 1998 bootleg picture disc LP is pink like the original 1987 LP. There are many bootleg versions, in all thinkable fashions, the Posercorpse Picture Disc from 1998 is a bootleg.

The intro is a composition by Conrad Schnitzler of Tangerine Dream. Contrarly to popular belief, Schnitzler did not create the piece specifically for Mayhem: when Euronymous asked for an intro he just gave him a random piece of music he found in his archives, it became "Silvester Anfang".

On some editions, "(Weird) Manheim" and "Pure Fucking Armageddon" are combined into one track.

The outro only appeared on the original demo tape, original LP and many bootlegs, it was unlisted on the cover. It could previously also be downloaded via the band's official website. The outro appears in a "supermix" on the LP - it runs faster than on the MC.
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